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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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Get free tax preparation and assistance from AARP and VITA at multiple Kansas City Public Library locations, starting on February 2, 2015.

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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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Last Night at the Opera House Coates  Opera House

January 31, 1901: Fire spreads through the Coates Opera House, the center of high society life in Kansas City, damaging it so badly that it will not reopen.

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