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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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The Kansas City Public Library is widening its digital literacy efforts, creating a new Digital Corps aimed at helping thousands of members of the community in the next two years to access and use vital digital resources. Applications for are open through September 16, 2022.

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The Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans, active military, and their family members develop writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories.

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As part of the Library’s invaluable team of teen volunteers and interns over the summer, 17-year-old Brayden Lyons drew up and directed a Workshop Wednesday art event, Face Maker, for elementary-age youth at the Central Library. He reflects on his experience.

Opened in 2000, the Kauffman Memorial Garden and Legacy Park honor the philanthropic spirit of Ewing and Muriel Kauffman. The property, which includes the Kauffman Foundation headquarters and Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, offers public greenspace in the heart of the city.

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Hit us with a monstrously good story. The Kansas City Public Library, in partnership with the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and Kansas City Repertory Theatre, invites youngsters ages 10-14 to craft their spookiest tales for its annual Youth Ghost Story Contest. Goblins and ghouls. Dark, lightning-streaked nights. Unsettling urban legends. Give us your best, most twisted (and imaginative) tales -- contest runs Sept. 1-30, 2022.