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Friday, September 24, 2021
The Library and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation present a series of online community conversations centered around the book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee, chair of the board of Color for Change, the country’s largest online racial justice organization. The Sum of Us analyzes the fiscal implications of racism on white people as well as people of color.  

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 The public is invited to take part in one of a series of online book discussions scheduled throughout October. Towards the end of the month, Heather McGhee joins the Library for an online presentation, which can be viewed on the Library’s YouTube channel.  

Online Group Discussions:

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

The latest installment of What’s Your KC Q? tells the story of German immigrant named Martin Keck who operated a popular beer garden in the 1870s. A century later, the property he developed would become the site of one of the city’s most iconic destinations: Crown Center.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Here at “What’s Your KCQ?” we often hear from people who remember something intriguing or remarkable. But only bits and pieces of it. They need us to help fill in the blanks. Like Robert Griffle. He says that shortly after WWII he’d accompany his mother and sisters to the Country Club Plaza to watch and participate in a radio show called “Luncheon On the Plaza.”

Hispanic Heritage Month
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Sunday, September 19, 2021
The Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a collection of book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources that explore a rich array of the experiences and perspectives of Latino Americans.
Diaper Drive 2021
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Enriching young minds is part of what the Library does best. But we also want to be sure that our future cardholders'... other parts are getting necessary attention, as well. In partnership with HappyBottoms, the Library is taking part in a diaper donation drive starting September 13 and ending during National Diaper Needs Awareness Week,  September 27- October 3. Patrons are invited to drop off new or opened packages of diapers in donation bins at any of our locations.