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Missouri’s secretary of state wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read and threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. A public comment period runs through Wednesday, December 14, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for your right to read and speak out against censorship. Learn more and take action today.

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KC Oktoberfest set of 3 cards with local history images.
In celebration of KC Oktoberfest, the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections highlights the city’s German American and beer brewing history. Learn about two prominent families who made names for themselves in the brewing industry -- the Muehlebachs and the Heims -- and about how a 19th-century German biergarten and amusement park occupied the site of today’s Crown Center. Attending the event? Stop by the Library's booth and pick up a set of cards that showcase these three sudsy stories from our city's past.
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Who turns the lights off at Halloween? The lights witch, of course! Mwah ha ha! The October Central Youth Services zine for kids is a little spooky, a little kooky. And it's ready for you to print out or pick up at the Library... if you dare!

KCQ Heim Brewery

Among the available libations at the J. Rieger & Co. distillery in Kansas City’s East Bottoms is a specially brewed lager, Heim Bier – a homage to a pre-Prohibition family brewery that once operated and thrived on the site.

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Introducing a new way to explore all your Library has to offer: Wayfarer is a digital tool that helps you discover paths that lead you towards your personal and professional goals. Give it a try today!
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Beginning Sunday, October 2, 2022, hours of operation at several Kansas City Public Library locations will be adjusted to better serve our patrons during periods of higher demand. Check the new schedule and plan your visit!