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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.

Pulitzer-Winner Robin Givhan Comes to the Library

Robin Givhan never planned to write fashion criticism. “I don’t know of any fashion writer — working for a newspaper, anyway — for whom becoming a fashion writer was their ultimate goal,” she says.

Staff Picks: The Halloween Edition

Sharp Teeth

Looking for some chills and thrills this month? We have some suggestions for you! Our staff here at The Kansas City Public Library has picked some of their Halloween favorites.

New & Notable, Quick & Easy

New & Notable Collection

Looking for some instant literary gratification? New & Notable, a Kansas City Public Library collection and concept is now being piloted at the Central Library.

1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Perhaps you’ve spotted Google’s Street View car cruising through Kansas City, making a photographic record of whatever it happens to pass by. In April 1940, Kansas Citians might have spotted a similarly peculiar activity taking place throughout the city.

Kansas City Public Library Beta