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New Digital Resources Available at the Library

WIRED Magazine

You now have more digital resources available for free through the Library's collection! Magazines are now offered through OverDrive, and Comics and Graphic Novels from publishers including DC Comics are available on hoopla!

Book Reviews

Book Review: Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin

Comedy at the Edge

Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin is a fantastic, comprehensive, and concise history of stand-up comedy during the 1960s & 1970s, from the death of Lenny Bruce to the ascendance of stand-up into the mainstream.

Local History

Pandemic at the Gateway

Cholera originated on the Indian subcontinent, where it remained for centuries before spreading to the rest of Asia and Europe. By the 1840s, it had spread to North America.

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings

The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings

During the First World War, American poet E.E. Cummings was briefly imprisoned in a French military detention camp for expressing anti-war views. This experience served as the basis of his autobiographical novel, The Enormous Room.

Library Life

Pilot Program allows Families to "check out" Wi-Fi Hotspots

Twenty-five Kansas City households with school-age children will get free wireless Internet access at home as part of a pilot program allowing them to "check out" the service from the Library.

Kansas City Public Library Beta