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No More Library Late Fines. Seriously.
As of July 1, 2019, the Library will no longer charge fines on overdue materials. Bonus: we’ve also cleared existing late fines from all accounts, giving our patrons a fresh start. Get the details about what FREEDOM FROM FINES means for you and your fellow Library users.
 
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The Library salutes its AmeriCorps VISTA members and the vital work they've done the past four-plus years in areas ranging from refugee and immigrant services to tech training.
 
Tuesday, April 9, is National Library Workers Day, and the Kansas City Public Library joins a celebration across the country of the librarians, support personnel, and others who help make our institutions places for community-wide engagement, enrichment, and development.
Tuesday, April 9, is National Library Workers Day, and the Kansas City Public Library joins a celebration across the country of the librarians, support personnel, and others who help make our institutions places for community-wide engagement, enrichment, and development.
 
Unidentified Kansas City baseball team with dozens of fans seated in the grandstand, ca. 1880s. Photo: Missouri Valley Special Collections

Is Kansas City the home of baseball's original fans? The almanac On This Day in America credits a local newspaper, presumably The Star or The Times, with making the first-ever reference to the sport's followers as "fans" in March 1889. We investigated the claim.
 

Voter Resources for the June 18 KCMO general election
Kansas City voters go to the polls on April 2 2019,  to weigh in on several races and issues. Want to be prepared to cast your ballot? The Library has an array of election resources, including video from recent mayoral forums, to help you make informed choices on Election Day.
 
Is reading about art like dancing about architecture?  If an artist sits in a vacant gallery, is it art? If an author writes a novel with a real person as a character is it fiction? An FYI Book Group discussion of Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art had book and art lovers pondering these very questions. Readers also had the chance to pose their questions to the author, who dropped in via Facetime from her home in Hobart, Tasmania.
Is reading about art like dancing about architecture?  If an artist sits in a vacant gallery, is it art? If an author writes a novel with a real person as a character is it fiction? An FYI Book Group discussion of Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art had book and art lovers pondering these very questions. Readers also had the chance to pose their questions to the author, who dropped in via Facetime from her home in Hobart, Tasmania.
 

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