Susan Rademacher, a leader in the nationwide parks conservancy movement for three decades, examines the challenge of keeping Kansas City’s signature system of parks and boulevards relevant and sustainable in the latest entry in the Making a Great City series.
The number of human trafficking victims is staggering, reaching into the hundreds of thousands in the United States and tens of millions worldwide. While awareness is growing, it tends to focus on the young women and girls who are sexually exploited. Male victims are often overlooked.
Help kick off the Library’s annual Summer Reading Program, Dare to Discover, a celebration of reading about space, science, exploration, and discovery in places near and far. Enjoy games, crafts, music, and a special presentation by Mad Science of Greater Kansas City about the first manned moon landing—50 years ago this summer.
Seventy-five years later, the world still marvels at the audacity and epic scope of D-Day. Some 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline, surprising and ultimately overrunning Nazi troops on the beaches of Normandy.
The four-day HEAR Now Festival returns to Kansas City to celebrate storytelling in all forms. Leading off Thursday evening: a discussion of Perception and Storytelling by renowned neuroscientist Beau Lotto, who specializes in the biology and psychology of perception.
Blast off to the stars (and beyond)! Young attendees can drum and dance their way through the solar system and find out what makes gravity so groovy—part of the array of experiences offered through the Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, Dare to Discover.