Area artist Lynus Young discusses his show, Vapor DEVA, on display in the Guldner Gallery at the Central Library through June 19, 2011.
Young’s work has been exhibited in the United States, Germany, and Japan, and is among the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College.
The artist will attend a pre-event reception, giving the audience an opportunity to learn more about his work.
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Urban forestry advocate David Nowak discusses planning efforts to advance an urban and community forest plan in Kansas City.
Nowak is a project leader for the Forestry Service at the Northeast Forest Research Station, where he has developed modeling software to quantify the benefits of urban trees – in terms of energy conservation and the impact on ground-level ozone.
Join fellow book lovers on the first Saturdayof every month (May – September) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the fourth annual City Market Summer Book Sale Series.
The Kansas City Public Library prepares for Children’s Book Week by recognizing the winners of the 2011 Children’s Bookmark Contest and rockin’ out to Dino O’Dell at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space, making a brief suborbital mission that marked the first manned launch of Project Mercury.
Roger D. Launius, a senior curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, reconsiders NASA’s pioneering program, examining the origins of these first attempts to reach into space, the Cold War “space race,” and Project Mercury’s meaning a half-century later.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French invaders at the Battle of Puebla in1862. Now one of the most popular celebrations in the Latino community, it is an inspiration for the oppressed everywhere and an example that no army however powerful can overcome a united and determined people.
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, distinguished Mexican lecturer Gregorio Luke offers a blow by blow description of the battle plus historical background on the attempt by France to turn Mexico into a colony during the 1860s in a multimedia presentation featuring period paintings, illustrations, and maps. The program takes place at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., and begins at 6 p.m.