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Hispanic Heritage Month

This year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month carries particular poignance for the Kansas City Public Library. In conjunction with the monthlong observance, running from September 15 to October 15, the Library annually highlights a collection of book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources that explore a rich array of the experiences and perspectives of Latino Americans.

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Learn all about William Allen White, the famous newspaper editor from Emporia, Kansas, and close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, in these books at the Library.

Related event:
Meet the Past: William Allen White, May 19

By William Allen White

The Autobiography of William Allen White
By William Allen White
William Allen White was one of the most unforgettable personalities of his age – a gifted writer, highly admired journalist, politician, and friend of presidents. White's life history spans from the time of buffalo in his native Kansas to the age of F.D.R. This autobiography won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947.

Forty Years on Main Street
By William Allen White
Published in 1937, this collection of White's editorial writings covers life in Emporia, Kansas.

These books at the library explore the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The Mormon Trail: Yesterday and Today
By William E. Hill
Part history, part resource book, part guide, and part photographic essay, The Mormon Trail Yesterday and Today is a reference for readers of all ages who are interested in the Mormon trek west. Driven from their home in Nauvoo, Illinois, Mormons, under the leadership of Brigham Young, began in 1846 their journey west to an expected haven in the Great Salt Lake Valley. The first party arrived there in July 1847. Thousands of members and converts later followed the Mormon Trail. This book includes a chronology of trail-related events, excerpts from diaries and guidebooks, songs, historical maps, over 200 then and now illustrations, descriptions of major museums and displays on the trail, and recommendations for further reading.

18th and Vine Jazz Fest

Bring out the barbecue grill – it’s National Barbecue Month! These books will inspire mouth-watering flavors.

Barbecue and Kansas City go hand-in-hand. Doug Worgul has written The Grand Barbecue: A Celebration of the History, Places, Personalities and Technique of Kansas City Barbecue that explores everything BBQ in KC.

For some grilling tips and over 150 recipes, pick up Kansas City Barbeque: From the Kansas City Barbeque Inner Circle by Bill Venable, Rick Welch and Bruce Daniel.

Find out the secrets of the Kansas City Barbeque Society in Barbeque -- It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore: A Collection of Favorite Barbeque Recipes from the Society Members. This cookbook includes a history of the society as well as recipes for beef, pork, seafood, lamb, and much more.


Tally has finally become a Pretty and loving it but when she meets someone who makes her feel different she set out on a quest to find the truth of the Pretties but what she finds makes her want to be a little Special!

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School


The story is a guys is infected with a virus that if he kiss anybody the will turn into savage beast, but the virus gave him power so he can hunt, stop and saving lifes or so he thought.

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School