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Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
"Hear-a-book; Take-a-book"
This free event is hosted by Altrusa International of Greater Kansas City, Inc. Join us as we celebrate International Book Giving Day by reading books and allowing each child to select one brand new book to take home and add to his/her library. A number o...
Lenexa Public Market
Lenexa, KS

Sat 2/16/19 at 12pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Mark Synnott - Life On The Vertical
Mark Synnott is a man ever on the brink of new discovery. A big wall rock-climber of the highest order, Synnott has made legendary first ascents of some of the world’s tallest, most forbidding walls, from Baffin Island to Pakistan. Today, the National Geog...
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO

Tue 2/19/19 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books), Talks/Lectures
Parenting Support Group: A program of education and support
Learn how to connect and form strong bonds; what to do when you don't always agree; solving problems together. Helping each other heal from past hurts. Presented by Marqueia Watson, BHS. Adv. MSW. To register, call 913-906-8990.
Keeler Women's Center
Kansas City, KS

Tue 2/19/19
Tue 2/26/19
Tue 3/5/19
Tue 3/12/19
Tue 3/19/19
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Nerd Nite Kansas City
Celebrate Charles Darwin’s 210th birthday at the Linda Hall Library with a very special episode of Nerd Nite-Kansas City! This February, we’re relocating to the Linda Hall Library. Join us for three themed presentations, a chance to look at rare books fro...
Linda Hall Library
Kansas City, MO

Wed 2/20/19 at 6:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
George Washington Carver: Path to National Prominence
Discover the fascinating life story of the famed scientist, educator, and humanitarian with a park ranger from George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Missouri, as your guide. See how Carver's legacy continues to inspire and encourage new ge...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 2/21/19 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Sunflower Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Join us on Third Thursdays for an evening of creative wordplay at our Sunflower Poetry Slams and open mic nights, hosted by Poet Jen Harris. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. and the poetry slam begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit Lenexa.com/Art for more details on how to p...
Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa, KS

Thu 2/21/19 at 6pm and 6:30pm
Thu 3/21/19 at 6pm and 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Cotton, Rag Dolls, and the Underground Railroad
Kansas City’s connections to the Underground Railroad run deep. Hear stories about the people who helped escaped slaves travel to freedom in the North, and discover the importance rag dolls played in the journey. Then make a rag doll with creative touches ...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Sat 2/23/19 at 10:30am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Fossil Talk with Prof. Scott Hageman
Did you know this area used to be similar to the Bahama's a million years ago? Dr. Scott Hageman, comes down to our meso layer to talk about the fossils found in the cave, March 2, 2019. Have a #MadeInACave Shark's Tooth Cocktail and learn about cool thing...
S.D. Strong Distilling
Parkville, MO

Sat 3/2/19 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Women Who Made a Difference in Kansas City
Very little of any socially redeeming value would have been accomplished in Kansas City without the driving force of women according to author Bruce Mathews. Drawing from his five books chronicling the city's history, Mathews tells the stories of the women...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Tue 3/12/19 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Kara Cooney - When Women Ruled The World
Throughout history, powerful women have been called many things – witches, regents and seductresses. But there was a time in the ancient world when at least one was called “King.” Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions...
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO

Tue 3/19/19 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Guide: To Where the Bombs Fell
Let author and Hawaii native Dorinda Nicholson give insider tips on planning your tip to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Discover how to avoid the long lines and spend more time visiting all the sites, including the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Mi...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Wed 3/20/19 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Mexican American Baseball in Kansas City
Mexican American baseball flourished in Kansas City at the start of the 20th century as Mexican immigrants moved to the Midwest to find work and economic opportunities. Learn about Kansas City’s “Brown Leagues,” their standout teams and players, and their ...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 3/28/19 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Traveling in France
Take a virtual tour of France from the comfort of the Library. See France’s historical sites, museums, galleries, street life, and restaurants, and maybe plan a trip of your own.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Wed 4/10/19 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Tea Around the World
Journey across 5,000 years and six continents to discover tales of mystery, intrigue, rebellion, and espionage that surround the world’s second-most popular beverage.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 4/18/19 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Exploring Ancient Ireland
Join Sean Kane for a trip to ancient Ireland. Hear stories from Ireland's ancient history and mythology and view photos of artifacts housed in Ireland's museums.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Tue 4/23/19 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Front Lines to Headlines: The WWI Overseas Dispatches of a Kansas City Star Reporter
Join local historian and author of "Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials" James J. Heiman as he discusses his latest book, "Front Lines to Headlines: The World War I Overseas Dispatches of Otto P. Higgins." Dive int...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Fri 4/26/19 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Stephen Wilkes: Day to Night
Can a photograph inspire and create change? For photographer Stephen Wilkes, his five-year photographic study of Ellis Island’s long abandoned medical wards helped secure $6 million toward the restoration of the south side of the island. His work documenti...
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO

Tue 4/30/19 at 7:30pm
    

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