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Saturday, February 20, 2016

West Side Story - Starring Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno

The greatest story ever told in the most acclaimed musical of all time! Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story. This electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York.

This 1961 musical drama runs 153 minutes and is unrated.

Come join us in the Ruiz meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

But, soft! What light through yonder film projector breaks? Be sure to check out these Hollywood interpretations of Shakespeare’s prose each Saturday in February.

Was Shakespeare really Shakespeare? Are the plays the timeless works of a barely schooled actor or a highly educated nobleman with ties to the Elizabethan court?


Sunday, February 21, 2016

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film series returns in January and February with psychological studies of films starring three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. A discussion follows each screening.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Michael Cunningham, this film focuses on three women of different generations whose lives are connected by the Virginia Woolf novel Mrs. Dalloway. Streep plays Clarissa, a New Yorker preparing a party for her AIDS-stricken friend in 2001. Julianne Moore is Laura, a pregnant, California housewife with a young son and an unhappy marriage in the 1950s. And Nicole Kidman is Woolf, in England, struggling with depression and mental illness while trying to write her novel in the 1920s.

Post-screening discussion led by psychoanalyst David Donovan and Julie Farstad, associate professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

As part of a yearlong, statewide Missouri Latinos initiative, the Kansas City Public Library is offering an array of special programming. Theresa Torres explores how the Guadalupanas, a religious organization of Mexican-American women, began a grassroots movement in Kansas City, Missouri, ultimately preventing the closing of their church. Religion and social action, though, both empowered and limited these remarkable Latina women.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Library joins the UMKC Black Studies Program and the Black Archives of Mid-America in presenting a series of screenings of four memorable films adapted from books by African American authors. Funding provided by the Bebe and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Free ESL classes. Learn to speak, read and write English. For more information call Estelle Manning 816-560-0135.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Come in and play your favorite Wii games with other adults. Have fun while getting some exercise at the same time!


Monday, February 22, 2016

This course will teach participants how to walk and stretch safely, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Weekly incentives will be given to participants.
Join us to learn how walking can improve your fitness and help manage your arthritis pain.


Monday, February 22, 2016
5:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 816-418-7150 to register. Sponsored by the Kansas City School District.


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