THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, July 21 - Sunday, July 27, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, July 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Railroads and the Civil War - Christopher R. Gabel
On the 150th anniversary of the railway-focused Battle of Atlanta, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College's Christopher R. Gabel examines the importance of rail transportation to both Union and Confederate commanders.



Thursday, July 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted - Tevi Troy
Author Tevi Troy combines research with witty observations to tell the story of how our presidents have been shaped by pop culture, from Thomas Jefferson's literary bent to Barack Obama's fascination with HBO's The Wire.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, July 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Young Actors Workshop
Enjoy comedic and dramatic performances by children ages 3-17 under the direction of John Mulvey, who holds a Bachelor of Theatre Arts degree from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Appropriate for all ages.



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
Local historian William Worley discusses the life and work of architect Clarence E. Shepard, a former employee of Frank Lloyd Wright who designed more than 600 houses in Kansas City.

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 26 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated (106 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 28 - August 3, 2014

 

Tuesday, July 29 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade - Walter Kirn
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Wednesday, July 30 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism - Thomas W. Devine
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Thursday, July 31 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Milton's Paradise: My Friendly Fights with Milton Friedman - Mark Skousen
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Friday, August 1 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove
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Saturday, August 2 9 a.m - 2 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.
Friends of the Kansas City Public Library: 2014 City Market Summer Book Sales
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Saturday, August 2 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Gone with the Wind (1939; PG)
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Saturday, August 2 4:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Bedtime at the Nut House - Eric Litwin
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