THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, March 31 - Sunday, April 6, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, April 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Panama Canal
The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 signaled America's emergence as a global power. This documentary from the PBS American Experience series explores the story of this monumental undertaking, achieved in part by individuals with Kansas City ties.



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
Historian Anne F. Hyde discusses her new book about the forces that were developing the American West long before the Louisiana Purchase made it a part of the United States.



Sunday, April 6 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890 - Jerome Greene
Historian Jerome Greene explores the 1890 massacre of Sioux Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the complex events preceding the tragedy, and its troubled legacy.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, April 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Teen Poetry Month: Lemon Andersen
Join like-minded teens for an evening of food, open mic poetry, and a performance by award-winning spoken word artist, Lemon Andersen.



Friday, April 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

In observance of Earth Month, the StoneLion Puppet Theatre debuts I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird, a show based on the folk tale by Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Recommended for preschool to Grade 4 and their families.



Sunday, April 6 - 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.

April's Selection:
Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888
by Christopher Bing

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, April 5 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Love Affair (1939)

Not Rated (88 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, April 5 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Freedom Riders (2010)

Not Rated (117 min.)

 



Ernest & Celestine (2010)

This Oscar-nominated animated feature tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

 

Sunday, April 6 - 3:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Rated PG (80 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
  April 7 - April 13, 2014

 

Monday, April 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Speaking Truth to Power - Raymond McGovern
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Tuesday, April 8 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Unleashing the Second American Century - Joel Kurtzman
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Wednesday, April 9 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dateline: Washington: Can Anyone Stop Her? - Carl Cannon
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Thursday, April 10 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World - Zachary Karabell
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Friday, April 11 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.
Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale
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Friday, April 11 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Magic Scott
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Saturday, April 12 8:00 a.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
2014 Early Literacy Symposium
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Saturday, April 12 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Women (1939; NR)
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Saturday, April 12 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.
A Cultural Celebration of India - Vox Narro Project
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Sunday, April 13 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Exit Laughing: Script-In-Hand Series - You Can't Take It With You
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