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Shakespeare On Film: Hamlet

As dramatic pieces, the works of Shakespeare are best experienced in performance, not the page. Here are just a few productions of Hamlet on film, available for checkout from the Library.

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Book Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is the kind of novel you get when non-Western storytelling traditions and sensibilities use the quintessentially Western cultural tools and structures of Science Fiction.

Library Life

A Hush Falls: Kositany-Buckner Moving from Library to Jazz Museum

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner

The Library's Deputy Director of Strategic Initatives Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner will take over as executive director of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City’s historic 18th & Vine District.

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Book Review: Shakespeare's Henriad

Shakespeare's plays Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, and Henry V—often called the Henriad—deal with the rise of Henry Bolingbroke, his rocky reign as king, and the better fortune of his son, Henry V.

Library Life

Our 2015 Favorites

As the year comes to a close, our librarians wanted to share their favorite books, movies, television series, and music that either came out in the past year, or that we just discovered in 2015.

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