THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, February 25 - Sunday, March 3, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Monday, February 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

And When She Was Good - Laura Lippman
Award-winning author Laura Lippman reads from and discusses her latest novel about "accidental private eye" Tess Monaghan as part of the 2013 Adult Winter Reading Program, While the City Sleeps.



Monday, February 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Between Reality and Imagination - Dean Young
Dean Young, this year's Carolyn S. Benton Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence at UMKC, reads from his poetry and discusses his work with Angela Elam of KCUR's New Letters on the Air.



Wednesday, February 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Enemies: A History of the FBI - Tim Weiner
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner explains how the FBI became the most formidable intelligence force in American history and how the Bureau has spied on anyone it considers subversive ... including presidents.



Thursday, February 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington - Leon Litwack
Historian Leon Litwack kicks off this year's Richard D. McKinzie Research Symposium with a discussion of the 1963 event that gave us Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech and spurred the Kennedy Administration to advance civil rights legislation.



Sunday, March 3 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

I Remember Mama by John Van Druten
The seventh season of the Kansas City Public Library's Script-in-Hand performances continues with the popular female-focused Women of the Years series. Presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Thursday, February 28 - 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.

 

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



Friday, March 1 - 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Long March: America's Enduring Struggle for Civil Rights
For the 2013 Richard D. McKinzie Research Symposium historians offer perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the pivotal year of 1963.



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

Friday Night Family Fun - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Enjoy stories, crafts, and more! Children are welcome to come dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. The event is appropriate for all ages. Craft supplies will be provided.

FILMS


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 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
After Hours (1985)

Rated R

 



Luck of the Irish

March means St. Patrick's Day. And what better way to celebrate the Emerald Isle than with a film series that captures key elements of the Irish experience?

 

Saturday, March 2 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
My Left Foot (1989)

Rated R

 



Almodovar's Women

Kansas City and Seville, Spain, are sister cities. Thus this series of Spanish-language movies by "bad boy" director Pedro Almodovar. He loves women - and makes them the focus of his provocative films.

 

Saturday, March 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Flower of My Secret (1995)

Rated R

 

EXHIBITS


March 1 through April 26, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

KCBC

Kansas City's geological history - from inland sea to towering fern forests and huge prehistoric mammals - is explored in this exhibit curated by Richard J. Gentile, UMKC professor emeritus of geosciences.




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
March 4 - March 10, 2013

 

Monday, Mar. 4 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Dark City (1998)
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Tuesday, Mar. 5 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical - Stacy Wolf
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Wednesday, Mar. 6 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Michelle Obama - Carl M. Cannon
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Thursday, Mar. 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Canada - Richard Ford
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Saturday, Mar. 9 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Odd Man Out (1949)
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Saturday, Mar. 9 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film: Broken Embraces (2009)
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Sunday, Mar. 10 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Circus (1928)
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Sunday, Mar. 10 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Lawyers, Lawmen, and Outlaws - Pat O'Neill
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