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New Rules Coming for DVD Checkouts - No More $1 Fee DVD Fee Removed

Think of it as an early holiday present. We are making our DVD collection more accessible by removing the $1 fee for feature films and limiting all DVD checkouts to one week with no renewals starting December 5, 2014.


This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
November 1864
Elections place Missouri’s "radical" Republicans in power, Missouri rebuilds after Price’s Raid, and the Supreme Court considers taxation of Shawnee lands in Kansas. Read More...


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Prelude in KC Virgil Thomson

November 25, 1896: Virgil Thomson, who will become an acclaimed composer, music critic for the New York Herald Tribune, and a major influence on American music, is born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Caitlin Doughty Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Caitlin Doughty

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Battle of Westport Reenactment, 1989Battle of Westport Reenactment, 1989

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Civil War on the Western Border

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