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One year ago, voters overwhelmingly approved an 8-cent increase in the Library’s property tax-based operating levy – the first adjustment to the rate in 22 years. Thanks to that support and funding, the Library has been doing even more for the people we serve. As we broaden our services and respond to growing community needs, we want to keep you informed about our progress in what we call the Library’s Next Chapter. Learn what's happening at your neighborhood Library location, discover new or expanded services, and see how we’re working to improve patron experiences.
 
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Maybe you’ve noticed the old concrete structures near the Town of Kansas Bridge in Berkley Riverfront Park. Both Kyle Romine and Joel Verhagen have, and separately raised the question to What’s Your KC Q: How were they once used?

 The Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans, active military, and their family members develop writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they are true-life accounts or wholly original tales. Each of the sessions is free and conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course.
The Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans, active military, and their family members develop writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they are true-life accounts or wholly original tales. Each of the sessions is free and conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course.
 
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In June we asked readers which Kansas City-centric question we should answer in our series “What’s your KCQ?” in partnership with the Kansas City Star. Westport tied for the winning question. The other top vote-getter — about the old road remnants near the Town of Kansas — will be answered soon.

The ink-splattered exhibit Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, on display at the Central Library through Sept. 8, 2019, has been popular among art lovers throughout the region. During the exhibit’s more than three-month stay, the Library has been offering other ways to celebrate all things gonzo, including events and insightful online stories about Steadman's life and work. Merchandise is also available for purchase; a portion of sales of benefits the Library.
The ink-splattered exhibit Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, on display at the Central Library through Sept. 8, 2019, has been popular among art lovers throughout the region. During the exhibit’s more than three-month stay, the Library has been offering other ways to celebrate all things gonzo, including events and insightful online stories about Steadman's life and work. Merchandise is also available for purchase; a portion of sales of benefits the Library.
 
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In this week’s installment of “What’s Your KCQ?” — a series in which we partner with the Kansas City Star to answer reader questions — we dive into a submission from Bill Johnson. He noticed some Egyptian looking objects in some photographs of Union Station from the 1920s and wondered why they were there.

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