THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, April 1 - Sunday, April 7, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, April 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation - James G. Basker
James G. Basker examines the vast reservoir of early abolitionist literature from the likes of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, anonymous editorialists, and freed slaves.



Wednesday, April 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Beyond the Gowns: Abigail Adams - Henry Adams
Scholar Henry Adams discusses the life of his great-great-great-great-great grandmother, who witnessed the American Revolution and left behind insightful and sometimes ascerbic impressions of the Founding Fathers.



Thursday, April 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Should Kansas City Pursue Local Control of Its Police Department?
Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star moderates a panel of experts discussing whether Kansas City, Missouri, should switch from a police department run by the state to one under the direct control of the mayor and city council.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, April 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

America's Music - Blues and Gospel
Blues expert Lindsay Shannon and musician Pat Nichols join UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion of blues and gospel music. Features excerpts from the films Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues, Feel Like Going Home, and Say Amen, Somebody.



Friday, April 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Wornall House Summer Camp Sampler
Learn about the Pony Express, Native American history, and how to make your own butter. This event recommended for ages 6-12.


Sunday, April 7 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Duncan Hines: From Famous Critic to Faceless Brand - Damon Talbott
Damon Talbott examines the legacy of Duncan Hines from his career as a famous restaurant critic to the founding of the line of cake mixes that bear his name.



Sunday, April 7 - 2:00 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 East 23rd St., Independence, MO

Greetings from Independence - Michael Bushnell
Local historian and postcard collector Michael Bushnell presents a series of postcard tours of Kansas City neighborhoods.

FILMS


Hollywood's Music

This collection of feature films inspired by and about popular music complements the America's Music film and discussion series.

 

Monday, April 1 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
8 Mile (2002)

Rated R

 



Hollywood's Music

This collection of feature films inspired by and about popular music complements the America's Music film and discussion series.

 

Saturday, April 6 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Leadbelly (1976)

Rated PG

 



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, April 7 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Wings of Desire (1987)

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 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 8 - April 14, 2013

 

Monday, Apr. 8 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Mo' Better Blues (1990)
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Tuesday, Apr. 9 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
America's Music - Swing Jazz
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Tuesday, Apr. 9 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Kansas City Millions of Years Ago: Reading the Rocks - Richard J. Gentile
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Thursday, Apr. 11 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Behind the Kitchen Door - Saru Jayaraman
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Saturday, Apr. 13 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: A Great Day in Harlem (1994)
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Saturday, Apr. 13 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Fifth District Congressional Student Art Exhibit
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Sunday, Apr. 14 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre - Dramatic Story Time
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Sunday, Apr. 14 2:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Greetings from Eastside Kansas City - Michael Bushnell
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Sunday, Apr. 14 3:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film: Kansas City (1996)
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