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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Library initiates a phased-in reintroduction of some services and operations.  We begin with a new Pop In/Pick Up contact-free holds service, allowing patrons to pick up holds at five locations during designated hours, expanding to others in the coming weeks. But anxious as we are – and know that you are, too – we will remain cautious and deliberate. Read more about what our next steps are.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Kanopy lets you watch thousands of movies, documentaries, television shows, and educational videos for free from the comfort of your home. All you need is your Kansas City Public Library card, internet access, and the Kanopy app. Start streaming today.
Kids Cafe
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Kids Café returns Monday, June 1, 2020, providing nutritious after-school and summer meals and allowing Library staff to reconnect with youth at our Southeast, Trails West, Waldo, and L.H. Bluford branches. Learn more about the Library’s efforts to bridge the nutrition gap.
Gabriella Polony Mountain In Memoriam
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Monday, May 25, 2020
Gabriella Polony Mountain was passionate, expressive, indelible. And so was the art  created by the namesake of the Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery at the downtown Central Library over a remarkable, 102-year life. Polony Mountain died Monday, May 18, 2020.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
With hoopla, you get immediate access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and albums. Everything in the collection is always available. No holds. No wait. Learn more about hoopla.
Pop In Pick Up holds service launch
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Library’s Pop In / Pick Up holds service began Tuesday. May 19, 2020. Patrons were able to begin retrieving holds that were placed prior to March 15, when the Library’s physical locations closed. See how things went and learn what’s next.