Summer Reading Festival

The Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza location hosts its first Summer Reading Festival, which takes place in the newly remodeled Readers’ Corner.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Program: 
6:00 pm
The Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza location, 4801 Main St., hosts its first Summer Reading Festival, featuring bestselling author Candice Millard (Destiny of the Republic, Hero of the Empire) from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Also appearing is Jerry Nevins, a local entrepreneur and one of the founders of Kansas City’s frozen cocktail bar Snow & Co. Nevins is the author of Sloshies: 102 Boozy Cocktails Straight From Your Freezer.

The event – which takes place in the newly remodeled Readers’ Corner – is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program and celebrates the unveiling of new technology, including a digital (ebooks, audio books) version of the Library’s New & Notable collection.

The Library will be giving away copies (while supplies last) of Millard’s Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill and Nevins’ Sloshies.

Both authors will sign copies of their books.

The evening also features …
  • A raffle for an iPad Mini
  • Hands on demonstrations of the Library’s newest technology
  • Live music
  • Light refreshments
  • Personalized assistance with your own reading devices
  • Book recommendations by Plaza staff

The event is co-sponsored by Baker & Taylor.