THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, January 27 - Sunday, February 2, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, January 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

July 1914: Countdown to War - Sean McMeekin
In a discussion of his new book, historian Sean McMeekin reveals how a small cabal of European statesmen used the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to initiate a long-awaited showdown among the Continent's
powers, ultimately leading to the start of World War I.



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

A Conversation with Alvin Sykes
Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews civil rights advocate Alvin Sykes about the role libraries have played in his work, his appointment as The Kansas City Public Library's 2013 scholar in residence, and the publication of the biographical monograph Pursuit of Truth.



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

Script-In-Hand Series: Exit Laughing - The Odd Couple
The Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre continue the eighth season of Script-in-Hand performances, this year focusing on classic comedies.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, January 31 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Funky Mama
Kid rocker Krista Eyler performs a concert displaying her unique blend of soul-inspired, bluesy, family-friendly music.



Sunday, February 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Dramatic Story Time - Coterie Theatre
Coterie Theatre artists read from their favorite children's books while the audience enjoys an opportunity to "jump into the story" on stage. This program is appropriate for all ages.

February's Selection:
Olu's Dream by Shane Evans

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, February 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

Not Rated (113 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display February 1 - March 31, 2014
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

American Cartoonists: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

The role played by comic books in fighting fascism is explored in an exhibit spanning almost 70 years and featuring iconic characters such as Superman, Daredevil, Silver Streak, and Captain America.




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.

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
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
  February 3 - February 9, 2014

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dracula - Michael Pink and Devon Carney
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Thursday, Feb. 6 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
How to Read a Novelist - John Freeman, Frank Bill, and Whitney Terrell
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Friday, Feb. 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Louis Armstrong, Jazz Pioneer - Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic
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Saturday, Feb. 8 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Feb. 9 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Searching the Psyche through Cinema: The Psychology of Suspense - Rear Window (1954)
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