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February 2020

Science Matters Brown Bag Forums: Fast Fashion – The Environmental Impact of What We Wear

February 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
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Eileen Bobowski, Executive Director of The Sewing Labs, and Bob Grove, President of the Climate Council of Greater Kansas City, will analyze the economic, environmental, and health impacts of the clothing industry and the latest research in sustainable alternatives.

Science Matters Brown Bag Forums are monthly lunch-and-learn programs co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Kansas City Public Library. The events will be held in the Helzberg Auditorium in the Central Library. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

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Science Forum 2020: Sports Concussions

February 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concussions affect athletes of all ages and occur in a wide range of sports from soccer and football to bicycling and basketball. With the popularity of sports at an all-time high, recent scientific research has focused on identifying concussions, creating return-to-play protocols, and inventing hi-tech equipment to prevent brain injuries.

In this presentation, moderator Steve Kraske will lead a discussion and audience Q&A session with a panel of experts on a variety of concussion-related topics. This is a must-attend event for parents, young athletes, coaches, trainers, and school administrators.

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March 2020

Linda Hall Library Film Series – Madam Curie

March 9, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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The story of Marie Sklodowska, a student in 1890s Paris, where she shares a lab with Professor Pierre Curie, and would eventually marry and come to share the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy and stars Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.
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The Rock Ledge Along the Missouri River That Gave Birth to Kansas City, Missouri

March 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Third program of a four-part series with Dr. Richard Gentile, Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The lectures are presented in partnership with the UMKC Department of Geosciences.

Please note that separate registrations are required for individual programs in this series.

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Second Saturday Conversation—Art and Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin

March 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Second Saturday Conversation with artist and scientist, Stephanie Nowotarski.

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