THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, July 29 - Sunday, August 4, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

A Review of the Nation's Teacher Prep Programs - Kate Walsh
Educator Kate Walsh and Library Director Crosby Kemper III hold a public conversation about a controversial new report faulting America's colleges for being part of "an industry of mediocrity" churning out first-year teachers with inadequate knowledge and classroom management skills.



Wednesday, July 31 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico - Stephanie Fox Knappe
Curator Stephanie Fox Knappe explores the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's new exhibit of Mexican art.



Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City - Robert Rebein
Author Robert Rebein discusses his new book about growing up in, leaving, and returning to Dodge City, Kansas, the iconic cowboy town molded both by its Old West heritage and a New West reality.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, August 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Young Actors Workshop: Dig Into Drama!
After five weeks of drama classes the participants in the Young Actors Workshop need an audience. Enjoy comedic and dramatic performances by children ages 3-17 taught by theatre instructor John Mulvey. Appropriate for all ages.



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
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: Children's Books - 3 for $1!



Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

2013 Architecture Series: The TWA Headquarters Building - Cydney Millstein
Architectural historian & preservation consultant Cydney Millstein looks at the history of the old TWA Building and the 2006 conversion of the Crossroads landmark into the home of the Barkley advertising agency.

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 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Fly Away Home (1996)

Rated PG (107 min.)

 



Give Us a Kiss

August is "Romance Awareness Month." Who knew? In any case, you'll get a romantic charge from this series of films about love.

 

Saturday, August 3 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Brief Encounter (1946)

Not Rated (86 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
August 5 - August 11, 2013

 

Monday, August 5 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Kansas Raiders (1950: NR)
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Tuesday, August 6 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Line in the Sand - Rachel St. John
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Thursday, August 8 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Unfiltered Label Design - Payton Kelly
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Friday, August 9 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party with Mr. Stinky Feet
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Saturday, August 10 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Stairway to Heaven (1946: PG)
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Saturday, August 10 2:00 p.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.
The Westport Historical Society Speaker Series: Tom and Harry: The Boss and the President - Terence O'Malley
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Sunday, August 11 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
2013 Architecture Series: The First National Bank Building - Todd Achelpohl, Jonathan Kemper
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