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Two special events, both open to the public, will celebrate the opening of “The Human Spirit” library collection and its importance to the community:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17: Art and the Human Spirit
Opening Reception at 1:30 pm
Program and Keynote Address at 2:00 pm
Truman Forum, Plaza Library
Director/CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
will address the ways in which art is a manifestation of the human spirit and human experience.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 at 2:00 pm
Surveying the Human Spirit:An Introduction to the new collection of books on World Religions
Presentation and discussion with Rev. Vern Barnet
Large Meeting Room, Plaza Library
The founder of CRES and the Kansas City Interfaith Council will conduct a special session on how to use The Human Spirit collection to study other religions and gain a deeper understanding of the commonalities and the differences in various faith philosophies.
Both events are free and open to the public. Attendance is encouraged, as the community gathers to applaud the culmination of a true community effort, from the challenge grant by The Shumaker Family Foundation through fundraising and the contributions from across the community.
Thank you to everyone whose contributions have made this project happen. You are all fine examples of “The Human Spirit” in action! (Click on “The Human Spirit” on the left sidebar to see a full list of all donors.)
BOOKS THAT BUILD BRIDGES
Books That Build Bridges, the campaign to meet the "challenge grant" of the Shumaker Family Foundation by September 30, was successful. Our thanks to the Foundation and to everyone who provided support for this campaign. Look for further announcements in the future as the project develops.
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Some holidays are celebrated in many cultures and some holidays are celebrated in a few cultures,
but every culture has its own unique form of celebration. Participants will explore other cultures and learn about aspects of those cultures
by creating crafts to take home as a souvenir.