THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, April 21 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Monday, April 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Make or Break: Decision Time for KCMO Schools
Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro and Kansas City Superintendent Steve Green headline a panel examining developments in Kansas City's public schools saga.



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
Whitney Terrell holds a conversation with author Christopher Leonard about Leonard's new book, the first-ever account of how a handful of companies have seized the nation's meat supply, raising prices for consumers while lowering the prices they pay to farmers and derailing efforts to improve the system.



Thursday, April 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach
Mary Roach, called "America's funniest science writer" by The Washington Post, joins the Library's director of readers' services, Kaite Stover, for a tour of the alimentary canal, that much-maligned tube from mouth to rear end.



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
In a discussion of his new book, Western historian Mark Lee Gardner explores the James-Younger gang's 1876 raid on Northfield, Minnesota. Their bank robbery ended in chaos when citizens fought back, setting off one of the Old West's most extensive manhunts.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Tuesday, April 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines - Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
This feature documentary explores the idea of heroic women, from the birth of superheroes in the 1940s to the TV and big-screen action blockbusters of today. Following the screening, filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan leads a discussion of the themes of the documentary.



Saturday, April 26 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

5th District Congressional Student Art Exhibit - Voyage of Artistic Discovery
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and his wife, Dianne Cleaver, recognize local high school artists amid a weeklong exhibit of their works at the Central Library, part of the nationwide A Voyage of Artistic Discovery program.

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 26 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Old Maid (1939)

Not Rated (95 min.)

 



Movies That Matter: The Sequel

Think you're film literate? Not until you've experienced the masterpieces of world cinema presented as part of this series.

 

Sunday, April 27 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Treasure of the
Sierra Madre
(1948)

Not Rated (126 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display Tuesday, April 22 -
Sunday, June 8, 2014

Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Greetings from Kansas City
More than 200 vintage postcards are featured in this exhibit, winner of the American Library Association's 2014 Excellence in Library Programming Award. Featured are vintage images of landmarks, hotels, parks, and public buildings.



On display Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -
Sunday, January 4, 2015

Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Cowtown: History of the Kansas City Stockyards
For more than a century the Kansas City Stockyards fed a hungry nation. This new exhibit features a historical treasure trove of photographs, blueprints, maps, drawings, and documents celebrating the city's great economic engine.

 NEXT WEEK
  April 28 - May 4, 2014

 

Tuesday, April 29 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robot - Ian Morris
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Wednesday, April 30 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The New York World's Fair and the "Dawn of a New Day" - Robert Rydell
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Friday, May 2 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: The Clowns - A Search for the Secret to a Happy Life
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Saturday, May 3 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Young Mr. Lincoln (1939; NR)
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Saturday, May 3 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Created Equal Film Series - The Loving Story (2011; NR)
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Saturday, May 3 2:00 p.m.
Ruiz Branch, 2017 W. Pennway St.
Mike and Roxie: Growing Food in Kansas City - Mike Hendricks and Roxie Hammill
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Sunday, May 4 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Coterie Theatre: Dramatic Story Time
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