Notice Regarding COVID-19

Because the health and well-being of our staff and our patrons is my highest priority, the Linda Hall Library will close to the public beginning this evening, March 13, at 5:00 p.m. This period of closure will last through March 31, 2020, pending further consideration.  Although the Library remains infection-free, as far as we know, we are making this decision with reluctance but also with a profound concern for everyone’s continued good health. Please note the events listed below that have been postponed or will be offered online without an audience present. The situation continues to be fluid; please consult the Library’s website regularly ( for the latest developments.

Events Update

March 14, Second Saturday Conversation, “Art and Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin,” Linda Hall Library Postponed  March 17, “Hunting for Fossils in the Beautiful but Forbidding Badlands, South Dakota,” Linda Hall Library Postponed March 18, Brown Bag Forum, Kansas City Public Library, Central Library Postponed March 19, “Deep-time (Geologic) Insight into Earth’s Future,” Dr. Isabel Montanez, University of California, Davis (7:00 p.m. Central) Livestreamed with real-time Q&A** March 28, “How Do I Become A Computer Scientist?” Linda Hall Library/UMKC Postponed April 13, Movie Night: Apollo 13, UMKC Student Union Theater Postponed April 16, Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink, Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist, Audubon Society (7:00 p.m. Central) Livestreamed with real-time Q&A** April 29, “The Sixth (Modern) Mass Extinction: A Geologic Perspective,” Dr. Jonathan Payne, Stanford University (7:00 p.m. Central) Livestreamed with real-time Q&A**