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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.

Library Life

Revisiting America's Music: Pat Nichols

Pat Nichols

Lawrence bluesman Pat Nichols made some new fans this spring when he kicked off the Library’s ambitious America’s Music series at the Plaza Branch.

Building A Community Of Readers

Building a Community of Readers with Books to Go

Books to Go

Most library patrons must make a trip to the library to take advantage of its many services. But for more than 6,500 Kansas City children at more than 351 sites, the Books to Go program brings the library to them.