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Major Taylor: America's First Black Sports Hero
Thursday, Aug. 22 |  6:30 p.m.  |  Plaza Branch
The Washington Post’s Michael Kranish examines a once-celebrated, now-overlooked sports and civil rights trailblazer in a discussion of his book The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero.
The Pitch Best of KC 2019

Library Among The Pitch's Best of KC Contenders
Thanks to all who supported the Kansas City Public Library in the first round of voting for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2019! The second round of online voting is underway – show your love by casting a vote for the Library by Friday, August 30.

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Homework Help
Get ready to start the school year off right with these homework resources available through the Library. Students can get live homework help every day from 2 -11 p.m., or use your library card to access a variety of educational databases and digital resources.
Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective

Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective
Exhibit on Display | June 1 - Sept. 8  |  Central Library
Artist Ralph Steadman is known for his creative collaboration with writer Hunter S. Thompson, matching outrageous illustrations to Thompson’s gonzo writing. Beyond that partnership, Steadman’s career spans over 60 years; this summer, the Library is among a few U.S. sites hosting a touring retrospective exhibit of over 100 of his original works.