Library Blog

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Book Reviews

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality Boy

In A.S. King’s addictive new book Reality Boy, Gerald Faust and his family have to live with the aftermath of their time on the fake reality show, Network Nanny.

Library Life

Staff Picks: The Halloween Edition

Sharp Teeth

Looking for some chills and thrills this month? We have some suggestions for you! Our staff here at The Kansas City Public Library has picked some of their Halloween favorites.

Book Reviews

The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams is, by any reckoning, a peculiar autobiography. It is written in the 3rd person, and Adams fails to include every major event of his life in his work, leaving out twenty whole years, years that included his entire marriage and his wife’s suicide.

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New & Notable, Quick & Easy

New & Notable Collection

Looking for some instant literary gratification? New & Notable, a Kansas City Public Library collection and concept is now being piloted at the Central Library.

Book Reviews

The President is a Sick Man by Matthew Alpeo

The President is a Sick Man by Matthew Alpeo

How much information should the public know about a President's health? Should they know if they undergo major surgery? One American leader worked to keep his illness hidden from public view.