All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

  WINTER READING PROGRAMJanuary 19 - March 19, 2016

Perhaps no author is more quoted
(and sometimes misquoted) than William Shakespeare. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard,
A Winter's Tale Spin features books and plays that remind us that Shakespeare is still inspiring writers. Learn more...

This Week in KC History
Monumental Undertaking Liberty Memorial

February 9, 1920: The City Council approves a plan to build Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial on the property south of Union Station. The Liberty Memorial Association envisioned a monument that would be among the world’s most spectacular memorials to World War I veterans.

KC Unbound Blog
Shakespeare On Film: Hamlet

As dramatic pieces, the works of Shakespeare are best experienced in performance, not the page. Here are just a few productions of Hamlet on film, available for checkout from the Library.


Digital Inclusion KC

The Library is helping to bridge the Digital Divide and ensure that all members of our community are digitally included. Learn more...

Giving to the Library

Support the Library

Learn More about how your gift to the Library makes a difference in your community.

Career Online High School

A fully accredited, online high school program. Now available through your Library.
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Garry Kasparov

Event Archive

Video, audio, and photos of events and presentations at the Library.

Kansas City Public Library Beta