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Format: 2016-06-26
Format: 2016-06-26
  • Learn about some of the best hiking/bicycling trails in Kansas City and hear an update on the development of MetroGreen – the contemplated 1,144-mile system of nature areas, greenways, and trails that spans six counties on both sides of the state line.
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    A panel of experts from Kansas and Missouri discusses ongoing efforts to develop MetroGreen—a system of nature areas, greenways, and trails—with an emphasis on the more than 200 miles that have already been constructed and are open to the public. Once completed, the network will stretch 1,144 miles.

  • In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, James H. Willbanks discusses the history of the Medal of Honor, which has been awarded by the president to more than 3,400 of the most heroic members of the U.S. armed forces since 1861.
    Saturday, May 28, 2011

    Location: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
    100 W. 26th Street

    James H. Willbanks, director of the Department of Military History at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, discusses the history of the Medal of Honor, which has been awarded by the president in the name of Congress to more than 3,400 of the bravest and most heroic members of the U.S. armed forces since 1861.

  • Noted humorist Roy Blount Jr. discusses Alphabetter Juice, the follow up to the critically acclaimed Alphabet Juice.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Noted humorist Roy Blount Jr. discusses Alphabetter Juice, the follow up to the critically acclaimed Alphabet Juice.

  • The thought-provoking Harvard economist Edward Glaeser explains why cities are the healthiest, greenest, and richest places to live.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Recommended reading:
    11 Books on the American City

    Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III and Harvard University economist Edward Glaeser engage in a myth-shattering discussion of American cities.

  • The Doctor Is In, a series of  one-on-one Q&A sessions with physicians and dentists, features Dr. Melinda Olomiye answering a wide range of patron questions regarding health and wellness.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Closing the month, a physician from Truman Medical Centers will answer a wide range of patron questions at the popular The Doctor Is In series.

  • Historians Gary Kremer and Mark Hersey discuss the life of renowned scientist and teacher George Washington Carver—perhaps one of the most misunderstood figures in American history.
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    George Washington Carver was a renowned scientist and teacher, yet he is one of the most misunderstood figures in American history. His expansive life and accomplishments are featured in a special presentation by two scholars with new and distinctive biographies on the iconic inventor.

  • In an attempt to empower women to make their health a top priority, Truman Medical Centers staff discuss steps females can take to improve their physical health and reduce the risks of certain diseases.
    Saturday, May 21, 2011

    Dr. Melinda Olomiye, a physician in the Family Medicine Clinic of Truman Medical Centers, leads a discussion and screening for Women’s Health & Wellness Month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 10 a.m. – Noon.

    In an attempt to empower women to make their health a top priority, Dr. Olomiye discusses steps females can take to improve their physical health and reduce the risks of certain diseases.

  • A summer of must-see cinema that curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, exclusively for the Kansas City Public Library.  The Cell (2000)
    Friday, May 20, 2011

    The Off-the-Wall Film Series returns with a selection cult films that have passed the critical muster of Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who has curated this summer of must-see cinema exclusively for the Kansas City Public Library.

  • Two-time National Magazine Award winner Stephen Fried presents the extraordinary saga of Fred Harvey, a man whose life, entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, hard work, and resilience – let alone his Harvey Houses and Harvey Girls – have become the stuff of legend.
    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    As much an American success story as a story about America itself, the saga of Fred Harvey and the Harvey Houses is a captivating tale of entrepreneurial innovation, hard work, and resilience that left an indelible mark on our nation’s culture and history. To a surprising degree, we still live in an America of Fred Harvey’s making. But just who was Fred Harvey?

  • Kief Schladweiler from the Foundation Center in New York hosts two workshops intended to help not-for-profit groups and individual grant seekers find additional revenue sources.
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Kief Schladweiler from the Foundation Center in New York hosts two workshops intended to help not-for-profit groups and individual grant seekers find additional revenue sources on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

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