Summer Reading 2014


Participate in the 2014 Summer Reading Program from June 1 - August 2.
Read books and complete activities to earn great prizes! Learn more...

KC Unbound Blog
Book Review: The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen The Greek Coffin Mystery

In this 1932 classic mystery, an elderly and wealthy Greek art dealer dies, and his will has gone missing. Inspector Richard Queen of the NY Police is brought in to investigate.


This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
July 1864
Northerners and Southerners look for meaning in the annual Fourth of July celebrations, bushwhackers formerly associated with Quantrill’s Raiders resume their activities, and African American soldiers receive equal pay with white soldiers.
Film Blog
Program Notes: Each Dawn I Die (1939) Each Dawn I Die movie poster

Warner Brothers was noted for its emphasis on films that dealt with social problems. Each Dawn I Die is a prison film pairing James Cagney with tough guy George Raft – a man with intimate knowledge of underworld characters.

A Conversation with John Bluford A Conversation with John Bluford

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Amateur baseball team, early 1900sAmateur baseball team, early 1900s

Missouri Valley Special Collections

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Meet the Past

Meet The Past Online

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