THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, May 5 - Sunday, May 11, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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

The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance - Kevin Underhill
Lawyer Kevin Underhill discusses his new book about weird, bizarre, illogical, and just plain funny laws from the past and the present. For example, in one county in the state of Washington, it is illegal to kill a sasquatch - a creature whose existence has never been proven.



Wednesday, May 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

How Children Succeed - Paul Tough
Author Paul Tough argues that educational success has less to do with intelligence than with character traits such as perseverance, curiosity, optimism, conscientiousness, and self-control.



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

S. - Doug Dorst
Doug Dorst discusses the creation of S., a layered literary mystery co-written with TV and film director and producer J.J. Abrams in which the story on the printed page dovetails with the scribbling in the margins and the various objects - photos, maps, telgrams, postcards, letters - found between the pages.



Sunday, May 11 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Exit Laughing: Script-In-Hand: Damn Yankees
The Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre conclude the eighth season of Script-in-Hand performances, this year focusing on classic comedies.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Thursday, May 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot - Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat
Dav Pilkey, the man behind the popular Captain Underpants series of children's books, and Dan Santat introduce young readers to the newly re-illustrated Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series - written by Pilkey and drawn by Santat. This event is appropriate for ages 6 and up.



Friday, May 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Band
The Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Band stages a free concert featuring some of Kansas City's best high school musicians. Appropriate for all ages.

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 10 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)

Not Rated (98 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 12 - May 18, 2014

 

Tuesday, May 13 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
An Old Black Man Meets Old Man River - Eddy Harris
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Wednesday, May 14 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World - Leo Damrosch
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Thursday, May 15 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Cavalry of the American Civil War - Louis DiMarco
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Friday, May 16 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Children's Book Week - Chain Reaction
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Saturday, May 17 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Stanley and Livingstone (1939; NR)
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Sunday, May 18 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Movies That Matter - The Sequel: The Lady Eve (1941; NR)
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Sunday, May 18 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Steaks, Stockyards, and Sin: Kansas City's Meat & Potato Past - Charles Ferruzza
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