KC Public Library Blog
Born on July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri, Robert Heinlein wrote four Hugo Award-winning novels. The Hugo Awards, science fiction’s most prestigious award, are presented annually by the World Science Fiction Society. Pick one of these winners up for a summer read.
Explore the life and career of Missouri-born artist Thomas Hart Benton in these books and documentary at the Library.
Discover the Missouri-born outlaw who became one of America’s most notorious bank and train robbers through these nonfiction accounts of his life, as well as through fiction.
Learn all about the crucial Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War or pick up a novelist’s take on the events in these books at the Library.
Wow! Summer's here and there are more great books than ever. Have you checked out the Library's Summer Reading Program? Check out lots of books and win prizes for reading them. What a deal! To celebrate great reads, I've made a list. Books about famous and not-so-famous people, books with fantastic adventures, and quiet, get-under-your-skin books for a day of reading in your favorite mud puddle.
From science fiction to the paranormal to creepy biotechnology scenarios, these books for teens are sure to thrill.
From flappers to Prohibition to the upheaval of the Great Depression, these books explore society and culture of 1920s-30s America.
For National Rose Month this June, pick up some entertaining “rosy” reads at the Library.
These local diet memoirs and urban farming handbooks reveal the best about eating locally.
June 8, Express Yourself SR Kickoff Party: Roof top concert Featuring the Whomping Willows! With KC Teen Bands, Roving Way, Sour Apple Surgery and Prowl the Sky!
Express Yourself & Make Your Own Crafts:
Every Weds. 2-3 pm
Materials & snacks provided
June 10 Express Yourself Journals and Beaded Bookmarks
June 17 Tie Dye
June 24 CD Clocks
July 1 Mini Cork Boards
July 8 Canvass book bags
July 15 Hardware Jewelry and Gems
July 22 Terrariums
July 29 Express Yourself Craft Wrap-Up!
Free Movie Fridays! 2-4 pm
June 12 Feature Movie: Freedom Writer's Diary
These memoirs depict modern farm life – many from the perspective of recently displaced city dwellers.