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Kansas City Public Library

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Through a public-private partnership headed by the Downtown Council, and utilizing funds from federal, state and municipal sources, corporations, foundations, individuals and the Library district itself, the Library raised the nearly $50 million needed for the project. As a result, the new Central Library opened its doors in 2004. The location features state-of-the-art technology, improved and increased services, meeting rooms, a screening room, a coffee shop and much more, all within the walls of a building originally constructed to convey a sense of strength and continuity. It is upon that foundation the Library places its vision for the next century to come.

Upcoming Events

April 2016
Free

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

April 30 @ 1:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library,
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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Baseball is back, launching a new major-league season April 3. That, of course, is big news in Kansas City, where the Royals begin defense of their first World Series championship in 30 years. Hollywood has revolved scores of movies around our national pastime, many of them acclaimed but some – also eminently watchable, insightful, or both – that have gone underappreciated. The Library screens four of these overlooked gems. SATURDAYS AT 1:30 P.M. Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault Central Library,…

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May 2016
Free

Coterie Theatre: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

May 1 @ 2:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch,
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA
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Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children’s books while young audience members can “jump into the story,” adding their own improvisation. May’s book selection: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. Appropriate for all ages.

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Free

A Public Conversation with Adam Hamilton

May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library,
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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From modest attendance of 120 at its first service held in 1990 in the chapel of a local funeral home – theRev. Adam Hamilton has nurtured Kansas City’s Church of the Resurrection into the largest United Methodist church in the nation, serving more than 20,000 members across four campuses. It expects to open a new, visually striking, $90 million sanctuary in Leawood, Kansas, by next Easter. Hamilton, chosen earlier this year to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based…

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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

May 4 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch,
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA
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Alexander von Humboldt was, in his time, one of the most interesting men in the world. The 19th-century explorer and naturalist climbed volcanoes and raced through anthrax-infested Siberia, and his scientific discoveries changed the way we see the natural world. He noted similarities between climate zones across the world and predicted human-induced climate change, ushering in modern environmentalism. Author Andrea Wulf examines the man – now largely forgotten outside of his native Germany – and his achievements in a discussion…

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Free

Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams

May 5 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library,
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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This event previously planned for Wednesday, February 17, at the Plaza Branch has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 5, at the Central Library. The PBS documentary series Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Reshaped a Nationchronicles the rich history and experiences of Latinos in the U.S. The Library screens the episode Empire of Dreams, covering the period from 1880-1942, when an influx of newly immigrated Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans began arriving and building strong communities in our country.…

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The Statesman and the Storyteller

May 5 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch,
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA
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John Hay and Samuel Clemens grew up some 50 miles apart along the Mississippi River and became acquainted early in their respective careers – Hay as private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Clemens as a writer who would gain fame as Mark Twain. In a discussion of his new book The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism, documentary film producer and author Mark Zwonitzer examines the lives of the two men,…

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Community School #1: Free to Be…You and Me

May 6 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch,
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA
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Students from Community School #1 perform poems and songs from the album Free to Be…You and Me, compiled by Marlo Thomas in 1972. This empowering event encourages children to think about endless possibilities and unleash their creativity.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

May 7 @ 1:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library,
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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In conjunction with Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention, scheduled for May 20-22 at Bartle Hall, the Library screens four of our favorite adaptations of comic books – each packed with action and quirk.

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