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June 2021

Science Matters Lunch and Learn: Bridging the Gender Divide – Toys that Build STEM Skills

June 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Amy McCune, Curator of Collections at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, will give us a historical look at how toys helped children develop the skills that contributed to success in STEM-based careers, and how the advertising of these toys has changed over time to reflect cultural values.

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A Life of Science and Baseball: A Conversation with Dr. Lawrence Rocks

June 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Lawrence Rocks, world renowned chemist, energy expert, and author, in conversation with Eric Ward, VP for Public Programs at the Library Hall Library, for a discussion on energy, climate change, a weather station on the moon, and the chemistry of baseball.

Presented in partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

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July 2021

Inventing KC 2022: KCIC Informational Session for Educators

July 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Samantha Hollingsworth, Program Manager of the Kansas City Invention Convention, and Eric Ward, Vice President for Public Programs, will provide an overview of KCIC and answer your questions about how your students can join and succeed in the competition. If you are an educator or parent interested in KCIC, its invention curriculum, and curious about how to get your students involved, don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this exciting program.

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Science Trivia Night

July 21, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Are you an astronomy aficionado, biology buff, or physics fanatic? Put your scientific knowledge to the test at the Linda Hall Library’s third annual Science Trivia Night! 

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August 2021

After Hours with Aldus Manutius: A Conversation with G. Scott Clemons & Jason W. Dean

August 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join collector and scholar G. Scott Clemons and the Library’s Vice President for Special Collections Jason W. Dean as they explore the enduring legacy of the Aldine Press, exemplified by materials held by the Library.

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