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Upcoming Events – 2017

August 20, 2017 Colby Water/Ways Grand Opening
MoMS
August 21, 2017 Newton I Hear the Reaper's Song by Sara Stambaugh
TALK
August 22, 2017 Chanute The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
August 24, 2017 Dodge City Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
August 27, 2017 Johnson Exhibit Opening: Owning the Ogallala (Water/Ways in Stanton County)
Mini Grant
August 31, 2017 Wichita Film & Discussion: The 13th (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
August 31, 2017 Goodland A Diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut
TALK
September 1, 2017 Lenexa Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
TALK
September 1, 2017 Basehor The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
TALK
September 4, 2017
–December 10, 2017
North Newton Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War
Humanities Grant
September 5, 2017 Oberlin I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
September 5, 2017 Colby Water Law
MoMS
September 6, 2017 Colby Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
September 6, 2017 Kansas City Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
TALK
September 7, 2017 Atchison The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle
TALK
September 9, 2017 Augusta It Happened in Kansas by Sarah Smarsh
TALK
September 9, 2017 Colby Community Writing Workshop with Paula Ripple
Speakers Bureau
September 10, 2017 North Newton Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War
Humanities Grant
September 11, 2017 Colby Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
September 11, 2017 Lawrence A Night at the Movies
Humanities Grant
September 11, 2017
–September 28, 2017
Beloit Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Beloit (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
September 12, 2017 Lindsborg Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
September 12, 2017 Leavenworth Reflex by Dick Francis
TALK
September 12, 2017 Colby Water Witching
MoMS
September 12, 2017 Council Grove The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
TALK
September 13, 2017 Colby Water on the Trail
MoMS
September 14, 2017 Colby Municipal Water Supply & Conservation Efforts
MoMS
September 14, 2017 Goodland March by Geraldine Brooks
TALK
September 14, 2017 Shawnee Foam on the Range
Speakers Bureau
September 14, 2017 Lawrence A Love No Less: Recovering the Relics of African American Romance
Humanities Grant
September 15, 2017 Colby The Flood of 1975
MoMS
September 15, 2017 Lawrence From 'Tea Cake' to 'Hollywood': Hurston, Queen Sugar and When Black Masculinity is Grown
Humanities Grant
September 15, 2017 Lawrence Radical Love/Everyday Blackness
Humanities Grant
September 16, 2017 Caldwell Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
September 16, 2017 Lawrence Black Love and Marriage in Bondage and Freedom
Humanities Grant
September 16, 2017 Lawrence The Soul of Zora
Humanities Grant
September 17, 2017 Topeka The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
TALK
September 18, 2017 Parsons Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
TALK
September 18, 2017 Lawrence Marathon Reading: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Humanities Grant
September 19, 2017 Wichita Politics on Paper
Speakers Bureau
September 19, 2017 Overland Park The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
TALK
September 19, 2017 Baldwin City When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
TALK
September 19, 2017 Hill City Farewell to Manzanar by J. W. Houston & J. D. Houston
TALK
September 20, 2017 Newton Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
TALK
September 20, 2017 Topeka Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
TALK
September 20, 2017 Kinsley How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed
TALK
September 21, 2017 Hutchinson Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
TALK
September 21, 2017 Eudora Onward Haskell: The Making of an Indian Nations University
Speakers Bureau
September 21, 2017 Moundridge Finding Common Ground
Speakers Bureau
September 22, 2017 El Dorado Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
September 23, 2017 Leavenworth Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
September 23, 2017 McCracken Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
September 25, 2017 Junction City The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
TALK
September 26, 2017 Chanute Dance for the Dead by Thomas Perry
TALK
September 26, 2017 Pratt Typical American by Gish Jen
TALK
September 27, 2017 De Soto The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
September 27, 2017 Hays Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales by Roger Welsch
TALK
September 28, 2017 Kansas City Care for the Creation
Speakers Bureau
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Greensburg Exhibition: Water/Ways in Greensburg
Mini Grant
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Johnson Exhibition: Owning the Ogallala (Water/Ways in Stanton County)
Mini Grant
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Dodge City Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
October 2, 2017 Newton Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
October 3, 2017 Oberlin The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll
TALK
October 4, 2017 Shawnee At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
October 4, 2017 El Dorado Picnic by William Inge
TALK
October 4, 2017 Kansas City The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
TALK
October 4, 2017 Liberal Flour Power
Speakers Bureau
October 5, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017
Special Projects
October 5, 2017 Clearwater Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
October 6, 2017 Basehor A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird
TALK
October 7, 2017
–October 28, 2017
Stockton Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Stockton (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
October 9, 2017 Haysville Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
TALK
October 10, 2017 Council Grove Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
TALK
October 11, 2017 Wichita Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
October 12, 2017 Nickerson Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Wall
TALK
October 12, 2017 Highland Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
October 12, 2017 Goodland The March by E. L. Doctorow
TALK
October 14, 2017 Park City Foam on the Range
Speakers Bureau
October 14, 2017 Augusta Kansas Poems of William Stafford ed. by Denise Low
TALK
October 14, 2017 Dodge City Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
October 16, 2017 Stockton Land Ethics and Water Resources
Speakers Bureau
