KC Public Library Blog
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
Book designer and author Chip Kidd explored The Secret History of Batman in Japan on November 19, 2008 at the Plaza Branch. Check out Kidd’s works, the world of Batman, or the art of the book cover in these books.
Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month in November with some fiction by acclaimed American Indian authors.
It seems that, after 400 or so years, opera is all the rage. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City is currently offering its first production of a Handel opera, and HD performances from the Met, as well as other major companies, have proven very successful when broadcast to theaters. Get in on the action with these DVDs available from your Kansas City Public Library.
To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week in November, The Kansas City Public Library is hosting two events. On November 13, 2008, Joe Markley discussed the invention process from conception and production. On November 15, the Library hosted a forum on social entrepreneurship and problem solving on the community level. Discover some of the many books available on these topics for both adults and teens.
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Picture books without words...and amazing stories told to your eyes.
Yours with snorts,
Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift discussed the next big political question with Executive Director Crosby Kemper III: After the Election, What Comes Next? on November 10 at the Plaza Branch. Read some of Clift’s books or explore nonfiction about U.S. presidential campaigns and elections.
Some DVDs that just might scare you into mending your ways:
Witches and Halloween go hand-in-hand. Pick up one of these witchy novels for a good read this week.
The Kansas City Public Library and Metro Sports are partnering for the theatrical premiere of the feature-length documentary, Border War on November 3 at the Plaza Branch. This documentary, produced by Metro Sports, examines the history of the athletic rivalry between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas. Read about other sports rivalries or KU and MU athletics in these books at the Library.
October is National Bake and Decorate Month. Take part in the celebration by checking out a book with delicious recipes and how-to details on cake decorating, or read a novel inspired by baking.
With elections in the air, and the airwaves, and on peoples’ minds, sample these DVDs having to do with the art of made-up politics.