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Science Matters: Second Saturday Conversations

February 14, 2015, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About Second Saturdays

Second Saturday Conversations feature interesting sci-tech and engineering speakers and topics in an informal setting. The programs are held in the Auditorium from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.

The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater are open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays.

About the February 14 event

Learn more about the world of geometric puzzles that are on display in the Library’s current exhibition that opens January 30. Fashioned from exotic woods, the puzzles are works of art assembled from interlocking pieces fitting together in fascinating, complex ways. Kansas City native Norton Starr will discuss his private collection and will have puzzles available for hands-on activities.

About the speaker

Named a full professor at Amherst College in 1976, Dr. Norton Starr is the Brian E. Boyle Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science. He taught courses in advanced calculus, complex variables, probability, statistics, and data analysis, among other subjects. Dr. Starr has a Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT.

Admission tickets

We have reached our seating capacity for this event. E-tickets are no longer available.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.


February 14, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Eric Ward
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Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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