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Upcoming Events – 2017

September 1, 2017 Lenexa Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
TALK
September 1, 2017 Basehor The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
TALK
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 11, 2017 Lawrence A Night at the Movies
Humanities Grant
September 12, 2017 Leavenworth Reflex by Dick Francis
TALK
September 12, 2017 Council Grove The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
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 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 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 Lawrence Marathon Reading: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Humanities Grant
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 20, 2017 Topeka Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
TALK
September 21, 2017 Eudora Onward Haskell: The Making of an Indian Nations University
Speakers Bureau
September 23, 2017 Leavenworth Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
September 25, 2017 Junction City The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
TALK
September 27, 2017 De Soto The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
September 28, 2017 Kansas City Care for the Creation
Speakers Bureau
October 4, 2017 Shawnee At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
October 4, 2017 Kansas City The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
TALK
October 5, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017
Special Projects
October 6, 2017 Basehor A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird
TALK
October 10, 2017 Council Grove Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
TALK
October 12, 2017 Highland Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
October 17, 2017 Leavenworth Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James
TALK
October 17, 2017 Baldwin City The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
TALK
October 18, 2017 Topeka Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat
TALK
October 22, 2017 Topeka The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien
TALK
October 23, 2017 Junction City Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
TALK
October 31, 2017 Overland Park The Namesake by Jhunpa Lahiri
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 3, 2017 Lenexa The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
TALK
November 3, 2017 Basehor The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day
TALK
November 13, 2017 Leavenworth Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller
TALK
November 16, 2017 Topeka Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
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 29, 2017 Topeka The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham
TALK
December 1, 2017 Lenexa Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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

Ongoing Events – 2017

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