THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, September 16 - Sunday, September 22, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, September 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dateline: Washington: Freeing the Economy - Megan McArdle
Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle and Bloomberg's Megan McArdle hold a public conversation on the economy. McArdle writes about economics, finance, and government policy from a moderate libertarian (or classical liberal) perspective.



Thursday, September 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
University of Georgia professor Peter Charles Hoffer examines the repercussions of the controversial 1973 Supreme Court decision that upheld a woman's right to have an abortion and became a flashpoint in the contemporary "culture" war.



Thursday, September 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word Hosted by Nick Haines
KCPT's Nick Haines emcees this program featuring adult students from Literacy Kansas City who share their stories and local authors who talk about the power of reading.



Sunday, September 22 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Granville Automatic
The country/bluegrass duo Granville Automatic performs original songs inspired by Civil War battles.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, September 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Rise and Dream
Join us for a screening of Rise and Dream, a documentary about how Filipino youths mastered traditional instruments to put on a life-changing concert. Following the screening, Kansas City's Barclay Martin, the film's musical director, and others involved in the project hold a roundtable discussion.



Wednesday, September 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

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.



Friday, September 20 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Civil War Era Family Life
Nancy Lewis and Anne Mallinson discuss the challenges American families faced during the Civil War era. Children will be able to dress up in period attire provided by the Wornall House and make rag dolls.



Saturday, September 21 - Noon
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

An Open Session with the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie
Join artists of all levels of experience in painting in the great outdoors in this "open session" hosted by the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace. Supplies and snacks provided.

FILMS


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 Library.

 

Friday, September 20 - 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Wanderlust (2012)

Rated R (98 min.)

 



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 21 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Not Rated (135 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


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 September 20 through November 28, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

What True Grit (Might Have) Looked Like: The Photographs of F.M. Steele

In the 1890s F.M. Steele chronicled cowboys at work and play on the open ranges of Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. This exhibit of his photographs helps us envision the world in which the novel True Grit unfolds.




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 23 - September 29, 2013

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp - Ann Kirschner
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Wednesday, Sept. 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
True Grit as True Grist for Exploration of the Western Novel - Tom Averill
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Wednesday, Sept. 25 6:30 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Gold Collar Jobs: 10 Things that Get You Hired and 10 Things that Get You Fired
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Thursday, Sept. 26 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
To Marry an English Lord - Carol Wallace
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Friday, Sept. 27 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Victorian Ghost Stories with Joyce Slater
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Saturday, Sept. 28 9:45 a.m.
Grand Blvd from Pershing Rd. to Truman Rd.
The American Royal Parade: A Star Spangled Salute - Big Read Community Kickoff
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Saturday, Sept. 28 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Great Caruso (1951; NR)
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Sunday, Sept. 29 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Sequel: The Grand Illusion (1937: NR)
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Sunday, Sept. 29 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
True Life, True Grit: The Uncrushable Rose - Bambi Nancy Shen
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