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  • 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.)

  • While   Hollywood is often more captivated by idealized fictional   presidents than actual presidents, this film selection offers cinematic   depictions of both John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
    Saturday, October 30, 2010
    The Great Debates Revisited
      • Special Events
      • Book Discussions
      • Film Series
      • Sponsor Infomation

    Master documentarian Errol Morris directs this film, focused on interviews conducted with Robert S. McNamara, the Secretary of Defense during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and a lead architect of the Vietnam War. Rated PG-13. (95 min.)

  • Come and enjoy a Spooky Story Costume Party. Prizes will be given for the best costume and ten copies of the book, October Nightmares and Dreams will be given out as door prizes.
    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Enjoy a Spooky Story Costume Party and Trick-or-Treat Extravaganza with the Mid-West Children's Authors Guild. Librarians will provide fun activities designed around the Guild’s latest collection of stories, October Nightmares and Dreams. Prizes will be given for the best costume, as well as 10 copies of the book. There will also be books available for purchase and signing.

  • Henry Adams, great-great-great-great-grandson of John and Abigail Adams, presents a sweeping saga about America’s first and most famous family dynasty.
    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Henry Adams, the great-great-great-great-grandson of founding father John Adams, presents a sweeping saga about America’s first and most famous family dynasty.

  • The acclaimed biographer, Ron Chernow, delves into the formative events of America – and its first leader.
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Acclaimed biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the first president of the United States in Washington: A Life.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Trudeau makes a special public appearance  to celebrate the release of 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective, a lavish book commemorating four decades of expert commentary on the social and political landscape.
    Monday, October 25, 2010

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Trudeau makes a special public appearance to celebrate the release of 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective, a lavish book commemorating four decades of expert commentary on the social and political landscape, on Monday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.