THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, October 8 - Sunday, October 14, 2012
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, October 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Paola Gianturco - Grandmother Power
Photojournalist Paola Gianturco illustrates how today's grandmothers are embracing activism to create a better world for grandchildren everywhere.



Wednesday, October 10 - 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
Author Tanner Colby engages in a public conversation about his new book - an incisive and candid look at how America got lost on the way to Dr. King's Promised Land - with Kansas City writer Whitney Terrell as part of the Writers at Work series.



Wednesday, October 10 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Future of Energy & Creating a Sustainable Community
The sustainability movement is alive and well in Kansas City. A discussion by a panel of experts in energy use and generation, water use and recycling provides a clear understanding of the many efforts underway to achieve energy and resource sustainability.



Thursday, October 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dennis Domer - Frank Lloyd Wright's Search for Organic Simplicity
Scholar Dennis Domer examines architect Frank Lloyd Wright's revolutionary and wholly integrated approach to interior design.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Monday, October 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Jay Angoff - The Affordable Care Act
Jay Angoff of the Department of Health and Human Services joins a panel of health experts to discuss the implementation and effects of the Affordable Care Act.



Tuesday, October 9 - 10:00 a.m.
Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy.

Dino O'Dell's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show
Local children's songwriter and Library favorite Dino O'Dell (A.K.A. Kevin Dolan) sings and tells stories of space aliens, monsters under the bed, and swimming in peanut butter. Put on your Halloween costume and join in the fun.



Thursday, October 11 - 7:45 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Vice-Presidential Debate: Domestic & Foreign Policy
Join your fellow citizens in viewing the debates between vice-presidential candidates Joseph Biden and Paul Ryan. The evening's topic: Foreign and 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.



Friday, October 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Howl-o-ween with The Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale
Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy an interactive concert by The Fine Arts Chorale. The concert, which is designed for children of all ages, features Halloween characters and involves the audience with singing, movement, and Halloween sounds. It'll be a howlin' good time!



Sunday, October 14 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Jim Chappell & Matt Fulks - Conversations at Chappell's
Restaurateur Jim Chappell and sports journalist Matt Fulks share the stories of local sports heroes revealed over food and drink at Chappell's Restaurant & Sports Museum in North Kansas City.

FILMS


Sunday, October 14 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Movies That Matter - Rashomon (1950)
Think you're film literate? Not until you've experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this new series.



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 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Rated R (129 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 13 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Candidate (1972)

Rated PG (110 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.


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NEXT WEEK
October 15 - October 21, 2012

 

Monday, October 15 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Loves of a Blonde (1965)
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Tuesday, October 16 7:45 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Presidential Debate No. 2: Domestic & Foreign Policy
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Wednesday, October 17 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Naomi Bernaron & Leah Warshawski - Rwanda: Literature and Film of Witness
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Wednesday, October 17 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Bobby's Books for Boys
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Thursday, October 18 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Catherynne M. Valente - The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
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Thursday, October 18 6:30 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.
Book Group - New Lives in New Worlds: The Global Immigrant Experience
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Friday, October 19 10:30 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dino O'Dell's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show
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Friday, October 19 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Dino O'Dell's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show
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Saturday, October 20 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Election (1999)
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Saturday, October 20 1 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Edward Hemingway - Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship
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Sunday, October 21 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Michael Lasser - Kansas City in Popular Song
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Sunday, October 21 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre - Dramatic Story Time
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