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Black Lives Matter, Black Stories Matter
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Friday, June 5, 2020
Our city and nation are hurting in the wake of the senseless, horrifying death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Kansas City Public Library stands in full support of the many across our country — including our staff and their families and others in our community — who have marched in protest and in profound, insistent hope for the future.  We decry the longstanding racial inequities and injustice at the root of their unrest. We need more than ever to understand the challenges of a diverse America, allowing us to define and develop effective change when and wherever it is necessary.
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Gabriella Polony Mountain In Memoriam
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Monday, May 25, 2020
Gabriella Polony Mountain was passionate, expressive, indelible. And so was the art  created by the namesake of the Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery at the downtown Central Library over a remarkable, 102-year life. Polony Mountain died Monday, May 18, 2020.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
With hoopla, you get immediate access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and albums. Everything in the collection is always available. No holds. No wait. Learn more about hoopla.
Pop In Pick Up holds service launch
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Library’s Pop In / Pick Up holds service began Tuesday. May 19, 2020. Patrons were able to begin retrieving holds that were placed prior to March 15, when the Library’s physical locations closed. See how things went and learn what’s next.
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Monday, September 21, 2020

Back in 1942, the federal government uprooted 150 farms in northwest Johnson County as well as the entire town of Prairie Center so it could build an ammunition plant.
That’s the kind of sacrifice folks endured for the good of the country during World War II.

Shelf Help recommended reading service
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Through Shelf Help, our librarians can guide you through these socially distanced times.