THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, September 9 - Sunday, September 15, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, September 10 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

"I Am With You Tooth and Nail" William Rockhill Nelson & Theodore Roosevelt - Lewis L. Gould
Historian Lewis L. Gould argues that Kansas City Star publisher William Rockhill Nelson played a major role in the political fortunes of former President Theodore Roosevelt.



Wednesday, September 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know - Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
In a discussion of his new book, University of California-Irvine professor and China expert Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom provides answers to the most urgent questions regarding the world's newest superpower. This event is part of the Library's The Eagle and the Dragon series focusing on U.S.-China relations.



Thursday, September 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage - Jeffrey Frank
Jeffrey Frank discusses his new book, Ike and Dick, about the 20-year political and private relationship between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Saturday, September 14 - 2:00 p.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.

Westport Historical Speaker Series: Moving the Harris House in 1922 - Ross Renne
Ross Renne, whose family specialized in moving buildings, explains how in 1922 the historic Harris-Kearney House was moved from Westport Road and Main Street (now the site of the old Katz Drug Store building) to its current home at 40th and Baltimore.



Sunday, September 15 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

We Were Hanging by a Thread - Ann Brownfield
Author Ann Brownfield of the Kansas City Garment District Museum discusses her new book about our city's heyday as a clothing manufacturing center and its slow decline.



Sunday, September 15 - 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

A Cultural Celebration of Bhutan
Experience the smells, tastes, and sounds of Bhutan - the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world according to a global survey - with an afternoon of poetry, music, dance, visual art, and food.

FILMS


Cinematic Intermezzo

September is Classical Music Month, and with that in mind the Library is offering a lineup of free movies about those other long-haired musicians.

 

Saturday, September 14 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Red Violin (1998)

Rated R (130 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
September 16 - September 22, 2013

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dateline: Washington: Freeing the Economy - Megan McArdle
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Wednesday, Sept. 18 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Rise and Dream
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Wednesday, Sept. 18 6:30 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
10 Gold Collar Jobs in KC
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Thursday, Sept. 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Legal Landmarks: Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History - Peter Charles Hoffer
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Thursday, Sept. 19 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word Hosted by Nick Haines
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Friday, Sept. 20 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Civil War Era Family Life
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Friday, Sept. 20 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: Wanderlust (2012: R)
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Saturday, Sept. 21 Noon
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
An Open Session with the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie
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Saturday, Sept. 21 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Rhapsody in Blue (1945; NR)
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Sunday, Sept. 22 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Granville Automatic
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