THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, July 15 - Sunday, July 21, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, July 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dateline: Washington - Politico's Mike Allen
Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle conducts a public conversation with Politico chief political correspondent Mike Allen, providing an insider's look at politics, partisanship, and the ebb and flow of power in the nation's capital.



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
Historian Terry Beckenbaugh examines the assault by black Union troops on the Confederate stronghold Fort Wagner as well as the role black soldiers played in other battles and skirmishes, particularly in Missouri and the Midwest.



Sunday, July 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Kansas City Barbecue Documentary Project - Kevin Fossland and Martin Diggs
Local filmmakers Kevin Fossland and Martin Diggs discuss their upcoming documentary film chronicling Kansas City's cherished barbecue culture.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, July 16 - 6:30 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

10 Things that Get You Hired and 10 Things that Get You Fired
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 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - YOUth Fringe
The YOUth Fringe Festival kicks off during Friday Night Family Fun and continues Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, July 21 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. with performances by young people for young people.



Sunday, July 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Old Places, New Spaces - Annette Thomas
Historic preservationist Annette Thomas looks at the transforation of the old Kansas City Public Library (1897-1960) on 9th Street into the Ozark National Life Insurance Building.

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 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Not Rated (135 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, July 19 - 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
I Love You, Man (2009)

Rated R (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 20 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
North Face (2008)

Unrated (126 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 22 - July 28, 2013

 

Monday, July 22 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Amelia (2009: PG)
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Tuesday, July 23 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Legal Landmarks: Plessy v. Ferguson - Williamjames Hull Hoffer
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Thursday, July 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life - Jonathan Sperber
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Friday, July 26 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Tri-Percussion Musical World Tour
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Saturday, July 27 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Touching the Void (2003: R)
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Sunday, July 28 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film & Discussion: Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger - Bev Chapman
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