Previous Special Events

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
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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.


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.)


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.


Sunday, November 7, 2010
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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.


Saturday, November 6, 2010
10:00am @ Central Library

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.


Friday, November 5, 2010
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

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.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010
12:00pm

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


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.)