Shakespeare's First Folio
One of the world’s rarest and most valuable books – the first collection of William Shakespeare’s plays – is coming to Kansas City. First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare is on display at the downtown Central Library from June 6-28, 2016, and serves as the centerpiece of a months-long celebration of the Bard.

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This Week in KC History
Hail to the Chief H. Roe Bartle, 1938

May 8, 1974: H. Roe Bartle, a charismatic Boy Scout executive, public speaker, lawyer, and two-term mayor of Kansas City, dies in Kansas City.

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KC Unbound Blog
Book Review: The Millionaire and the Bard - Andrea Mays

Andrea Mays in The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio examines Folger and his mania.

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Digital Inclusion KC

Join the KC Coalition for Digital Inclusion on May 20 at the Central Library.
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Giving to the Library

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Career Online High School

A fully accredited, online high school program. Now available through your Library.
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Money Matters

Improve your financial well-being with the Library’s Money Matters workshops! Learn more...

Kansas City Public Library Beta