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.