THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, February 3 - Sunday, February 9, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, February 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dracula - Michael Pink and Devon Carney
Choreographer Michael Pink and Kansas City Ballet artistic director Devon Carney discuss the company's new production of Dracula, which brings Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale to life through dance.



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

How to Read a Novelist - John Freeman, Frank Bill, and Whitney Terrell
Book critic and former Granta editor John Freeman, novelist Frank Bill (Donnybrook), and Kansas City author Whitney Terrell hold a conversation about the art of interviewing writers.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, February 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Tommy Terrific: Louis Armstrong, Jazz Pioneer
Kids' magician Tommy Terrific celebrates the great trumpeter, singer, and jazz pioneer, Louis Armstrong. The program is 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, February 8 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Not Rated (117 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 is led by psychoanalyst Bonnie Buchele and Donnelly College Assistant Professor Melissa Lenos.

 

Sunday, February 9 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Rear Window (1954)

Not Rated (112 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display through 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 in 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
  February 10 - February 16, 2014

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Lincoln Deception - David O. Stewart
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Thursday, Feb. 13 Activities All Day
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Building the Gigabit City 2.0
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Friday, Feb. 14 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: A Musical Tribute to the Swing Jazz Legends - Brother John
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Saturday, Feb. 15 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Wuthering Heights (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Feb. 16 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Sequel - An American in Paris (1951)
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Sunday, Feb. 16 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Locked Up in Leavenworth - Jake Ersland
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