THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, July 22 - Sunday, July 28, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, July 23 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Legal Landmarks: Plessy v. Ferguson - Williamjames Hull Hoffer
Seton Hall's Williamjames Hull Hoffer examines the repercussions of the controversial 1896 Supreme Court decision that legitimized the segregation of Jim Crow America and ushered in a half-century of "separate but equal."



Thursday, July 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life - Jonathan Sperber
In his new biography of the creator of Communism, Jonathan Sperber challenges many of our misconceptions about this political firebrand, presenting Marx's personal story within the larger historical stage of a European continent roiling with political and social unrest.



Sunday, July 28 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger - Bev Chapman
Veteran Kansas City TV reporter Bev Chapman screens and discusses her new documentary about Nawang Gombu, who became the first man to twice scale Mount Everest, re-imagined mountaineering, and has championed Sherpa culture.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, July 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Tri-Percussion Musical World Tour
The trio of Mark Lowry, Raymond DeMarchi, and John Currey present a variety of musical styles performed on percussion instruments from all over the globe. 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 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Amelia (2009)

Rated PG (111 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 27 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Touching the Void (2003)

Rated R (106 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 29 - August 4, 2013

 

Monday, July 29 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Fly Away Home (1996: PG)
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Tuesday, July 30 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Review of the Nation's Teacher Prep Programs - Kate Walsh
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Wednesday, July 31 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico - Stephanie Fox Knappe
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Friday, August 2 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Young Actors Workshop - Dig Into Drama!
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Saturday, August 3 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.
Friends of the Kansas City Public Library: 2013 City Market Summer Book Sale
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Saturday, August 3 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Brief Encounter (1946: NR)
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Sunday, August 4 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City - Robert Rebein
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Sunday, August 4 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
2013 Architecture Series: The TWA Headquarters Building - Cydney Millstein
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