THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, June 10 - Sunday, June 16, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, June 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Peace, They Say - Jay Nordlinger
Journalist Jay Nordlinger talks about the sometimes controversial individuals who have won the Nobel Peace Prize and those who didn't but should have.



Wednesday, June 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Good News is the Bad News is Wrong About U.S.-China Relations - Zachary Karabell
Author and economist Zachary Karabell argues that while media reports emphasize tensions between the United States and China, the occasional conflicts pale in comparison to the deepening and ongoing economic bonds that tie the two countries together.



Thursday, June 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose - Rev. James E. Atwood
Pastor and self-described avid hunter James E. Atwood argues that our national obsession with firearms is rooted in theological myth, and that an absolute trust in guns easily morphs into idolatry.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, June 14 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Star Wars Celebration
Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and channel your inner Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. Enjoy an evening of crafts, games, and photo opportunities with costumed Imperial stormtroopers from the 501st Legion. Appropriate for all ages. Star Wars movies will not be shown.

FILMS


Surf's Up!

Can't make it to the beach this summer? Try the next best thing with our June series of surfer films.

 

Monday, June 10 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Point Break (1991)

Rated R (120 min.)

 



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 15 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Presumed Innocent (1990)

Rated R (127 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


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
June 17 - June 23, 2013

 

Monday, June 17 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Plant the Seed: Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour Kickoff
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Monday, June 17 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Soul Surfer (2011: PG)
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Tuesday, June 18 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Men Who Lost America - Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
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Wednesday, June 19 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Beyond the Gowns: Betty Ford - John Robert Greene
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Thursday, June 20 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Welcome to the Blue Heaven - Jimmy Nielsen
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Friday, June 21 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - Curtis Hed: The Magic of Reading Show
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Friday, June 21 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: Our Idiot Brother (2011: R)
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Saturday, June 22 9:30 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Small Business Smarts
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Saturday, June 22 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Witness for the Prosecution (1957: NR)
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Sunday, June 23 2:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Midsummer's Light
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