Sidney Blumenthal
Plaza Branch | Saturday, June 3 | 6:30 p.m.
The former Clinton advisor discusses his book Wrestling with His Angel, 1849-1856, the second volume in his multipart biography The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. It highlights the pivotal period in which Lincoln helped found and took immediate command of the Republican Party.

Summer Reading 2017
May 22-July 28

The Library’s Summer Reading Programs offer great reading challenges for all ages! The youth of Kansas City will Build a Better World through reading, events, and activities, and adult readers are encouraged to Push Your Shelf by exploring books beyond the usual comfort zones.

Join the Library’s Tech Coach volunteer team! You can help adults develop basic computer and internet skills, create and use email and social media accounts, build resumes, and more.


The Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections is excited to present a newly redesigned and restructured Explore the updated site’s collection of historical materials including images, maps, documents, and research resources.