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The Library is thrilled to announce the purchase of additional property near the Lucile H. Bluford Branch with an eye toward expanding services there.

Black History Month
As we commemorate Black History Month, there are many ways to discover stories celebrating the African American experience. Check out a selection of recommended books and browse a collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services. Attend one of our public speaker events or activities. You can also explore, learn, and celebrate with resources from the Kansas City Black History website and commemorative booklet.
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The Kansas City Public Library wants to help the community get and stay informed with its participation in National News Literacy Week 2023. The initiative, led by the News Literacy Project and E.W. Scripps, runs from January 23-27 and promotes news literacy as a vital life skill.

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Thanks, Kansas City, for stepping up. You responded in record numbers to the annual MLK Day of Service Hygiene Kit Drive conducted by the Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project and Digital Corps. Donated personal care items – from soap, shampoo, and deodorant to washcloths, combs, hairbrushes, and hand sanitizer – were packaged into nearly 1,100 kits to be distributed to individuals in the city who are unhoused.
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If you love talking about books but aren’t quite ready to commit to joining a traditional book group, or if your schedule makes it hard to attend a regular gathering, our Whenever Book Club offers a convenient way for you to connect with other like-minded bibliophiles – no video needed, no set meeting times, no in-person obligations!