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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.

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.

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