Internationally known photojournalist and writer B.A. Van Sise discusses his exhibition Invited to Life, featuring selected black-and-white portraits from his 90-photograph, four-essay book Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust. Van Sise traveled the United States for four years, documenting the lives and experiences of more than 150 Holocaust survivors.
Drawing from copious research and interviews with principal participants for his new book Mafia Dreams: A True Crime Saga of Young Men at the End of an Era, author and former law enforcement officer Frank Hayde recounts the FBI’s efforts in the 1990s to stamp out the vestiges of organized crime in Kansas City.
When the leaves start to change and the air gets cool, it’s time for … fall, of course! Make crafts to celebrate this colorful time of year: leaf prints, corn mosaics, and more (while supplies last). Recommended for ages 3 and up.
In a discussion in conjunction with his Library exhibition A Survey of Elemental Gratitude, an arresting collection of photographs of Kansas’ Flint Hills and the plant and animal life they sustain, photographer Philip Heying considers what the grasslands tell us about our relationship with – and responsibility to – that iconic prairie environment.
You may or may not be afraid of spiders. But there’s definitely no need to fear this arachnid-y activity. Make colorful spider webs and spider slime (while supplies last). Recommended for ages 3 and up.
If you love jack-o’-lanterns but aren’t a fan of sharp knives, try out these no-carve pumpkin ideas. Make yours glow in the dark or look like Spider-Man, a black cat, or whatever you dream up! A limited number of pumpkins will be available, or bring your own and we’ll provide the rest. Recommended for ages 3 and up.