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Throughout March, the Library commemorates Women's History Month by lifting up stories, achievements, and experiences past and present. Explore book recommendations, watch online events, and discover how local women helped shape Kansas City’s history.
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Kansas City culture wouldn’t be the same without fall fairs and festivals. But what’s celebrated and by whom has changed a great deal throughout the city’s history.

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If you like following music trends, reading artist interviews, and deep-diving into archives of popular music publications, get amped up for the latest addition to our collection of digital resources, Rock’s Backpages, which features over 50,000 articles on thousands of artists ranging from ABBA to Zappa, plus over 800 audio interviews with legends spanning decades of music and genres.
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The Kansas City Public Library’s online classes for beginning and intermediate-level writers return the week of September 26, 2022, with sessions on screenwriting and sharing personal stories. Taught by John Ingle and Thomas White – graduate students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City MFA Program in Creative Writing – the entire lineup will be offered online. RSVPs are required, and space is limited.
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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.
Pitch Best of KC 2022
Voting is  now open for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2022 and you're encouraged to cast a vote for our locations in the running for Best Library Branch - Missouri! Voting is open through  September 30, 2022.