The Final Mission of Extortion 17
Plaza Branch  |  Tuesday, September 26   |  6:30 p.m.
Author Ed Darack examines the downing of an Army helicopter in Afghanistan six years ago, killing all 38 aboard, in a discussion of his new book The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan.

NEA Big Read: The Things They Carried
September - November 2017
The KC area’s six public libraries present a community-wide reading and discussion of The Things They CarriedTim O’Brien’s seminal book about the Vietnam War. Explore the era's legacy - and present-day parallels - through events, activities, discussions, and more.

Staff Share Stories for Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Library staff are celebrating by rifling through their wallets and closets to find the earliest library cards they own and sharing stories about their introductions to LibraryLand.

Using Missouri Valley Special Collections
The Library can be a valuable resource for artists as they develop their projects. For instance, a handful of this year's Art in the Loop creators used the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections to conduct research.