Previous Special Events

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.)


Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Great Debates Revisited
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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.)


Friday, October 29, 2010
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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.


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.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

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


Monday, October 25, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

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.