THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, October 14 - Sunday, October 20, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, October 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Legal Landmarks: Gibbons v. Ogden - Herbert Alan Johnson
Author Herbert Alan Johnson examines the lasting impact of an 1824 Supreme Court decision that became a key moment in the ongoing tug-of-war for power between individual states and the federal government.



Wednesday, October 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dateline: Washington: Aftermath of the Long War - David Finkel
Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle and Washington Post reporter David Finkel explore the shocking, riveting, unflinching, and ultimately deeply humane stories of those who must live the rest of their lives with the realities of war.



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

The Missouri-Kansas Economic Border War
In recent years the Missouri-Kansas "border war" has taken on economic implications, with both states enticing businesses to jump across the state line. KMBC's Micheal Mahoney moderates a panel discussion of whether this practice is healthy or harmful.




Sunday, October 20 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

What True Grit (Might Have) Looked Like: The Photographs of F.M. Steele - Jim Hoy
Western specialist Jim Hoy provides an insider's look at the Library's exhibit of photos by F.M. Steele chronicling cowboy life at the turn of the century. The event complements this year's Kansas City Big Read selection, True Grit.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, October 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Bobby's Books for Boys
Boys ages 8-12 are invited to enjoy great books, snacks, and lots of activities in this book club specially created to appeal to their interests.

October Book Selection:
ParaNorman by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel



Thursday, October 17 - 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Slick Business Research: Complete it Fast
EBCSOhost representative Lisa Jones discusses Business Source Complete, a database offering access to trade journals, industry profiles, market research reports, SWOT analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats), and other business information.



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

Friday Night Family Fun: Fine Arts Chorale
Award-winning children's books come alive with music from the Fine Arts Chorale! Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal with this program filled with stories and music. Appropriate for all ages.

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 19 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Cat Ballou (1965)

Not Rated (97 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 21 - October 27, 2013

 

Monday, October 21 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Gryphon: New and Selected Stories - Charles Baxter
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Tuesday, October 22 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Ethnic Voices Poetry Series: The Trouble Ball - Martin Espada
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Tuesday, October 22 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Tigers vs. Jayhawks: From the Civil War to the Battle for No. 1 - Mark Godich
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Wednesday, October 23 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin - Jill Lepore
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Thursday, October 24 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Mattie Ross: A Portrait of Feminist Heroism or Traditional Masculinity? - Jane Wood, Brenda Bethman, Crystal Gorham Doss and Adrianne Russell
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Friday, October 25 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Palling Around with Rooster and Mattie
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Saturday, October 26 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Heartland (1979: PG)
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Sunday, October 27 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Sequel: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935: NR)
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