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KCHistory and Civil War websites are undergoing maintenance

The Library is currently migrating its large collection of digital historic images to a new software platform. An unfortunate consequence of our data migration is that we need to take the entire collection offline for about two months while the work is completed.

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The Kansas City Public Library is celebrating the makeover of its Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Parkway, with a community open house on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Library invites patrons to sit down and connect through conversation during the first National Week of Conversation, April 20-28, 2018.

First friday event at the Library

If you’re reading this right there’s a good chance the Kansas City Public Library, and libraries in general, are an important part of your life. Congratulations. You’ve made a very good decision. What better time to celebrate than now? It’s National Library Week from April 8 – 14, 2018.

A Central Library barista started offering coffee tastings a year ago as a way to share her knowledge of the coffee world, but they have turned into something more—an opportunity to highlight local organizations that are helping the Kansas City community.
Overdue items. Damaged materials. Late fees and fines. The Library knows that sometimes life gets crazy, and the things you borrow from us get returned late or damaged. But we don’t want your account status to stand in the way of you visiting us or using Library services. So for one week, the Library is giving you a chance at a fresh start by erasing eligible, existing fines and fees during Bring It Back Week, April 2-8, 2018.


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