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September 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

October 1, 2017

March 24, 2018

H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World

In this talk led by economist and former Gates Foundation policy maker Rachel Cardone, participants learn about water scarcity and its effects both globally and at local levels here in Washington State.

March 25, 2018

Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the US, inviting audiences to take a closer look at kids’ books, and suggests we adults might also learn some new lessons about how to navigate our complicated world.

March 26, 2018

Shakespeare Talks

BridgeValley Community College brings Christiana Clark, an award-winning professional stage actor to southern West Virginia to give talks focusing on the works of writers from Shakespeare to August Wilson.

March 29, 2018

A Fierce Language: Falling in Love with Poetry

Drawing on diverse poets, including the rich contribution of Washington State’s poets, poet and performer Judith Adams takes us on a journey to rediscover the music, power, humor, and strength of poetry, showing how it can radically enhance, change, and even save our lives. She’ll also discuss the joy of reciting poetry by heart, listen to audience members’ experience with poetry, and lead exercises to fire up the poet in all of us.

April 3, 2018

Goya, Picasso & the Heritage of Spain: Exploring Spanish Culture in Florida from 1513 to Today

A distinguished panel of presenters from four institutions collaboratively developed the humanities-focused program to coincide with the Museum’s Masters of Spain: Goya & Picasso exhibition. 

April 3, 2018  to  April 30, 2018

They Painted in the Canyons - The First Artists in Utah

The paintings in the Barrier Canyon style are Utah's earliest known art on rock and some images could date to a period between eight thousand to six thousand years ago.

April 7, 2018

Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Poetry can illuminate the path through our daily lives, revealing beauty in the mundane tasks and objects that we often overlook. As poet Naomi Shihab Nye observed, "Poetry helps us see something worth seeing everywhere, whether inside or outside of us."

April 7, 2018

Walt Whitman Live!

In this one hour program, Walt Whitman, portrayed by Dr. Bill Koch, will highlight major poems from his collection Leaves of Grass.

April 10, 2018

Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

“If you’ve never heard the roar of a bull alligator and some night bird answer, you haven’t lived.” So said Dr. Anna Darrow (1876-1959) who, in 1909, became only the 2nd woman doctor licensed in Florida.

April 15, 2018

Women Soldiers of the Civil War

During the Civil War, hundreds of women cut their hair, bound their breasts, donned men's clothing, and reported for duty to Union or Confederate army recruiters. Others served as scouts and spies or rode with husbands and brothers in service. All of this occurred at a time when there was great emphasis on women's and men's separate roles.

April 22, 2018

Hamilton: More Than A Musical

This lecture is designed to capture the imagination of both young and old about the rise and fall of one of the most brilliant young minds of our founding generation through the hip hop music of the today’s young and young at heart.

April 22, 2018

Florida’s Wild Landscape through the Lens of Clyde Butcher

The Cedar Key Arts Center will host an exhibition focused on Florida’s most iconic landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher.

April 26, 2018

The Greatest Patriots: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

This talk takes a well-deserved look back at five relatively unknown but remarkable heroes and patriots who stepped forward during our country’s greatest crisis to help "save the union" and bring about "a new birth of freedom."