THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, May 27 - Sunday, June 2, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

A Long and Winding Walk to Wichita - Henry Fortunato
Kick off National Trails Day when noted pedestrian Henry Fortunato, the Library's director of public affairs, presents an illustrated talk about his recent 240-mile walk to Wichita that began at his front door in Overland Park.



Wednesday, May 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America - David Stockman
Former Reagan budget director David Stockman explains how the American state - especially the Federal Reserve - has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, May 31 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Heidi Swedberg: Sukey Jump Music
Heidi Swedberg shares her unique brand of music called "Sukey Jump," during a special family concert in which everyone can participate. Pick up an instrument, clap your hands, sing, or just hum along.



Saturday, June 1 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.

Friends of the Kansas City Public Library: 2013 City Market Summer Book Sale
Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June-October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library host the sixth annual City Market Summer Book Sale. This month's special: Gardening Books for fifty cents!

FILMS


Order in the Court!

In honor of the Library's new series on landmark Supreme Court cases, here's a lineup of movies about classic courtroom confrontations.

 

Saturday, June 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The First Monday in October (1981)

Rated R (98 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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Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.

 

NEXT WEEK
June 3 - June 9, 2013

 

Monday, June 3 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Out of Order - Sandra Day O'Connor
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Monday, June 3 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Big Wednesday (1978: PG)
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Tuesday, June 4 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power - Steve Coll
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Wednesday, June 5 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Beyond the Gowns: Martha Jefferson Randolph - Cynthia A. Kierner
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Friday, June 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Summer Reading Kickoff with The Doo-Dads!
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Saturday, June 8 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Verdict (1982: R)
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Saturday, June 8 2:00 p.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.
The Kansas City Spirit - Bruce Mathews
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Sunday, June 9 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Farewell to the Kansas City Board of Trade - Michael Braude
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