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

A Writer at Home: Whitney Terrell

Whitney Terrell basketball

Alert readers will know that as part of the Library’s Booketology tournament of books, we’re holding a drawing for a basketball signed by acclaimed Kansas City novelist Whitney Terrell.

Library Interview | Paul Benson on KC Fountains

J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain

During the winter months Paul Benson holes up in his conservation studio atop the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. But beginning in April he packs up his tools and heads out to the fresh air and sunshine. It’s fountain-fixing time.

Library Interview: Attica Locke on Black Water Rising

Attica Locke

After several years of struggling to get her screenplays produced, Attica Locke decided it was time to go solo. She wrote a novel about something with which she was intimately familiar. And in her first attempt, she has a winner.

Library Interview: John Tibbetts on Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Tibbetts

As the creator of both Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) has given educator, critic, and author John Tibbetts countless hours of reading pleasure.

Library Interview: Carol Hockett on WWI, Dada & the Birth of the Modern

Carol Hockett

Carol I. Hockett looks at the horrors of World War I and the era of artistic upheaval that gave birth to Dada, an anarchical art movement that turned upside down conventional Edwardian ideas of beauty.

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