October 16, 2017 Parsons Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
TALK
October 16, 2017 Lakin Dressing for Success, Victorian Style
Speakers Bureau
October 16, 2017 Hays Great Plains by Ian Frazier
TALK
October 17, 2017 Chanute Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
TALK
October 17, 2017 Leavenworth Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James
TALK
October 17, 2017 Hutchinson Waiting by Ha Jin
TALK
October 17, 2017 Baldwin City The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
TALK
October 17, 2017 Hill City The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle
TALK
October 18, 2017 Topeka Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat
TALK
October 18, 2017 North Newton Free Speech in Times of Crisis
Speakers Bureau
October 18, 2017 Kinsley Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
TALK
October 19, 2017 Concordia Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
October 21, 2017 Garnett Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: Kansas Quilt Workshop
Speakers Bureau
October 22, 2017 Topeka The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien
TALK
October 23, 2017 Newton Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
TALK
October 23, 2017 Haysville The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
TALK
October 23, 2017 Junction City Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
TALK
October 24, 2017 Pratt Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
TALK
October 24, 2017 Halstead Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
October 29, 2017 North Newton Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War
Humanities Grant
October 31, 2017 Overland Park The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
TALK
November 1, 2017 El Dorado Sod and Stubble by John Ise
TALK
November 1, 2017 Kansas City The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
TALK
November 2, 2017 Atchison The Wire-Cutters by Mollie E. Moore Davis
TALK
November 2, 2017 Newton Immigration in Kansas Today
Speakers Bureau
November 3, 2017 Lenexa The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
TALK
November 3, 2017 Basehor The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day
TALK
November 4, 2017 Augusta Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
November 4, 2017 Admire Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
November 4, 2017
–November 25, 2017
Glasco Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Glasco (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
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
November 6, 2017 Parsons Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
TALK
November 7, 2017 El Dorado The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
November 8, 2017 Chanute The Shaman Sings by James D. Doss
TALK
November 9, 2017 Nickerson Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria
TALK
November 11, 2017 Park City Well Owners and Groundwater Citizenship
Speakers Bureau
November 13, 2017 Leavenworth Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller
TALK
November 14, 2017 Hutchinson An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
TALK
November 15, 2017 Kinsley Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
TALK
November 15, 2017 Hays O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
TALK
November 16, 2017 Gridley Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
November 16, 2017 Topeka Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
TALK
November 16, 2017 Clearwater Immigration in Kansas Today
Speakers Bureau
November 18, 2017
–December 31, 2017
Hesston Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
November 19, 2017 Newton The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
November 20, 2017 Haysville The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
TALK
November 21, 2017 Overland Park The Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
TALK
November 21, 2017 Baldwin City Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene
TALK
November 27, 2017 Junction City Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
TALK
November 28, 2017 Pratt Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
TALK
November 28, 2017 Hill City Fences by August Wilson
TALK
November 29, 2017 Topeka The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham
TALK
December 1, 2017 Lenexa Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
TALK
December 6, 2017 El Dorado The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
TALK
December 9, 2017 Topeka Oral History of Topeka's Germans from Russia
Heritage Grant
– 2018
January 6, 2018 Paola Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
January 6, 2018
–February 18, 2018
Junction City Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
January 15, 2018
–January 16, 2018
Coyville Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between (Water/Ways in Wilson County)
Mini Grant
January 15, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Fredonia Water/Ways in Wilson County - Exhibition
Mini Grant
January 28, 2018
–January 30, 2018
Fredonia Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between
Mini Grant
January 29, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Lyons Water/Ways in Rice County: Our Relationship With Water
Mini Grant
January 31, 2018 Lyons Exhibit Opening: Our Relationship With Water (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
February 9, 2018 Lyons Water and Wildlife at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
February 19, 2018
–March 9, 2018
Fredonia Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between (Water/Ways in Wilson County)
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–March 24, 2018
Marion Exhibit: Mineral Springs to Recreational Lakes (Water/Ways in Marion)
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Fort Scott Fort Scott - Waterways and Water - Past, Present & Future - Marmaton River, Mill Creek & Buck Run
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Cottonwood Falls Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
March 27, 2018 Lyons Presentation: Water District Development (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
April 13, 2018
–June 3, 2018
Overland Park Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS

Ongoing Events – 2017

May 6, 2017
–October 4, 2017
Chanute Riding the Rails of History: The Santa Fe Railroad and Fred Harvey in Chanute - Exhibit
Humanities Grant
June 10, 2017
–June 10, 2018
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
July 8, 2017
–September 17, 2017
Lawrence Exhibiting African American Story Quilts at the Spencer Museum of Art
Humanities Grant
August 12, 2017
–September 2, 2017
Alton Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Alton (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
August 12, 2017
–September 24, 2017
Colby Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS