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


Tuesday, March 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Fortune & Fame - ReShonda Tate Billingsley
ReShonda Tate Billingsley discusses her new novel, co-written with Victoria Christopher Murray, about two fan-favorite heroines who play out their rivalry on reality TV.



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
The National Review's Kevin Williamson argues that innovative solutions to many of America's problems are emerging from the failure of politics and government.



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

A Highly Unlikely Scenario - Rachel Cantor
Rachel Cantor discusses her debut novel, A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World, an uproarious tale about a guy who operates a pizza chain complaint hotline and finds himself inundated with medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and latter-day Baconians.



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
Progressive organizer Eric Mann looks at how race, labor, and immigration are reshaping the political and social lives of our urban areas and suggests ways we can nurture inclusion, seed innovation, salvage ideology, and build community.



Sunday, March 23 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Bibliomaniac! Mr. Fitzpatrick's Passion for Collecting Books - Sherrie Smith
Retired librarian Sherrie Smith explores the treasure trove of rare books found in the Lincoln, Nebraska, home of retired university professor T.J. Fitzpatrick - and explains how many of them came to be housed in the Library's Missouri Valley Room.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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

Friday Night Family Fun: LEARN Lego Night
Calling all future engineers and any youngster who loves to build! Join the LEARN Science and Math Club for an evening of fun with LEGOS. LEARN will provide the bricks; you provide the imagination. Appropriate for all ages.

FILMS


Winter Reading 2014 Read It / Watch It

Join Library readers' advisory expert Kaite Stover and librarian Bernard Norcott-Mahany for film screenings and animated conversations about film versions of books selected as Stop Me if You've Read This One Suggested Readings.

 

Wednesday, March 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Not Rated (99 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 22 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Union Pacific (1939)

Not Rated (135 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 24 - March 30, 2014

 

Tuesday, March 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Superman - Larry Tye
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Wednesday, March 26 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Why Does the U.S. Spend So Much Money on Security and Feel So Insecure? - Robert Jervis
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Wednesday, March 26 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage - Douglas C. Waller
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Thursday, March 27 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Franco and the Fascist March to Victory - Donald P. Wright
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Friday, March 28 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: To Kill a Mockingbird
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Saturday, March 29 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Destry Rides Again (1939; NR)
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Sunday, March 30 2:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Destination: Planet Negro - Kevin Willmott
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