JOCO Science Cafe: Linda Hall Library History

Kansas Citizens for Science presents their JOCO Science Cafe on February 14, 2018

6:30 Program (come at 5:30 to have dinner)

Yes, we meet on that day next week…    Bring your sweetheart (or not!) …. Here is the scoop:



The Linda Hall Library: A Brief Introduction, -- Dr. Benjamin Gross


For nearly 75 years, the Linda Hall Library has been a destination for scientists, engineers, and scholars from across the region and the world. How did one of the nation’s foremost independent research libraries come to be established in Kansas City? This talk will explore the Linda Hall Library’s history, provide an overview of its collections, and preview its upcoming exhibition “It’s Alive,” which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein by looking at the science behind the story.

Benjamin Gross is Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the Linda Hall Library. He earned a BA in history from Yale University and a PhD in the history of science from Princeton University. His first book, The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA’s Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs, will be published this spring by the University of Chicago Press.

Did you know they have original copies of really old books, like Galileo’s first book?

See you next week!    Come at 5:30 or after to have dinner.  Program will start at 6:30, as per usual.     Coach’s is one block south of the intersection of 135th and Grandview. 

February 14, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Coaches Bar & Grill
9089 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66221
United States
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