THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, April 14 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, April 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Divine Fury: A History of Genius - Darrin McMahon
Florida State University's Darrin McMahon recounts the lives of civilization's true masterminds in the first comprehensive history of the elusive concept of genius.



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
In a discussion of his new book, Dean Starkman exposes the failure of America's business press to cover the systemic corruption in the financial industry and other events leading up to the 2008 financial collapse.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Wednesday, April 16 - 8:30 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Crossroads Academy and the Continuing Revival of Downtown Kansas City
Representatives from Crossroads Academy, the Downtown Council, and the Kansas City Public Library look at the downtown charter school's second year of operation.



Thursday, April 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The H.L. Hunley and Her Crews - James L. Speicher
Before and after it made military history, becoming the first submarine to sink an enemy warship, the Confederate-flagged H.L. Hunley was beset by tragedy. Historian James L. Speicher tells her story.



Saturday, April 19 - 10:00 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Money Smart Day
As part of Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City, the Library offers a dozen free sessions on personal finance topics ranging from budgeting to retirement planning, plus consultation with financial planners.

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 19 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dark Victory (1939)

Not Rated (104 min.)

 

 NEXT WEEK
  April 21 - April 27, 2014

 

Monday, April 21 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Make or Break: Decision Time for KCMO Schools - Nick Haines, Chris Nicastro, Stephen Green, Missouri state Sen. David Pearce, John Martin, and Munro Richardson
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Tuesday, April 22 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines - Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
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Wednesday, April 23 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business - Christopher Leonard
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Thursday, April 24 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach
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Saturday, April 26 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
5th District Congressional Student Art Exhibit - Voyage of Artistic Discovery
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Saturday, April 26 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Old Maid (1939; NR)
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Sunday, April 27 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter: The Sequel - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; NR)
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Sunday, April 27 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape - Mark Lee Gardner
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