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Upcoming Events – 2017

January 22, 2017 WaKeeney Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
January 22, 2017 Kinsley Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Culture
Mini Grant
January 22, 2017 Ottawa Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
January 25, 2017 Newton Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
TALK
January 27, 2017 Lawrence Langston's Lawrence - Film Premiere
Humanities Grant
January 28, 2017 North Newton Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
January 28, 2017 Derby Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
January 28, 2017 El Dorado Community Writing Workshop with Kim Stanley
Speakers Bureau
January 29, 2017 Wichita Poetry & Discussion with Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
January 29, 2017 Stockton Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
February 1, 2017 Lawrence Langston's Lawrence - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
February 2, 2017 Salina Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
February 2, 2017 Atchison The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
TALK
February 2, 2017 Quinter Entangled World
TALK
February 3, 2017 Lenexa Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
TALK
February 3, 2017 Basehor So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
TALK
February 3, 2017 Saint Marys At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
February 5, 2017 Stafford A Diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut
TALK
February 5, 2017 Topeka Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White
TALK
February 8, 2017 Topeka Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
February 9, 2017 Shawnee Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
February 11, 2017 Overland Park Russian Orthodox Registers and Ledgers - Panel Discussion
Heritage Grant
February 11, 2017 Elkhart Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
February 12, 2017 Kinsley Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
February 12, 2017 Kinsley Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Culture
Mini Grant
February 13, 2017 Parsons When Freedom Changed America
Speakers Bureau
February 15, 2017 Newton Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
TALK
February 15, 2017 Hutchinson Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
February 15, 2017 El Dorado Good Land by Bruce Bair
TALK
February 16, 2017 Goodland John Brown: The Legend Revisited by Merrill D. Peterson
TALK
February 16, 2017 Hutchinson One Soldier's Story by Bob Dole
TALK
February 16, 2017 Cimarron Cimarron City Library Special Collections Open House
Heritage Grant
February 16, 2017 Nickerson Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
TALK
February 16, 2017 Dodge City The Murder of Emmett Till
Speakers Bureau
February 16, 2017 Topeka It Happened in Kansas by Sarah Smarsh
TALK
February 19, 2017 Newton Flour Power
Speakers Bureau
February 19, 2017 Ellsworth Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
February 21, 2017 Baldwin City Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry
TALK
February 23, 2017 Manhattan Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
TALK
February 23, 2017 Lebo Empire Falls by Richard Russo
TALK
February 25, 2017 Park City Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
February 27, 2017 Parsons The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
TALK
February 27, 2017 Junction City Trail of the Spanish Bit by Don Coldsmith
TALK
March 1, 2017 Emporia Charlie and the Common Good: Big Ideas in a Small Town - Film Productin
Humanities Grant
March 1, 2017 Topeka The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
TALK
March 2, 2017 Atchison The Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
TALK
March 5, 2017 Stafford March by Geraldine Brooks
TALK
March 5, 2017 Topeka The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
TALK
March 7, 2017 Independence Serving America While Serving Time
Speakers Bureau
March 9, 2017 Iola Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
March 9, 2017 Lebo Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
March 10, 2017 Basehor The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien
TALK
March 11, 2017 Augusta The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
TALK
March 11, 2017 Topeka The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 12, 2017 Kinsley Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Culture
Mini Grant
March 12, 2017 Fredonia Angels of the Kansas Coalfields
Speakers Bureau
March 12, 2017 Pratt Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
March 13, 2017 Parsons Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
March 14, 2017 Hutchinson Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
TALK
March 15, 2017 North Newton Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
March 15, 2017 El Dorado Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
TALK
March 16, 2017 Pratt The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 16, 2017 Nickerson Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
TALK
March 16, 2017 Gridley Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
March 16, 2017 Topeka Kansas Poems of William Stafford ed. by Denise Low
TALK
March 16, 2017
–March 31, 2017
Eudora Populating Douglas County: Pressures of Migration and Politics - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
March 18, 2017 Wellington Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
March 18, 2017 Glen Elder Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
March 18, 2017 Derby Dressing for Success, Victorian Style
Speakers Bureau
March 19, 2017 Eudora Populating Douglas County: Pressures of Migration and Politics - Public Program
Humanities Grant
March 21, 2017 Baldwin City O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
TALK
March 21, 2017 Overland Park Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James
TALK
March 22, 2017 Liberal Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
March 22, 2017 Topeka Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
TALK
March 23, 2017 Goodland The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
TALK
March 23, 2017 Manhattan Harbor by Lorraine Adams
TALK
March 23, 2017 Lebo Miriam's Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich
TALK
March 26, 2017 Jetmore The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 27, 2017 Parsons Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
TALK
March 27, 2017 Junction City The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
TALK
March 29, 2017 Newton Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
TALK
March 30, 2017 Bonner Springs At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
April 2, 2017 Stafford The March by E. L. Doctorow
TALK
April 2, 2017 Topeka I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
April 2, 2017 Kinsley Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Culture
Mini Grant
April 3, 2017 Topeka Community Writing Workshop with Anthony Funari
Speakers Bureau
April 3, 2017 Whitewater Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
April 3, 2017 Highland Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017 Hutchinson The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
TALK
April 4, 2017 El Dorado Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017
–April 16, 2017
Lawrence Populating Douglas County: Pressures of Migration and Politics - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
April 7, 2017 Lenexa Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
TALK
April 8, 2017 Kansas City Nuestra Historia: Latino Immigration into Kansas City - Community Forum
Heritage Grant
April 8, 2017 Lawrence Populating Douglas County: Pressures of Migration and Politics - Public Program
Humanities Grant
