Monday, June 30 - Sunday, 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
Drawing from new his book, Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans, former Kansas City Star columnist Bill Tammeus marks the approaching July 4 holiday with an examination of how Midwesterners have shaped our nation.


Saturday, July 5 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.

Friends of the Library 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 items this month:
The U.S. at War


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, July 5 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Another Thin Man (1939)

Not Rated (103 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.

  July 7 - July 13, 2014


Tuesday, July 8 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
How the Poor Can Save Capitalism - John Hope Bryant
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Wednesday, July 9 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic - Matthew Warner Osborn
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Thursday, July 10 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Fringe Festival Preview Event
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Friday, July 11 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Happy Faces Entertainment Presents "The Jester Tells All"
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Saturday, July 12 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Each Dawn I Die (1939; NR)
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