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Nearest By Air to Everywhere exhibit
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Thursday, June 24, 2021
As construction of a new $1.5 billion, single-terminal Kansas City International Airport moves toward completion in March 2023, a new Library exhibit charts the rich history of air travel in the city and surrounding area. ‘Nearest by Air to Everywhere’: A Tour of Kansas City’s Aviation History is now on display on the fifth floor of the downtown Central Library.
 
Cindy Hohl
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The Kansas City Public Library’s director of branch operations Cindy Hohl, who is serving her first term as president of the American Indian Library Association, will join the American Library Association-affiliated Freedom to Read Foundation this summer. She will also move onto the standing committee of the International Federation of Library Associations’ Indigenous Matters Section in August.
 
KCQ Rapid Response
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Friday, June 18, 2021

For this installment of “What’s Your KCQ?,” the joint project of the Kansas City Public Library and The Kansas City Star, Missouri Valley Special Collections staff tackle a variety of Kansas City history questions.

Juneteenth
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Friday, June 18, 2021
Juneteenth marks the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans on June 19, 1865, following the end of the Civil War.  Just in time for 2021's Juneteenth, Congress passed long-discussed legislation making the date a federal holiday — the 12th in U.S. history. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on June 17. In celebration of the newly official holiday, the Library offers a number of book recommendations, films, and a special event that highlight the history of the Black experience in America.
 
Off the Wall 2021
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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Library’s annual summer skyline film series returns with a fresh lineup of FREE outdoor movies! This year we’re shifting our location to the top level of the Community Bookshelf Parking Garage, just across Baltimore Ave. from the Central Library. Our monstrously entertaining collection of films features cosmic creatures holding court with all-star cartoons, big-eared beasties hitting the Big Apple for some midnight snacking, a fearsome and furry myth befriending a family, and the ancestor of a notorious mad scientist has a frank reckoning with a grave legacy.

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