THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, April 29 - Sunday, May 5, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, May 1 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists - Timothy Messer-Kruse
In 1886 four anarchists were hanged for bombing a Chicago labor rally and for 125 years their convictions have been seen as a miscarriage of justice. Now historian Timothy Messer-Kruse argues that the prosecution was solid, but the defense chose grandstanding over substance.



Sunday, May 5 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Missouri, Mexico, and the Santa Fe Trail - Mary Collins Barile
Author Mary Collins Barile discusses the often unrecognized role of Mexican traders in the colorful history of the Santa Fe Trail, which in the early 19th century was the economic and cultural link between Missouri and what was then northern Mexico.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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

America's Music - Rock
Bob Walkenhorst of The Rainmakers, joins UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion and performance of homegrown rock music. Features excerpts from the documentary The History of Rock 'n' Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In..



Friday, May 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Author Reader's Theatre
Four award-winning children's authors, Brian Selznick, Richard Peck, Sarah Weeks, and Avi, are joining forces at the Kansas City Public Library for a program of the Authors Readers Theatre that adapts their popular books for dramatic presentation.



Sunday, May 5 - 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

Greetings from Historic Northeast - 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 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Mambo Kings (1992)

Rated R (104 min.)

 



Make 'Em Laugh

Laughter is the best medicine. This month celebrate the some of the greatest Hollywood comedies of all time as selected by the American Film Institute.

 

Saturday, May 4 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated (120 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, May 5 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Not Rated (110 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display through May 31, 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
May 6 - May 12, 2013

 

Monday, May 6 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Tootsie (1982)
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Tuesday, May 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
America's Music - Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop
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Thursday, May 9 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Beyond the Gowns: Lady Bird Johnson - Michael Gillette
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Saturday, May 11 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Annie Hall (1977)
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Saturday, May 11 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Geek vs. Geek - 2013 Robotics Challenge
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Sunday, May 12 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre - Dramatic Story Time
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