A Winter's Tale Spin: Films & Events

Brush Up Your Shakespeare: An Afternoon of The Bard in Story and Song

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Join Bernard Norcott-Mahany & friends for an afternoon of stories and songs featuring William Shakespeare and his plays. Recognized characters and scenes from Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew show up in James Thurber stories, Cole Porter tunes, and other works. It’s Shakespeare with a humorous and musical twist.


The Maiming of the Shrew: A Live Mystery Game

Everyone has a reason to kill Lady Katheter DeVane, but only one guest at William Sheepsheare’s Twelfth Night party could have done it. Take on one of the many comic roles (no acting experience necessary) for an afternoon of murder, mayhem, quips, and quotes in high Shakespearean style.

Sunday, February 28, 2016
1:30 p.m.
North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Rd.

To RSVP contact:
or call 816.701.3485

Thursday, March 3, 2016
6:00 p.m.
I.H. Ruiz Branch
2017 W. Pennway St.

To RSVP contact:
or call 816.701.3487

Saturday, March 5, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Trails West Branch
11401 E. 23rd St.

To RSVP contact:
or call 816.701.3483


Winter Reading Celebrations

All A Winter's Tale Spin participants are welcome to attend Winter Reading Celebrations at any of the following locations:

Saturday, March 19, 2016
3-5 p.m.
Trails West Branch
11401 E. 23rd St.

To RSVP contact:
or call 816.701.3483

Friday, April 1, 2016
6 p.m.
Waldo Branch
201 E. 75th St.

To RSVP contact:
or call 816.701.3486

Sunday, April 3, 2016
2 p.m.
North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Rd.

To RSVP contact:
or call 816.701.3485


Join Kansas City Public Library staff for film screenings and animated conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are official selections of the A Winter’s Tale Spin Suggested Readings list. Discussions immediately follow film presentations. These screenings are open to the public. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source book prior to the film screening. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, call 816.701.3683 or email KaiteStover@kclibrary.org.

(2001; 115 minutes; R)
Starring Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, and Josh Hartnett
Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 2 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
West Side Story
(1961; 152 minutes; Unrated)
An award-winning musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 10 a.m.
I.H. Ruiz Branch, 2017 W. Pennway St.
Romeo + Juliet
(1995; 120 minutes; PG-13)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes
Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 1 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
A Thousand Acres
(1997; 105 minutes; R)
Starring Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


The Bard of Hollywood

But, soft! What light through yonder film projector breaks? Be sure to check out these Hollywood interpretations of Shakespeare's prose each Saturday in February in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. at 1:30 p.m.

February 6 | Shakespeare in Love (R)
February 13 | Much Ado About Nothing (PG-13)
February 20 | Anonymous (PG-13)
February 27 | Kiss Me, Kate (NR)