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Upcoming Events – 2017

February 25, 2017 Park City Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
February 27, 2017 Parsons The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
TALK
February 27, 2017 Junction City Trail of the Spanish Bit by Don Coldsmith
TALK
March 1, 2017 Topeka The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
TALK
March 2, 2017 Atchison The Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
TALK
March 2, 2017 Chapman Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
March 4, 2017 Basehor Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
March 4, 2017 Rose Hill Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
March 5, 2017 Stafford March by Geraldine Brooks
TALK
March 5, 2017 Topeka The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
TALK
March 7, 2017 Independence Serving America While Serving Time
Speakers Bureau
March 7, 2017 Ashland African Refugee Stories - and Silence - in Kansas
Speakers Bureau
March 9, 2017 Iola Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
March 9, 2017 Lebo Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
March 10, 2017 Basehor The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien
TALK
March 11, 2017 Augusta The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
TALK
March 11, 2017 Topeka The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 11, 2017 Garden City Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
TALK
March 12, 2017 Kinsley Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Culture
Mini Grant
March 12, 2017 Fredonia Angels of the Kansas Coalfields
Speakers Bureau
March 12, 2017 Pratt Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
March 13, 2017 Parsons Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
March 13, 2017 Caldwell Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
March 14, 2017 Hutchinson Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
TALK
March 15, 2017 North Newton Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
March 15, 2017 El Dorado Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
TALK
March 16, 2017 Pratt The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 16, 2017 Nickerson Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
TALK
March 16, 2017 Gridley Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
March 16, 2017 Topeka Kansas Poems of William Stafford ed. by Denise Low
TALK
March 18, 2017 Wellington Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
March 18, 2017 Glen Elder Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
March 18, 2017 Derby Dressing for Success, Victorian Style
Speakers Bureau
March 18, 2017 Hesston Symposium: Living the Land Ethic in Kansas
Humanities Grant
March 19, 2017 Eudora Populating Douglas County: Pressures of Migration and Politics - Public Program
Humanities Grant
March 21, 2017 Baldwin City O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
TALK
March 21, 2017 Overland Park Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James
TALK
March 22, 2017 Liberal Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
March 22, 2017 Topeka Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
TALK
March 23, 2017 Goodland The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
TALK
March 23, 2017 Manhattan Harbor by Lorraine Adams
TALK
March 23, 2017 Lebo Miriam's Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich
TALK
March 24, 2017 Kansas City Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
March 25, 2017 Park City Flour Power
Speakers Bureau
March 25, 2017 Hays Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
March 25, 2017 El Dorado Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
March 26, 2017 Jetmore The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 27, 2017 Parsons Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
TALK
March 27, 2017 Junction City The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
TALK
March 27, 2017 Highland Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
March 28, 2017 Hill City Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
March 29, 2017 Newton Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
TALK
March 30, 2017 Bonner Springs At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
March 30, 2017 El Dorado Free Speech in Times of Crisis
Speakers Bureau
April 1, 2017 Hutchinson Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
April 1, 2017 Baldwin City Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
April 2, 2017 Stafford The March by E. L. Doctorow
TALK
April 2, 2017 Topeka I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
April 2, 2017 Kinsley Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Culture
Mini Grant
April 3, 2017 Topeka Community Writing Workshop with Anthony Funari
Speakers Bureau
April 3, 2017 Whitewater Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
April 3, 2017 Highland Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017 Hutchinson The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
TALK
April 4, 2017 El Dorado Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017 El Dorado Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017 Oberlin The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
TALK
April 5, 2017 Kansas City The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
TALK
April 6, 2017 Concordia Serving America While Serving Time
Speakers Bureau
April 6, 2017 Salina Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
April 7, 2017 Lenexa Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
TALK
April 8, 2017 Kansas City Nuestra Historia: Latino Immigration into Kansas City - Community Forum
Heritage Grant
April 8, 2017 Augusta The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
TALK
April 8, 2017 Lakin The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
April 8, 2017 Garden City Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
TALK
April 8, 2017 Milford Water: Why Is It so Difficult to Conserve?
Speakers Bureau
April 8, 2017 Milford From Fort Laramie to Standing Rock: The Dakota Access Pipeline
Speakers Bureau
April 9, 2017 Kinsley Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
April 10, 2017 Marysville Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
April 12, 2017 Topeka People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
TALK
April 13, 2017 Lansing The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
TALK
April 13, 2017 Leavenworth I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
April 14, 2017 Basehor The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
TALK
April 15, 2017 Kansas City Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
April 17, 2017 Parsons The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
TALK
April 18, 2017 Overland Park Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller
TALK
April 18, 2017 Hill City Ordinary Genius by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
April 19, 2017 Gardner Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
April 20, 2017 Goodland The Englishman in Kansas by T. H. Gladstone
TALK
April 20, 2017 Nickerson Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
TALK
April 20, 2017 Topeka Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
April 20, 2017 Clearwater Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
April 21, 2017 Dodge City Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World
Speakers Bureau
