THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 12 - Sunday, November 18, 2012
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, November 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Dust Bowl - Dayton Duncan
Get a preview of Ken Burns' new documentary about America's worst manmade ecological disaster, followed by a panel discussion featuring screenwriter Dayton Duncan.



Wednesday, November 14 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Hospitals, Hotels and Jails - Anthony Swofford
Jarhead author Anthony Swofford discusses his new memoir about self-destructive excess and rediscovering family.



Thursday, November 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

What to Read on Love, Not Sex... - Edison K. Miyawaki
Edison K. Miyawaki examines how Sigmund Freud's affection for stories culled from our collective cultural past help explain the lingering power of psychology.



Saturday, November 17 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Play On! A Collaboration of Music and Word
Musical masterworks inspired by the plays and poetry of Shakespeare are performed by members of the Bach Aria Soloists and actors from the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival perform scenes from the Bard's plays.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


November - All Month
All Library Locations

Family Read Aloud Month
Throughout November, the Library and Turn the Page KC encourage families to spend at least one hour each week reading aloud to one another. Pick up a reading log at any Library location and return it to be entered into a drawing for prizes.



Tuesday, November 13 - 12:30-3 p.m.
L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Getting Back to Better -
Session #4
This six-week series taught by representatives from Truman Medical Centers focuses on living with chronic health problems including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis.



Tuesday, November 13 - 7:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Book Group - What the Dickens!
Get into the swing of the Charles Dickens bicentennial with the Library's book discussion groups.

 

Book Selection:
American Notes



Wednesday, November 14 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Bobby's Books for Boys
Boys ages 8-12 are invited to enjoy great books, snacks, and lots of activities in this book club specially created to appeal to their interests.

 

November Book Selection:
Alec Flint Super Sleuth: The Nina, the Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure
by Jill Santopolo

FILMS


Sunday, November 18 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Movies That Matter - The Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Think you're film literate? Not until you've experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this new series.



The Man Who Would be Bond

Celebrate James Bond's 50th anniversary with a look at the film career of the current Bond, Brit actor Daniel Craig.

 

Monday, November 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Sylvia (2003)

Rated R (110 min.)

 

Saturday, November 17 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Layer Cake (2004)

Rated R (105 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


November 10, 2012 - January 6, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living With the Atomic Bomb, 1945-65

This exhibit looks at how everyday citizens during the Cold War responded to the constant threat of nuclear war at home, at school, in their communities, and at play.




November 1 - November 29, 2012
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America

This exhibit employs letters, cartoons, pictures, and broadsides to examine America's transformation into a modern industrial society.


Click for the event page

 

Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and remain closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.

 

NEXT WEEK
November 19 - November 25, 2012

 

Monday, Nov. 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Infamous (2006)
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Tuesday, Nov. 20 12:30 p.m.
L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect
Getting Back to Better - Session #5
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Friday, Nov. 23
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Exhibit Opening - Kansas City's Finest
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Saturday, Nov. 24 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Munich (2005)
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