THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, February 18 - Sunday, February 24, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, February 20 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves and the Creation of America - Henry Wiencek
Author Henry Weincek examines our first president's long struggle with the issue of slavery, an experience that moved him to free all his slaves upon his death.



Thursday, February 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Missing You, Metropolis - Gary Jackson
Topeka native Gary Jackson reads from and discusses his comic book-inspired Missing You, Metropolis, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the exceptional first book by an African American poet.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Sunday, February 18-22
Various Locations

Tommy Terrific Presents George Washington Carver
In honor of Black History Month Tommy Terrific performs a magic show based on the life of African-American scientist and inventor George Washington Carver.

 

Friday, February 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun



Wednesday, February 20 - 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.

 

February Book Selection:
A Whole Nother Story
by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

FILMS


Sunday, February 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)
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 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated

 



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 23 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated

 

EXHIBITS


On display through 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 25 - March 3, 2013

 

Monday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
And When She Was Good - Laura Lippman
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Monday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Dean Young: Between Reality and Imagination
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Monday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: After Hours (1985)
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Wednesday, Feb. 27 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Enemies: A History of the FBI - Tim Weiner
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Thursday, Feb. 28 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Leon Litwack: The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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Thursday, Feb. 28 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, Mar. 1
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Exhibit Opening - KCBC
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Friday, Mar. 1 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Long March: America's Enduring Struggle for Civil Rights - McKinzie Symposium
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Friday, Mar. 1 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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Saturday, Mar. 2 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: My Left Foot (1989)
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Saturday, Mar. 2 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film: The Flower of My Secret (1995)
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Sunday, Mar.3 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Script-in-Hand Series - I Remember Mama
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