THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, April 15 - Sunday, April 21, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, April 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation - William Hogeland
Author William Hogeland explains how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation.



Thursday, April 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Vicksburg: Grant's Masterpiece - Gregory S. Hospodor
Military historian Gregory S. Hospodor examines the year-long effort by a Union army - under the command of Ulysses S. Grant - to take Vicksburg, the Mississippi River stronghold that Jefferson Davis called "the nail head that holds the South's two halves together."



Saturday, April 20 - 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

2013 Early Literacy Symposium
Experts in the field of early literacy offer practical methods to encourage early learning in every child. Registration for this free event is required by April 16, 2013.



Sunday, April 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Coon-Sanders Nighthawk Orchestra - Chuck Haddix
Jazz expert Chuck Haddix follows the rise and fall of the Kansas City band that during the 1920s took the Midwest, and then the entire country, by storm with hits like Yes Sir, That's My Baby and What A Girl! What A Night!

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, April 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

America's Music - Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
Broadway historian William Everett joins UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion of the contributions of the Broadway stage to American popular music. Features excerpts from the documentary Broadway: The American Musical: Syncopated City (1919-1933).



Wednesday, April 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
Lady Julia Boyd describes Peking's foreign community in the first half of the 20th century, an exotic world filled with high-octane partying and populated with larger-than-life individuals.



Thursday, April 18 - Saturday, April 20
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Friends of the Library - Children's Book Sale
The three-day sale will feature nearly 1500 items priced from .50 to $1. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of the Kansas City Public Library.



Friday, April 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Money Smart Kids: Grow Up Great Story Time
A face-painter and Sesame Street games delight children as they experience this interactive, hands-on financial education event with their families. Recommended for ages 3-5.



Saturday, April 20 - 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Money Smart Day
Money Smart Day offers free presentations and hands-on activities about personal finances - from managing credit and debt to the special financial needs of women, from understanding your credit report to knowing your mortgage options.



Saturday, April 20 - 1:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

A Cultural Celebration of Kansas City's Kurdish Community - Vox Narro
The Vox Narro project hosts an afternoon of traditional and contemporary Kurdish poetry, music and dance, plus an introduction to Kurdish literature, culture, and history. Following the presentations, sample a variety of Kurdish cuisine.

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 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Cadillac Records (2008)

Rated R (109 min.)

 



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 20 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
American Graffiti (1973)

Rated PG (110 min.)

 



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 21 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Rated G (103 min.)

 

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.




Exhibit on display through 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

New Compositions - The Dance Portraiture of Orval Hixon

This exhibit highlights the local legend's rich selection of photographic portraits, including images of some of the best-known dancers of his time.


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NEXT WEEK
April 22 - April 28, 2013

 

Monday, Apr. 22 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Conversation with Jim Lehrer - Jim Lehrer
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Monday, Apr. 22 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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Tuesday, Apr. 23 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
America's Music - Country and Bluegrass
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Wednesday, Apr. 24 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Big Divide - Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart
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Thursday, Apr. 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Foraged Flavor - Tama Matsuoka Wong
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Saturday, Apr. 27 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Every Little Step (2008)
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Sunday, Apr. 28 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Script-In-Hand - The Heidi Chronicles
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Sunday, Apr. 28 2 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 East 75th St.
Greetings from Brookside and Waldo - Michael Bushnell
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