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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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2020 Summer Reading Program
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Sunday, May 31, 2020
This year’s Summer Reading Program invites readers of all ages to LIVE THE FANTASTIC and experience the power of storytelling. Behold your quest: Read any five books between June 1 and July 31, 2020. Pick stories in your preferred format, log them online, and earn a reward.
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Monday, June 1, 2020

For more than two decades, the Kansas City Landmarks Commission has donated hundreds of historical images to the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections – digital photographs and slides that contribute greatly to the MVSC’s efforts to document the city’s architectural history.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Kanopy lets you watch thousands of movies, documentaries, television shows, and educational videos for free from the comfort of your home. All you need is your Kansas City Public Library card, internet access, and the Kanopy app. Start streaming today.
Kids Cafe
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Friday, May 29, 2020
Kids Café returns Monday, June 1, 2020, providing nutritious after-school and summer meals and allowing Library staff to reconnect with youth at our Southeast, Trails West, Waldo, and L.H. Bluford branches. Learn more about the Library’s efforts to bridge the nutrition gap.
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.