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Thursday, October 2, 2014

The image of fierce, all-female Amazons — barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom — has endured from the days of ancient Greece. But were they more than myth?

Adrienne Mayor, a research scholar in classics and in the history and philosophy of science at Stanford University, dissects the Amazonian legend in a discussion of her wide-ranging, deeply researched book. Unearthing long-buried evidence, she sifts fact from fiction in showing how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. Not only the Greeks were enchanted; Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures were featured in tales from ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Central Library’s ESL classes are small, with excellent one-on-one help in areas of conversation, pronunciation, grammar, math, and American life. Classes are free and parking is free for all ESL students. Please call Estelle Manning at 816.560.0135 for further information.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!


Friday, October 3, 2014
12:00pm @ Westport Branch

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group to discuss "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Need to give a presentation? This slide show program can help. Learn the basics of PowerPoint with this class. Call 701-3449 or click here to register.


Friday, October 3, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

One of Alfred Hitchcock's most suspenseful films, "Notorious" stars Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Postwar Nazi spies stir up intrigue in Rio as Ingrid must convince Claude Rains she loves him in order to infiltrate and uncover Nazi secrets. All this while she has fallen in love with Cary Grant and must hide what she is up to and try to keep him safe. Not Rated.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Attention all Minecraft users ages 12-18! We need your help to construct a group community in Minecraft. The Digital Media Lab will provide the equipment for participants to build and teach others how to use Minecraft. Together we will build our neighborhoods with the vision we create. This group will meet every Friday from 3-5 through the end of October.


Friday, October 3, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Adopted as the mascot of the U.S. Army’s 102nd Infantry regiment, Stubby the dog became a comrade-in-arms. Ann Bausum recounts the remarkable life of this courageous canine, who served on 17 battlefields, suffered wounds from crossfire, became a national celebrity, met three presidents, and found a best friend in American soldier J. Robert Conroy.

Bausum has written nine National Geographic books for young readers during the past twelve years. She has won numerous awards, including a Sibert Honor Award and three other national awards for literature.

Co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.


Saturday, October 4, 2014
9:00am

Location: City Market, 400 Grand St.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June–October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the seventh annual City Market Summer Book Sales, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.