Library Blog

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Coming Up

America's Music at the Library

Bob Walkenhorst’s regular gig at the Record Bar in Westport is usually standing room only. And in Norway he’s revered as a rock god. But you don’t have to stand in line, pay a cover charge, or fly to Scandinavia to get an earful of fresh Walkenhorst: He's coming to the Library.

Library Life

Preserving Kansas City Women’s History

As part of Preservation Week, we are highlighting one of the recent projects here at the Kansas City Public Library: the preservation of the Athenaeum Collection.

Building A Community Of Readers

Print is for posterity: Teens create their own literary magazine

Who says print is dead? Sure, our digital age has made it easy to type down our thoughts, push a button and “publish” them online… but that’s not as tangible, satisfying, and permanent as seeing your words actually printed in ink on paper.

Local History

The Case of the Forgotten Canvas and the Third Man - Part 1

Gerald Bernstein

Each month, John Horner digs into the Missouri Valley Special Collections to unearth a story from local history and look at it in new light. Here he tells us the first part of the story of a missing painting and a mysterious man...

Featured Authors

Jon Klassen Discusses his Work and Caldecott Win

Jon Klassen

I recently had the opportunity to speak with children’s author and illustrator Jon Klassen. His book This Is Not My Hat just won the 2013 Caldecott Medal.