THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, July 8 - Sunday, July 14, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

KCI Terminal Replacement: What Does the Future Hold?
KCPT's Nick Haines moderates a panel of experts discussing proposals to replace the city's three-terminal airport with a single-terminal design, as well as the movement for a citywide vote on the issue.



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

Kansas City Fringe Festival Preview
Get an early look at some of the acts and artists - including radio sketch comics Right Between the Ears - performing during the ninth annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, July 9 - 6:30 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

10 Gold Collar Jobs in KC
Programs and a traveling exhibit from the Metropolitan Community College's Business and Technology Campus explore how to land in-demand "gold collar" jobs with just an associate's degree or less.



Friday, July 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Paul Mesner Puppets
Paul Mesner Puppets celebrates 25 years of outstanding puppet shows with a presentation of The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard. Appropriate for all ages.



Sunday, July 14 - 2:00 p.m.
Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy.

Watermelon Hill - Joelouis Mattox
This two-piece, nationally known kids' band puts on a fun, family concert full of funky tunes so interactive that everyone gets to be part of the act! Appropriate for all ages.

FILMS


Up, Up, and Away!

July 24 is Amelia Earhart Day, honoring the woman aviator who set records in the 1930s and disappeared attempting an around-the-globe flight. In honor of that famous native of Atchison, Kansas, the Library is offering a film series about other real-life aviators.

 

Monday, July 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Dam Busters (1955)

Not Rated (105 min.)

 



Where the Air is Thin

On July 28 the Library debuts the new documentary Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger, about one of the world's great mountaineers. That documentary, produced by Kansas City filmmaker Bev Chapman, inspired this film series about life and death at high altitudes.

 

Saturday, July 13 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Vertical Limit (2000)

Rated PG-13 (124 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display through September 13, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Kansas City Project

This exhibit by New York artist Glen Hansen features drawings and paintings inspired by the details and ornamentation of Kansas City's downtown architecture.




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
July 15 - July 21, 2013

 

Monday, July 15 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Spirit of St. Louis (1957: Not Rated)
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Tuesday, July 16 6:30 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.
Gold Collar Jobs: 10 Things that Get You Hired and 10 Things that Get You Fired
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Wednesday, July 17 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dateline: Washington - Politico's Mike Allen
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Thursday, July 18 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Battle of Fort Wagner: African American Troops in the Civil War - Terry Beckenbaugh
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Friday, July 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Friday Night Family Fun: YOUth Fringe
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Friday, July 19 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: I Love You, Man (2009: R)
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Saturday, July 20 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: North Face (2008: Unrated)
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Sunday, July 21 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Old Places, New Spaces - Annette Thomas
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Sunday, July 21 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Kansas City Barbecue Documentary Project - Kevin Fossland & Martin Diggs
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