THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 4 - Sunday, November 10, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

Bulls and Bears: Maxims of Wall Street - Mark Skousen
Financial expert Mark Skousen discusses his book Maxims of Wall Street, which includes more than 800 adages from such notable figures as Warren Buffett, J.P. Morgan, and Steve Forbes.



Thursday, November 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Legal Landmarks: Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Richard Moe
In a discussion of his new book, Roosevelt's Second Act, author Richard Moe examines FDR's decision to seek a third term, a choice that secured the advances of the New Deal and helped America prepare for another world war.



Sunday, November 10 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey - Deborah Shouse
Writer Deborah Shouse discusses her book about caring for her aging mother. She is joined by storyteller Ron Zoglin and Alzheimer's expert Michelle Niedens.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Monday, November 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

I Wrote a Book, Now What? - Mira Bartok
Author Mira Bartok offers a common-sense guide to navigating the world of publishing, from finding an agent and publisher to undergoing the editorial process and handling publicity.



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

Martin Bell: Conflicts, Politics, and Poetry
Legendary BBC reporter Martin Bell - Britain's answer to Walter Cronkite - discusses his life, war experiences, career in Parliament, and recent incarnation as a poet.

STORYTELLING CELEBRATION


14th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration
The 14th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration features folk tales, historical sagas, performance art, intergalactic yarns and more.


Friday, November 8 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Sadarri & Company Multilingual Storytellers
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Friday, November 8 7:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Ghost Stories - Peter Cook, Marilyn Kinsella, Willy Claflin, and Rosie Cutrer
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Saturday, November 9 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Adult Workshop: Fractured Fairytales with Marilyn Kinsella
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Saturday, November 9 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Fairytale Tell - Priscilla Howe,
Tim Manson, and Laura Packer

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Saturday, November 9 7:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Storytelling Spectacular - Marilyn Kinsella, Peter Cook, Willy Claflin, and Sadarri & Company Multilingual Storytellers
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FILMS


Middle Eastern Voices

This is the second in a series of five movies originating in the Middle East, a region roiling not only with religious and political turmoil but also with an increasingly vital film industry.

 

Saturday, November 9 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Incendies (2010)

Rated R (139 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


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
 November 11 - November 17, 2013

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Ethnic Voices Poetry Series: A Conversation with Patrick Rosal
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Wednesday, Nov. 13 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Images from an Assassination - Max Holland
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Thursday, Nov. 14 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dateline: Washington: Covering Climate Change - Justin Gillis
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Friday, Nov. 15 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Happy Faces Entertainment - Under the Big Top
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Saturday, Nov. 16 1:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
2013 Young Adult Literature Festival: Public Book Signing with Rainbow Rowell, Jacqueline Woodson, and John Green
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Saturday, Nov. 16 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Persepolis (2007; PG-13)
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Saturday, Nov. 16 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Marriage of True Minds: A Collaboration of Music and Word - Bach Aria Soloists
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Sunday, Nov. 17 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Sequel: Breathless (1960; NR)
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Sunday, Nov. 17 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Tommy Campbell, Kansas City's Greatest Boxer - Phil S. Dixon
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