As we commemorate Black History Month, there are many ways to discover stories celebrating African American experiences. 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.
The Library has long worked to ensure Kansas Citians can get free access to the internet, from providing public computers and offering classes and training resources to more recent Internet to Go mobile Wi-Fi hotspot device lending service. Earlier in May, President Joe Biden announced that 48 million American households are now eligible for free high-speed internet access. Find out what this means for those who currently lack reliable online access and how the Library is further responding to our community's connectivity needs.
As part of the Library’s Big Read 2022, the exhibition The Heart Is a Fist: Contemporary Art from Haskell Indian Nations University, on display at the Central Library through May 29, features paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures by Indigenous artists. Learn more about the work and hear from the young artists in an upcoming public roundtable event.
It's a special, very merry month of May for Central Youth Services' kids zine! This edition of the zine is abloom with spring fun: bikes, jar jungles, willowwacks (and other wacky words), and a bouquet of super-silly jokes.