THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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


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

Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical - Stacy Wolf
Author and Princeton University scholar Stacy Wolf examines the evolution of feminist thought and practice - both on stage and in the audience - as it relates to America's musical theater. Wicked, anyone?



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

Michelle Obama - Carl M. Cannon
Veteran White House journalist Carl M. Cannon takes a look at Michelle Obama, the first African American first lady, a Harvard-trained lawyer, and one of her husband's most valued political mentors. This presentation is the first in the new series Beyond the Gowns: First Ladies in American History.



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

Lawyers, Lawmen, and Outlaws - Pat O'Neill
Author Pat O'Neill examines the colorful history of the Irish in Kansas City, particularly as it played out on both sides of the law.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Thursday, March 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Canada - Richard Ford
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford discusses his new novel Canada - the story of a teenager who flees his Montana home and begins a new life on the Saskatchewan prairie after his parents are arrested for bank robbery.

FILMS


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

Movies That Matter - The Circus (1928)
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, March 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dark City (1998)

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 9 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Odd Man Out (1949)

Not Rated

 



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 9 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Broken Embraces (2009)

Rated R

 

EXHIBITS


On display 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 11 - March 17, 2013

 

Monday, Mar. 11 · 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Date Night (2010)
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Tuesday, Mar. 12 · 1 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Other Mad Men: Pop Art in Perspective - Carol Inge Hockett
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Tuesday, Mar. 12 · 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Who Stole the American Dream? - Hendrick Smith
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Wednesday, Mar. 13 · 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Abraham Lincoln - David Von Drehle
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Thursday, Mar. 14 · 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
2003 Regnier Lecture: Holistic Sustainability - Beat Kämpfen
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Friday, Mar. 15 · 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Mr. Stinky Feet
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Saturday, Mar. 16 · 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Westport Center for the Arts: Kids Team Up for Art!
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Saturday, Mar. 16 · 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Once (2006)
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Saturday, Mar. 16 · 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film: All About My Mother (1999)
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Sunday, Mar. 17 · 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre - Dramatic Story Time
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Sunday, Mar. 17 · 3 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Analyzing Altman: Vincent & Theo (1990)
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