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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.

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Monday, August 23, 2021
The Library and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation present a series of online community conversations centered around the book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School, by award-winning author and social justice scholar Dr. Monique W. Morris. Pushout explores the societal and educational disparities faced by Black girls and other girls of color. The public is invited to take part in one of a series of online book discussions scheduled throughout August; free copies of the book are available through the Library. Towards the end of the month, Dr. Morris joins the Library for an online presentation. Learn more on how to take part.
New Digital Services
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
Join a book club, learn to play a musical instrument, or introduce a child in your life to the wonderful world of reading with three new services available for free from the Kansas City Public Library.  
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Friday, July 16, 2021

Prompted by our water-logged summer, Kansas City Star reader Bill Taft asked KCQ: “When Kay Barnes was mayor, she started the 10,000 Rain Garden initiative to help prevent flooding. How did it work? Is it still going on?”