THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 18 - Sunday, November 24, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, November 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
Experts from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth - Ethan S. Rafuse, Terry Beckenbaugh, Gregory S. Hospodor, and Randy Mullis - weigh in on the impact Gettysburg had on the greater Civil War.



Wednesday, November 20 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington - Terry Teachout
Biographer Terry Teachout discusses his new book about Duke Ellington, the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century - and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand.



Thursday, November 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Hail to the Chiefs: Warren G. Harding - Phillip Payne
Drawing from his book Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding's Scandalous Legacy, historian Phillip G. Payne examines what is widely regarded as the most corrupt presidency in American history.



Friday, November 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Kennedy Assassination: 50 Years Later - Theodore A. Wilson, Jonathan Hagel, Jennifer Weber, and Jeffrey P. Moran
Historians from the University of Kansas - Theodore A. Wilson, Jonathan Hagel, Jennifer Weber, and Jeffrey P. Moran take a fresh look at the impact and legacy of a president's death.



Sunday, November 24 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

2013-2014 Script-In-Hand Series: Exit Laughing - Arsenic and Old Lace
The Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre premiere the eighth season of Script-in-Hand performances, this year focusing on classic comedies.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, November 20 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Texting & Driving: It Can Wait
Join us for a screening of From One Second to the Next, a short documentary by noted filmmaker Werner Herzog, which looks at four individuals who have caused or been the victims of texting-and-driving accidents.



Thursday, November 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Wrong Girl - Hank Phillippi Ryan
Author Hank Phillippi Ryan discusses her latest novel, a mystery in which reporter Jane Ryland investigates a respected adoption agency that may be guilty of the ultimate betrayal: reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.



Friday, November 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book Release Party
Celebrate the release of the eighth book in the Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. Appropriate for grades K-6.



Saturday, November 23 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Marriage of True Minds: A Collaboration of Music and Word - Bach Aria Soloists
Music inspired by the works of Shakespeare is performed by members of the Bach Aria Soloists. Area actors perform scenes from the Bard's plays.

FILMS


Middle Eastern Voices

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

 

Saturday, November 23 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Color of Paradise (1999)

Rated PG (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 25 - December 1, 2013

 

Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will close at
5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and remain closed on Thursday,
November 28
for Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

Friday, Nov. 29 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Holiday Movie
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Saturday, Nov. 30 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Where Do We Go Now? (2011; PG-13)
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Sunday, Dec. 1 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Sequel - Pinocchio (1940)
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