THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, July 28 - Sunday, August 3, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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
In a discussion of his new book, Walter Kirn details his long friendship with the man he knew as banker and art collector Clark Rockefeller - but who turned out to be an imposter, child kidnapper, and murderer.



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
Thomas W. Devine discusses his book about the presidential candidate who was ahead of his time on many issues - including civil rights and universal government health insurance - but was branded a Communist dupe.



Thursday, July 31 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Milton's Paradise: My Friendly Fights with Milton Friedman - Mark Skousen
Celebrate what would have been the 102nd birthday of Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman as Mark Skousen relates stories from his long friendship with the fellow economist and libertarian icon.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, August 1 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove
Kansas City-based kid rocker Jim Cosgrove returns to the Library with a high-energy, interactive show that will get the whole family swingin'. Appropriate for all ages.



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
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 this month: Children's Books

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, August 2 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Gone with the Wind (1939)

Rated PG (238 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
  August 4 - August 10, 2014

 

Wednesday, August 6 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Great War | Great Read: Captain Harry Goes to War - D.M. Giangreco
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Thursday, August 7 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Hail to the Chiefs: Gerald R. Ford - John Robert Greene
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Friday, August 8 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Puss in Boots - Kansas City Opera Institute
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Saturday, August 9 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939; NR)
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Sunday, August 10 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.
Joanna Brady Returns - J.A. Jance
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