THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, August 19 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, August 20 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dateline: Washington: The Future of Space Exploration and the Sale of The Washington Post - Joel Achenbach
Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle holds a public conversation about The Future of Space Exploration with The Washington Post's Joel Achenbach. The two will also discuss the recent sale of The Post to billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com.



Wednesday, August 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Sack of Lawrence and the Guerrilla War - Tony R. Mullis
On the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, historian Tony R. Mullis of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth examines the notorious massacre and the years of back-and-forth atrocities that led up to it.



Thursday, August 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Refuge Denied: The St. Louis' Passengers and the Holocaust - Scott Miller
Scott Miller of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum examines the fates of the nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees who in 1937 fled Nazi Germany on the ship St. Louis but were returned to Europe after Cuba, the U.S., and Canada denied them refuge.



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

Case for a Pardon: The Pete O'Neal Story - Steve Penn
Former Kansas City Star columnist Steve Penn discusses his new book about Pete O'Neal, the leader of the Kansas City Black Panthers who was convicted on a weapons charge, fled to Africa and during four decades in exile has become an honored community leader in Tanzania.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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
Architects Steve McDowell and Rick Schladweiler and Kansas City Ballet Executive Director Jeffrey Bentley explore how the century-old Union Station Power House Building was transformed into the award-winning Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity.

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 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Ride With the Devil (1999)

Rated R (138 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 24 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

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 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 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 26 - September 1, 2013

 

Monday, August 26 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976: PG)
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Wednesday, August 28 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Slick Business Research: You Have the Advantage
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Wednesday, August 28 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Woman Behind the New Deal: Frances Perkins - Kirstin Downey
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Thursday, August 29 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Legal Landmarks: Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures - Carolyn N. Long
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Thursday, August 29 6:30 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
Gold Collar Jobs: 10 Things that Get You Hired and 10 Things that Get You Fired
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Saturday, August 31 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Casablanca (1942: NR)
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