Library Blog

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.

Library Life

National Digital Inclusion Alliance is Launched

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Computers and the Internet, including high speed connectivity, are essential in today’s digital society. Those on the wrong side of this digital divide are being left further and further behind.

Local History

Kansas City’s Livestock Hotel: Daily Operations at the Stockyards

Today, many Kansas Citians know the significance of the old stockyards but could they describe its day-to-day operations? What exactly transpired at the stockyards besides a lot of manure?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner

Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner

With this first novel, see what William Faulkner was like before he became the guardian of Yoknapatawpha County and perhaps the greatest of all American novelists.

Library Life

2015 Pulitzer Award Winners & Nominees

All the Light We Cannot See

The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2015 were announced this week, so it's time to catch up on some Prize-winning reading available here at the Library!

Library Life

Bareknuckle Books

Which author would win in a (literary) fight? That’s the question you get to help answer during BAREKNUCKLE BOOKS, our Author Cage Match - “Paperweight” Division.

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