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Upcoming Events – 2017

February 23, 2017 Manhattan Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
TALK
February 27, 2017 Junction City Trail of the Spanish Bit by Don Coldsmith
TALK
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 2, 2017 Chapman Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
March 4, 2017 Basehor Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
March 5, 2017 Topeka The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
TALK
March 10, 2017 Basehor The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien
TALK
March 11, 2017 Topeka The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 16, 2017 Topeka Kansas Poems of William Stafford ed. by Denise Low
TALK
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 Topeka Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
TALK
March 23, 2017 Manhattan Harbor by Lorraine Adams
TALK
March 24, 2017 Kansas City Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
March 27, 2017 Junction City The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
TALK
March 27, 2017 Highland Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
March 30, 2017 Bonner Springs At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
April 1, 2017 Baldwin City Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
April 2, 2017 Topeka I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
April 3, 2017 Topeka Community Writing Workshop with Anthony Funari
Speakers Bureau
April 3, 2017 Highland Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
April 5, 2017 Kansas City The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
TALK
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 10, 2017 Marysville Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
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 13, 2017 Leavenworth I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
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 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 Topeka Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
April 24, 2017 Junction City Picnic by William Inge
TALK
April 26, 2017 Marysville Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
April 27, 2017 Manhattan Typical American by Gish Jen
TALK
May 1, 2017 Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition Opening
Humanities Grant
May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
May 3, 2017 Kansas City Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
TALK
May 4, 2017 Atchison The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
TALK
May 5, 2017 Lenexa Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
TALK
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 7, 2017 Kansas City All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
TALK
June 9, 2017 Leavenworth The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
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 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
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 11, 2017 Leavenworth In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
TALK
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

Ongoing Events – 2016

September 6, 2016
–May 1, 2017
Lansing Faces of the Kansas State Penitentiary - Exhibiton
Heritage Grant