Activities the Week of Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015
Courtney Lewis,816.701.3669
KC sports photographers ▪ 75th anniversary of the Jeep ▪ Vivaldi meets Shakespeare

Shooting Sports - David Eulitt, Denny Medley, Jamie Squire, John Sleezer
Tuesday, November 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The soundtrack accompanying the Royals' run to a World Series championship included the rapid-fire click of shutters as local photographers chronicled the thrills, spills, and on-and-off-the-field drama. Same on Sundays for football's Chiefs. And for soccer's Sporting Kansas City.

Four of Kansas City's best sports shooters, David Eulitt and John Sleezer of The Kansas City Star and KC-based freelancers Jamie Squire and Denny Medley, share samples of their work and discuss what makes a great sports photo. The event complements the Pictures of the Year International exhibit Visions of Excellence on display at the Central Library through November 29.

Co-presented by Pictures of the Year International, which is administered by the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and the Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.

75th Anniversary of the Jeep - Louis DiMarco
Wednesday, November 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The U.S. Army wanted something lightweight, fast, and versatile when it put out a call to auto manufacturers for an all-terrain reconnaissance vehicle at the advent of World War II. It got that and more - the Jeep, which rolled out on Armistice Day in 1940, spawned a civilian version five years later, and became the forerunner of the modern SUV.

Louis DiMarco, an associate professor in the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, looks at the development, history, and legacy of the Jeep in conjunction with its 75th anniversary. Famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle marveled in 1943 that "it does everything. It goes everywhere. It's as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, and as agile as a goat." The brand remains iconic today.

One Touch of Nature: The Four Seasons - Bach Aria Soloists
Saturday, November 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Antonio Vivaldi wrote more than 500 concertos, none more famous than "The Four Seasons." The renowned composer's depictions of rustling leaves, shimmering snow, and the rejuvenation of spring are as vivid today as they were when the set was first published nearly three centuries ago.

Kansas City's Bach Aria Soloists and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival meld the memorable music with the glorious language of Shakespeare's poetry. The concert features BAS artistic director and violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, harpsichordist-organist Elisa Williams Bickers, and guest guitarist Douglas Niedt along with Heart of America Shakespeare Festival actors.

Co-sponsored by the Bach Aria Soloists and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.

This event is at capacity, and RSVPs are now closed.

Programming is free at the Kansas City Public Library and free parking is available at all Library locations. Event attendees can RSVP at or at 816.701.3407.

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