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Upcoming Events – 2018

February 19, 2018 Highland The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
February 20, 2018 Wamego A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
TALK
February 20, 2018 Baldwin City The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
TALK
February 21, 2018 Topeka Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
TALK
February 21, 2018 North Newton Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
February 22, 2018 Pittsburg Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
February 22, 2018 Manhattan None to Accompany Me by Nadine Gordimer
TALK
February 22, 2018 Topeka Oral History Workshop - Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War
Special Project
February 23, 2018 Kansas City black enuf (2017) - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
February 24, 2018 Manhattan Spotlighting Louise Brooks: From the Kansas Prairie to the German Silver Screen
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018 Elkhart At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
February 24, 2018 Marion Mineral Springs to Recreational Lakes (Water/Ways in Marion) - Exhibit Opening
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018 Park City Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
February 24, 2018 Cottonwood Falls Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
February 24, 2018 Fort Scott Water/Ways in Fort Scott - Exhibit Opening
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 Water/Ways in Fort Scott - Exhibition
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Cottonwood Falls Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
February 25, 2018 Winfield Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
February 26, 2018 Parsons It Happened in Kansas by Sarah Smarsh
TALK
February 26, 2018 Sterling The Murder of Emmett Till
Speakers Bureau
February 26, 2018 Wellington Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
February 27, 2018 Burlington The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
February 28, 2018 Newton The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
TALK
February 28, 2018 Colby The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
February 28, 2018 El Dorado The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
TALK
March 1, 2018 Pratt Community Writing Workshop with Kim Stanley
Speakers Bureau
March 1, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Shawnee Mission Segregated KC - Mobile Device Tour App
Humanities Grant
March 1, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Ashland The 2017 Starbuck Fire and its Effect on the People of Clark County - Display
Heritage Grant
March 2, 2018 Lenexa Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
TALK
March 3, 2018 Basehor Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 3, 2018 Osawatomie Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
March 3, 2018 Fort Scott Free Children's Watercolor Class
Mini Grant
March 5, 2018 Whitewater Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 6, 2018 Ashland The 2017 Starbuck Fire and its Effect on the People of Clark County - Open House
Heritage Grant
March 6, 2018 Kinsley A Son at the Front by Edith Wharton
TALK
March 6, 2018 Ashland Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
March 8, 2018 Goodland The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
TALK
March 8, 2018 Nickerson Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
TALK
March 8, 2018 Salina Immigration in Kansas Today
Speakers Bureau
March 9, 2018
–March 19, 2018
Basehor My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Capitivity in Iran by Haleh Esfandian
TALK
March 10, 2018 Augusta Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat
TALK
March 10, 2018 Ashland The 2017 Starbuck Fire and its Effect on the People of Clark County - Discusion
Heritage Grant
March 10, 2018 Fort Scott Water/Ways in Fort Scott - Storytime
Mini Grant
March 11, 2018 Topeka Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 11, 2018 Fredonia 218264SB - Water: Why Is It so Difficult to Conserve?
Speakers Bureau
March 11, 2018
–March 12, 2018
Fredonia Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between
Mini Grant
March 12, 2018 Junction City The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
TALK
March 12, 2018 Abilene All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
TALK
March 12, 2018 Haysville Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
TALK
March 13, 2018 Hutchinson I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
TALK
March 13, 2018 Marion Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
March 15, 2018 Eudora Foam on the Range
Speakers Bureau
March 15, 2018 Colby Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
March 17, 2018 Fort Scott Show Boat (1951) - Film Screening
Mini Grant
March 18, 2018 Topeka Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
TALK
March 18, 2018 Pratt Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
March 18, 2018 Kinsley Eyes Deep in Hell
Mini Grant
March 18, 2018 Bonner Springs Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
March 19, 2018 Parsons Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
March 20, 2018 Baldwin City All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
TALK
March 20, 2018 Bonner Springs Church of Spies by Mark Riebling
TALK
March 20, 2018 Overland Park Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria
TALK
March 20, 2018 Marion Remembering the Marion County 1951 Flood
Mini Grant
March 20, 2018 Wichita The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 21, 2018 Topeka Miriam's Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich
TALK
March 21, 2018
–March 23, 2018
Neodesha Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
March 22, 2018 Bonner Springs Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 23, 2018 Cimarron Foam on the Range
Speakers Bureau
March 23, 2018 Kansas City Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
March 24, 2018 Goddard Goddard Woman's Club Historical Preservation Project - Open House
Heritage Grant
March 24, 2018 Park City Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
March 24, 2018 Fort Scott Finding Nemo (2003) - Film Screening
Mini Grant
March 25, 2018 Winfield Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
