THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, April 28 - Sunday, May 4, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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
In a discussion of his new book, Stanford University's Ian Morris takes the provocative position that despite its horrors, armed conflict has made humanity both safer and richer.



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

1939: The New York World's Fair and the "Dawn of a New Day" - Robert Rydell
Seventy-five years ago, on April 30, 1939, amid the billowing clouds of lingering economic depression and imminent war, the New York World's Fair heralded "The Dawn of a New Day." Historian Robert Rydell discusses that landmark event.



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
To help launch the new Seed Library at the Ruiz Branch, Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks and his wife, blogger Roxie Hammill, discuss Mike and Roxie's Vegetable Paradise, their memoir/guide to growing food in Kansas City.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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
Students from Kansas City's Community School #1 perform their play "The Clowns," in which stories and songs celebrate friendship and working together. Appropriate for all ages.



Sunday, May 4 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Coterie Theatre: Dramatic Story Time
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.

May's Selection:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett

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, May 3 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Not Rated (100 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, May 3 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Loving Story (2011)

Not Rated (77 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display through 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 through 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
  May 5 - May 11, 2014

 

Tuesday, May 6 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance - Kevin Underhill
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Wednesday, May 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
How Children Succeed - Paul Tough
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Thursday, May 8 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
S. - Doug Dorst
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Thursday, May 8 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot - Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat
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Friday, May 9 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Band
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Saturday, May 10 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939; NR)
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Sunday, May 11 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Exit Laughing: Script-In-Hand - Damn Yankees
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