THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, May 13 - Sunday, May 19, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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
Author and economist John Blundell looks at the lives of women such as Anne Hutchinson, Rosa Parks, Mercy Otis Warren, the Grimke sisters, and Alice Paul to refute the idea that women desire and benefit from big government.



Wednesday, May 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

A Conversation with Roshann Parris
Library Director Crosby Kemper III conducts a public conversation with Roshann Parris, president and CEO of Parris Communications Inc. and lead advance person on the White House Presidential Advance Team.



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
Katherine Kranz shares the stories of her fellows from the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2002, who have faced little but war since graduation day.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Thursday, May 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

rises Zora - Ezhno Martin and Jeanette Powers
Poetry duo Ezhno Martin and Jeanette Powers headline an evening of al fresco art and entertainment on the Rooftop Terrace as part of rises Zora, a city-wide multi-venue visual and performing arts project.



Friday, May 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Brandon Draper Celebrates Children's Book Week
Brandon Draper takes the audience on a "drum safari" for Friday Night Family Fun at the Plaza Branch.



Saturday, May 18 - 1:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

A Cultural Celebration of Kansas City's Vietnamese Community
Join Kansas City writer Rhiannon Ross and others for an afternoon of Vietnamese poetry, performance art, live and recorded music, video, fashion, dance, and visual art. Following the presentations, sample a variety of Vietnamese cuisine.

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 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated (68 min.)

 



Off-the-Wall 2013 - Paul Rudd: Hometown Hero

The Library celebrates the career of Kansas City-raised comedic actor Paul Rudd in this summer's Off-the-Wall film series, screened outside on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library.

 

Friday, May 17 - 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Role Models (2008)

Rated R (99 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 18 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Blazing Saddles (1974)

Rated R (93 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 19 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated (124 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 20 - May 26, 2013

 

Monday, May 20 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: It Happened One Night (1934)
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Tuesday, May 21 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Perfect Timing: Gaining Two Hours in Your Day - Dan Chiodo
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Wednesday, May 22 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Radical: Fighting to Put Students First - Michelle Rhee
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Friday, May 24 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Mr. Kneeel
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Saturday, May 25 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Graduate (1967)
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