THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, September 1 - Sunday, September 7, 2014

Holiday Library Closure

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

SIGNATURE EVENTS


Wednesday, September 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Empire Strikes Back: Fort McHenry and "The Star Spangled Banner" - Richard Barbuto
Military historian Richard Barbuto examines the show of American resolve - 200 years ago near the end of the War of 1812 - that inspired a Washington lawyer to scribble out a four-paragraph poem known today as "The Star Spangled Banner."



Thursday, September 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The $11 Billion Year - Anne Thompson
From Lincoln to Les Misérables, the movie industry soared in 2012. But production costs were up, DVD sales were down, and a digital revolution was underway. Journalist Anne Thompson examines Hollywood's watershed year with the Library's Kaite Stover and UMKC's Mitch Brian.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Friday, September 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun:
Rockin Rob
Kansas City-area performer Rockin Rob, who has been delighting and educating young audiences for more than 15 years, delivers an evening of music, movement, and magic. Geared to 2- to 8-year-olds but appropriate for all ages.



Saturday, September 6 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
City Market, 400 Grand St.

Friends of the 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 Sale. Featured titles this month: Young Adult and Juniors

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, September 6 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Babes in Arms (1939)

Not Rated (94 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display September 6 through
October 19, 2014

Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Estamos Aqui (We Are Here)
This new exhibit reflects the celebrations, sorrows, challenges, and other personal experiences of 40 artists - most of Chicano-Latino heritage - who mastered the specialized silkscreen technique of serigraphy in workshops at the Austin, Texas, studio of the late Sam Coronado.



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
  September 8 - September 14, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 9 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
People I Want to Punch in the Throat - Jen Mann
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Tuesday, Sept. 9 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Wednesday, Sept. 10 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security - Ann Hagedorn
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Thursday, Sept. 11 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Meet the Past: J.C. Nichols
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Friday, Sept. 12 ˇ 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun: Heidi Swedberg - Sukey Jump Music
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Saturday, Sept. 13 ˇ 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Rose of Washington Square (1939; NR)
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Sunday, Sept. 14 ˇ 2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Beatles Invade KC, 1964 - Rick Hellman
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