THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, February 17 - Sunday, February 23, 2014

 

Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will be closed on
Monday, February 17, in observance of
Presidents Day.

 

SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, February 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
Experts explain how Kansas City's gay community was making strides long before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York sparked the modern gay rights movement. Participating are Stuart Hinds, Kevin Scharlau, and Kay Madden.



Wednesday, February 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

An Evening With Frederick Douglass
In this one-man show, historic re-enactor Charles Everett Pace portrays the slave who fled to freedom and became one of America's most eloquent voices for abolition and civil rights.



Thursday, February 20 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Civil War at Sea: The First Modern Naval War - John T. Kuehn
We think of the Civil War in terms of great land battles. But the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College's John T. Kuehn argues that the war on water - on rivers, in harbors, and on the high seas - was just as important.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, February 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: 21st Annual Young Writers Contest
This year's winners of the 21st Annual Young Writers Contest will be recognized - and all participants celebrated - at a grand reception sponsored by Reading Reptile, the Kansas City Public Library, and the Johnson County Library.



Sunday, February 23 - 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

The Real Walter Mitty and Other Thurber Fantasies - Bernard Norcott-Mahany
Join Library staff member Bernard Norcott-Mahany as he recounts "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (the movie Mitty is not the real Mitty) and other stories and cartoons by James Thurber.

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 22 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Not Rated (76 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 led by Psychoanalyst David Donovan and Julie Farstad, associate professor of Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute.

 

Sunday, February 23 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Birds (1963)

Not Rated (119 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 24 - March 2, 2014

 

Monday, Feb. 24 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film: Chasing Ice (2012)
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Tuesday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict - John B. Judis
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Wednesday, Feb. 26 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Winter Reading 2014 Read It/Watch It - The Princess Bride (1987)
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Wednesday, Feb. 26 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Remembering the River Quay - Gary Jenkins
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Thursday, Feb. 27 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Muslims and Jews in Christian America - Charles L. Cohen
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Saturday, Mar. 1 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Dodge City (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Mar. 2 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Dramatic Story Time - Coterie Theatre
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