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


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
Kevin Cook discusses his new book about the 1964 murder in New York of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, a crime made doubly notorious because a reported 38 witnesses didn't attempt to stop it. Problem is, according to Cook, much of what we think we know about the incident is wrong.



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
Amanda Ripley discusses her book about three young Americans who have opted to study in foreign countries where education is undergoing a revolution and even average students can make complex arguments.



Thursday, March 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

"My Earnest Endeavor": Grant Takes Command, 1864 - Ethan S. Rafuse
Military historian Ethan S. Rafuse of the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College explains how Ulysses S. Grant took command of Union forces and brought the North to victory in the Civil War.



Sunday, March 16 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Exit Laughing: Script-In-Hand - The Philadelphia Story
The Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre continue the eighth season of Script-in-Hand performances, this year focusing on classic comedies.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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

Friday Night Family Fun: Game Night
Get your game on! Board games are a great way for families to relax together, bond, and learn along the way. We will have games for all ages, so bring the whole family and get ready to play. 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, March 15 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Jesse James (1939)

Not Rated (106 min.)

 



Created Equal Film Series

The Created Equal documentary series chronicles the civil rights struggles of African Americans. KU's Randal M. Jelks provides opening and closing remarks.

 

Saturday, March 15 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Slavery by Another Name (2012)

Not Rated (90 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 17 - March 23, 2014

 

Tuesday, March 18 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Fortune & Fame - ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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Wednesday, March 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Winter Reading 2014 Read It/Watch It - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
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Wednesday, March 19 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The End Is Near and It's Going to be Awesome - Kevin Williamson
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Thursday, March 20 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Highly Unlikely Scenario - Rachel Cantor
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Thursday, March 20 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Revolutionary Organizing in the Age of Reaction: The Fight for the Soul of the Cities - Eric Mann
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Friday, March 21 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: LEARN Lego Night
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Saturday, March 22 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Union Pacific (1939; NR)
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Sunday, March 23 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Bibliomaniac! Mr. Fitzpatrick's Passion for Collecting Books - Sherrie Smith
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