Event Archive

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Format: 2014-12-22
Format: 2014-12-22
  • 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.

  • Monday, November 8, 2010

    The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre and Festival of Faiths of Kansas City present The Hindu and the Cowboy, a one-act play inspired by the stories of Kansas City residents, on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    An encore performance takes place on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.

  • Whitney Terrell introduces National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Joyce Carol Oates to mark the 10th anniversary of the Writers at Work series. Oates will discuss Sourland, her latest short story collection exploring how violence, loss, and
    Monday, November 8, 2010

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Writers at Work series with an appearance by National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Joyce Carol Oates on Monday, November 8, 2010, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • 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 8, 2010

    This film focuses on a group of brave peasants called the Leones de San Paulo, who are nearly exterminated after a series of defeats. When the last soldier is ordered to kill a diseased comrade, his revolutionary zeal fades altogether. Not rated. (92 min.)

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre and Kansas City Festival of Faiths present a one-act play inspired by the stories of Kansas City residents.
    Sunday, November 7, 2010

    The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre and Festival of Faiths of Kansas City present The Hindu and the Cowboy, a one-act play inspired by the stories of Kansas City residents, on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

    An encore performance takes place on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.

  • Renowned authors Victoria  Christopher Murray, Trisha Thomas, Victor McGlothin, Virginia DeBerry & Donna Grant discuss their  works while answering questions from fans of the Contemporary Fiction genre.
    Saturday, November 6, 2010

    The second annual Book Lovers and Book Clubs Conference takes place on Saturday, November 6, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. with an author lineup that highlights the premier voices of contemporary fiction.

  • Enjoy original children’s songs and storytelling as part of the 11th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration.
    Friday, November 5, 2010

    The unique duo of Thom and Sarah Howard, a guitar player and a children's librarian, has been bringing their original children's songs, fingerplay and participation stories to young audiences throughout the Midwest for several years. This event is part of the Kansas City Storytelling Celebration.

  • UMKC's Christie Hodgen discusses her latest book with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam as part of National Novel Writing Month.
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Christie Hodgen discusses her latest novel, Elegies for the Brokenhearted, on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Enjoy storytelling concerts and workshops November 3 - 6, 2010 at the Kansas City Public Library.   All events taking place at the Library are free.
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    National Tellers featured at Central and Plaza
    Regional Tellers performing at Bluford, Southeast, Trails West, Waldo, Westport Branches

    Ghost Stories Concert (ages 10 and older)
    featuring National tellers Bobby Norfolk, Olga Loya, and Elizabeth Ellis with special guest Loretta Washington
    Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 7 p.m., Plaza

  • 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 1, 2010

    Mendoza is a landlord who survives by doing favors for both the government and Zapata forces. However, he is eventually forced to takes sides, even if that means betraying his friends. Not rated. (85 min.)