THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, July 7 - Sunday, July 13, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, July 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism - John Hope Bryant
John Hope Bryant discusses his "Marshall Plan for our times" - a call to invest in America's least wealthy consumers, create financial opportunities, and extend hope to the country's struggling economic majority.



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
UMKC's Matthew Warner Osborn examines the medical and societal fascination two centuries ago with heavy drinking and drinkers, including Edgar Allan Poe.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


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

Fringe Festival Preview Event
Get an early look at some of the acts and artists - including radio sketch comics Right Between the Ears and the spoken-word artists from Poetic Underground - who make up the 10th annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.



Friday, July 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Happy Faces Entertainment Presents "The Jester Tells All"
Cornelius and his talking jester stick, Poppy, let youngsters help tell the stories of adventure and fun. 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, July 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Not Rated (92 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


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.

 NEXT WEEK
  July 14 - July 20, 2014

 

Wednesday, July 16 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Barry Goldwater: Conscience of a Conservationist - Brian Allen Drake
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Thursday, July 17 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Fistful of Dollars at 50: The Impact of Spaghetti Westerns - Bill Shaffer
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Friday, July 18 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: YOUth Fringe
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Friday, July 18 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: Purple Rain (1984; R)
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Saturday, July 19 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939; NR)
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Sunday, July 20 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Civic Housekeepers and More: Kansas City Women v. Pendergast - Kay Barnes
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