THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, August 5 - Sunday, August 11, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

A Line in the Sand - Rachel St. John
Historian Rachel St. John shows how the U.S.-Mexico border has gone from a line on a map to a clearly marked and heavily regulated divide between two nations.



Thursday, August 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Unfiltered Label Design - Payton Kelly
Payton Kelly - the creative force behind more than 30 Boulevard Beer labels - discusses the creation of the brand's visual signature... one that is easily recognized wherever the company's products are sold.



Sunday, August 11 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

2013 Architecture Series: The First National Bank Building - Todd Achelpohl, Jonathan Kemper
Architect Todd Achelpohl and Jonathan Kemper, president of the Library's board of trustees, discuss how a historic bank building became the new home of the Central Library.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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
Local kid rocker Jim Cosgrove gives a high-energy performance that carries a message that resonates with people young and old: "Hang onto the wonder of youth and love yourself, your neighbor, and the earth." Appropriate for all ages.



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
Local filmmaker Terence O'Malley explores the relationship between Harry Truman and "Boss" Tom Pendergast, whose corrupt machine helped propel Truman's political career.

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 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Kansas Raiders (1950)

Not Rated (80 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 10 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Not Rated (104 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 12 - August 18, 2013

 

Monday, August 12 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Quantrill's Raiders (1958: NR)
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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
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Thursday, August 15 6:30 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
10 Gold Collar Jobs in KC
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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
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Friday, August 16 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: Dinner for Schmucks (2010: PG-13)
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Saturday, August 17 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Apartment (1960: NR)
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Sunday, August 18 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Missouri Valley Sundays: Quantrill in the Movies - John Tibbetts
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