THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 26 - Sunday, December 2, 2012
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, November 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Where They Stand: Ranking the Presidents - Robert W. Merry
Author Robert W. Merry wraps up the presidential election - and the Hail to the Chiefs series - with a fresh, playful and challenging way of rating our presidents.



Wednesday, November 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Living with the Atomic Bomb - Michael Scheibach
Michael Scheibach examines how Americans - especially impressionable young people - coped with the threat of nuclear annihilation during the height of the Cold War.



Thursday, November 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Bismarck: A Life - Jonathan Steinberg
Biographer Jonathan Steinberg allows Otto von Bismarck's contemporaries to tell the story of this German statesman who united a nation but had only contempt for his fellow man.



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

Louis Curtiss: Kansas City Architect - Keith Eggener
Keith Eggener explores the heritage of architect Louis Curtiss, the "Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City" and a pioneer of the "curtain wall" design that paved the way for the modern skyscraper.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, November 27 - 12:30-3 p.m.
L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Getting Back to Better -
Session #6
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.



Thursday, November 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Book Group - New Lives in New Worlds: The Global Immigrant Experience
A book group focused on the immigrant experience in countries outside of the United States.

 

November Book Selection:
The Free World
by David Bezmozgis



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

Friday Night Family Fun - The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
The Owen/Cox Dance Group offers an entertaining and irreverent updating of the Yuletide favorite featuring new interpretations of Tchaikovsky by some of Kansas City's best jazz players.



Saturday, December 1 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friends of the Library - 6th Annual Used Cookbook Sale
Join the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library for the 6th Annual Cookbook Sale. Peruse and purchase used cookbooks, mint-condition coffee table books and a giant selection of children's holiday books.



Sunday, December 2 - 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

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

 

Book Selection:
David Copperfield

FILMS


Sunday, December 2 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Movies That Matter - The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Defiance (2008)

Rated R (137 min.)

 



A Very Dickens Christmas

Get into the holiday spirit with five terrific movies inspired by Charles Dickens' immortal story A Christmas Carol.

 

Saturday, December 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Christmas Carol (1951)

Not Rated (86 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


December 1 - December 31, 2012
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Depicting Dickens

This collection of illustrations, photographs, and objects (Doulton figurines, ash trays, teapots) demonstrates the far-flung influences of Charles Dickens' robust, indelible, and often grotesque characters.




November 23, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Kansas City's Finest

The long and colorful history of the Kansas City Police Department is examined in this exhibit featuring images from the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections.




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.


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NEXT WEEK
December 3 - December 9, 2012

 

Monday, Dec. 3 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: When Worlds Collide (1951)
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Tuesday, Dec. 4 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy - David Nasaw
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Tuesday, Dec. 4 7 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Book Group - What the Dickens!
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Thursday, Dec. 6 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Twelve Days of Christmas, Revisited - Eric Brende
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Friday, Dec. 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Christmas Carol, Reduced
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Saturday, Dec. 8 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
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Sunday, Dec. 9 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1939)
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Sunday, Dec. 9 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dickens - Pip Upton
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Sunday, Dec. 9 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre - Dramatic Story Time
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