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North-East Branch update
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Friday, December 11, 2020

The Library’s North-East location plans to reopen fairly quietly Thursday, December 17, 2020. There’ll be no splashy ceremony. Plans are to hold a public celebration sometime after the first of the year, as soon as it's safe, formally unveiling an extensively remodeled facility that reflects the rich diversity of its neighborhood. But we’ll say this up front: The Library, and Kansas City’s Historic Northeast, have a new jewel.

Paul Newman in Kansas City? After 30 years, KCQ reconnects with ‘Mr. and Mrs. Bridge’
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

If Helen Ostenberg’s life is turned into a movie script — and her story line does read a bit like a Lifetime channel classic — the opening scene would be in the streets of Kansas City.

COVID Patron Notice
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Monday, December 7, 2020
Trails West Branch (11401 East 23rd Street Independence, MO) is closing until further notice after learning a staff member was likely exposed to  COVID-19. That staff member last worked Saturday, December 5, 2020. While exposure risks are minimized by the Library’s health and safety protocols, including mask and social distancing requirements, all visitors to the Trails West Branch during that time period are being contacted.
Service Notice
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Friday, December 4, 2020
 The Lucile H. Bluford Branch (3050 Prospect Ave.) will restore public computer appointments and copy/fax/scan service on Monday, December 7, 2020. Operating hours will remain as 10 a.m. - 3p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice. Pop In/Pick Up holds service and remote printing remain available.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The December 2020 CYS Zine is out! This 16-page monthly mini magazine highlights what's new and notable in the children's department of the Central Library. Each issue is filled with new books and upcoming events, plus amazing facts, funny jokes, poetry, artwork and puzzles. Normally available at the CYS service desk, you can now download a copy online, print it, and enjoy the zine from home.