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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Book Reviews

The Naughty List: 5 Snarky Christmas Reads

There’s something about this season that brings out a little misanthrope in some readers. They’re not Scrooges, just a little cynical regarding the forced merriment. For those readers, I’ve got a list of books that fall on the not-so-nice side.

Civil War

Discover the Civil War: The Missouri Valley Special Collections

John Bushnell envelope 1863

Follow us into the archives as we visit regional libraries, historical societies, and other cultural institutions and work to digitize thousands of their Civil War-era primary sources for the Missouri-Kansas Conflict project. Learn more about our collective past as we uncover the stories of those who experienced it firsthand.

Library Life

Gigabyte Christmas: Google Fiber Discussion Buzzes at the Library

Give Us a Gig photo Aaron Deacon Social Media Club

Unless you’ve been living in a hole out in the prairie, communicating with the outside world only through smoke signals and/or fax machine, at some point in the past few months you’ve heard murmurs about the impending arrival of Google Fiber to Kansas City.

Book Reviews

Kaite Stover's Top 11 Books of 2011

Walter Mosley Ptolemy Grey

At the end of each year I review my book log to see what I’ve read this year. All I write down is the year, month and the title and author of the book I finished and in what format I read the book, print, electronic or audio.

Book Reviews

The Forgotten Founding Father by Joshua Kendall

Forgotten Founding Father cover image

The Founding Fathers of the United States had a vision of how the government should work for the new country. Another American felt the same way regarding the English language.

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