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Library Interview: John Tibbetts on Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Tibbetts

As the creator of both Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) has given educator, critic, and author John Tibbetts countless hours of reading pleasure.

Library Life

Booketology: Get Your Spring Book Tournament Bracket!

Booketology logo

March into reading madness with Booketology, the Kansas City Public Library’s spring tournament of books! Sixty-four books will hit the court starting Thursday, March 15. Which title will triumph? That’s up to you.

Library Life

KCResearch Creates a “Green on Green” Map of Kansas City

KCResearch Map

It’s always exciting when we at the Library can inspire someone in our community to create something new. Especially something that speaks to the community in an innovative new way.

Book Reviews

Winter Reading Book Review Video: Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Destination: rural Missouri, where young Ree Dolly must go in search of her missing father in a landscape of crime and treachery. Get Plaza librarian Diana Hyle's video book review of this Winter Reading selection by Daniel Woodrell.

Book Reviews

Winter Reading Book Review Video: Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation

Would visiting sites related to the assassinations of three U.S. Presidents be your idea of a good vacation? It was for Sarah Vowell. In this Winter Reading book review video, Youth Services Librarian Jamie Mayo talks about Vowell's Assassination Vacation.