Coming Up

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Featured Authors

Book Review: The Millionaire and the Bard - Andrea Mays

Andrea Mays in The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio examines Folger and his mania.

Coming Up

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy is featured as May's FYI Book Group selection.

Local History

Wide Open Town Symposium: Kansas City during the Pendergast Era

The Library, UMKC, and 18 local and national historians partner to explore Kansas City’s vibrant history of the 1920s and ’30s in a public symposium, April 1-2.

Library Life

American Public Square Series Debates Hot-Button Issues – Get This, with Reason and Respect

The Library and American Public Square kick off a series of spring discussions of some of the city’s most polarizing issues—minus the invective that too often feeds polarity—in early December.

Library Life

Shakespeare's First Folio is coming to the Library

We have been selected as a location for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national tour in 2016. Few copies exist of Shakespeare's First Folio, and we are excited to have the opportunity to exhibit one at the Library!

Kansas City Public Library Beta