Because the health and well-being of our staff and our patrons is my highest priority, the Linda Hall Library will close to the public beginning this evening, March 13, at 5:00 p.m. This period of closure will last through March 31, 2020, pending further consideration.  Although the Library remains infection-free, as far as we know, we are making this decision with reluctance but also with a profound concern for everyone’s continued good health.

Please note the events listed below that have been postponed or will be offered online without an audience present. The situation continues to be fluid; please consult the Library’s website regularly ( for the latest developments.

Events Update

March 14, Second Saturday Conversation, “Art and Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin,” Linda Hall Library Postponed 

March 17, “Hunting for Fossils in the Beautiful but Forbidding Badlands, South Dakota,” Linda Hall Library Postponed

March 18, Brown Bag Forum, Kansas City Public Library, Central Library Postponed

March 19, “Deep-time (Geologic) Insight into Earth’s Future,” Dr. Isabel Montanez, University of California, Davis (7:00 p.m. Central) Livestreamed with real-time Q&A**

March 28, “How Do I Become A Computer Scientist?” Linda Hall Library/UMKC Postponed

April 13, Movie Night: Apollo 13, UMKC Student Union Theater Postponed

April 16, Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink, Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist, Audubon Society (7:00 p.m. Central) Livestreamed with real-time Q&A**

April 29, “The Sixth (Modern) Mass Extinction: A Geologic Perspective,” Dr. Jonathan Payne, Stanford University (7:00 p.m. Central) Livestreamed with real-time Q&A**



There are two ways to livestream Linda Hall Library events: on the Library’s Facebook page, or by registering to attend the event through Eventbrite.

To view on the Linda Hall Library’s Face Book page:

Eventbrite registrants will receive via email the links below to each event:

March 19:

April 16:

April 29: