THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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


Tuesday, March 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

"They're Bankrupting Us!" And 20 Other Myths about Unions - Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Author and labor leader Bill Fletcher Jr. takes on accusations that unions pamper workers with high pay and cushy benefits at the expense of the American economy.



Movies That Matter

Think you're film literate? Not until you've experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this series.

 

Sunday, March 24 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Rear Window (1954)

Rated PG


PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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

A Celebration of Kansas City Women Making History - Julia Hill & Mary Ann Wynkoop
In observation of Women's History Month, area civil rights pioneer Julia Hill and educator Mary Ann Wynkoop hold a public conversation that looks back on Hill's six decades of activism.



Wednesday, March 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. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 816.701.3481 ext. 3 or by email.

 

March Book Selection:
The Gollywhopper Games
by Jody Feldman



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

Friday Night Family Fun - Brian Wendling: Juggling! Comedy! Energy!
International Jugglers Association team champion Brian Wendling tosses his juggling skills and audience antics into high energy fun! Appropriate for all ages.
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 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Blade Runner (1982)

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 23 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Bloody Sunday (2002)

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 23 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Skin I Live In (2011)

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 May 31, 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 25 - March 31, 2013

 

Monday, Mar. 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: L.A. Confidential (1997)
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Tuesday, Mar. 26 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Top Cops - Joseph D. McNamara, James D. Corwin, Richard D. Easley & Darryl Forte
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Wednesday, Mar. 27 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Why Everything You Used to Know About Travel Is Wrong - Rudy Maxa
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Wednesday, Mar. 27 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Tea Party and Civic Engagement in America - Theda Skocpol
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Thursday, Mar. 28 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Urban Blue Poetry - Stanley E. Banks & Janet M. Banks
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Friday, Mar. 29 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Test Your Talents: TeePee Building
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Saturday, Mar. 30 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Commitments (1991)
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Saturday, Mar. 30 2 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Film: Brother Outsider - The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)
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