Library Blog

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Local History

Sorting Cattle from Chaos: Processing the Kansas City Stockyards Collection

Before Missouri Valley Special Collections staff acquired the Kansas City Stockyards Collection, its 6,000-plus items had been scattered about the Livestock Exchange Building.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves

Robert Graves was a fascinating man. A poet and novelist of some note, he was also a respected classical scholar and translator. And like many of his generation, he served in the British Army during World War I.

Book Reviews

Book Review: 1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt

History is full of revolts, conflicts, and wars. Juliet Barker in 1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt examines this English clash that rocked the country through all levels of society.

Library Life

Bluford Branch Manager April Roy Honored with National Award

April Roy, manager of our Bluford Branch, has been honored by the American Library Association with the I Love My Librarian Award.

Local History

Researching School Yearbooks in the Missouri Valley Room

Have you ever kicked yourself for not holding onto your school yearbooks, or wished there was a way to track down an embarrassing photograph of an old friend or family member?

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