THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, August 12 - Sunday, August 18, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, August 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Cradle of Entrepreneurs: A Conversation with Gail of Gail's Harley-Davidson
Library Director Crosby Kemper III conducts a public conversation with Gail, president and owner of Gail's Harley-Davidson, and one of the few female Harley-Davidson dealership owners.



Thursday, August 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Lost Cause: The Trials of Frank and Jesse James - James P. Muehlberger
Lawyer and author James P. Muehlberger digs into the 1869 killing of a bank cashier by the James brothers - long thought to be part of their first robbery - and finds it was actually an assassination attempt meant to avenge the death of Confederate guerrilla "Bloody Bill" Anderson.



Saturday, August 18 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Quantrill in the Movies - John Tibbetts
Film expert John Tibbetts observes the 150th anniversary of William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence by examining how that notorious massacre has been portrayed on film.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Thursday, August 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.

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.

FILMS


Quantrill's Legacy

August marks the 150th anniversary of the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, by William Quantrill's band of Confederate irregulars. The Library observes this event with a series of films that unfold in "Bleeding Kansas."

 

Monday, August 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Quantrill's Raiders (1958)

Not Rated (68 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

 

Friday, August 16 - 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

Rated PG-13 (114 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 17 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Apartment (1960)

Not Rated (125 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 August 17 through
October 27, 2013

Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Bittersweet Harvest

This bilingual exhibit examines the experiences of Mexican workers who between 1942 and 1964 participated in the U.S. government's bracero program, the largest guest-worker program in American history.




On display August 18 through
December 29, 2013

Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Guerrillas in Our Midst

This original exhibit from the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections employs vintage photographs and illustrations to tell the story of the border conflict that raged between Missouri and Kansas before, during, and after the Civil War.




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 19 - August 25, 2013

 

Monday, August 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Ride With the Devil (1999: R)
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Tuesday, August 20 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dateline: Washington: The Future of Space Exploration - Joel Achenbach
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Wednesday, August 21 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Sack of Lawrence and the Guerrilla War - Tony R. Mullis
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Thursday, August 22 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Refuge Denied: The St. Louis' Passengers and the Holocaust - Scott Miller
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Friday, August 23 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Case for a Pardon: The Pete O'Neal Story - Steve Penn
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Saturday, August 24 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948: NR)
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Sunday, August 25 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
2013 Architecture Series: The Union Station Power House - Steve McDowell, Rick Schladweiler, Jeffrey Bentley
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