Just before Christmas, a young woman – pregnant and accompanied by her mother – sought out the Library’s Community Resources team for help. She had a new place to live but lacked furnishings and many other everyday essentials. Where could she turn? Hear how the Library helped this individual -- and many more -- through its one-on-one assistance sessions.
Through photographs, video storytelling, and spatial elements, Evicted is an immersive exhibition illuminates the harrowing experience of eviction – faced annually by thousands in Kansas City and across the country. Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, the exhibit is on display at the Central Library through July 17, 2022.