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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Visiting Scholar: Michelle Francl “Amid the Burning Layers of Grace: A Contemplative Approach to Science”
As the Frank B. Mallory Professor of Chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and an adjunct at the Vatican Observatory, Dr. Michelle Francl has spent years reflecting upon the intersection of science and faith. This year’s Rev. William Rossner, S.J., Lecture will e...
Rockhurst University – Arrupe Hall
Kansas City, MO

Thu 4/2/20 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Samuel Ramey: An Intimate Evening of Music & Storytelling
WORLD-RENOWNED OPERATIC BASS-BARITONE For three decades, Samuel Ramey has reigned as one of the music world’s foremost interpreters of bass and bass-baritone operatic and concert repertoire. With his powerful vocalism, exceptional musicianship, elegant st...
University of Kansas – Lied Center for the Performing Arts
Lawrence, KS

Fri 4/3/20 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Kid Lit: Fairy Tales
Let’s use reading to explore our world! History, theater, literature, and more!
Mid-Continent Public Library – Liberty Branch
Liberty, MO

Wed 4/8/20 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Open Mic: Poetry and Prose
Join the editor of Space and Time magazine in performing your original works live on stage. Meet local writers and poets, and see what's happening in your literary community.
Mid-Continent Public Library – North Independence Branch
Independence, MO

Wed 4/8/20 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
WWI and Vietnamese Revolutionaries
During World War I, German consuls and Vietnamese Revolutionaries in China and Siam conspired to undermine French rule in Indochina. Join Dr. Heather Streets-Salter, author of World War One in Southeast Asia: Colonialism and Anticolonialism in an Era of Gl...
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Thu 4/9/20 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Social Event
Nerd Nite Kansas City
Nerd Nite is an informal monthly gathering in which nerds of all sorts grab a drink and learn about wide ranging topics presented by their peers. Each night features 2-3 talks and plenty of fun.
miniBar
Kansas City, MO

Wed 4/15/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Pershing Lecture Series: The Naval Battle at Versailles, 1918-1919
The “Naval Battle of Versailles,” for which, ironically, both the U.S. and Great Britain solved little in immediate challenges, became an essential milestone toward the establishment of the League of Nations and laid the groundwork for the post war naval o...
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Wed 4/15/20 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Sunflower Poetry Open Mic
Join us for an evening of creative wordplay at our Sunflower Poetry Open Mic nights, hosted by Poet Jen Harris at the Lenexa Community Forum at City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy. Open mic events will take place the third Thursdays of each month except Marc...
Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa, KS

Thu 4/16/20 at 6pm-7pm
Thu 5/21/20 at 6pm-7pm
Thu 6/18/20 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Visiting Scholar: Kelly Weinersmith “Technical Changes That May Profoundly Impact Our Lives for Good or Ill” Arrupe Hall Auditorium
Parasitologist, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Kelly Weinersmith will explore the question of “what’s next?” in the world of science and technology in a talk based on her book Soonish, co-written with her husband and illustrator, Zach Wei...
Rockhurst University – Arrupe Hall
Kansas City, MO

Mon 4/20/20 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
From Great War to Civil War Russia, 1918-1921
World War I destroyed the Russian Empire, sparking both a revolution and a civil war that spanned the Eurasian continent. The end of the empire changed the map of Europe and the face of 20th century politics. Beginning in the name of democracy and social j...
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Thu 4/23/20 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Useful Tips for Parenting
Raising children is hard work that needs to be learned just like everything else in this world. Learn useful tips on parenting from a professional child psychologist. You will learn how to raise a healthy and happy child, how to make contact and become a t...
Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch
Kansas City, MO

Sat 4/25/20 at 10am-11:45am
Sat 5/30/20 at 10am-11:45am
Sat 6/27/20 at 10am-11:45am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Henry Kissinger and Vietnam
Dr. Robert K. Brigham, author of Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam, punctures the myth of Henry Kissinger as an infallible mastermind using newly-available archival material. Instead, he constructs a portrait of an opportunistic politici...
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Wed 4/29/20 at 6:30pm
    

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