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Youth Winter Reading Challenge
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Monday, February 8, 2021
What better way for kids and teens to spend the cold days of the season than passing the time reading books for a chance to win fabulous prizes (more books, of course)? The Library's Youth Winter Reading Challenge is currently underway - between February 1-28, 2021, readers ages 18 and younger can take part, reading and logging books. If they complete and record their reads, they're eligible to win some great bundles of bookishness.  
 
January Signature Event Recap
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Friday, February 5, 2021
Check out our latest roundup of signature event videos from the past month.
 
COVID Patron Notice
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Friday, February 5, 2021
The Library's Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., will remain closed until further notice after learning a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member last worked Tuesday, February 2, 2021. While exposure risks are minimized by the Library’s health and safety protocols, including mask and social distancing requirements, all visitors to the location during that time period are being contacted.
 
Black History Month
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Monday, March 1, 2021
During Black History Month, the Library highlights stories, history, resources, and more that celebrate the African American experience. Explore reading recommendations,  tune in to online events and activities, and learn about the Black Kansas Citians who helped shape our region.
 
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Thursday, February 4, 2021

On a hill off Eastern Avenue, just south of where 1-435 now intersects Raytown Road, once stood a building with a complicated past. The two-story, concrete structure served as Kansas City’s tuberculosis hospital for almost 50 years until it was closed and abandoned in the summer of 1964. Vandals soon laid claim to the place, and it was demolished in 1971 to make way for a Kansas City Police Department helicopter unit.

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