Monday, August 26 - Sunday, September 1, 2013

Wednesday, August 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Woman Behind the New Deal: Frances Perkins - Kirstin Downey
Author Kirstin Downey discusses her book about FDR's Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, who implemented the 40-hour work week, child labor laws, Social Security, unemployment compensation, and other essential New Deal programs.

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
Political scientist Carolyn N. Long examines the Warren Court decision that decided evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment could not be used in state criminal law prosecutions.


Wednesday, August 28 - 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Slick Business Research: You Have the Advantage
Standard & Poor's Capital IQ representative Dan Sovocool discusses NetAdvantage, a database that features current information about companies, industries, and investment funds.

Wednesday, August 28 - 4:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Great March on Washington
Join us as we commemorate one of the landmark events in the civil rights movement. Library staff will lead a march around the block carrying signs representative of those seen in 1963. Following the march, the documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin will be shown.

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
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.


Quantrill's Legacy

August marks the 150th anniversary of the raid on Lawrence, Kan., 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 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Rated PG (135 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 31 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Casablanca (1942)

Rated PG (102 min.)



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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September 2 - September 8, 2013


Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.



Tuesday, September 3 · 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border - Jonathan Earle & Diane Mutti Burke
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Thursday, September 5 · 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Chicana's Life in Literature - Norma Cantú
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Friday, September 6 · 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Singing Through History with Adam Miller
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Saturday, September 7
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, September 7 · 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Great Waltz (1938: NR)
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Sunday, September 8 · 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Sunflower Ordnance Works - Anne Jones, Matt Gilligan
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