THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, October 1 - Sunday, October 7, 2012
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, October 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Steve Paul - Kansas City Noir
Editor Steve Paul and a panel of authors - Catherine Browder, Matthew Eck, and Andrés Rodriguez - share stories about Kansas City's seedy underbelly.



Thursday, October 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Bruce Mathews - The Kansas City Spirit: Stories of Service Above Self
Bruce Mathews and his coauthors discuss our town's spirit, exhibited repeatedly in 150 years of setbacks and determined recoveries.



Friday, October 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dissident to Statesman: A Celebration of Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel went from dissident playwright to leader of the Czech Republic. Celebrate his life with Czech food and drink and a performance of his one-act comedy Audience by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Monday, October 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Hindu and the Cowboy
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents The Hindu and the Cowboy, a play designed to give voice to a variety of Kansas Citians by exploring the experiences that have shaped their lives.



Wednesday, October 3 - 6:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Rock the Vote
Noted illustrator Shane Evans emcees an evening of music and poetry dedicated to helping Kansas City teens better understand the importance of voting and staying abreast of current events. Music by DJ David Warren; spoken word performances by Natasha Ria El-Scari & Rob Herron.



Wednesday, October 3 - 7:45 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Presidential Debate: Domestic Policy
Join your fellow citizens in viewing the debates between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The evening's topic: Domestic policy. Following the debates, a panel led by UMKC professors Max Joseph Skidmore, Sr. and Max Joseph Skidmore, Jr. will discuss the evening's events.



Saturday, October 6 - 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.

City Market Summer Book Sale
Join us on the first Saturday of every month (May - October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the fifth annual City Market Summer Book Sale Series.



Sunday, October 7 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Bingo on the Boulevard
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents Donna Ziegenhorn's new play about people struggling to get by on Kansas City's streets.

FILMS


Mondays with Milos

Born in Czechoslovakia, Milos Forman became one of America's great directors. Celebrate this two-time Oscar winner's 80th birthday throughout this fall with his landmark films.

 

Monday, October 1 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Amadeus (1984)

Rated PG (160 min.)

 



Everything is Politics

With the 2012 presidential election just around the corner, it's a good time to get in the mood with some movies about politics.

 

Saturday, October 6 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Wag the Dog (1997)

Rated R (97 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


September 1, 2012 - October 28, 2012
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior

This exhibit of drawings and photographs illustrates architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creative conception of the interior spaces of his houses.




September 1, 2012 - October 20, 2012
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Our People, Our Land, Our Images

This exhibit offers images of cultures and individuals from North America, New Zealand, Peru, and Iraq as captured by indigenous photographers.




Open through the 2012 World Series
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Amateurs to All-Stars

An original exhibit exploring Kansas City's baseball heritage - from company-sponsored teams of the post-Civil War era, through the rise of professional teams, to Kansas City's emergence as a "major league" city.


Watch the video
NEXT WEEK
October 8 - October 14, 2012

 

Monday, October 8 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Jay Angoff - The Affordable Care Act
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Monday, October 8 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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Tuesday, October 9 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Paola Gianturco - Grandmother Power
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Wednesday, October 10 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Tanner Colby - Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America
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Wednesday, October 10 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Future of Energy & Creating a Sustainable Community
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Thursday, October 11 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dennis Domer - Frank Lloyd Wright's Search for Organic Simplicity
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Thursday, October 11 ˇ 7:45 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Vice-Presidential Debate: Domestic & Foreign Policy
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Friday, October 12 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Howl-o-ween with The Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale
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Saturday, October 13 ˇ 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Candidate (1972)
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Sunday, October 14 ˇ 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter - Rashomon (1950)
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Sunday, October 14 ˇ 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Jim Chappell & Matt Fulks - Conversations at Chappell's
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