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


Tuesday, March 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Hail to the Chiefs: David Rice Atchison - Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor, director of the Atchison County (Kansas) Historical Society and the world's smallest unofficial presidential library, offers an enlightening and whimsical review of the "presidency" of Missourian David Rice Atchison - who, some contend, spent 24 hours as president of the United States on March 4, 1849.



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

Ethnic Voices Poetry Series: The Voices of Heaven - Maija Rhee Devine
Angela Elam of New Letters on the Air, aired locally on KCUR 89.3 FM, holds a public conversation with Maija Rhee Devine about her new novel. It follows an arranged marriage from the time of the Japanese occupation of Korea to today's economically advanced, high-tech South Korea.



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

Self-Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America - Steven Watts
Author Steven Watts discusses his new biography of Missourian Dale Carnegie, whose 1936 best-seller How to Win Friends and Influence People helped launch the self-help revolution.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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

Friday Night Family Fun: Brandon Draper's Drum Safari
Join a musical safari! Meet different African animals whose names are set to rhythm. Then pick up a percussion instrument and let the jungle jam begin!

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, March 8 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Drums Along the Mohawk (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, March 9 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated (129 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 10 - March 16, 2014

 

Tuesday, March 11 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America - Kevin Cook
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Wednesday, March 12 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Smartest Kids in the World - and How They Got That Way - Amanda Ripley
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Thursday, March 13 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
"My Earnest Endeavor": Grant Takes Command, 1864 - Ethan S. Rafuse
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Friday, March 14 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Game Night
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Saturday, March 15 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Jesse James (1939; NR)
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Saturday, March 15 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Created Equal Film Series: Slavery by Another Name (2012)
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Sunday, March 16 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Exit Laughing: Script-In-Hand - The Philadelphia Story
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