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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
The August 2021 Central Youth Services kids zine is now available! This end-of-summer, back-to-school issue includes a special guest visit by Pigeon, who still wants to drive the bus! (Noooo!) There are also great whale jokes, a tricky toothpick puzzler, and a pvery pfunny ptarmigan poem.
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Friday, July 30, 2021

On Aug. 7, 1968, when the downtown Emery, Bird, Thayer department store closed for good, thousands of shoppers swarmed the huge building for a going-out-of-business sale. Who was responsible for tearing down the beautiful Emery, Bird, Thayer and why did they?

Free COVID-19 Vaccine
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
As the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the area, the Library is partnering with KC CARE Health Center to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine sessions at select Library locations on scheduled days and times - no appointment necessary. Get details on how to get vaccinated.
Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
As part of a groundbreaking effort to improve the content of the crowdsourcing encyclopedia, particularly where it focuses on people, places, and things related to Kansas City and the surrounding area, the Library is planning a series of community activities to be led by the first public library-based Wikipedian in Residence in the country
FYI Book Group
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Stanley Banks' Blue Beat Syncopation: Selected Poems 1977-2002 is a frank meditation on the Black experience in Kansas City at that time – with remarkable resonance today, addressing street violence, untimely death and “never-to-be dreams” while also celebrating resilience and finding room for hope. It's the Library's latest FYI Book Club selection.