April 8, 2017 Augusta The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
TALK
April 9, 2017 Kinsley Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
April 12, 2017 Topeka People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
TALK
April 13, 2017 Lansing The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
TALK
April 14, 2017 Basehor The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
TALK
April 15, 2017 Kansas City Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
April 17, 2017 Parsons The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
TALK
April 18, 2017 Overland Park Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller
TALK
April 19, 2017 Gardner Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
April 20, 2017 Goodland The Englishman in Kansas by T. H. Gladstone
TALK
April 20, 2017 Nickerson Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
TALK
April 20, 2017 Topeka Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
April 24, 2017 Parsons Langston's Lawrence - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
April 24, 2017 Junction City Picnic by William Inge
TALK
April 24, 2017 Lyons Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
April 26, 2017 El Dorado Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
TALK
April 26, 2017 Marysville Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
April 27, 2017 Manhattan Typical American by Gish Jen
TALK
April 27, 2017 Lebo Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
May 1, 2017 Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition Opening
Humanities Grant
May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Greensburg Greensburg 2007 Tornado - Exhibition
Heritage Grant
May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
May 4, 2017 Greensburg Greensburg 2007 Tornado - Exhibition Opening
Heritage Grant
May 4, 2017 Atchison The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
TALK
May 5, 2017 Lenexa Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
TALK
May 6, 2017 Augusta Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
TALK
May 6, 2017 Derby Serving America While Serving Time
Speakers Bureau
May 8, 2017 Hill City Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
May 10, 2017 Lindsborg Lindsborg During World War I: Service, Sacrifice, and Dissent - Public Event
Heritage Grant
May 16, 2017 Wamego The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan
TALK
May 17, 2017 Topeka Langston's Lawrence - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
May 30, 2017 Overland Park Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
TALK
June 16, 2017 Ottawa Ottawa Water Treatment Plant/Water Reclamation Plant Tours
Mini Grant
June 20, 2017 Wamego When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
TALK
June 20, 2017 Newton Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
June 24, 2017 Kansas City Dam, That Took A Long Time, Grand Opening
Mini Grant
June 24, 2017
–August 6, 2017
Ottawa Crossings: Getting Over, Around, and Through Water in Franklin County
Mini Grant
June 24, 2017
–August 6, 2017
Kansas City Water/Ways in Kansas City - Exhibition
Mini Grant
June 26, 2017 Great Bend Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
July 1, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
July 8, 2017 Kansas City Dam, That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
July 14, 2017 Lawrence The Living History of Maria Rogers Martin
Heritage Grant
July 15, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
July 18, 2017 Wamego The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
TALK
July 22, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
July 29, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
August 12, 2017
–September 2, 2017
Alton Wildlife and Geology-Exhibit
Mini Grant
August 12, 2017
–September 24, 2017
Glasco Water/Ways in the Solomon Valley - Exhibition
Mini Grant
August 27, 2017 Johnson Owning the Ogallala Grand Opening
Mini Grant
September 6, 2017 Colby Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
September 9, 2017
–September 30, 2017
Beloit Power and Mills-exhibit
Mini Grant
September 11, 2017 Colby Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Greensburg Water/Ways in Greensburg - Exhibition
Mini Grant
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Johnson Water/Ways in Stanton County - Exhibition
Mini Grant
October 7, 2017
–October 28, 2017
Stockton Webster Dam and a Woman's Voice-exhibit
Mini Grant
October 16, 2017 Stockton Land Ethics and Water Resources
Speakers Bureau
November 4, 2017
–November 25, 2017
Glasco Bridging Barriers-exhibit
Mini Grant
November 5, 2017 Glasco Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
November 6, 2017 Lyons Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
– 2018
January 15, 2018 Coyville Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
January 16, 2018 Coyville Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
January 28, 2018 Fredonia Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
January 29, 2018
–January 30, 2018
Fredonia 216040MM - Water/Ways in Wilson County
Mini Grant
January 29, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Lyons Water/Ways in Rice County: Our Relationship With Water
Mini Grant
January 31, 2018 Lyons Our Relationship With Water Grand Opening
Mini Grant
February 9, 2018 Lyons Our Relationship With Water Public Program
Mini Grant
February 19, 2018
–March 9, 2018
Fredonia Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–March 24, 2018
Marion Mineral Springs to Recreational Lakes:the history of water in Marion- Exhibition
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Fort Scott Water/Ways in Fort Scott - Exhibition
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Fredonia Water/Ways in Wilson County - Exhibition
Mini Grant
March 21, 2018
–March 23, 2018
Neodesha Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
March 27, 2018 Lyons Our Relationship with Water Public Program
Mini Grant
March 28, 2018
–March 30, 2018
Altoona Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant

Ongoing Events – 2016

September 6, 2016
–May 1, 2017
Lansing Faces of the Kansas State Penitentiary - Exhibiton
Heritage Grant
December 1, 2016
–January 31, 2017
Lenexa Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Johnson County
Special Projects
– 2017
January 1, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Topeka Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Topeka
Special Projects
January 2, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Atchison Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Atchison
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Bonner Springs Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Bonner Springs
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Dodge City Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Dodge City
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Goodland Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Goodland
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Harper Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Harper
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Haysville Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Haysville
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Medicine Lodge Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Medicine Lodge
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Oakley Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Oakley
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Pleasanton Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Pleasanton
Special Projects
January 3, 2017
–January 31, 2017
Winfield Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Winfield
Special Projects
January 16, 2017
–February 21, 2017
Effingham Bill of Rights Pop up Display in Atchison
Special Projects