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We’re Here (Longer) for You: Kansas City Public Library Expands Hours
Our doorway to knowledge has swung open a bit wider. As of September 6, 2019, the Kansas City Public Library is expanding operating hours across its system, offering greater access to its vital materials, services, and resources. Nearly all locations will be open longer on weekends, and select sites will remain open later on Friday nights.
 
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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, whether they are true-life accounts or wholly original tales. Each of the sessions is free and conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course.
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, whether they are true-life accounts or wholly original tales. Each of the sessions is free and conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course.
 
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In June we asked readers which Kansas City-centric question we should answer in our series “What’s your KCQ?” in partnership with the Kansas City Star. Westport tied for the winning question. The other top vote-getter — about the old road remnants near the Town of Kansas — will be answered soon.

The ink-splattered exhibit Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, on display at the Central Library through Sept. 8, 2019, has been popular among art lovers throughout the region. During the exhibit’s more than three-month stay, the Library has been offering other ways to celebrate all things gonzo, including events and insightful online stories about Steadman's life and work. Merchandise is also available for purchase; a portion of sales of benefits the Library.
The ink-splattered exhibit Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, on display at the Central Library through Sept. 8, 2019, has been popular among art lovers throughout the region. During the exhibit’s more than three-month stay, the Library has been offering other ways to celebrate all things gonzo, including events and insightful online stories about Steadman's life and work. Merchandise is also available for purchase; a portion of sales of benefits the Library.
 
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In this week’s installment of “What’s Your KCQ?” — a series in which we partner with the Kansas City Star to answer reader questions — we dive into a submission from Bill Johnson. He noticed some Egyptian looking objects in some photographs of Union Station from the 1920s and wondered why they were there.

Readers have been boldly going where many love to go – to the Library – to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Program: Dare to Discover. We’re just a few weeks away from the July 31 wrap-up, but patrons have already rocketed past 6,000 registrations! If you or your family haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time. Visit kclibrary.org/summerreading, get registered, log your five books, and claim your prize. We've also organized some other Summer Reading highlights and resources to showcase this year's c
Readers have been boldly going where many love to go – to the Library – to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Program: Dare to Discover. We’re just a few weeks away from the July 31 wrap-up, but patrons have already rocketed past 6,000 registrations! If you or your family haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time. Visit kclibrary.org/summerreading, get registered, log your five books, and claim your prize. We've also organized some other Summer Reading highlights and resources to showcase this year's celestial reading celebration. 
 

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