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Sunday, February 17 2013

Time Items
All day
Mon, 01/28/2013 (All day) - Fri, 05/31/2013 (All day)

In the pre-digital era before cell phones, satellites, and the Internet allowed travelers to instantly transmit their photos and comments to family and friends, Americans relied on “snail mail” and the picture postcard.

This exhibit gathers more than 200 examples of Kansas City postcards from the ‘30s and ‘40s. The cards – featuring images of landmarks, hotels, parks, and public buildings - have been drawn from the Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection in the holdings of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections.

Wed, 11/28/2012 (All day) - Sun, 06/30/2013 (All day)

Established in 1874, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has for 138 years protected our citizens while keeping abreast of changes in criminology, transportation, technology, and society. This long and colorful history is examined in a new exhibit, Kansas City’s Finest.

Sat, 06/11/2011 (All day) - Wed, 12/31/2014 (All day)

Hixon transformed the field of portrait photography in Kansas City and the surrounding region during a career that spanned more than seven decades. His studios—the first in the Brady Building at 11th and Main Streets, and the second just one block west in the Baltimore Hotel—welcomed thousands of patrons throughout the 1910s and 1920s.

1:00 pm
Sun, 02/17/2013 - 1:30pm

Children and parents are invited to be part of monthly interactive story times presented by the Coterie Theatre. Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children's books while audience members enjoy an opportunity to "jump into the story" and then participate in an improvised story of their own making.

2:00 pm
Sun, 02/17/2013 - 2:00pm

Local filmmaker Terence O’Malley employs clips from his latest documentary, Harry & Tom, to show how Harry Truman rose through public service – from county official to president of the United States – with the help of Kansas City’s notorious Pendergast political machine.

An insurance executive by day, O’Malley has produced, written, and directed two previous feature documentaries: Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time about local fashion icon Nell Donnelly, and Black Hand, Strawman, a history of organized crime in Kansas City.

3:00 pm
Sun, 02/17/2013 - 3:00pm

This annual film series returns for an examination of Kansas City’s own home-grown cinema auteur, Robert Altman.

Often referred to as Altman’s “anti-Western,” this dreamlike story follows bumbling gambler McCabe (Warren Beatty) as he settles into a remote mining town and establishes a bordello with the help of the English madam Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie). His success attracts the attention of a predatory corporation that employs killers as members of its acquisition team.

Rated R; 120 minutes.

6:00 pm
Sun, 02/17/2013 - 6:00pm

Area high school students bring Shakespeare’s work to life through their unique interpretation of his monologues and sonnets. The competition, created by the English Speaking Union, aims to develop students’ speaking and critical thinking skills as they explore Shakespeare.

Previous winners have gone on to win the national competition in New York, where the winner is awarded a full tuition scholarship to the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer Conservatory Program.