Library Blog

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Library Life

reBOUND - Where Book Lovers and Podcast Fans Come Together

Podcast fans talk about their favorite radio shows with the same enthusiasm readers talk about their favorite books. The Library and KCUR 89.3 FM recently smashed the two formats together into one event, reBOUND.

Featured Authors

Remembering Harper Lee

News broke Friday that author Harper Lee had died peacefully in her sleep at age 89. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the greats of American literature.

Book Reviews

Shakespeare On Film: Hamlet

As dramatic pieces, the works of Shakespeare are best experienced in performance, not the page. Here are just a few productions of Hamlet on film, available for checkout from the Library.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is the kind of novel you get when non-Western storytelling traditions and sensibilities use the quintessentially Western cultural tools and structures of Science Fiction.

Library Life

A Hush Falls: Kositany-Buckner Moving from Library to Jazz Museum

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner

The Library's Deputy Director of Strategic Initatives Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner will take over as executive director of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City’s historic 18th & Vine District.

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