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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

What happened to the original site of the Shawnee Methodist Mission?

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Who runs the world? Bees! If you’ve enjoyed an apple or a handful of blueberries recently, or maybe some avocado on toast, thank a bee!
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Monday, September 21, 2020

From grass alleys to human pinsetters to neon lights, we explore the history of bowling alleys in KC.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Calling all teens! Submit your original fan art or your cosplay creations and vote on your favorites in our summer long Cosplay Ball Competitions!
 
LGBT Pride Month
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
LGBT Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library celebrates Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources.
 

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