THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, January 6 - Sunday, January 12, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, January 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History - Phong Nguyen
What if Adolf Hitler had gotten into art school? What if Joan of Arc had become a mother? Or if Napoleon had kept Louisiana for the French? Author Phong Nguyen examines what might have happened had famous people actually gotten what they wished for.



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

Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans - Richard V. Barbuto
Military historian Richard Barbuto commemorates the 199th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, in which the vaunted British Army suffered defeat at the hands of makeshift American forces under the command of Andrew Jackson.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, January 10 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun:
Kansas City FilmFest - Animation Inside Out
The folks behind the Kansas City FilmFest lend insight into the world of animation through a variety of old-fashioned film-related crafts and children's film presentations. Appropriate for grades K-6.

FILMS


Hollywood's Greatest Year

Take a trip in time back to 1939, regarded by many critics as the greatest year in the history of American film.

 

Saturday, January 11 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Bachelor Mother (1939)

Not Rated (82 min.)

 



Searching the Psyche through Cinema: The Psychology of Suspense

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film screening and discussion series returns for an examination of the cinema of the "Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock. Post-screening conversation led by psychoanalyst Marilyn Metzl, Ph.D., and UMKC's Thom Poe, Ph.D.

 

Sunday, January 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Notorious (1946)

Not Rated (101 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display through January 31, 2014
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Stargazing

For more than 30 years John C. Tibbetts has attended Hollywood film junkets, not only interviewing stars but also creating portraits that his subjects signed. This exhibit features more than 80 of his favorite celebrity depictions.




On display through January 31, 2014
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.




On display January 11 through February 23, 2014
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

The 1942 assassination of a notorious German officer by the Czech resistance - and the horrendous revenge exacted by the Nazis - are explored in this exhibit created by the Czech government.


 NEXT WEEK
 January 13 - January 19, 2014

 

Tuesday, Jan. 14 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Stargazing - John C. Tibbetts
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Wednesday, Jan. 15 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Metropolitan Revolution - Bruce Katz
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Friday, Jan. 17 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: The Slapstick Circus - Richard Renner
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Saturday, Jan. 18 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Idiot's Delight (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Jan. 19 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker - Chuck Haddix
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Sunday, Jan. 19 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: Sunrise (1928; NR)
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