Do you have questions about how COVID-19 affects your community? KCQ is here to help.
During the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Library is working with our digital services providers to expand available items, temporarily increase borrowing limits, and more, so you can get the things you want to read, watch, listen to, or learn from while responsibly practicing social distancing… all for free with your Library card. Learn more about ongoing updates and explore our Digital Branch.
What happened to the Easter parade and all the others in Kansas City? KCQ hops on the case!
Though our physical locations are temporarily closed, we want you to know that the Library remains an online source of information about what’s happening in our community and where to turn during the coronavirus outbreak. We'll be sharing various links and resources throughout the coming weeks.
Follow updates at kclibrary.org/coronavirus. You can also find additional information at kclibrary.org/covid19resources.
“What’s Your KCQ?” — a partnership between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library — is focusing on downtown curiosities this week. Reader Eric Haar got the ball rolling by asking us to explain the odd-looking bit of exposed bedrock that runs along Grand Boulevard between Seventh and Eighth streets. He works in the Western Union Telegraph Building near the site and always notices how much it stands out from its surroundings.
KCQ sniffs out the answer: What are those giant basins off Raytown Road and I-470?
So, how would you feel about living in … Possum Trot?
John Johnson has the dubious distinction of serving the shortest term in office – 35 days – of any Kansas City mayor. Vanessa Vaughn West reached out to KCQ to find out why he resigned barely a month into his first term.