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Kansas City Black History 2020
Each year, the Library partners with the Local Investment Commission (LINC) and the Black Archives of Mid-America to produce a series of Black History Month materials celebrating the legacies and accomplishments of notable African-Americans from the Kansas City area. The individuals featured in the 2020 series all helped break down barriers in our community, elevating and inspiring others then and now. Read on to learn more about their achievements.
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It’s fall, y’all, and the Library is kicking off the Halloween season with a monstrously good mashup of haunted local history tales, scary story recommendations, spooky special events, and frightfully fun family festivities.
Need Direction? The Library's Community Reference Team Can Help.
As information discovery has evolved, so has the Kansas City Public Library. We’ve launched a new Community Reference Team to help patrons connect with information and resources needed to achieve personal and professional goals. The Library can help you find jobs, start businesses, grow nonprofits, manage personal finances, develop healthy lifestyles, and more.
Saloon Smashing and Sunday Liquor:  A Carry Nation KC Q Answered

Known for her fiery rhetoric and fierce resolve, prohibitionist Carry Nation earned a national reputation by “smashing” saloons in Kansas and preaching against the evils of alcohol. Her work as a temperance movement leader began in the late 1800s and lasted until her death in 1911.

National Voter Registration Day 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 is National Voter Registration Day, is National Voter Registration Day, when we ensure participation in our country’s democratic process by registering to vote or updating our records. While those who are eligible to vote can register anytime during operating hours at any Library location, a number of special voter registration activities take place September 24 in partnership with the Kansas City Board of Elections and the League of Women Voters.

Drive past Children’s Mercy Hospital and you’ll be greeted by some unusual road signs. It’s some sort of animal helping to direct drivers to the hospital entrance amid construction on the new Children’s Research Institute, scheduled to be completed by 2020.