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Monday, June 14, 2021
Welcome back inside your Library!  With our physical doors once again open to the community, our main priority continues to be the safety of everyone who enters our buildings to make use of our resources and services. Read more about what to expect during your visit.
 
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KCQ Rapid Response
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Friday, June 18, 2021

For this installment of “What’s Your KCQ?,” the joint project of the Kansas City Public Library and The Kansas City Star, Missouri Valley Special Collections staff tackle a variety of Kansas City history questions.

Juneteenth
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Friday, June 18, 2021
Juneteenth marks the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans on June 19, 1865, following the end of the Civil War.  Just in time for 2021's Juneteenth, Congress passed long-discussed legislation making the date a federal holiday — the 12th in U.S. history. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on June 17. In celebration of the newly official holiday, the Library offers a number of book recommendations, films, and a special event that highlight the history of the Black experience in America.
 
Off the Wall 2021
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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Library’s annual summer skyline film series returns with a fresh lineup of FREE outdoor movies! This year we’re shifting our location to the top level of the Community Bookshelf Parking Garage, just across Baltimore Ave. from the Central Library. Our monstrously entertaining collection of films features cosmic creatures holding court with all-star cartoons, big-eared beasties hitting the Big Apple for some midnight snacking, a fearsome and furry myth befriending a family, and the ancestor of a notorious mad scientist has a frank reckoning with a grave legacy.

Trails West Renovation
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Saturday, June 12, 2021
Welcome back to a new and refreshed Trails West Branch! Our doors reopen to the public beginning Monday, June 14. Here’s what you can expect when you visit. We look forward to welcoming you inside!
 
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Friday, June 11, 2021

It’s not just you — Kansas City is getting warmer. Thursday’s highs climbed into the 90s, and we are having more and more of those days.

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