THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, February 11 - Sunday, February 17, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, February 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man - Walter Stahr
Walter Stahr examines the career of William Henry Seward, one-time rival of Abraham Lincoln who became the President's closest advisor during the Civil War.



Wednesday, February 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

A Valentine for Virgil Thomson
View clips from a new PBS documentary about KC-born composing genius Virgil Thomson, and enjoy a conversation with the filmmakers -- James Arntz, John Paulson, and Aimee Larrabee.



Thursday, February 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
In a special Valentine's Day program, scholar Marilyn Yalom employs the literature of Moliere, Racine, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, and Simone de Beauvoir to reveal the Gallic evolution of love over the centuries.



Sunday, February 17 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Terence O'Malley: The President & "The Boss"
Filmmaker Terence O'Malley explores the relationship between Harry Truman and "Boss" Tom Pendergast, whose corrupt machine helped propel Truman's political career.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, February 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Tell-Tale Electric Poe
This one-hour production features select Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems performed by actor and musician Hughston Walkinshaw. Walkinshaw portrays five different characters as composer Rex Hobart accompanies with music and retorts from a reactive electric guitar!



Sunday, February 17 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Coterie Theatre - Dramatic Story Time
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.

 

February Book Selection:
The Adventures of Sparrowboy
by Brian Pinkney



Sunday, February 17 - 6:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Annual Shakespeare Competition
Area high school students take part in the annual competition created by the English Speaking Union to bring Shakespeare's work to life through unique interpretation of his monologues and sonnets.

FILMS


Sunday, February 17 - 3:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Analyzing Altman - McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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.



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 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Rated PG (105 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 16 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Birds (1963)

Not Rated (119 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 18 - February 24, 2013

 

Monday, Feb. 18 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Nights of Cabiria (1957)
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Wednesday, Feb. 20 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves and the Creation of America - Henry Wiencek
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Wednesday, Feb. 20 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Bobby's Books for Boys
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Thursday, Feb. 21 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Missing You, Metropolis - Gary Jackson
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Friday, Feb. 22 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Tommy Terrific Presents George Washington Carver
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Saturday, Feb. 23 1 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
While the City Sleeps: Read It / Watch It: Friday Night Lights (2004)
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Saturday, Feb. 23 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Great Escape (1963)
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Sunday, Feb. 24 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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