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Format: 2015-04-19
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  • 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.

  • 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.