THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, January 20 - Sunday, 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.

 

SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

1939: Into the Abyss - Hal Wert
Historian Hal Wert marks the 75th anniversary of the year when Europe faced a period of escalating tensions, diplomatic crises and armed agressions that culminated in the German blitzkrieg of Poland and the outbreak of World War II.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, January 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun:
Zeus on the Loose! - Coterie Theatre
The Coterie Theatre presents the tale of a fifth-grade boy obsessed with the mythical god Zeus. Appropriate for grades 1-5.

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 25 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Not Rated (121 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.

 

Sunday, January 26 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Strangers on a Train (1951)

Rated PG (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 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 27 - February 2, 2014

 

Wednesday, Jan. 29 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
July 1914: Countdown to War - Sean McMeekin
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Thursday, Jan. 30 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Conversation with Alvin Sykes
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Friday, Jan. 31 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Funky Mama
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Saturday, Feb. 1 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Man in the Iron Mask (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Feb. 2 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Script-In-Hand - The Odd Couple
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Sunday, Feb. 2 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Dramatic Story Time - Coterie Theatre
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