Library Blog

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Book Reviews

The Heroines by Eileen Favorite

The Heroines

Anyone interested in novels that like to mess with classic literature should pick up The Heroines by Eileen Favorite.

This fanciful debut novel is full of literary humor poked liberally at the dramatic, tragic, soap-operatic heroines of the classics.

Library Life

Summer Reading Program: Zoo to You Events!

Zoo to You brought animal ambassadors from the Kansas City Zoo to the Library.

Hey kids! This summer you can get up close and personal with creatures like the barred tiger salamander (the state amphibian of Kansas) and the sugar glider (a tiny Australian marsupial related to the opossum).

Learn Something

Onward and Upward with Enterprise!

Less Searching, More Reading with our New Catalog!

After two years of study and implementation, the Kansas City Public Library’s new on-line catalog – known as Enterprise – hits the Internet this month.

Book Reviews

Berlin Diary by William L. Shirer

Berlin Diary: the Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941

William Shirer opened the foreword to his published diary as follows: "Most diaries…are written with no thought of publication… They are personal, intimate, confidential, a part of oneself that is better hidden from the crass outside world. This journal makes no pretense to being of that kind."

Library Life

Amazing Response for Sandra Day O’Connor at the Library!

Sanda Day O'Connor

Over the last 6+ years, the Kansas City Public Library has sought to transform the way the people of greater Kansas City use libraries to stay informed about current events and learn more about landmark moments in history with an aggressive schedule of programs featuring scholars, authors, and public figures.