THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, January 21 - Sunday, January 27, 2013

 

Library Closure

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

 

SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, January 23 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Human Capitalism - Brink Lindsey
Kauffman Foundation senior scholar Brink Lindsey analyzes how the rich are getting richer while the poor are trapped in a vicious cycle. According to his new book, narrowing the growing wealth gap demands a major investment in "human capital."



Thursday, January 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

"Fighting" Joe Hooker and the Challenge of Command in 1863 - Ethan S. Rafuse
Historian Ethan S. Rafuse examines a tumultuous year in the history of the Army of the Potomac, when Gen. "Fighting" Joe Hooker took over a demoralized and bruised force and restored its effectiveness, only to lose the battle of Chancellorsville and be replaced by George Meade.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, January 22
L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Fitness Tuesdays at Bluford
From healthy shopping in a traveling food mobile to learning one of the nation's most popular workout programs - every Tuesday, starting January 22, 2013, is about fitness and food at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch.



Friday, January 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - The Rockin' Rob Show
Join Rockin' Rob Mathieu for an interactive and educational Friday Night Family Fun children's concert. The hour-long show is ideal for ages 2-10, but is fun for all.

FILMS


Sunday, January 27 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Movies That Matter - Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Think you're film literate? Not until you've experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this series.



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 26 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Captain Newman M.D. (1963)

Not Rated (126 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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NEXT WEEK
January 28 - February 3, 2013

 

Monday, Jan. 28
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Exhibit Opening - Greetings from Kansas City
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Monday, Jan. 28 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Kansas City (1996)
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Tuesday, Jan. 29 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The New American Summer: A Vacation from... What? - Brent Schondelmeyer, Leigh Anne Taylor
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Wednesday, Jan. 30 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Greetings from Kansas City - Eli Paul
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Wednesday, Jan. 30 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
While the City Sleeps: Read It / Watch It: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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Thursday, Jan. 31 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Needle in the Bone - Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
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Thursday, Jan. 31 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, Feb. 1 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Brother John: We Be Jammin'!
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Saturday, Feb. 2 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Charade (1963)
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Saturday, Feb. 2 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Script-in-Hand - Dirty Blonde
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