THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, February 10 - Sunday, February 16, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, February 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Lincoln Deception - David O. Stewart
Author David O. Stewart discusses his new novel offering an alternative history of the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Was John Wilkes Booth truly the mastermind or were other more powerful forces pulling the strings?



Thursday, February 13 - Events All Day
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Building the Gigabit City 2.0
This all-day event explores the future of ultra-high-speed Internet with demonstrations of gigabit products, a panel discussion, and group breakouts that explore how gigabit apps could address regional issues.



Sunday, February 16 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Locked Up in Leavenworth - Jake Ersland
Drawing from official case files, the National Archives' Jake Ersland explores the murderers, mob bosses, anarchists, bootleggers, and thieves - many from Kansas City - who have done time at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, February 14 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Brother John: A Musical Tribute to the Swing Jazz Legends
Join vocalist and storyteller Brother John - performing as hepcat MC "Carr Mel Brown" - as he pays tribute to the the golden age of swing jazz. 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 15 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Wuthering Heights (1939)

Not Rated (104 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, February 16 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
An American in Paris (1951)

Not Rated (113 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 17 - February 23, 2014

 

Tuesday, Feb. 18 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
We're Here, We're Queer: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Kansas City
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Wednesday, Feb. 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
An Evening With Frederick Douglass
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Thursday, Feb. 20 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Civil War at Sea: The First Modern Naval War - John T. Kuehn
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Friday, Feb. 21 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: 21st Annual Young Writers Contest
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Saturday, Feb. 22 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Gulliver's Travels (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Feb. 23 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Searching the Psyche through Cinema: The Psychology of Suspense - The Birds (1963)
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Sunday, Feb. 23 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.
The Real Walter Mitty and Other Thurber Fantasies - Bernard Norcott-Mahany
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