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Don’t have the tools to connect to the internet and manage your personal online needs?  Now you can borrow a Chromebook computer from the Library! Use for education and research, check your email, browse websites, pay bills online, apply for jobs, stream music or movies, and more. Get details on how it works.
What's Your KCQ? Featuring Ernest Hemingway’s 1923 passport photo

This week, KCQ dug into a bit of Hemingway’s connections to Kansas City. It is true that he wrote pages of his novel A Farewell to Arms while in Kansas City. We don’t know exactly how many of those pages were actually written in that Mission Hills home, according to Steve Paul, author of Hemingway at Eighteen, but we know he did spend time there during the summer he was working on the book.

Creative Resources
If you’re on a creative kick as part of our Summer Reading Program, Art Starts at Your Library, one of the most powerful tools at your disposal is your library card. Access these digital resources – for free – to develop your artistic skills, engage with ideas, and unleash your maker might! 
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How does Reese eat ice cream? Witherspoon! If ice cream sounds pretty good right now, check out the July edition of the Central Youth Services zine! It has scoop after scoop of delicious new books, scrumptious jokes, a cool maze, and out-of-this-world facts.

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Henry Perry, the man who first assumed the title of Barbecue King of Kansas City, was born on March 16, 1874, in Shelby County, Tennessee. By 1908, he was in Kansas City selling smoked meats to downtown workers from a stand in the Garment District, eventually relocating to the east side at 17th and Lydia before landing at his famed 19th and Highland location. July 3 is Henry Perry Day in Kansas City; we take a moment to explore Henry Perry’s life and career through an article printed in the February 26, 1932, edition of The Call.