March 26, 2018 Leavenworth Empire Falls by Richard Russo
TALK
March 26, 2018 Haysville The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
TALK
March 27, 2018 Lyons Presentation: Water District Development (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
March 27, 2018 Topeka How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed
TALK
March 28, 2018 Newton The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
TALK
March 28, 2018 El Dorado Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
TALK
March 28, 2018
–March 30, 2018
Altoona Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between (Water/Ways in Wilson County)
Mini Grant
March 29, 2018 Manhattan The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
TALK
March 31, 2018 Fort Scott 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) - Film Screening
Mini Grant
April 1, 2018
–April 30, 2018
Lawrence Home Front in the Heartland, Revisited - Display
Heritage Grant
April 2, 2018 Whitewater Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2018 Topeka Grants Chat
Special Projects
April 5, 2018 Atchison Dance for the Dead by Thomas Perry
TALK
April 6, 2018 Lenexa The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
TALK
April 7, 2018 Manhattan Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
April 7, 2018 Hutchinson Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
April 8, 2018 Kinsley The Irrigation Crusade
Speakers Bureau
April 8, 2018 Alma Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
April 9, 2018 Junction City A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
TALK
April 9, 2018 Lawrence Onward Haskell: The Making of an Indian Nations University
Speakers Bureau
April 9, 2018 Norton Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
April 9, 2018 Colby Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
April 10, 2018 Independence Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
April 12, 2018 Topeka Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
TALK
April 12, 2018 Mcconnell Afb Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
April 12, 2018 Nickerson A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
TALK
April 13, 2018 Basehor Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
TALK
April 13, 2018
–June 3, 2018
Overland Park Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
April 14, 2018 Topeka William Allen White Sesquicentennial Film - KTWU Airing
Humanities Grant
April 14, 2018 Augusta Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
TALK
April 14, 2018 Marysville Koester House Museum Library: Telling the Stories - Open House
Heritage Grant
April 15, 2018 Kinsley Great Crisis: The End of World War I
Mini Grant
April 16, 2018 Leavenworth Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
TALK
April 17, 2018 Overland Park The Englishman in Kansas by T. H. Gladstone
TALK
April 18, 2018 Prairie Village Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
April 18, 2018 Topeka Empire Falls by Richard Russo
TALK
April 19, 2018 Kansas City East is East and West is West: The History of Segregation in KC - Panel Discussion
Humanities Grant
April 19, 2018 Goodland One Soldier's Story by Bob Dole
TALK
April 19, 2018 Haysville Talking God by Tony Hillerman
TALK
April 20, 2018 Hillsboro Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
April 20, 2018
–April 21, 2018
Kansas City Strength in Numbers: Continuing the Interpretation of Quindaro - Symposium
Humanities Grant
April 24, 2018 Topeka Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
TALK
April 25, 2018 Kinsley Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
April 25, 2018 Lawrence William Allen White Sesquicentennial Film - Discussion
Humanities Grant
April 25, 2018 El Dorado Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
TALK
April 26, 2018 Dodge City Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
April 26, 2018 Manhattan So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
TALK
April 27, 2018 Liberal Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
April 30, 2018 Parsons Ordinary Genius by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
May 3, 2018 Topeka Legislative Legacy - Public Event
Heritage Grant
May 3, 2018 Atchison 218123TK - Native American Mysteries
TALK
May 4, 2018 Lenexa Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
TALK
May 4, 2018 Hillsboro Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
May 10, 2018 Chanute The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
May 12, 2018 Augusta Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
TALK
May 14, 2018 Abilene Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
TALK
May 14, 2018 Leavenworth Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
May 21, 2018 Lakin Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
May 22, 2018 Overland Park The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
TALK
May 26, 2018 Park City Immigration in Kansas Today
Speakers Bureau
May 29, 2018 Topeka Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
TALK
June 7, 2018 Atchison The Ghost Walker by Margaret Coel
TALK
June 8, 2018 Mcconnell Afb The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
June 24, 2018 Alma Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
July 17, 2018 Newton Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
August 15, 2018 Topeka Grants Chat
Special Projects
September 10, 2018 Abilene The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
TALK
October 6, 2018 Garden City Garden City Works - Film Premiere
Humanities Grant
November 3, 2018 Lawrence Garden City Works - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
December 1, 2018 Topeka Garden City Works - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
– 2019
January 12, 2019 Manhattan Garden City Works - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant

Ongoing Events – 2017

June 10, 2017
–June 10, 2018
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
– 2018
January 29, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Lyons Water/Ways in Rice County: Our Relationship With Water - Exhibit
Mini Grant
February 1, 2018
–April 30, 2018
Overland Park Civil Rights Photo Exhibit by Ken Thompson
Humanities Grant
February 1, 2018
–February 28, 2018
Wellington Wellington Public Library Digitization & Preservation - Display
Heritage 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