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Black Lives Matter, Black Stories Matter
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Friday, June 5, 2020
Our city and nation are hurting in the wake of the senseless, horrifying death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Kansas City Public Library stands in full support of the many across our country — including our staff and their families and others in our community — who have marched in protest and in profound, insistent hope for the future.  We decry the longstanding racial inequities and injustice at the root of their unrest. We need more than ever to understand the challenges of a diverse America, allowing us to define and develop effective change when and wherever it is necessary.
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Friday, September 25, 2020

You’ve asked “What’s your KCQ?” a lot of questions over the years, and The Star and the Kansas City Public Library have been hard at work answering them. Here’s a trip down memory lane: The best, and quirkiest, of KCQ.

Access Your Library Immediately with Our eCard
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
A library card unlocks more than just the ability to borrow books – it’s a key to information, opportunity, and enrichment. It lets you borrow items from our catalog that you can read, watch, or listen to, but your library card also gives you access to news resources, job and career tools, learning and education services, skillbuilding apps, streaming and on-demand entertainment, and so much more... all for free
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Learn more about the mechanical rabbit deployed by the Kansas City Athletics in the 1960s.

Education resources
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The start of the 2020 school year finds parents, educators, and students in new territory due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, the Library offers a variety of free educational resources for everything from homework help to online learning. This year, amid the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve also launched new programs and expanded access to existing services aimed at helping our community. See what our Youth & Family Engagement team recommends.
Voter Registration Day
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 is National Voter Registration Day, when we ensure participation in our country’s democratic process by registering to vote or updating our records. Find out what you need to know to prepare for the November 3 general election, and explore more voter resources.