THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, March 25 - Sunday, March 31, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, March 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Top Cops - Joseph D. McNamara, Richard D. Easley, Floyd Bartch, James D. Corwin & Darryl Forte
Former chiefs of the Kansas City Police Department - Joseph D. McNamara, Richard D. Easley, Floyd Bartch and James D. Corwin - and current chief Darryl Forte talk about the force, its history, and the very demanding job they all shared.



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

Why Everything You Used to Know About Travel is Wrong - Rudy Maxa
Travel journalist Rudy Maxa explains where you should go right now, how you can save money on hotels, why you should stop hoarding those frequent flyer miles, and why you should never ride a camel named Katherine in Khiva, Uzbekistan.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, March 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Tea Party and Civic Engagement in America - Theda Skocpol
Theda Skocpol conducted grassroots interviews and visited local Tea Party gatherings throughout America. In this year's Park University Hauptmann Lecture, she discusses the past and future of the Tea Party movement and examines its dominant beliefs.



Thursday, March 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Urban Blue Poetry - Stanley E. Banks & Janet M. Banks
Kansas City poets Stanley E. Banks and Janet M. Banks read from their new books (respectively) Blue Issues and On the Edge of Urban in a demonstration of how poetry can capture the power of inner-city voices.



Friday, March 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Test Your Talents: TeePee Building
LEARN Science & Math Club is coming to the Library to build with us! Kids ages 6 - 12 will have a blast designing and constructing people-sized teepees.
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 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
L.A. Confidential (1997)

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 30 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Commitments (1991)

Rated R

 



Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

This 2003 documentary looks at Bayard Rustin, one of the unheralded pioneers of the Civil Rights movement, who over six decades fought for freedom and equality and debated radical black leaders like Malcolm X and Stokley Carmichael.

 

Saturday, March 30 - 2:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

 

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
April 1 - April 7, 2013

 

Monday, Apr. 1 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: 8 Mile (2002)
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Tuesday, Apr. 2 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
America's Music - Blues and Gospel
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Tuesday, Apr. 2 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
American Antislavery Writings - James G. Basker
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Wednesday, Apr. 3 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Beyond the Gowns: Abigail Adams - Henry Adams
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Thursday, Apr. 4 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Should Kansas City Pursue Local Control of Its Police Department?
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Friday, Apr. 5 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Wornall House Summer Camp Sampler
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Saturday, Apr. 6 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Leadbelly (1976)
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Sunday, Apr. 7 2 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: Wings of Desire (1987)
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