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January 2021

War Fare: Modern Food, Moral Food

January 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Helen Veit, associate professor of history at Michigan State University, weaves together cultural history and the history of science to bring readers into the strange and complex world of the American Progressive Era. The era's emphasis on science and self-control left a profound mark on American eating, one that remains today in everything from the ubiquity of science-based dietary advice to the tenacious idealization of thinness.

Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

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The Art and Science of Distillation

January 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join master distiller Benay Shannon, co-founder and owner of Restless Spirits Distillery, for an insider’s look at the art and science behind creating spirits from experimenting in the lab to taste testing the finished product.

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.

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February 2021

George Washington Carver: Inventor, Scientist, Educator

February 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

George Washington Carver, one of the best-known scientists of his day, developed hundreds of beneficial agricultural products. Join Carver biographer Dr. Gary Kremer for a lively discussion on the history and legacy of one of America's most important inventors and scientists.

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How Do I Become an Astronomer?

February 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you a student fascinated by space and would love to explore the universe? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from  Dr. Robert Zellem, an exoplanet astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Inventing KC: An Introduction to the Kansas City Invention Convention

February 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eric Ward, Vice President for Public Programs at the Linda Hall Library, will provide an overview of the inaugural Kansas City Invention Convention and answer your questions about how to enter and succeed in the competition. KCIC is open to any student in grades 4 through 12 in the Kansas City metro.

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