THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, January 13 - Sunday, January 19, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

Stargazing - John C. Tibbetts
Journalist and educator John C. Tibbetts discusses the creation of his autographed celebrity portraits and shares stories about many of his celebrity encounters. The talk complements the Stargazing exhibit on display through January 31, 2014, at the Central Library.



Wednesday, January 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Metropolitan Revolution - Bruce Katz
The Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz joins a panel of experts for a conversation about how cities - not the federal government - are creating more and better jobs driven by innovation, exports, and sustainability.



Sunday, January 19 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker - Chuck Haddix
Chuck Haddix discusses his new book about Kansas City jazz legend Charlie Parker, who began playing in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, pioneered the bebop movement, and died at age 34.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, January 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun:
The Slapstick Circus - Richard Renner
Enjoy a silent, one-man circus act as pantomimist Richard Renner entertains with physical comedy, pratfalls, and a marriage of circus talents with the real world. Appropriate for all ages.

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 18 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Idiot's Delight (1939)

Not Rated (107 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, January 19 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Sunrise (1928)

Not Rated (94 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 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.




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.


 NEXT WEEK
 January 20 - January 26, 2014

 

Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.

 

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 22 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
1939: Into the Abyss - Hal Wert
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Friday, Jan. 24 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Zeus on the Loose! - Coterie Theatre
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Saturday, Jan. 25 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Only Angels Have Wings (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Jan. 26 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Searching the Psyche Through Cinema: The Psychology of Suspense - Strangers on a Train (1951; NR)
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