April 22, 2017 Fort Scott Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
April 22, 2017 Derby Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
TALK
April 24, 2017 Parsons Langston's Lawrence - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
April 24, 2017 Junction City Picnic by William Inge
TALK
April 24, 2017 Lyons Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
April 25, 2017 Eureka Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
April 26, 2017 El Dorado Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
TALK
April 26, 2017 Marysville Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
April 26, 2017 Liberal Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
April 27, 2017 Manhattan Typical American by Gish Jen
TALK
April 27, 2017 Lebo Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
May 1, 2017 Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition Opening
Humanities Grant
May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Greensburg Greensburg 2007 Tornado - Exhibition
Heritage Grant
May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
May 2, 2017 Medicine Lodge Dressing for Success, Victorian Style
Speakers Bureau
May 2, 2017 Oberlin Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
TALK
May 3, 2017 Kansas City Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
TALK
May 4, 2017 Greensburg Greensburg 2007 Tornado - Exhibition Opening
Heritage Grant
May 4, 2017 Atchison The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
TALK
May 5, 2017 Lenexa Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
TALK
May 6, 2017 Augusta Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
TALK
May 6, 2017 Derby Serving America While Serving Time
Speakers Bureau
May 6, 2017 Caldwell Foam on the Range
Speakers Bureau
May 6, 2017 Caldwell Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
May 8, 2017 Hill City Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
May 10, 2017 Lindsborg Lindsborg During World War I: Service, Sacrifice, and Dissent - Public Event
Heritage Grant
May 13, 2017 Wichita Community Writing Workshop with Kim Stanley
Speakers Bureau
May 13, 2017 Garden City Bailey's Cafe by Gloria Naylor
TALK
May 13, 2017 Park City Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
May 15, 2017 Lakin Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
May 16, 2017 Wamego The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan
TALK
May 17, 2017 Topeka Langston's Lawrence - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
May 27, 2017 Derby I Hear the Reapers Song by Sara Stambaugh
TALK
May 30, 2017 Overland Park Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
TALK
June 3, 2017 Lucas Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
June 6, 2017 Oberlin Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
TALK
June 7, 2017 Kansas City All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
TALK
June 9, 2017 Hutchinson Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
June 9, 2017 Leavenworth The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
TALK
June 16, 2017 Ottawa Ottawa Water Treatment Plant/Water Reclamation Plant Tours
Mini Grant
June 20, 2017 Wamego When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
TALK
June 20, 2017 Newton Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
June 24, 2017 Kansas City Dam, That Took A Long Time, Grand Opening
Mini Grant
June 24, 2017 Derby Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
TALK
June 24, 2017
–August 6, 2017
Ottawa Crossings: Getting Over, Around, and Through Water in Franklin County
Mini Grant
June 24, 2017
–August 6, 2017
Kansas City Water/Ways in Kansas City - Exhibition
Mini Grant
June 26, 2017 Great Bend Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
July 1, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
July 8, 2017 Kansas City Dam, That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
July 11, 2017 Leavenworth In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
TALK
July 14, 2017 Lawrence The Living History of Maria Rogers Martin
Heritage Grant
July 15, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
July 18, 2017 Wamego The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
TALK
July 22, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
July 22, 2017 Park City Angels of the Kansas Coalfields
Speakers Bureau
July 29, 2017 Kansas City Dam That Took A Long Time
Mini Grant
July 31, 2017 Chanute The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
August 2, 2017 Dodge City Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: Kansas Quilt Workshop
Speakers Bureau
August 3, 2017 Dodge City Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
August 12, 2017 Wichita Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World
Speakers Bureau
August 12, 2017
–September 2, 2017
Alton Wildlife and Geology-Exhibit
Mini Grant
August 12, 2017
–September 24, 2017
Glasco Water/Ways in the Solomon Valley - Exhibition
Mini Grant
August 13, 2017 Alton Care for the Creation
Speakers Bureau
August 27, 2017 Johnson Owning the Ogallala Grand Opening
Mini Grant
September 2, 2017 Wichita Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
September 6, 2017 Colby Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
September 9, 2017
–September 30, 2017
Beloit Power and Mills-exhibit
Mini Grant
September 11, 2017 Colby Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Greensburg Water/Ways in Greensburg - Exhibition
Mini Grant
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Johnson Water/Ways in Stanton County - Exhibition
Mini Grant
October 7, 2017
–October 28, 2017
Stockton Webster Dam and a Woman's Voice-exhibit
Mini Grant
October 16, 2017 Stockton Land Ethics and Water Resources
Speakers Bureau
November 4, 2017
–November 25, 2017
Glasco Bridging Barriers-exhibit
Mini Grant
November 5, 2017 Glasco Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
November 6, 2017 Lyons Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
– 2018
January 15, 2018 Coyville Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
January 16, 2018 Coyville Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
January 28, 2018 Fredonia Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
January 29, 2018
–January 30, 2018
Fredonia 216040MM - Water/Ways in Wilson County
Mini Grant
January 29, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Lyons Water/Ways in Rice County: Our Relationship With Water
Mini Grant
January 31, 2018 Lyons Our Relationship With Water Grand Opening
Mini Grant
February 9, 2018 Lyons Our Relationship With Water Public Program
Mini Grant
February 19, 2018
–March 9, 2018
Fredonia Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–March 24, 2018
Marion Mineral Springs to Recreational Lakes:the history of water in Marion- Exhibition
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Fort Scott Water/Ways in Fort Scott - Exhibition
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Fredonia Water/Ways in Wilson County - Exhibition
Mini Grant
March 21, 2018
–March 23, 2018
Neodesha Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant
March 27, 2018 Lyons Our Relationship with Water Public Program
Mini Grant
March 28, 2018
–March 30, 2018
Altoona Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows and In Between
Mini Grant

Ongoing Events – 2016

September 6, 2016
–May 1, 2017
Lansing Faces of the Kansas State Penitentiary - Exhibiton
Heritage Grant