Library Blog

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Book Reviews

The Year Without Summer by William Klingamen

The Year Without Summer

Summer is meant to be hot with ample growing time for crops. What would a season be like if this did not happen? 1816 proved that such an event could happen.

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."