Fizz, Boom, Read!! Let’s kick off the Summer Reading Program with a bang! Games, activities, crafts, snacks, and more! Join the North-East Branch Library and local community organizations in the library parking lot for this fun and festive event for the whole family!
Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.
Figures from history come to life in May's lineup of Hollywood bio-pics.
In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The greatest swashbuckling film of all time almost bit the dust with a mid-production change in directors. But from a potential disaster arose what the New York Times’ Frank Nugent deemed “A richly produced, bravely bedecked, romantic, and colorful show … it can be calculated to rejoice the eights, rejuvenate the eighties, and delight those in between.” The Technicolor production is spectacular with castles, pageantry, gorgeous costumes. The style is lighthearted yet mythic, crammed with both bravura heroics and comic panache.