THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, August 4 - Sunday, August 10, 2014
SIGNATURE EVENTS


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
The Library launches a series of programs commemorating the centennial of the start of World War I with military historian D.M. Giangreco's look at 34-year-old Army National Guard Capt. Harry S. Truman.



Thursday, August 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Hail to the Chiefs: Gerald R. Ford - John Robert Greene
In a discussion of his book, The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, historian John Robert Greene examines Ford's struggle to restore the prestige of the office amid a host of challenges - starting with the lingering distaste of Richard Nixon's resignation.



Sunday, August 10 - 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Joanna Brady Returns - J.A. Jance
On the heels of a summer release of her two latest Joanna Brady books, The Old Blue Line: A Joanna Brady Novella and Remains of Innocence, bestselling mystery and horror author J.A. Jance discusses the series.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, August 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun: Puss in Boots - Kansas City Opera Institute
The Opera Institute performs - in English - the cherished Mother Goose fairy tale about a miller and his new pet, a remarkably smart and mischievous talking cat. Appropriate for preschoolers and up.



Sunday, August 10 - 3:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Idomeneo, re di Creta - Kansas City Opera Institute
Opera Institute performers deliver a semi-staged production of Mozart's Idomeneo, re di Creta - Italian for Idomeneo, King of Crete - a time-honored opera that historians suggest might have been the composer's favorite work.

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 9 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated (129 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 11 - August 17, 2014

 

Tuesday, August 12 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Small-Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America - John E. Miller
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Wednesday, August 13 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Great War | Great Read: Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War - Paul Jankowski
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Thursday, August 14 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A Man, A Plan, A Panama Canal Railway: A Conversation with Dave Starling
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Friday, August 15 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Eric Vaughn Magic
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Friday, August 15 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Off-the-Wall Film Series: Repo Man (1984; R)
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Saturday, August 16 1:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
TEDxYouth@KC Orientation & Planning
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Saturday, August 16 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: The Wizard of Oz (1939; PG)
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Sunday, August 17 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Missouri's German Americans During World War I - Petra DeWitt
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Sunday, August 17 2:00 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Art of the Human Spirit - Julian Zugazagoitia
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