THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, February 24 - Sunday, March 2, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, February 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
In a discussion of his new book, historian John B. Judis looks back to the Truman administration in an examination of the roots of the Arab/Israeli conflict and explains how it might be ended.



Wednesday, February 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Remembering the River Quay - Gary Jenkins
Filmmaker Gary Jenkins discusses the rise and fall - thanks to a gang war - of Kansas City's River Quay, and screens footage from his upcoming documentary, Gangland Wire.



Thursday, February 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Muslims and Jews in Christian America - Charles L. Cohen
Charles L. Cohen kicks off this year's McKinzie Symposium with a discussion of the issues facing minority religions in a political landscape dominated by Christianity.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Sunday, March 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.

March's Selection:
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
by Julia Rawlinson

FILMS


Chasing Ice (2012)

Jeff Orlowski's documentary follows environmental photographer James Balog - initially a skeptic on climate change - as his travels convince him of the impact that humans have on the planet.

 

Monday, February 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Rated PG-13 (75 min.)

 



Winter Reading Read It/Watch It

Join Kansas City Public Library readers' advisory expert (and film enthusiast) Kaite Stover for film screenings and lively conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are official selections of the Stop Me if You've Read This One Suggested Readings list. Discussions will immediately follow the film presentation.

 

Wednesday, February 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Princess Bride (1987)

Rated PG (98 min.)

 



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, March 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dodge City (1939)

Not Rated (104 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 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
  March 3 - March 9, 2014

 

Tuesday, Mar. 4 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Hail to the Chiefs: David Rice Atchison - Chris Taylor
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Wednesday, Mar. 5 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Ethnic Voices Poetry Series: The Voices of Heaven - Maija Rhee Devine
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Thursday, Mar. 6 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Self-Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America - Steven Watts
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Friday, Mar. 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Brandon Draper's Drum Safari
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Saturday, Mar. 8 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Drums Along the Mohawk (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Mar. 9 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Sequel - The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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