THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, January 14 - Sunday, January 20, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, January 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Noir: From Page to Screen - Mitch Brian
Screenwriter Mitch Brian employs original texts and film clips to illustrate how classic and modern noir literature has found its way to film and television. His presentation kicks off While the City Sleeps, this year's Adult Winter Reading Program.



Thursday, January 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

What Is Kansas City's Long-Range Financial Plan?
- The Citizens Project
Steve Kraske of KCUR's Up to Date moderates a panel of experts discussing Kansas City's financial planning and budgeting process. This will be the first of four forums identifying and exploring key municipal public policy issues facing Kansas City.



Sunday, January 20 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Leon Mercer Jordan - Robert Farnsworth
Biographer Robert Farnsworth looks at the life, death, and lingering legacy of Leon Jordan, a one-time police officer and educator who founded Freedom, Inc., and became Missouri's most powerful black politician before being gunned down in an unsolved 1970 assassination.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, January 16 - 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.

 

January Book Selection:
My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian



Friday, January 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - StoneLion Puppets Present "Snow"
Enjoy a wintery StoneLion Puppets performance featuring trick marionettes, singing puppets and cool music. The 25-minute show is open to children of all ages.



Saturday, January 19 - 12 to 2 p.m.
L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Find the Healthiest You at the Library
A free health fair aimed at educating the public and answering a wide variety of questions on topics ranging from exercise to healthy weight.



Sunday, January 20 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Dramatic Story Time -
Coterie Theatre
Coterie Theatre artists read from their favorite children's books while the audience enjoys an opportunity to "jump into the story" on stage. This program is appropriate for all ages.

 

January Book Selection:
Snow Day! by Lester L. Laminack

FILMS


Sunday, January 20 - 3:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Searching the Psyche through Cinema: Analyzing Altman - M*A*S*H (1970; Rated R)
The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film screening and discussion series returns for an examination of Kansas City's own home-grown cinema auteur, Robert Altman.



Goin' to Kansas City

These films set in Kansas City complement "Greetings From Kansas City," the Library's upcoming exhibit of vintage local postcards.

 

Monday, January 14 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Not Rated (99 min.)

 



50 Years Ago at the Movies

What films were Kansas Citians watching back in 1963? A new film series gives contemporary moviegoers a chance to relive the romance, drama, and thrills of 50 years past.

 

Saturday, January 19 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Tom Jones (1963)

Not Rated (128 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


January 7 - 28, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Many Faces of George Washington

Reproductions of paintings, photos, and iconic objects from Mount Vernon offer a multi-dimensional look at our first president.




On display through 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.


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Library Closure

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.

 

NEXT WEEK
January 21 - January 27, 2013

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22
L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect
Fitness Tuesdays at Bluford
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Wednesday, Jan. 23 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Human Capitalism - Brink Lindsey
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Thursday, Jan. 24 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
"Fighting" Joe Hooker and the Challenge of Command in 1863 - Ethan S. Rafuse
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Friday, Jan. 25 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - The Rockin' Rob Show
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Saturday, Jan. 26 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Captain Newman M.D. (1963)
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Sunday, Jan. 27 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter - Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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