Monday, June 23 - Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tuesday, June 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Battle of Bannockburn - Tony Mullis
As Scottish voters approach a fall referendum on leaving the United Kingdom, military historian Tony Mullis looks back on the country's earlier, bloodier struggle for independence and a pivotal battle exactly 700 years ago.

Wednesday, June 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Forever an Ex - Victoria Christopher Murray
Bestselling urban fiction writer Victoria Christopher Murray discusses and reads from her novel about three friends whose stable lives are thrown into chaos by the reappearances of their former husbands and lovers.


Friday, June 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Mad Science Presents Spin, Pop, Boom!
The Mad Scientist employs didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands, and steaming chemical reactions to draw youngsters into the exciting world of chemistry. Appropriate for all ages.


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 28 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)

Not Rated (85 min.)



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 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 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.

  June 30 - July 6, 2014

Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.



Wednesday, July 2 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Exploring Great Midwestern Values - Bill Tammeus
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Saturday, July 5 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.
Friends of the Library 2014 City Market Summer Book Sales
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Saturday, July 5 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Another Thin Man (1939; NR)
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