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Coming Up

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy is featured as May's FYI Book Group selection.

Local History

Wide Open Town Symposium: Kansas City during the Pendergast Era

The Library, UMKC, and 18 local and national historians partner to explore Kansas City’s vibrant history of the 1920s and ’30s in a public symposium, April 1-2.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Shakespeare by Mark van Doren

Mark van Doren’s Shakespeare is a sensitive, enthusiastic, and insightful collection of short essays on Shakespeare’s plays and his poetry first published in 1939.

Library Life

reBOUND - Where Book Lovers and Podcast Fans Come Together

Podcast fans talk about their favorite radio shows with the same enthusiasm readers talk about their favorite books. The Library and KCUR 89.3 FM recently smashed the two formats together into one event, reBOUND.

Featured Authors

Remembering Harper Lee

News broke Friday that author Harper Lee had died peacefully in her sleep at age 89. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the greats of American literature.

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