Great War | Great Read

August - October 2014

The Great War | Great Read is a collaboration with the National World War I Museum commemorating the centennial of the start of World War I with book discussions, films, and events. Learn more...

KC Unbound Blog
"Library Frights" for October Library Frights

Each day in the month of October, our librarians have selected a book or movie from our collection to share on social media. Some are famous, some obscure, but every one of these titles is full of thrills and chills — perfect for Halloween!


This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
October 1864
General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri advances on Kansas City, is dealt a crippling blow at the Battle of Westport near the present-day Country Club Plaza, and faces possible annihilation at Mine Creek and Newtonia. Read More...


This Week in KC History
That Championship Season Kauffman Stadium scoreboard at end of game 6. Credit Joe Bonello

October 27, 1985: The Kansas City Royals win game seven of the World Series, finishing off a stunning come-from-behind series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals with an 11-0 triumph.

Cosby: His Life and Times - Mark Whitaker Cosby: His Life and Times - Mark Whitaker

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Battle of Westport Reenactment, 1989Battle of Westport Reenactment, 1989

Missouri Valley Special Collections

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Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

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