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April 2020

ONLINE LECTURE: The Sixth (Modern) Mass Extinction: A Geologic Perspective

April 29,7:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This program will be a virtual lecture. Click on “find out more” below for information on how to access the free online presentation.

Earth is currently experiencing an accelerating biodiversity crisis that could rival past mass extinctions in terms of rate, magnitude, and selectivity. What lessons does the fossil record offer for how ecosystems will respond to massive loss of biodiversity? Dr. Jonathan Payne is Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Stanford University.

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May 2020

POSTPONED: International Cooperation in Space

May 7,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Due to a need to provide for a prudent level of social distancing regarding COVID-19, this program has been postponed.

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Second Saturday Conversation: The Power of Our Fork

May 9,11:00 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.
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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

May 12,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Jared Diamond, New York Times bestselling author, will launch and present his new softcover, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. This author event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library. The program will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

May 19,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Brian Greene will present his new hardcover Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe, and answer audience questions. A book signing will follow the lecture. This program is a Rainy Day Books author event co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library. The event will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information on these events.