Peace through Entrepreneurship
Plaza Branch | Wednesday, May 24 | 6:30 p.m.
In a discussion of his book, former State Department official Steven Koltai offers a suggestion for blunting terrorism: deterring prospective terrorist recruits by improving their job and overall economic prospects.

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.