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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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Thursday, October 22, 2020

The ghost of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is back to haunt “What’s your KCQ?” for an encore appearance during this spooky Halloween season. Proceed at your own risk. Boo!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans, active military, and their family members develop writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they are true-life accounts or wholly original tales. Each of the sessions is free and conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the workshop will be privately streamed on Zoom.
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Monday, October 12, 2020

It’s been said many times, but this is an election like no other. Voters not only have questions about who they will support at the polls, but they also want to know about mail-in ballots, notaries, early voting and Election Day plans during the coronavirus pandemic. “What’s Your KCQ?” — a partnership between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library — is here to answer your questions about decision day on Nov. 3.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Ever heard of Pierce Avenue? Here’s a hint: It’s off Rockhill Road just south of Cleaver Boulevard — also labeled Pierce Street. But don’t worry. You’re about to learn more. Thanks to Brenda Kay Hoff, who recently asked “What’s your KCQ?, a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library, “What’s the history of the old stone houses just north of the Kauffman Memorial Garden?”

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Monday, October 5, 2020

The October 2020 CYS Zine is out! This 16-page monthly mini magazine highlights what's new and notable in the children's department of the Central Library.

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