THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, July 14 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, July 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Barry Goldwater: Conscience of a Conservationist - Brian Allen Drake
Fifty years to the day after Barry Goldwater accepted the Republican nomination for president, environmental historian Brian Drake examines the seeming contradictions of this icon of anti-government conservatism embracing a lifelong commitment to environmental protection.



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
Bill Shaffer discusses the low-budget Italian film that made Clint Eastwood a star and touched off a 20-year cycle of European-made Westerns.



Sunday, July 20 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Civic Housekeepers and More: Kansas City Women v. Pendergast - Kay Barnes
Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes tells the stories of women who worked to bring down "Boss" Tom Pendergast's political machine in the late 1930s and early '40s, helping to end 20 years of mob rule in the city.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, July 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: YOUth Fringe
Enjoy an evening of performances by youth for youth - song, dance, art, a fashion show, and more. Recommended for preschoolers through 6th graders.

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, July 18 - 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Purple Rain (1984)

Rated R (111 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, July 19 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

Not Rated (104 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 21 - July 27, 2014

 

Tuesday, July 22 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Railroads and the Civil War - Christopher R. Gabel
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Thursday, July 24 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted - Tevi Troy
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Friday, July 25 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Young Actors Workshop
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Saturday, July 26 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Roaring Twenties (1939; NR)
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Sunday, July 27 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
2014 Kansas City Architecture Series: Clarence E. Shepard and the Prairie School Style - William Worley
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