Love on the Rocks

January 20 through March 20, 2015

Broken hearts. Bad romance. Star-crossed lovers. Get ready for a healthy pour of heartache with this year's Adult Winter Reading Program.
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Book Review: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman The Guns of August

Unlike previous wars, World War I was an unraveling of the social contract and the expectations of civilized behavior, an erosion of the ideas of what combatants may do in war.

This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
January 1865
Emancipation is finally granted to Missouri's slaves, the governor of Kansas resigns amid controversy, and a Confederate prisoner of war hopes to secure his release and return home to Missouri. Read More...


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The Wight Stuff Nelson Art Gallery Exterior

January 22, 1882: William D. Wight, who, along with his brother Thomas, will create the architecture firm of Wight & Wight that will leave a neoclassical look on such famous Kansas City landmarks as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Jackson County Courthouse, and City Hall, is born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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

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