THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, May 12 - Sunday, May 18, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, May 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

An Old Black Man Meets Old Man River - Eddy Harris
As he prepares to repeat his solo canoe trip down the Mississippi, author Eddy Harris discusses his first trip 30 years ago and the changes the intervening years have wrought - on the river, on the country, and on himself.



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

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World - Leo Damrosch
National Book Critics Circle Award winner and 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist Leo Damrosch explores the enigmatic man behind Gulliver's Travels and explains why the public version of Jonathan Swift's life - the one accepted until recently - was deliberately misleading.



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

The Cavalry of the American Civil War - Louis DiMarco
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College's Louis DiMarco explains how the Battle of Yellow Tavern in May 1864 changed the role of cavalry in the Civil War from one of reconnaissance to active participation in battle.



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
Food critic Charles Ferruzza explores our town's carnivorous proclivities, connecting the historical and cultural dots between the Kansas City Stockyards, local steak joints, and the changing eating habits of the American people.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, May 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Children's Book Week - Chain Reaction
Chain Reaction serves up solid science with a side of silliness. The Children's Bookmark Contest winners will also be recognized during this event, which is 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 17 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)

Not Rated (101 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, May 18 - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Lady Eve (1941)

Not Rated (94 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 19 - May 25, 2014

 

Wednesday, May 21 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Prodigal Son - Kimberla Lawson Roby
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Thursday, May 22 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America - John Nichols
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Friday, May 23 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Mr. Kneeel
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Friday, May 23 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: Footloose (1984; R)
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Saturday, May 24 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Juarez (1939; NR)
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