THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, February 4 - Sunday, February 10, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, February 6 - 4 & 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Robert Farnsworth: Beyond The Great Debaters: The Real Melvin B. Tolson
A screening of the Denzel Washington film The Great Debaters is followed by biographer Robert Farnsworth's discussion of the life and work of African-American poet Melvin B. Tolson.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, February 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Images of Faith in the Holy Land - Gil Cohen-Magen
Photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen marks United Nations International Interfaith Harmony Week with a discussion of his images of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim celebrations in modern Israel.



Friday, February 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - The 20th Annual Young Writers Contest
Friday Night Family Fun features a grand reception celebrating the participants in the 20th Annual Young Writers Contest. Winners will be announced during this event and refreshments will be served.

FILMS


Sunday, February 10 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Movies That Matter - All About Eve (1950)
Think you're film literate? Not until you've experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this series.



After Dark

To complement our Winter Reading Program, While the City Sleeps, the Library is screening films that unfold in the wee hours when most of us are soundly asleep.

 

Monday, February 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Big Sleep (1946)

Not Rated (114 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 9 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Not Rated (112 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 11 - February 17, 2013

 

Monday, Feb. 11 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
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Tuesday, Feb. 12 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man - Walter Stahr
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Wednesday, Feb. 13 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Valentine for Virgil Thomson
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Thursday, Feb. 14 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance - Marilyn Yalom
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Friday, Feb. 15 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Coterie Theatre Presents: Tell-Tale Electric Poe
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Saturday, Feb. 16 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Birds (1963)
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Sunday, Feb. 17 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre - Dramatic Story Time
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Sunday, Feb. 17 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Terence O'Malley: The President & "The Boss"
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Sunday, Feb. 17 3 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Analyzing Altman - McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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Sunday, Feb. 17 6 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Annual Shakespeare Competition
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