A panel of analytics professionals from various sports leagues will discuss the impact of data-driven decision making in our favorite pastimes.
A live, virtual program for the entire family!
Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Linda Hall Library, and our partners at Strat-o-Matic Baseball for “STRAT-SCHOOL,” teaching you the ins and outs of this popular board game. For 60 years, Strat-o-Matic has offered sports game simulations using math and probability tables. It is the original fantasy sports game simulation, starting with baseball. Learn the history of the game and how it can help sharpen your math skills.
Attention students and teachers!! Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) and the Linda Hall Library for a chat with MLB star Paul DeJong! DeJong is an all-star starting shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals with a lifelong passion for baseball and learning. Recently, he has conducted science experiments measuring the effects of heat on baseballs. This event is free and will broadcast live on the NLBM Facebook page and YouTube channel. All grade levels welcomed! We want a lot of questions for Paul in the chat about baseball, school, and science.
Are you an astronomy aficionado, biology buff, or physics fanatic? Put your scientific knowledge to the test at the Linda Hall Library’s Science Trivia Night! Tune in on Zoom for an evening of fun and challenging questions inspired by the Library’s collections.
Can the U.S. and other coronavirus-ravaged countries take a cue from individuals in crisis, following their own 12-step path to recovery? Jared Diamond, one of America’s most celebrated scholars, says the answer is yes. In a discussion drawing from his book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, Diamond looks at how and why some nations through history have recuperated from trauma and others haven’t. As with people, success lies in taking responsibility for problems, seeking and accepting help, and being open to change. This livestream author event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books, the Kansas City Public Library, and the Linda Hall Library.