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Video: Royals Star Frank White Shares His Library Love

Frank White: One Man's Dream

It’s official: Frank White has been inducted into the Library Hall of Fame. What did the Royals’ former star second baseman do to receive this singular honor? Simple. He got on camera and testified to the power of reading and libraries.

Dayton Duncan on The Dust Bowl

Dayton R. Duncan

Making the documentary, The Dust Bowl, wasn’t a matter of creating a story and then finding the interview subjects and visual elements that would tell that story, says Dayton Duncan. It’s the other way around.

Historian Henry Wiencek Talks About Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves

Henry Wiencek (Photo by Tom Cogill)

Thomas Jefferson may be the most beloved of our Founding Fathers. So, after devoting the last few years to researching this monumental figure, how does historian Henry Wiencek feel about his subject?

Video: What's "The Kansas City Spirit?"

Kansas City Spirit

In 1951, as Kansas City was recovering from a devastating flood, Hallmark founder Joyce Hall asked Norman Rockwell to create an image that would forever capture the Kansas City Spirit.

Library Interview: Jamal Joseph

Jamal Joseph

“It’s been an incredible journey.” That’s how Jamal Joseph describes his life, and nobody is likely to contradict him. He speaks about his memoir Panther Baby on Friday, September 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.