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The purpose of this calendar is to give information about events of multicultural and interfaith interest, as well as a listing for exhibits and special events.  You have the ability to see "month-at-a-glance" for both current and future months through our new Google calendar, by clicking on the link above. Please note that KC Metro has a lot going on and the Google Calendar  shows the titles of the first two specific events, by time of day; to see the full day’s schedule, click on “more.”  Exhibits and special events will continue to be publicized by email, in order to maintain a legible calendar, so please sign up (see box on right sidebar) to receive our monthly emails. Information given is accurate as of the time received, but please check with event coordinators and venues for possible changes. Remember to click on the Resources tab to find ongoing Things To Do. Cultural Crossroads updates: See to read all of our postings and to follow our blog. Also see the Publications tab on our website to read our Statements of position on various current issues.
ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATION The Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Area hosts Coffee Nights as well as Baklava Days with different communities: The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details. Northeast Arts KC offers The Kansas City Midtown Coloring Book, featuring 20 homes and buildings in historic Midtown KC neighborhoods.   The coloring books can be purchased for $19 (including postage) from Northeast Arts KC ( International Relations Council hosts Community Conversations on topics of current interest.  See for more information. NOTE: The Truman Library is closed for renovations, for approximately one year; check for special events elsewhere in the meantime.
NOTE:  The Indian Creek branch of the Olathe Library will reopen in its new location at 16100 W. 135th St. on October 19, 2019. For your planning purposes, please note that the website for the Strawberry Hill Museum states that they accept Cash or Check Only. Library information: Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural and multifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library.  This collection, created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and multiculturalists is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public.  We all benefit from learning about each other! Mid-Continent Library website has a new online magazine, listing programs.  See and click on Beyond the Books online magazine for details. Our libraries are excellent resources and we are fortunate in KC Metro to have a wealth of library systems and branches -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programs and English as a second language.  Libraries also host numerous art exhibits, listing them on a daily basis, so check the website of your local library for information.  The Kansas City Library System now offers passport applications at the Westport, I.H. Ruiz, and Trails West branches.   You can also call the KC Library Dial-A-Story Line (816.701.3456 or visit any time -- day or night – to hear a story suitable for all ages!) CURRENT  EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATURE Online Exhibits  Black Archives of Mid-America:  Kemper Museum:  National Archives: Truman Library:  World War I Museum:  Summer is winding down; remember to check out local farmers markets, art walks, Oktoberfests and fall festivals – use the Resources tab at and your favorite search engines to find the ones near you. June through October Art in the Loop A 5-month run of artists and performers, in and around downtown Kansas City Info at October 5 through December 29 New Democracy Art: A South African Saga of Women, Art and Identity Central Library, KCMO Through September 29 Faces from China’s Past Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through October 6 Lest We Forget 70 photographs of Holocaust survivors, including KC-area survivors. World War I Museum and Memorial, KCMO Through October 27 Can You See Me? Art that captures “the immeasurable pain and unfathomable joy of the Black experience.” Nerman Museum JCCC Campus, Overland Park, KS Through January 6, 2020 A Space of Our Own: Dollhouses of the 20 th  Century Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak, KCMO Admission charge Through May 10, 2020 Teachers of Enlightenment: Traditions in Tibetan  Buddhism Gallery 203 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through May 31, 2020 KC’s Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving The Latino Community Central Library, 14 W. 10 th  St, KCMO NOTE: The Kansas City Museum (currently closed for renovation) has opened exhibit space at the Historic Garment District Museum, 800 Broadway, KCMO. There is no admission fee to the Historic Garment District Museum; entrance to the Kansas City Museum space is $5/person (children under 12 are free).  The space is open From 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.
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