THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, March 24 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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
Douglas C. Waller examines the colorful life and career of William Joseph Donovan, director during World War II of America's first national intelligence agency - the OSS - and the intellectual father of today's CIA.



Thursday, March 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

1939: The End of the Spanish Civil War - Donald P. Wright
On the 75th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War, Donald P. Wright of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College offers an overview of the "dress rehearsal for World War II."



Sunday, March 30 - 2:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Destination: Planet Negro - Kevin Willmott
Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott discusses and screens his spoof of '50s science fiction films. A rocket ship from the 1930s enters a time warp, landing its crew in a modern America with a black president and young African American men who cannot keep their pants up.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, March 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Superman - Larry Tye
Larry Tye discusses the first full biography of not only the fictional Man of Steel but also the real-world writers, artists, publishers, and performers who have kept the caped character an essential part of American culture for seven decades.



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
Columbia University's Robert Jervis maintains that though the United States is now unusually secure, there persists a widespread sense that the world is in fact deeply threatening.



Friday, March 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: To Kill a Mockingbird
Actors with The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center present selected scenes from the classic Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Appropriate for grades 5 - 12.

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 29 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Destry Rides Again (1939)

Not Rated (94 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 31 - April 6, 2014

 

Wednesday, April 2 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Panama Canal
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Wednesday, April 2 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Teen Poetry Month: Lemon Andersen
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Thursday, April 3 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West - Anne F. Hyde
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Friday, April 4 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird
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Saturday, April 5 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Love Affair (1939; NR)
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Saturday, April 5 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Created Equal Film Series: Freedom Riders (2010; NR)
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Sunday, April 6 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890 - Jerome Greene
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Sunday, April 6 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Dramatic Story Time - Coterie Theatre
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Sunday, April 6 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Film: Ernest & Celestine (2012; PG)
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