KC Public Library Blog
All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.
Read all about the tumultuous life of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, in these biographies at the Library.
These memoirs of the war in Afghanistan provide firsthand accounts of those who experienced it and can help provide insight into the conflict.
These books at the Library explore the fate of news publications in our digital media society.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Animator, film maker and entrepreneur, Walt Disney transformed the film and entertainment industries. Learn more about this American icon and his art in these books at the Library.
These books at the Library explore the nature of randomness and probability in our lives.
Whether or not you piece with the best of them, these books should appeal to anyone interested in the beauty and craft of quilting. For you quilters, check out some of the library’s books of quilt patterns. And if you like to stick to fiction, there’s a whole genre of quilting novels.
The 2009 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on April 20. Check out this year’s award winners or browse through the winners of previous years to find some good reads.
These books examine the executive branch and its power throughout U.S. history.
The 33rd president of the United States and a native of Missouri, Harry S. Truman also served as an officer during World War I, a U.S. Senator, and Vice President. These books include general biographies of Truman and works that examine his presidency, as well as his memoirs, letters, and speeches.
Recently, Harper Collins announced that it will publish two of Michael Crichton’s unfinished novels. Prior to that, the upcoming publication of an unfinished David Foster Wallace novel made the news. Even thirty years after the death of Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, his son has announced that Nabokov’s unfinished The Original of Laura will be published in 2009 – disregarding Nabokov’s wishes to have it burned after his death.
Stephen Moss at The Guardian writes, “Leave unfinished works alone - let their authors rest in peace.” What do you think?
Have you ever read an unfinished novel? These books were all incomplete when the authors died.
Prime minister of Britain, a soldier, writer, and politician, Winston Churchill has had hundreds of books written about him. This selection includes ten books about Churchill published in the last few years.
From astronauts to engineers and other space pioneers, these ten biographies help tell the story of the Space Race.