KC Public Library Blog
All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.
From astronauts to engineers and other space pioneers, these ten biographies help tell the story of the Space Race.
Are you working 24/7 because you can’t unplug from your mobile phone or the Internet? Technology has blurred the lines between work and home, affecting everything from how we use our time to how we relate to one another. These books examine technology’s impact on our society, culture, and economy.
In this current school year, more than 6,200 Teach for America corps members are teaching in America's neediest communities, reaching approximately 400,000 students. These books discuss the Teach for America experience and model or examine urban education in general.
Have you ever wished that you could talk to a ghost? (A friendly one, of course.) Reading about history is like talking to ghosts—finding out what people thought and how they lived. You can re-live their adventures or discover how they overcame difficult circumstances such as sexism, racism, and war.
The Kansas City Public Library isn’t haunted (as far as we know), but you can meet the past. Starting in April, Library Director Crosby Kemper III will interview re-enactors portraying famous people from the past, such as poet Langston Hughes, pilot Amelia Earhart, and President Harry S. Truman.
I imagine this book award slipped by you: the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Sponsored by The Bookseller magazine, anyone can nominate a book title for this prize and votes by the public are tallied online. It has nothing to do with content and everything to do with, well, title oddity.
The novels in these series mix up the genres with a blend of fantasy and mystery.
Pick up a book by award-winning author Sandra Cisneros or discover a novel that you might like if you enjoy Cisneros’ work in this recommended book list. Cisneros visits the Library on April 16, 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of her classic The House on Mango Street.
We’ve all seen them, they walk among us everyday. Some are more obvious than others. Here are a few ways you can spot them. They will probably be walking at a pace that will make you have to change course and go around them. They are usually male although every once in a while you’ll see a girl fall victim to this stigma. If you look hard enough you can witness their casual indifference towards work or goals. I’m talking of course about slackers.
Learn all about Sacagawea (sometimes spelled Sacajawea), the Shoshone woman who accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their famous expedition, or Lewis and Clark in these books at the library.
Veterans and their families write about their experiences with the military, especially in Iraq, in these books at the Library.
Check out some of the poetry, prose, and plays written by Langston Hughes, the Missouri-born writer who became a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, or learn more about his life and work in these books at the library.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS!
Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting will be held on Saturday, April a5 @ 1 pm
We will be Drawing our March Madness winners, making plans for the upcoming Project Prom event and just to keep it interesting, we’ll be munching on Pizza and other scrumptious snacks!
Upcoming events at Central!
March Madness Basketball Trivia Contest
April 25, 1-5 pm
Project Prom: Prom Dress Exchange, Fashion Show and Makeover tips!
June 8, 2008