THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, January 28 - Sunday, February 3, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

Greetings from Kansas City - Eli Paul
Eli Paul, manager of the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections, examines the stories behind some of the 200 vintage postcards currently on display in the original exhibit Greetings from Kansas City, now at the Central Library.



Thursday, January 31 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Needle in the Bone - Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg chronicles the incredible lives of Holocaust survivor Lou Frydman and Polish resistance fighter Jarek Piekalkiewicz who survived the privations of World War II and after 30 years met at the University of Kansas and became the best of friends.



Sunday, February 3 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dirty Blonde - Script-in-Hand: Women of the Years
The Kansas City Public Library premieres its seventh season of Script-in-Hand performances presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre with a continuation of 2012's popular female-focused "Women of the Years" series.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Thursday, January 31 - 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.

 

January Book Selection:
The Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittoria
by Amara Lakhous



Friday, February 1 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Brother John: We Be Jammin'!
Brother John performs, "We Be Jammin'!", the one-man musical play depicting the life of the late reggae music legend and social activist Bob Marley.

FILMS


Goin' to Kansas City

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

 

Monday, January 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Kansas City (1996)

Rated R (116 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, February 2 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Charade (1963)

Not Rated (113 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


January 28 - April 29, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Greetings from Kansas City

"Greetings from Kansas City" gathers more than 200 examples of vintage Kansas City postcards - featuring images of landmarks, hotels, parks, and public buildings - in the holdings of the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections.




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
February 4 - February 10, 2013

 

Monday, Feb. 4 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Big Sleep (1946)
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Tuesday, Feb. 5 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Images of Faith in the Holy Land - Gil Cohen-Magen
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Wednesday, Feb. 6 4 p.m. / 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Robert Farnsworth: Beyond The Great Debaters: The Real Melvin B. Tolson
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Friday, Feb. 8 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - The 20th Annual Young Writers Contest
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Saturday, Feb. 9 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
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Sunday, Feb. 10 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter - All About Eve (1950)
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