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December 2019

Science Matters Brown Bag Forum: Animal Health—The Silicon Valley of the Midwest

December 18, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
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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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January 2020

Second Saturday Conversation: The Power of Our Fork

January 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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We've known for decades that burning fossil fuels is a significant contributor to climate change, but what about the agriculture sector? Can our food choices also help stop climate change? Come learn what the data says about agriculture's impact on the planet, and what you can do about it.

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. The program will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Linda Hall Library Film Series – Fahrenheit 451

January 13, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966, 112 minutes, Not Rated)

Based on the famous book by Ray Bradbury, this film portrays a future society where books and reading are forbidden and "firemen" are charged with the responsibility of setting and maintaining fires at the 451 degrees necessary to burn paper.

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Science Matters Brown Bag Forums: Reversing Global Warming—Green House Gas Reduction & Sequestration

January 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bob Grove, President of the Climate Council of Greater Kansas City, will introduce the latest research on global warming and examine solutions that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and remove excess carbon from the atmosphere through sequestration.

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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WWI and the Introduction of the Fossil Fuel Era

January 22, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Of the many transitions that World War I marked for human civilization, its role as the gateway to an energy-intensive life might be the most far-reaching. Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial and the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.

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