THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 11 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, November 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Ethnic Voices Poetry Series: A Conversation with Patrick Rosal
Filipino-American poet Patrick Rosal -- who has been known to punch up his readings by strumming the guitar, playing the piano, and dancing -- discusses his work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam.



Wednesday, November 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Images from an Assassination - Max Holland
Journalist and historian Max Holland looks at the Zapruder film, the famous home movie of John F. Kennedy's assassination, discussing how it was made, its status as the dominant record of a national tragedy, and how it has helped and hindered our understanding of that traumatic day in Dallas.



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

Dateline: Washington: Covering Climate Change - Justin Gillis
Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle holds a public conversation about climate change with Justin Gillis, The New York Times' prize-winning environmental reporter.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, November 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Under the Big Top - Happy Faces Entertainment
Run away with the circus as Happy Faces Entertainment ringmaster Dennis Porter presents an interactive program of music, magic, juggling, and more. Appropriate for all ages.



Saturday, November 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
As part of the all-day festival, acclaimed young adult authors Rainbow Rowell, Jacqueline Woodson, and John Green will sign copies of their books available for sale at the event. Guest also can bring one book per author from home.



Sunday, November 17 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Tommy Campbell, Kansas City's Greatest Boxer? - Phil S. Dixon
Phil S. Dixon, author of Tommy Campbell: A Boxing Bout with the Mob, examines the life of the local fighter who was the world's No. 2 lightweight but fell into obscurity after testifying in court about mob attempts to control the lightweight division.

FILMS


Middle Eastern Voices

This is the third 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 16 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Persepolis (2007)

Rated PG-13 (96 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, November 17 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Breathless (1960)

Not Rated (90 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 18 - November 24, 2013

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Gettysburg: The Most Important Event of 1863? - Ethan S. Rafuse, Terry Beckenbaugh, Gregory S. Hospodor, and Randy Mullis
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Wednesday, Nov. 20 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington - Terry Teachout
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Wednesday, Nov. 20 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Texting & Driving: It Can Wait
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Thursday, Nov. 21 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Hail to the Chiefs: Warren G. Harding - Phillip Payne
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Thursday, Nov. 21 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Wrong Girl - Hank Phillippi Ryan
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Friday, Nov. 22 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Kennedy Assassination: 50 Years Later - Theodore A. Wilson, Jonathan Earle, Jennifer Weber, and Jeffrey P. Moran
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Friday, Nov. 22 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book Release Party
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Saturday, Nov. 23 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Color of Paradise (1999; PG)
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Saturday, Nov. 23 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Marriage of True Minds: A Collaboration of Music and Word - Bach Aria Soloists
(DATE CHANGE)

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Sunday, Nov. 24 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
2013-2014 Script-In-Hand Series: Exit Laughing - Arsenic and Old Lace
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