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Community Leaders Marilou Joyner, Kathryn Mallinson Join the Library Board

The Kansas City Public Library's board of trustees has returned to its full, nine-member complement with the recent appointment of two local business leaders, Marilou Joyner and Kathryn Mallinson.


This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
December 1864
Missouri and Kansas residents reflect on the year 1864, continue recovering from Price’s Raid, and anticipate the New Year and the possible end of the war. Read More...


This Week in KC History
Strange Bedfellows Nell Donnelly

December 16, 1931: Nell Donnelly, a Kansas City dress manufacturer, and her chauffeur, George Blair, are kidnapped and held hostage in a cottage near Bonner Springs, Kansas, only to be released two days later without paying ransom.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Caitlin Doughty Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Caitlin Doughty

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Civil War on the Western Border

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