THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, June 16 - Sunday, June 22, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, June 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Kennan Diaries - Frank Costigliola
Foreign policy strategist and American diplomat George F. Kennan kept journals that covered a staggering 88 years. Historian Frank Costigliola, who has edited Kennan's writings into a reader-friendly volume, examines this trove of ideas, anecdotes, and essays.



Wednesday, June 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Hail to the Chiefs: John Quincy Adams - Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan discusses his new biography of one of America's most wrongly overlooked presidents, a leading abolitionist, fervent Federalist, and leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation.



Thursday, June 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game is Really Played - Jason Kendall and Lee Judge
Former Kansas City Royals catcher Jason Kendall and Lee Judge discuss their new book, taking you behind the scenes of major league baseball - onto the field, into the dugout, and behind the closed doors of the players' clubhouse.



Sunday, June 22 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Battle of Westport: Memory and Legacy - Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith takes a ground-level look at the "Gettysburg of the West," a bloody Civil War battle that took place in October 1864 in what today are peaceful Kansas City neighborhoods.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Sunday, June 22 - 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

2014 Kansas City Architecture Series: The Velies Built a Maher - Ross Freese
Architecture enthusiast Ross Freese discusses the mansion that George Washington Maher designed at 45th and Warwick for the prominent Velie family - a building that may have been Kansas City's first Prairie School-style structure.

FILMS


Off-the-Wall Film Series
1984: Rave New World

This summer's Off-the-Wall film series features music-heavy titles from 1984. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars on the Rooftop Terrace.

 

Friday, June 20 - 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Breakin' (1984)

Rated PG (90 min.)

 



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 21 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
In Name Only (1939)

Not Rated (94 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display June 21, 2014, through
August 31, 2014

Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story
This exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution celebrates the history of America's Asian Pacific citizens - from the first Asian immigrants to their place in key moments in America's history.



On display through August 10, 2014
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past
The humble apron gets a fascinating re-evaluation in this traveling exhibit of vintage and contemporary kitchen aprons. The exhibit looks at the way they became vehicles for self-expression and signaled evolving attitudes toward women and domestic work.



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 23 - June 29, 2014

 

Tuesday, June 24 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Battle of Bannockburn - Tony Mullis
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Wednesday, June 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Forever an Ex - Victoria Christopher Murray
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Friday, June 27 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Mad Science Presents Spin, Pop, Boom!
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Saturday, June 28 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939; NR)
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