The Kansas City Public Library expects 1,200 people –– the most ever for an event at the library –– on Monday to hear former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor talk about her new book.
In fact, the Central Library on 10th Street downtown will shut its doors at 4 p.m. to prepare for the event. Those who RSVP’d earliest will get in first and be able to sit on the main floor.
The event starts at 6 p.m., but public affairs director Henry Fortunato suggests that people get there early, as parking will be limited.
“If you didn’t RSVP, don’t come because it’s done — you likely won’t get in,” he said.
Fortunato said that if everyone who RSVP’d attends, this will be the largest event the library has hosted.
“We’ve had quite a few events that have seen 700 and 1,000 people come, so this is a trend that we’ve seen and gotten accustomed to,” he said.
O’Connor’s book, “Out of Order,” details the first female Supreme Court justice’s time on the bench.