Monday, August 25 - Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tuesday, August 26 - 6:00 p.m.
Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power - Anita Hill

This event is at capacity. Due to heavy demand, this event has been moved from the Library's Plaza Branch to the Folly Theater, and RSVPs are now closed.

Between 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., only those individuals who submitted an RSVP prior to the cut-off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, will be admitted to the theater via a check-in table. After 5:45 p.m., the remaining seating also will be made available to individuals on the waiting list. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee seating to those individuals who RSVP'd by the cut-off, but arrive AFTER 5:45 p.m.
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Wednesday, August 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Augustus: First Emperor of Rome - Adrian Goldsworthy
Historian Adrian Goldsworthy discusses his highly anticipated biography of the founder of the Roman Empire and man for whom the month of August is named - a consummate manipulator, propagandist, and risk-taking showman who begot stability and peace.

Thursday, August 28 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Conserving Our Dynamic Planet: Why Healthy Forests Matter - Stuart Davies
Stuart Davies, director of the Smithsonian Institution's Global Earth Observatories project, addresses the importance of healthy forests - our planet's lungs - in the latest installment of a series of talks by Smithsonian scientists.


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 30 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Not Rated (114 min.)



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.

  September 1 - September 7, 2014
Holiday Library Closure

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Empire Strikes Back: Fort McHenry and "The Star Spangled Banner" - Richard Barbuto
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Thursday, Sept. 4 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The $11 Billion Year - Anne Thompson
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Friday, Sept. 5 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Rockin Rob
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Saturday, Sept. 6 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Babes in Arms (1939; NR)
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