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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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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Patrons welcome the return of public computer sessions – along with fax and printing services – as the Kansas City Public Library continues to work to bridge the digital divide. Read more about how we are safely providing crucial connectivity to the communities we serve.
 
Missouri Valley Room appointments
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Monday, July 20, 2020
The Missouri Valley Room in the Central Library is now accepting appointments for visitors to conduct special collections research. Learn more about the guidelines and how to schedule a session.
 
Library Art Collection
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
From paintings and murals to maps, etchings, posters, statues, photographs and intricately designed clocks and other furnishings, the Library is home to more than 700 artworks, artifacts and objects of ephemera. Each piece is now being catalogued, researched, and digitized as part of an ambitious, multiyear initiative that lends new clarity and to the collection. Take a look at what we've made available so far.
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Nominations are open for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2020 and you're encouraged to cast a vote for your favorite Kansas City Library location and nominate the Library in a few other categories. Below are a few suggestions to get you started. First-round nominations run through July 31!
 
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

In a tragic twist of fate, the recreational roadway that was one of Mahoney’s proudest achievements would also cost him his life and have a profound impact on his family for generations.

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