THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, April 8 - Sunday, April 14, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, April 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Kansas City Millions of Years Ago: Reading the Rocks - Richard J. Gentile
Geologist Richard J. Gentile looks at our region's geologic past to paint a picture of what our area looked like millions of years ago and how geology played a pivotal role in the establishment of Kansas City in the mid-19th century.



Thursday, April 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Behind the Kitchen Door - Saru Jayaraman
In Behind the Kitchen Door, Saru Jayaraman explores how restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America and how poor working conditions - discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens - affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, April 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

America's Music - Swing Jazz
Jazz expert Chuck Haddix joins UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion of the heyday of Swing Jazz. Features excerpts from the documentaries Ken Burns' Jazz: Swing, the Velocity of Celebration and International Sweethearts of Rhythm.



Saturday, April 13 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Fifth District Congressional Student Art Exhibit
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and his wife Dianne Cleaver recognize high school artists at a town hall gathering and name the top five submissions in this annual celebration of artistic discovery. Entries will be on display with many on view through April 18.



Sunday, April 14 - 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.
 

April Book Selection:
The Rain Came Down
by David Shannon

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Sunday, April 14 - 2:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Greetings from Eastside Kansas City - 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 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Mo' Better Blues (1990)

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 13 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Great Day in Harlem (1994)

Not Rated

 



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, April 14 - 3:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Kansas City (1996)

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
April 15 - April 21, 2013

 

Monday, Apr. 15 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Cadillac Records (2008)
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Tuesday, Apr. 16 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
America's Music - Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
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Wednesday, Apr. 17 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Founding Finance - William Hogeland
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Wednesday, Apr. 17 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony - Julia Boyd
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Thursday, Apr. 18 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Vicksburg: Grant's Masterpiece - Gregory S. Hospodor
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Thursday, Apr. 18 - Saturday, Apr. 20
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.
Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale
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Friday, Apr. 19 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Money Smart Kids: Grow Up Great Story Time
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Saturday, Apr. 20 10:00 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Money Smart Day
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Saturday, Apr. 20 1:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.
A Cultural Celebration of Kansas City's Kurdish Community
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Saturday, Apr. 20 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: American Graffiti (1973)
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Sunday, Apr. 21 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Coon-Sanders Nighthawk Orchestra - Chuck Haddix
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Sunday, Apr. 21 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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