Macmillan Publishing is drastically limiting libraries' -- and patrons' -- access to new e-book releases.
The Library’s historical website The Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression has been accorded a prestigious Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History. It recognizes “superior and innovative achievements” in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history.
Artist Ralph Steadman is known for his creative collaboration with writer Hunter S. Thompson, matching outrageous illustrations to Thompson’s gonzo writing. Beyond that partnership, Steadman’s career spans over 60 years; this summer, the Library is among a few U.S. sites hosting a touring retrospective exhibit of over 100 of his original works.
Four local libraries have teamed up to provide you with an easy way to search all their collections at the same time! Starting Tuesday, April 16, you will see links to other libraries when you search our catalog.
Tuesday, April 9, is National Library Workers Day, and the Kansas City Public Library joins a celebration across the country of the librarians, support personnel, and others who help make our institutions places for community-wide engagement, enrichment, and development.
Carol Wallace marks 50 years at the Library. That's worth celebrating.
What books were winners with Library staff in 2018? From pop culture potboilers to heavy-hitting history reads, check out the favorites that lined our staff's personal shelves this past year.
Library Deputy Director Carrie Coogan keeps expanding her advocacy for digital literacy and inclusion – from efforts locally in Kansas City, Missouri, to leadership nationally to a place on the docket of arguably the world’s foremost brainstorming session on the health of the internet.
Whether it's a sold-out arena concert featuring a big-name supergroup or a small, intimate show at a local dive bar, a live musical performance generates an inimitable song-listening energy. In celebration of good vibrations and the Library's music-centric 2018 Summer Reading program, Rock & Read, we've put together some note-worthy resources and recommendations and Library staffers' remembrances of their most magical concerts.
Just as there are different genres of books for every reader's taste and state of mind, music also matches all kinds of moods, and each individual has their own song preferences. Below are a couple music categories or scenarios; some of our Library staffers have opened up to tell us what tunes make them turn up the dial, shed a tear, or bust a move.
And whatever your bookish proclivities may be, you still have time to log your books before the 2018 Summer Reading Program ends on July 31. Read and record five books, claim your Rock & Read prize!
As the Kansas City Public Library’s director of public affairs from June 2006 to August 2015, Henry Fortunato imagined and developed revolutionary public programming that earned national recognition and helped redefine the role of the modern library. On February 5, 2018, Fortunato died at his home after a short illness. He had turned 62 a month earlier.
Are you the proud owner of new tech products this holiday season? The Library keeps the spirit of gift-giving going by providing you with many ways to make the most of your new computer, tablet, or smartphone. We've got a few resources to get you started.
Everyone from our frontline librarians to Director Crosby Kemper III takes pride in the often cutting-edge services offered by the Library, in our efforts to help chart a course for 21st-century libraries nationwide.
The 2017 Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans and their families develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales. The workshop is free and open to past or present military members and family members of veterans. Each of the four-hour sessions is conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course.