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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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Friday, September 18, 2020

The Great Cooper Creek Mystery has been solved.

Perhaps twice.

19th Amendment Coloring book graphic
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
One hundred years ago the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women in the U.S. the hard-won right to vote. In commemoration of the centennial, the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections has produced a coloring book profiling local women who took part in the suffrage movement. A limited number of free copies are available at KC Library locations, and a digital edition and downloads of all the profiles can be found at kchistory.org/coloringkc.
 
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Platted and developed during a citywide building boom at the turn of the 20th century, Kansas City’s Hyde Park neighborhood boasts not just one, not two or three, but four areas added to the National Register of Historic Places between 1980 and 2007.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

For drivers spinning around the Country Club Plaza, what was once old is new again.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020
The Library is taking part in local education and outreach efforts to have everyone in our metropolitan area represented in the 2020 Census, helping to ensure Kansas City receives its fair share of federal funding in the years to come. How have the Library's Census outreach efforts changed due to the pandemic? We're meeting people out in the community through our Pop In at the Park series and working with other organizations to encourage participation. Learn more about the Census and why it matters for Kansas City.
 

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