What's it like to be the in-house historian for the United States Senate? Before he visits the Library on Monday, February 20, Donald A. Ritchie told us about how Congress has changed – and how it hasn't – in the past 200 years.
Way before online personals were a twinkle in Craig Newmark ’s eye, our Victorian forebears had their own version of dating services to assist them in the search for a mate.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Kansas City Public Library is inviting its online fans to write personal ads for their favorite characters from Victorian literature. The writer of the best ad will receive a box of Christopher Elbow chocolates and a free copy of Jennifer Phegley’s book Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England.
There are lots of college football rivalries. But the annual collision of Army and Navy is in a league of its own. Even for people who don’t follow either team during the fall, the season-capping Army-Navy game  is a big deal.