THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, September 23 - Sunday, September 29, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS



Tuesday, September 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
Author Ann Kirschner discusses her book about the common-law wife of lawman Wyatt Earp, a flamboyant Jewish girl from New York who led a life of ambition, adventure, and romance. Josephine Earp was the type of woman embodied in True Grit's fictional Mattie Ross.




Wednesday, September 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

True Grit as True Grist for Exploration of the Western Novel - Tom Averill
Scholar Tom Averill of Washburn University examines how the novel True Grit depicts the American West and the characteristics that unite all great Western stories.




Sunday, September 29 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

True Life, True Grit: The Uncrushable Rose - Bambi Nancy Shen
In the first of two True Life/True Grit programs, Bambi Nancy Shen discusses her memoir about her birth in Saigon, her childhood in a Japanese concentration camp, and her life of survival at the crossroads of world events.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, September 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
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.



Thursday, September 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

To Marry an English Lord- Carol Wallace
Author Carol Wallace examines the American heiresses who early in the last century traveled to England, where they swapped their fortunes for titles by marrying into nobility. Her book To Marry an English Lord was an inspiration for the hit PBS series Downton Abbey.



Friday, September 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Victorian Ghost Stories with Joyce Slater
Enjoy Kansas City native Joyce Slater's spooky Victorian-era tales of things that go bump in the night. Appropriate for all ages.

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 28 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Great Caruso (1951)

Not Rated (109 min.)

 



Movies That Matter: The Sequel

Think you're film literate? Not until you've experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this series.

 

Sunday, September 29 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Grand Illusion (1937)

In French with English Subtitles.

Not Rated (114 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 through December 1, 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 30 - October 6, 2013

 

Tuesday, October 1 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Wicked War - Amy S. Greenberg
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Wednesday, October 2 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Sound of True Grit: Music Inspired by the Novel - Jeff Harshbarger
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Thursday, October 3 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Hail to the Chiefs: Woodrow Wilson - A. Scott Berg
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Friday, October 4 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
True Grit and Black Women of the West: The Story of "Stagecoach" Mary Fields - Carol Wallace
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Saturday, October 5 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, October 5 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Westward the Women (1951: NR)
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Saturday, October 5 2:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Saddle Up with Bluford: Tales from the Trail
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Sunday, October 6 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Rooster: The Life and Times of the Real Rooster Cogburn - Brett Cogburn
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Sunday, October 6 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre Dramatic Story Time
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