THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, June 2 - Sunday, June 8, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, June 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

A Conversation with John Bluford
Retiring Truman Medical Centers CEO John Bluford joins Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a public conversation about the transformation of an urban hospital into one of the premier health care facilities in Kansas City.



Thursday, June 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood - Jennifer Senior
Author Jennifer Senior focuses on parenthood rather than parenting in this honest, and sometimes humorous, examination of the way children deepen and add purpose to our lives. And in the process, she makes parents everywhere feel better about their lives, their relationships, and their children.



Sunday, June 8 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Iconic Kansas City from Our Postcard Past - Steve Noll
In conjunction with a reprise of the Library's award-winning Greetings from Kansas City exhibit of vintage postcards, Steve Noll of the Johnson County Historical Society leads an illustrated walk through Kansas City's postcard past.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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

Friday Night Family Fun: Dino O'Dell
As the Library kicks off its annual Summer Reading Program, Dino O'Dell delivers a musical, storytelling adventure revolving around stars, meteors, and planets. Recommended for ages 3-10.



Saturday, June 7 - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.

2014 City Market Summer Book Sales
Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June-October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library host the seventh annual City Market Summer Book Sales. Featured this month: DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks

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, June 7 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

Not Rated (79 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 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
  June 9 - June 15, 2014

 

Monday, June 9 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Project 9: Birth of the Air Commandos - Dennis Okerstrom and Dick Cole
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Tuesday, June 10 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane - S. Frederick Starr
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Wednesday, June 11 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
MetroGreen Trails - Greg Ruether, Janet Snook Bartnik, Mark McHenry, and Henry Fortunato
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Thursday, June 12 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
West 18th Street Fashion Show Kickoff Event
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Friday, June 13 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: StoneLion Puppet Theatre
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Saturday, June 14 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Cat and the Canary (1939; NR)
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Saturday, June 14 2:00 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.
A Cultural Celebration of Liberia
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Saturday, June 14 2:00 p.m.
Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.
Lincoln High School: More than a Landmark - Joelouis Mattox
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