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Format: 2015-01-30
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  • In conjuction with the exhibit Viva La Revolucion, this film series offers a cinematic perspective on major personalities and events associated with the Mexican Revolution.
    Monday, November 15, 2010

    A corrupt colonel inadvertently endangers the life of his estranged son after he takes a bribe in exchange for the freedom of a notorious revolutionary who faces death by a firing squad. Not rated. (76 min.)

  • U.S. Appellate Judge Deanell Reece Tacha discusses the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, a new entity that will illuminate nationally significant stories about the struggle over freedom on the Missouri-Kansas border.
    Sunday, November 14, 2010

    The Kansas City Public Library welcomes U.S. Appellate Judge Deanell Reece Tacha for a discussion of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area on Sunday, November 14, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Leeny Del Seamonds, performs a special concert titled Ay Caramba!  The show is suitable for listeners ages 4 and up and encourages audience participation.
    Saturday, November 13, 2010

    Leeny  Del  Seamonds, the  2002  National  Storyteller  of  the  Year and the recipient of the 2005 Storytelling World Winner Award, performs a concert titled Ay Caramba!

    Del Seamonds is an internationally acclaimed performer of Latino stories. Known for animated, interactive performances, she urges listeners to feel positive about themselves and cultural diversity.

    The show is suitable for ages 4 and older and encourages audience participation.

  • Explore a new community  resource designed to upgrade  the accessibility to health, nutrition, and wellness information.
    Saturday, November 13, 2010

    Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II will host Coffee with Cleaver as part of the grand opening festivities of the Health & Wellness Center. 

  • Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Matt Tavares to speak about his book, Henry Aaron’s Dream.
    Friday, November 12, 2010

    Friday Night Family Fun hosts children’s author and illustrator Matt Tavares to speak about his book Henry Aaron’s Dream.

    Described as a captivating biography, the book tells the story of a young Aaron living in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like an impossible dream of playing major league baseball. Tavares details Aaron’s sandlot days all the way through his time playing in the Negro Leagues up to his first spring training game with the Braves.

  • The local artists discuss the state of public art in Kansas City as well as Smith’s Forever People, the most recent addition to Kansas City’s ARTwall. A script-in-hand performance of Forever People follows the presentation.
    Friday, November 12, 2010

    Local artists Porter Arneill and Ascot Smith discuss the state of public art in Kansas City as well as Smith’s Forever People, the most recent addition to Kansas City’s ARTwall, the custom-designed billboard that exhibits super-sized contemporary art at 13th and Grand streets.

  • National Book Award winner Kimberly Willis Holt, and local children’s book illustrator Laura Huliska Beith, will discuss their new book and answer questions from the audience about writing, drawing...and peanut brittle.
    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    The Kansas City Public Library hosts National Book Award winner Kimberly Willis Holt, and local children's illustrator Laura Huliska Beith, on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Historian Shawn Faulkner discusses the career of John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, the Missouri-born commander of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.
    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Location: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
    100 W. 26th Street

    Historian Shawn Faulkner discusses the life and career of John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, the Missouri-born commander of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th St.

  • Project Editor Robert Hirst discusses the release of Mark Twain’s unexpurgated autobiography and Twain’s request that the most controversial and inflammatory sections not be released until 100 years after his death.
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Robert Hirst, general editor and official curator of the Mark Twain Papers and Project at the University of California – Berkeley, discusses the release of Twain’s unexpurgated autobiography on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

    Georganne Wheeler Nixon, first lady of the State of Missouri, will offer opening remarks on Twain and his importance to the state.

  • Father and son Henry and Tom Bloch discuss the founding of Kansas City-based H&R Block, as well as Tom’s new book that chronicles the growth of the “Nation’s Largest Income Tax Service.”
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    Father and son Henry and Tom Bloch discuss the founding of H&R Block and explain how the company transitioned from a Kansas City-based bookkeeping business to the “Nation’s Largest Income Tax Service” on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.