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Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, there are many ways to discover stories celebrating the African American experience. Check out a selection of recommended books and browse a collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services. Attend one of our public speaker events or activities. You can also explore, learn, and celebrate with resources from the Kansas City Black History website and commemorative booklet.
 

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To mark Library Card Sign-up Month in September, we asked Kansas City Public Library staffers to share the favorite ways they use their cards.

Library staff member helping a patron with a computer lesson.

The Kansas City Public Library is widening its digital literacy efforts, creating a new Digital Corps aimed at helping thousands of members of the community in the next two years to access and use vital digital resources. Applications for are open through September 16, 2022.

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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.

Group of teens with art projects

As part of the Library’s invaluable team of teen volunteers and interns over the summer, 17-year-old Brayden Lyons drew up and directed a Workshop Wednesday art event, Face Maker, for elementary-age youth at the Central Library. He reflects on his experience.

Opened in 2000, the Kauffman Memorial Garden and Legacy Park honor the philanthropic spirit of Ewing and Muriel Kauffman. The property, which includes the Kauffman Foundation headquarters and Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, offers public greenspace in the heart of the city.

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