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. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only. Thursdays and Sundays in February Receptions: 6 p.m. • Programs: 6:30 p.m. Beloved (1998; R; 172 min.) Thursday, February 4 • Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. The Color Purple (1985; PG-13; 154 min.) Sunday, February 7 • UMKC Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St. Disappearing Acts (2000; R; 115 min.) Thursday, February 18 • Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. The Women of Brewster Place (1989; NR; 200 min.) Sunday, February 21 • UMKC Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St.