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April 2020

Hack the Hall

April 3,6:00 pm - April 4,6:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Put your coding skills to work at the Library’s innaugural hackathon. The 24-hour coding competition is open to any college student 18 years and older or graduates a year or less out of college.

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Linda Hall Library Film Series – Apollo 13

April 13,6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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April 13, 2020, at 9:08 Central Time, marks the 50th anniversary of the oxygen tank explosion in Apollo 13’s service module. To commemorate NASA’s “successful failure,” the Library will offer a special screening of the 1995 film, Apollo 13, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two Oscars (Best Film Editing and Best Sound).

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Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

April 16,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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A recent report found that two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk from climate change range shifts and other threats. The good news is that the science also shows that, if we take action now, we can help improve the changes for the majority of species at risk. Join Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist at the Audubon Society, to learn about the science behind the findings and the impact on birds in our Kansas City community.

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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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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. He also holds a courtesy appointment in Biology, is a Member of Stanford’s interdisciplinary biosciences institute Bio-X, and is an Affiliate of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
Tickets will be available March 15

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May 2020

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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As NASA and other countries plan future missions to the Moon and Mars, international cooperation will be crucial. In this presentation, astronaut Dr. Linda Godwin, a veteran of four Space Shuttle flights, will discuss the history and future of international cooperation in the exploration of space.

Presented in partnership with the International Relations Council.

Registration opens March 26 at 9:00 a.m.

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