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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.

Library Interview: David Thomson

David Thomson

David Thomson, regarded by many as our finest writer about cinema, introduces and talks about the history of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the monster hit of 1975, on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch.

Thomas Mallon Presents Watergate on August 9

Watergate by Thomas Mallon book cover

Non Fiction is good when it comes to facts. Fiction is most effective when it comes to feelings. These truths come up frequently in Watergate, Thomas Mallon’s novel about the political scandal that brought down a president.

Library Interview: Brandon Kinney on the Mormon War of 1838

The Mormon War book cover

Missouri’s so-called Mormon War was fought in 1838. But in a sense it’s still being fought today. Just ask Brandon G. Kinney, who will discuss his book The Mormon War: Zion and the Missouri Extermination Order of 1838 on Sunday, June 24.

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