THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, April 22 - Sunday, April 28, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Monday, April 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

A Conversation with Jim Lehrer
Television newsman Jim Lehrer and author Lee Banville join Library director Crosby Kemper III for a public conversation that provides insight into the presidential debate moments that shaped history.



Thursday, April 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Foraged Flavor - Tama Matsuoka Wong
Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for the exclusive New York restaurant Daniel, discusses her new book Foraged Flavor. Kansas City chefs prepare a selection of locally foraged wild edibles.



Sunday, April 28 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Script-in-Hand: The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein
The seventh season of the Kansas City Public Library's Script-in-Hand performances continues with the popular female-focused Women of the Years series. Presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, April 23 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

America's Music - Country and Bluegrass
Champion pickers Jack Burlison and Jim McGreevy (and friends) join UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion and performance of bluegrass music. Features the documentary High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music.



Wednesday, April 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Big Divide - Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart
Aaron Barnhart and Diane Eickhoff present their new travel guide, which explores historic sites along the Kansas-Missouri border.



Sunday, April 28 - 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

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

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 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

Rated PG (125 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 27 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Every Little Step (2008)

Rated PG-13 (96 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 29 - May 5, 2013

 

Monday, Apr. 29 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Mambo Kings (1992)
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Tuesday, Apr. 30 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
America's Music - Rock
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Wednesday, May 1 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists - Timothy Messer-Kruse
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Friday, May 3 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Authors Readers Theatre
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Saturday, May 4 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Some Like It Hot (1959)
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Sunday, May 5 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter - Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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Sunday, May 5 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Missouri, Mexico, and the Santa Fe Trail - Mary Collins Barile
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Sunday, May 5 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.
Greetings from Historic Northeast - Michael Bushnell
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