Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
September - November 2015

No other product of Victorian literature has enjoyed as long and boisterous a life as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved book with special events, book discussions, film screenings, and an art exhibit. Learn more...

This Week in KC History
Kings of the City The Kansas City Monarchs. Photo courtesy Missouri Valley Special Collections

October 6, 1922: The Kansas City Monarchs and the Kansas City Blues baseball teams embarked on a six-game series that would end with the Monarchs being crowned “The New City Champions” by the Kansas City Star.

KC Unbound Blog
The Library is now a multiple Emmy winner! Library Director of Strategic Initiatives Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner and Director Crosby Kemper III pose with the Library's second consecutive Emmy.

Our unique historical series Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III landed its second regional Emmy Award in as many years over the weekend.

1864: The Year of Decision? 1864: The Year of Decision?

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Missouri Valley Special Collections

features local Kansas City history and resources. Browse our collection of historic images from Kansas City.

Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

Explore the Civil War's legacy in our region with the Library's award-winning site.

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