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Black Lives Matter, Black Stories Matter
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Friday, June 5, 2020
Our city and nation are hurting in the wake of the senseless, horrifying death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Kansas City Public Library stands in full support of the many across our country — including our staff and their families and others in our community — who have marched in protest and in profound, insistent hope for the future.  We decry the longstanding racial inequities and injustice at the root of their unrest. We need more than ever to understand the challenges of a diverse America, allowing us to define and develop effective change when and wherever it is necessary.
 
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Pitch Best of KC 2020
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Voting is now open for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2020 and you're encouraged to cast a vote for your favorite Kansas City Library location. Voting is open until September 30, 2020. 
 
Charlie Parker
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Friday, August 28, 2020
We’re celebrating the 100th birthday of Kansas City jazz legend Charlie Parker. Known as “Yardbird,” or just “Bird,” he was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on August 29, 1920, and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, during its peak years of jazz culture. Discover more about Parker’s impact on Kansas City and explore his musical legacy through the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections. You can also listen to albums of Parker’s music, available for free with your library card.
 
Library Events in Review
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
In August 2020, the Library hosted programs covering equal rights. Check out our latest roundup of signature event videos from the past month.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Walk past the small courtyard at the corner of Wornall Road and Ward Parkway, and you can’t miss them. The bronze likenesses of Winston Churchill and his beloved wife Clementine have shared a seat there for more than 36 years.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

KCQ looks back to a time where spoons were “bangers,” used for pounding on tables, misbehavers were put in the stocks, and every time the king bellowed “drink hale,” the audience responded by shouting “wassail.”

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