Summer Reading 2014


Participate in the 2014 Summer Reading Program from June 1 - August 2.
Read books and complete activities to earn great prizes! Learn more...

KC Unbound Blog
Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell made me long for the old-fashioned landline phone – for the days when a phone fit your hand perfectly and your ear with the warmth of the voice at the other end, for the excitement a phone ringing and not knowing who was calling.


This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
July 1864
Northerners and Southerners look for meaning in the annual Fourth of July celebrations, bushwhackers formerly associated with Quantrill’s Raiders resume their activities, and African American soldiers receive equal pay with white soldiers.
Film Blog
Program Notes: The Roaring Twenties (1939) The Roaring Twenties movie poster

With 1939’s The Roaring Twenties, James Cagney put a cap on his career as a movie tough guy. It would be a full decade after for him to star in another gangster film.

A Conversation with John Bluford A Conversation with John Bluford

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Amateur baseball team, early 1900sAmateur baseball team, early 1900s

Missouri Valley Special Collections

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Meet the Past

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