Library life

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Booketology Returns!

Stranger in a Strange Land

Our Spring Tournament of Books has returned for the third year! It's book vs. book and you decide the winner. Check out the results of our first round, and vote in the "Sweet 16" of Booketology.

Kush Sharma Wins Memorable Jackson County Bee

Kush Sharma (at left) and Sophia Hoffman (right)

After 95 rounds and nearly six hours of competition, Kush Sharma emerged Saturday as champion of the Jackson County Spelling Bee at the Kansas City Public Library.

The Bee Goes into OT!

An extraordinary Jackson County Spelling Bee — down to two students who’ve survived 66 championship rounds — will resume Saturday, March 8, at the Library.

Hoopla Digital is Here

hoopla digital

The Kansas City Public Library is offering a new, refreshingly quick — and free — way to get music, television shows, movies, and audiobooks.

Remembering Joan Fontaine & Peter O'Toole

Joan Fontaine and Gary Cooper at the Academy Awards in 1942

Hollywood lost two of its great ones this weekend.
Joan Fontaine, a major star of the ‘30s and ‘40s, died at age 96, and Peter O’Toole, who will forever be identified with his performance in Lawrence of Arabia, died at age 81.

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