Previous Special Events

Sunday, October 5, 2008
11:30am

On the first Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the City Market, 400 Grand St. Kansas City, MO 64106--North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales. Book sales will continue through October.

Subject matters cover many genres and range in price from $0.50 to $5.00.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

The American Association of University Women hosts the 30th Thorpe Menn Annual Literary Excellence Award Luncheon at noon, Saturday, October 4, in Helzberg Auditorium at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The cost for the event is $20 and includes an 11:30 a.m. social and the noon luncheon.


Friday, October 3, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Nation magazine columnist John Nichols for a critique of mainstream media outlets during a program called Our Media, Not Theirs on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, October 3, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library hosts The Human Face of Climate Change: A Sisters on the Planet Event on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Kansas City Public Library hosts poet Victoria Chang for a reading from her latest collection as part of a presentation called The Business of Words on Thursday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Regarded as one of the most engaging speakers in the children’s book world, author Leonard S. Marcus discusses his latest work, Minders of Make Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature on Wednesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Saturday, September 27, 2008
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Paul Mesner Puppets presents The Long Story of Corinthian Hall, an entertaining look at the lives and legacies of one of Kansas City's founding families, with an all-puppet cast, on Saturday, September 27, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant discusses her newest nonfiction account of events surrounding American involvement in World War II, titled The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Dr. Winnie Dunn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center discusses her book Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses along with her research in this field, on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

In the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., became suspicious of local support for Confederate sympathizers and issued the infamous General Order No. 11 “ the enforced evacuation of rural communities in four Missouri counties surrounding Kansas City.

Tom Rafiner examines the economic and social repercussions of the abandoned homesteads and farmsteads amid this Civil War turbulence on Sunday, September 21, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.