THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, May 6 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Thursday, May 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Beyond the Gowns: Lady Bird Johnson - Michael Gillette
Michael Gillette discusses the life and legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, including her marriage to Lyndon Johnson, her careers as a congressional assistant and radio magnate, and her impressions of other first ladies.



Sunday, May 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Script-in-Hand: I Do! I Do! - Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
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, May 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

America's Music - Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop
Local hip hop performer/producer Denzel "D/Will" Williams joins UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion and performance of contemporary sounds. Features excerpts from the documentaries Latin Music USA: Bridges and From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale.



Saturday, May 11 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Geek vs. Geek - 2013 Robotics Challenge
Witness tech professionals and an award-winning team of student inventors pit their robot inventions against one another in this year's Geek vs. Geek Robot Design Competition.



Sunday, May 12 - 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.

May Book Selection:
We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past
by Diane Greenseid

FILMS


Make 'Em Laugh

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

 

Monday, May 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Tootsie (1982)

Rated R (116 min.)

 



Make 'Em Laugh

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

 

Saturday, May 11 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Annie Hall (1977)

Rated PG (93 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.




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 13 - May 19, 2013

 

Monday, May 13 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History - John Blundell
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Monday, May 13 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Duck Soup (1933)
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Wednesday, May 15 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Cradle of Entrepreneurs - A Conversation with Roshann Parris
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Thursday, May 16 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
rises Zora - Ezhno Martin and Jeanette Powers
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Friday, May 17 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Brandon Draper Celebrates Children's Book Week
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Friday, May 17 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: Role Models (2008)
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Saturday, May 18 1:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.
A Cultural Celebration of Kansas City's Vietnamese Community
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Saturday, May 18 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Blazing Saddles (1974)
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Sunday, May 19 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: Metropolis (1927)
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Sunday, May 19 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America's Longest War - Katherine Kranz
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