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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this month, would have left an indelible imprint on filmmaking if he’d stopped with Citizen Kane in 1941. But he would work more than four more decades, accruing 35 big-screen credits as a director and more than 100 as an actor before his death in 1985. Recall, or be introduced to, Welles’ genius with screenings of five of his films in May – curated by John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Get out of the heat and join the Plaza Library for a great family movie!

This week's feature ... Big Hero 6


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Not everybody was keen on the idea of Father’s Day when a Washington state woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, began campaigning for an equivalent to Mother’s Day in the early 1900s. Some saw it as mushy and unmanly. Others deemed it a commercial grab. But it caught on and finally became a federal holiday—observed the third Sunday in June—in 1972.

In observance, the Library screens four films this month that offer a lighthearted look at fatherhood. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Comedian Bob Hope appeared in six dozen feature films over a professional career that stretched more than 60 years, most often playing the part of the brash, blustering coward. The Library screens four of them—curated by Time magazine theater critic and Kansas City native Richard Zoglin—on Sundays in June.

The series coincides with Zoglin’s discussion of his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Plaza Branch.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Not everybody was keen on the idea of Father’s Day when a Washington state woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, began campaigning for an equivalent to Mother’s Day in the early 1900s. Some saw it as mushy and unmanly. Others deemed it a commercial grab. But it caught on and finally became a federal holiday—observed the third Sunday in June—in 1972.

In observance, the Library screens four films this month that offer a lighthearted look at fatherhood.


Sunday, June 14, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Comedian Bob Hope appeared in six dozen feature films over a professional career that stretched more than 60 years, most often playing the part of the brash, blustering coward. The Library screens four of them—curated by Time magazine theater critic and Kansas City native Richard Zoglin—on Sundays in June.

The series coincides with Zoglin’s discussion of his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Plaza Branch.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Get out of the heat and join the Plaza Library for a great family movie!

This week's feature: Planes: Fire and Rescue

When Dusty's engine fails and he learns that the part he needs cannot be replaced, he is heartbroken-he may never race again! But he soon discovers that the national park needs another firefighter, so he shifts gears and trains to become a certified firefighter. After joining forces with a courageous air attack team to battle massive wildfires, Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Please join us as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands. In Tron, a video game programmer (Jeff Bridges) is transported through a pixel portal into the neon world he created.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Not everybody was keen on the idea of Father’s Day when a Washington state woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, began campaigning for an equivalent to Mother’s Day in the early 1900s. Some saw it as mushy and unmanly. Others deemed it a commercial grab. But it caught on and finally became a federal holiday—observed the third Sunday in June—in 1972.

In observance, the Library screens four films this month that offer a lighthearted look at fatherhood.