THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, April 7 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, April 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Unleashing the Second American Century - Joel Kurtzman
The Milken Institute's Joel Kurtzman argues that thanks to an abundance of talent in key sectors - biotech, pharmaceuticals, computers, telecommunications, and energy - America remains the world's dominant manufacturing power, capable of a rapid return to prosperity.



Wednesday, April 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dateline: Washington: Can Anyone Stop Her? - Carl Cannon
Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle and RealClearPolitics' Carl Cannon discuss Hillary Clinton's likely Democatic nomination for president in 2016 - and her prospects of winning the general election in November.



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
For too long, says author Zachary Karabell, we've adhered to outdated statistics for measuring economic health. Why follow a '50s road map in the 21st century when newer, more useful guides are available?



Saturday, April 12 - 8:00 a.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Gather for the Library's third annual symposium, offering practical methods for encouraging early learning in every child through books - and beyond the book.



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
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


Monday, April 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Speaking Truth to Power - Raymond McGovern
Retired CIA officer turned political activist Raymond McGovern examines whether 4th Amendment guarantees "against reasonable seizures and searches" have become part of the debris of 9/11.



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
This public book sale will feature nearly 2,500 items priced from 50 cents to $1. All proceeds support services and programs at the Kansas City Public Library.

Friends-Only Preview Sale
This exclusive preview sale - at the Waldo Branch from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday,
April 10
- is for members of the Friends of the Library only. New memberships may be purchased at the door or online.



Friday, April 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Kansas City magician Scott Henderson astounds and amazes in a show packed with audience participation, fun, and laughter - all with a positive message. Appropriate for all ages.



Saturday, April 12 - 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

A Cultural Celebration of India - Vox Narro Project
University of Kansas instructor and choreographer Anjali Tata-Hudson joins the local Asian-Indian community in savoring the sights, sounds, and tastes of the world's second most populous country.

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 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Women (1939)

Not Rated (133 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


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 14 - April 20, 2014

 

Tuesday, April 15 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Divine Fury: A History of Genius - Darrin McMahon
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Wednesday, April 16 8:30 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Crossroads Academy and the Continuing Revival of Downtown Kansas City
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Wednesday, April 16 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism - Dean Starkman
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Thursday, April 17 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The H.L. Hunley and Her Crews - James L. Speicher
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Saturday, April 19 10:00 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Money Smart Day
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Saturday, April 19 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Dark Victory (1939; NR)
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