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The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we invite readers to Dare to Discover a universe of books, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. To participate, youth and adults just need to get registered online (or at your local Library location). Read five books between June 1-July 31 (our mad scientist librarians have cooked up some stellar Su
The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we invite readers to Dare to Discover a universe of books, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. Read five books between June 1-July 31, 2019 (our mad scientist librarians have cooked up some stellar Suggested Reading titles to get you started). Log your completed books, and earn a cosmically cool prize.
 
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The Library's Tech Access team and LaunchCode now offer the Discovery Learning Program, a new way to learn computer coding skills. The program offers anyone a pathway to training and helps reduce barriers to jobs in the rapidly growing tech field.
The Library's Tech Access team and LaunchCode now offer the Discovery Learning Program, a new way to learn computer coding skills. The program offers anyone a pathway to training and helps reduce barriers to jobs in the rapidly growing tech field.
 
The Library has relaunched its Stories to Go program, offering monthly story time sessions to children at day care and early-learning centers in underserved areas of the city. We’re looking for book-loving adult volunteers to join the program – storytellers will undergo training and learn how to conduct fun, engaging story times throughout the community. Learn more about the program and apply to be a volunteer.
The Library has relaunched its Stories to Go program, offering monthly story time sessions to children at day care and early-learning centers in underserved areas of the city. We’re looking for book-loving adult volunteers to join the program – storytellers will undergo training and learn how to conduct fun, engaging story times throughout the community. Learn more about the program and apply to be a volunteer.
 
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With the Chiefs hanging up their cleats until next fall, Kansas City sports fans turn their attention to the beginning of Royals spring training. As part of our ongoing What’s Your KC Q? collaboration with the Kansas City Star, we’re asking for your questions about Kansas City’s long history with America’s pastime.

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From classic literature to contemporary cinema, the Library offers a number of ways to discover stories celebrating the African American experience. As we commemorate Black History Month, check out a selection of recommended books and browse the collection of documentaries and films available through the free Kanopy streaming service. 
 
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A recent What’s Your KC Q? submission asked us to explain the odd, seemingly arbitrary state line between Kansas and Missouri as it passes through the West Bottoms. The asker describes himself as a geography nerd with an interest in maps who’s always wondered why the Missouri border doesn’t extend to the Kansas River. When you look at it, the line does seem strange. Just to the north, the state line begins following the more obvious Missouri River. Why not just push the line a few hundred yards west to make things nice and neat? Seems like a no-brainer.

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