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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

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.

Library Life

Teens: How to Write a Novel in a Month, the KC Library Way

Wick Thomas

Every November, amateur novelists around the world put their word processors where their mouths are in daring attempts to spit out 50,000-word tomes in a mere 30 days.

Book Reviews

14 Books on Celebrating the Holidays Artfully

Winter Solstice

From time immemorial, humans have eased the encroaching darkness of winter with gatherings and celebrations involving light, food, and sacred rituals. Holidays and traditions vary from culture to culture, but often these traditions involve recipes, crafts, and decorations for the home.

Featured Authors

Justice Stephen Breyer Has Good Constitution

Justice Stephen Breyer

This past Thursday at the Plaza Branch, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer stood before a crowd of nearly 700 people and made a strong case for civic literacy in the face of cynicism.

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