Check out some of the poetry, prose, and plays written by Langston Hughes, the Missouri-born writer who became a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, or learn more about his life and work in these books at the library.
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
By Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes's poetry launched a revolution among black writers in America. The poems in this volume were chosen by Hughes shortly before his death in 1967 and encompass work from his entire career.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS!
Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting will be held on Saturday, April a5 @ 1 pm
We will be Drawing our March Madness winners, making plans for the upcoming Project Prom event and just to keep it interesting, we’ll be munching on Pizza and other scrumptious snacks!
Upcoming events at Central!
March Madness Basketball Trivia Contest
April 25, 1-5 pm
Project Prom: Prom Dress Exchange, Fashion Show and Makeover tips!
June 8, 2008
Renowned dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage will talk about her career at the Library in April. Learn more about modern dance and its dancers, watch this dance form on film, or check out a few movies choreographed by Armitage.
Modern dance | Modern dance on film | Movies choreographed by Karole Armitage
Spartacus, a Roman gladiator and slave, led a slave uprising against Rome in 73 B.C. Learn more about his dramatic history or explore the world of gladiators in these books at the library.
Spartacus | Gladiators | Books by Barry Strauss
The Spartacus War (nonfiction)
By Barry Strauss
From an esteemed historian of the ancient world and popular guest on The History Channel comes the true story of the gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave rebellion that rocked and nearly destroyed the Roman Republic.
Spartacus (feature film, 1960)
A gladiator slave leads a revolt in decadent Rome in this film directed by Stanley Kubrick that won four Academy Awards.
The Libraries of Greater Kansas City have joined The Big Read to celebrate the Tobias Wolff novel Old School through a series of talks and workshops, movie screenings, book groups, a public discussion with Wolff, and a regular radio broadcast. This book is a modern classic about an ambitious but insecure teenager attending an elite prep school in the early 1960s who competes in a writing contest in which the prize is a personal meeting with a visiting famous author – Robert Frost, Ayn Rand, and Ernest Hemingway.
So, go Old School and read this novel, check out a few of the authors featured in this work, pick up a novel with a prep school theme, or read some more work by Tobias Wolff.
The Authors in Old School | Prep School Novels | Books by Tobias Wolff
Event: Real Characters: The Writing Lifestyle Depicted in Old School, Apr. 8