Love on the Rocks

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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KC Unbound Blog
Shakespeare's First Folio is coming to the Library

We have been selected as a location for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national tour in 2016. Few copies exist of Shakespeare's First Folio, and we are excited to have the opportunity to exhibit one at the Library!

This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
February 1865
An artist from Kansas paints his experiences of the war, a resident of Hickman's Mill, Missouri, shares information about the town's residents, and another resident describes conditions in Independence, Missouri. Read More...


This Week in KC History
End of the Marriage Penalty Carolyn Farwell Fuller

March 2, 1944: Due to a wartime shortage of teachers, the Kansas City school board allows married women to teach.

Letters Never Sent - Sandra Moran Letters Never Sent - Sandra Moran

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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.