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To mark Library Card Sign-up Month in September, we asked Kansas City Public Library staffers to share the favorite ways they use their cards.

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In light of this shifting landscape caused by a global pandemic, Kansas City Public Schools, in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library, has launched an important initiative: a reading campaign through which academic and socioemotional learning will intersect.

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Banned Books Week, September 18-24, 2022, spotlights current and historical attempts to censor titles and collections in libraries and schools. The Library explores issues related to bans and challenges happening locally and nationally with programs, reading lists, and other resources.

Kansas City culture wouldn’t be the same without fall fairs and festivals. But what’s celebrated and by whom has changed a great deal throughout the city’s history.

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If you like following music trends, reading artist interviews, and deep-diving into archives of popular music publications, get amped up for the latest addition to our collection of digital resources, Rock’s Backpages, which features over 50,000 articles on thousands of artists ranging from ABBA to Zappa, plus over 800 audio interviews with legends spanning decades of music and genres.
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The Kansas City Public Library’s online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers return the week of September 26, 2022, with sessions on screenwriting and sharing personal stories. Taught by John Ingle and Thomas White – graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City MFA Program in Creative Writing – the entire lineup will be offered online. RSVPs are required, and space is limited.