THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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


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

Who Stole the American Dream? - Hedrick Smith
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith shows how over the last 40 years seismic political and economic changes have all but eliminated the idea of shared prosperity, with America losing the title of "Land of Opportunity."



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

Abraham Lincoln - David Von Drehle
Journalist and historian David Von Drehle explains how in the pivotal year of 1862 President Abraham Lincoln fashioned a Civil War victory and set the blueprint for modern America.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, March 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Other Mad Men: Pop Art in Perspective - Carol Inge Hockett
Carol Inge Hockett examines the influence of commercial art and advertising on the '60s Pop Art movement and artists like Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann, and Claes Oldenburg.



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

Holistic Sustainability - Beat Kämpfen
Swiss architect Beat Kämpfen discusses his designs for solar-powered buildings that not only generate their own energy, but create so much that it can be returned to the grid.



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

Friday Night Family Fun - Mr. Stinky Feet
Jim Cosgrove, local kid rocker and Library favorite, gives a high-energy performance. Appropriate for all ages.



Saturday, March 16 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. &
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Westport Center for the Arts: Kids Team Up for Art!
Children ages 5 to 14 are encouraged to create their own masterpieces, with workshops being held at both Plaza and Bluford branches on March 16.



Sunday, March 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.

 

March Book Selection:
For Just One Day
by Laura Leuck

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, March 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Date Night (2010)

Rated PG-13

 



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 16 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Once (2006)

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 16 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
All About My Mother (1999)

Rated R

 



Analyzing Altman

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.

 

Sunday, March 17 - 3:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Vincent & Theo (1990)

Rated PG-13


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 18 - March 24, 2013

 

Monday, Mar. 18 · 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Blade Runner (1982)
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Tuesday, Mar. 19 · 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
"They're Bankrupting Us!" And 20 Other Myths about Unions - Bill Fletcher, Jr.
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Wednesday, Mar. 20 · 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Celebration of Kansas City Women Making History - Julia Hill & Mary Ann Wynkoop
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Wednesday, Mar. 20 · 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Bobby's Books for Boys
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Friday, Mar. 22 · 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Brian Wendling: Juggling! Comedy! Energy!
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Saturday, Mar. 23 · 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Bloody Sunday (2002)
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Saturday, Mar. 23 · 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film: The Skin I Live In (2011)
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Sunday, Mar. 24 · 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: Rear Window (1954)
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