THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, October 7 - Sunday, October 13, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS



Tuesday, October 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

True Life, True Grit: Achieve the Honorable - Ike Skelton
Former U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton joins Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a public conversation about his new memoir, which chronicles Skelton's life from his boyhood and a bout with polio to his ascent to the powerful chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee.



Wednesday, October 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Bittersweet Harvest: Mexican Witness - Christopher Leitch
Christopher Leitch moderates a panel of Kansas City residents who participated in the Bracero Program (1942-1964), which brought 300,000 Mexican laborers to the U.S. to work as farmhands and railroad workers.



Wednesday, October 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Inside the Park: Running the Base Path of Life - Willie Wilson
Former Royals great Willie Wilson discusses his 19 seasons as a major league baseball player, his record-setting career, and the drug conviction that might have ruined his life at the official launch of his new memoir, Inside the Park: Running the Base Path of Life.




Thursday, October 10 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Meet the Past: Tom Bass
Be part of the studio audience as KCPT tapes the latest installment of Meet the Past, in which Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews legendary African American horseman Tom Bass, as portrayed by Walter Coppage.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Thursday, October 10 - 6:00 p.m.
Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy.

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, October 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Zak Morgan
Grammy-nominated children's musician Zak Morgan presents his unique blend of wordplay and humorous storytelling. Appropriate for all ages.



Saturday, October 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.

Westport Historical Speaker Series: Lock Down - Lawmen, Outlaws and Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri
David W. Jackson, director of archives and education for the Jackson County Historical Society, will discuss the earliest Jackson County jails and share stories about the men and women who lived on both sides of the barred windows and doors.

FILMS


Women of the West

Inspired by True Grit's story of young Mattie Ross, this film series looks at women in the Wild West.

 

Saturday, October 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)

Rated R (121 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
October 14 - October 20, 2013

 

Tuesday, October 15 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Legal Landmarks: Gibbons v. Ogden - Herbert Alan Johnson
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Wednesday, October 16 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dateline: Washington: Aftermath of the Long War - David Finkel
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Wednesday, October 16 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Bobby's Books for Boys
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Thursday, October 17 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Slick Business Research: Complete it Fast
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Thursday, October 17 6:00 p.m.
Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy.
Gold Collar Jobs: 10 Things that Get You Hired and 10 Things that Get You Fired
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Thursday, October 17 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Citizens Project: The Missouri-Kansas Economic Border War
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Friday, October 18 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Fine Arts Chorale
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Saturday, October 19 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Cat Ballou (1965: NR)
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Sunday, October 20 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
What True Grit (Might Have) Looked Like: The Photographs of F.M. Steele - Jim Hoy
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