Celebrate Darwin’s Birthday at Linda Hall Library

When:    Thursday, February 12th, at 5:00pm
WhereLinda Hall Library (Google Map)

This free event is open to the public.  It will include a birthday cake, special viewing of first edition copies of the Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle, and a brief presentation “Celebrating Charles Darwin by UMKC Professor Bill Ashworth.


Following the party guests are encouraged to attend our One Book event featuring a biography of Darwin’s most influential work, written by the eminent Darwin scholar Janet Browne.   Darwin’s Origin of species : a biography is a highly readable introduction to one of the most influential scientific theories of all time.   The book discussion will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the library’s Main Reading Room.  This event is free and open to the public.   Reservations are recommended as seating may be limited.  To ensure your seat, please R.S.V.P. by emailing Scott Curtis or calling (816) 926-8739.




Author: Eric Kessler

I am a high school biology teacher at Blue Valley North High School where I have taught freshman Biology and Honors Biology, Field Biology, Zoology, and AP Biology for the past 15 years. I am sponsor of the Environmental Club and our molecular modeling S.M.A.R.T. Team program. I am also the current treasurer of the Kansas Herpetological Society. Although I like most things biological, I have specific interests in the natural history of KS endemics (the outdoors) and things molecular. I am a pretty avid reader, I enjoy maintaining my website, and taking photographs. I plan on having students blogging and creating podcasts by the end of the year.