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Meet Our Team - Donna Newell
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
What’s now the Library’s Waldo Branch was once a small outpost at the old Southwest High School. Donna Newell was there, as a student and library page and later – fresh out of college – as a fulltime staffer. With 37 uninterrupted years at the Library, atop a total of six years as a high school and college page, you could say Newell is as much an institution as the institution itself.
 
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The “What’s your KCQ?” team at The Star and the Kansas City Public Library have answered many of your questions (more than 100 of them) about the Kansas City community and region. Now, we need your help.
Women's History Month
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
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.
 
Women's History Month - Events
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Tune in to online Library events that explore the role of women in our culture from the history of Westward Expansion through contemporary technology and society.  You can also watch video presentations from past programs from the Library’s 19th Amendment Centennial series during 2020. 
 
Women Who Made History
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections has two coloring books available for free download that celebrate the lives and contributions of local women in our region's history. Read about the legacies of these notable Kansas City women and get digital copies of the coloring books to print out and enjoy. Find both editions at kchistory.org.coloringkc.
 

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