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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

“What’s Your KCQ?” — a partnership between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library — wants to know: What questions do you have about police reform in Kansas and Missouri?

FYI Book Group
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Monday, April 19, 2021
The latest pick of the Library's FYI Book Group, in partnership with the Kansas City Star, is Hanif Abdurraqib's new book A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, a penetrating meditation on Black culture and creativity and its place in broader American culture. Read an interview with the author and learn more about the upcoming book discussion.
 
In Memoriam: Vartan Gregorian
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Vartan Gregorian, who died Thursday, April 15, left a towering legacy as a scholar and humanitarian, stretching from his presidencies of Brown University and the philanthropic Carnegie Corporation to eight transformative years as head of the New York Public Library. It touches, too, on Kansas City and the Library.
 
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Friday, April 16, 2021

It was a hot June night in 1943, and Frances Angermayer could not sleep. So, she arose after midnight, went to her typewriter, and—in twenty minutes—wrote what was to become the most famous poem of World War II.

National Poetry Month
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Passionate about pentameter? Really into rhyme and rhythm? Are you a stanza stan?  The Library can help you get well-versed during National Poetry Month with a collection of reading recommendations, special online events, book discussions, and more!
 

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