KC Public Library Blog
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.
The Queen of the Tearling (2014) by Erika Johansen
The Queen of the Tearling is another addition to the extensive catalogue of fantasy novels. The book followed Kelsea Glynn, as she was taken from her home at eighteen by a cadre of soldiers and forced into the role of queen of the kingdom.
Join people from all over the state to Save MO Libraries!
The Governor is withholding $6 million dollars in funding from libraries all across the state and has almost completely eliminated state funding to libraries next year.
Two busloads of teenage library advocates will be leaving from Kansas City and heading to Jefferson City to explain to their legislators why libraries are so important in their communities...
Are you ready for a tour of Africa?
Join twin brothers, Gannon and Wyatt, in exploring one of the most exotic parts of the world, the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Gannon and Wyatt thrive in adventures. They travel with their parents to remote parts of the earth in order to study the environment, wildlife, and cultures. During the trips, the twins studiously keep private journals, which they prefer to call "field notes."
Like any media, the Internet can be used in wonderful or horrible ways. It can connect people across the globe. It can be a source of extremely helpful information. It can record memories and historic events. However, with the increased anonymity we experience online, it also provides a forum for people to say mean and hurtful things.
Libraries are for Making... Join us March 2-9, 2015! It was stop motion animation that brought to life Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas on the big-screen and put Comedy Central’s long-running Robot Chicken into motion. As part of Teen Tech Week, the Library is offering a week’s worth of opportunities to learn—or polish—the technique, with a series of two-hour stop motion animation workshops at seven of our branches.
How to know if an audiobook is having an impact on you:
1. You start talking with an accent that mirrors the characters.
2. You start thinking in an accent that mirrors the characters.
3. You feel sad to know that the book will end.
4. Even though you know the book will end, you keep listening at odd times just to learn what will happen next.
4. You recommend the book to all of your friends who are real people.
5. After the story, not having the characters in your life feels like losing friends.
6. You write fan fiction as you imagine what else might happen.