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Local History

Dusting Off Kansas City’s Cowtown History

What’s the saying? One man’s trash is another’s treasure? Lucinda Adams recalls the day, five years ago, when she was led into a converted storage room in the old Kansas City Livestock Exchange building in the city’s West Bottoms.

Library Life

Remembering Joan Fontaine & Peter O'Toole

Joan Fontaine and Gary Cooper at the Academy Awards in 1942

Hollywood lost two of its great ones this weekend.
Joan Fontaine, a major star of the ‘30s and ‘40s, died at age 96, and Peter O’Toole, who will forever be identified with his performance in Lawrence of Arabia, died at age 81.

Book Reviews

The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell

The Maid’s Version

Best known for Winter’s Bone, Missouri author Daniel Woodrell’s new novel, The Maid’s Version, contains all the elements that make his writing truly unique, powerful, and intriguing.

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John Tibbetts and Stargazing

John Tibbetts and Jim Carrey

Journalist/educator John C. Tibbetts used to spend his weekends hobnobbing with actors and filmmakers on Hollywood junkets. But Tibbetts did something extra on these trips — He created portraits of the famous folk he interviewed, which now make up the Library exhibit Stargazing.

Book Reviews

Columbus: The Four Voyages by Laurence Bergreen

Columbus: The Four Voyages

School children throughout the United States learn about the "discovery" of America by Christopher Columbus, but what is the story of Columbus?

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