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One year ago, voters overwhelmingly approved an 8-cent increase in the Library’s property tax-based operating levy – the first adjustment to the rate in 22 years. Thanks to that support and funding, the Library has been doing even more for the people we serve. As we broaden our services and respond to growing community needs, we want to keep you informed about our progress in what we call the Library’s Next Chapter. Learn what's happening at your neighborhood Library location, discover new or expanded services, and see how we’re working to improve patron experiences.
 
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As sure as the morning commute, it’s time for another “What’s Your KCQ?” A KCQ readers asks: “Why does U.S. 71 (Bruce R. Watkins Memorial Drive) have stoplights instead of a straight run downtown?”

The Library's series of signature events bring nationally known authors, local historians, civic voices, political leaders, and others to Kansas City audiences.  But now you have another way to access the ideas and topics covered in the Library's programs: we've created a larger collection of archived online event videos available to the public. Miss a presentation? Watch anywhere, on your own time, for free.
The Library's series of signature events brings nationally known authors, local historians, civic voices, political leaders, and others to Kansas City audiences.  Now you have another way to access the ideas and topics covered in the Library's programs: We're creating a larger collection of archived online event videos available to the public. Miss a presentation? Watch anywhere, on your own time, for free. 
 

Reader Tom Decock was curious about how the interstate highway system was incorporated into Kansas City’s urban landscape. With the Downtown Loop nearing its 50th anniversary in 2022, now is a good time for KCQ to investigate.

Macmillan Publishing is drastically limiting libraries' -- and patrons' -- access to new e-book releases.

Jason Dean, a parishioner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, wrote of hearing about a controversial priest who died in 1886 and haunts the church to this day. In conjunction What’s Your KC BOO?, our special Halloween edition of What’s Your KC Q focusing on Kansas City’s haunted lore, he asked us to investigate.

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