Library Blog

Local History

Elmer, A.L., and Me (Part 1)

Portrait of Alexander Franklin (Frank) James

Dr. John Horner delves into a search for the identities of the two artists who created the portraits on display in the Guerrillas in Our Midst exhibit from the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections.

Book Reviews

The Returned by Jason Mott

The Returned

What would you do if suddenly one of your loved ones who had died 10, 20 or even 50 years ago stood at your door alive and well? That’s the premise of The Returned, the debut novel by Jason Mott.

Local History

New Website: Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

The Kansas City area has a rich Civil War history. And now there’s a new way to discover and research the legacy of the Kansas-Missouri Border War.

Learn Something

Zinio for Libraries

Zinio

Free subscriptions to your favorite magazines? It sounds too good to be true, but patrons of the Library now have full access to the “online newsstand” Zinio.

Library Life

August Staff Reading Picks

The Sisters Brothers

We may have been busy with our Summer Reading Program the past few months, but your Library staff still found time to do their own reading! Here are just a few selections from our staff.