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Super Books 2021
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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Are you ready for some book-themed Super Bowl fun? Or perhaps it is some Super Bowl-themed book fun. Either way, the Kansas City Public Library has you covered with pun-filled social media posts, Coach Read’s Shelf Help, and enormous, Chiefs-themed video screens visible from outside our Plaza location.
 

Black History Month Events
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Amid a heightened struggle with longstanding racial inequity and injustice, the Library is joining our city and country in marking the annual February observance of Black History Month. Never, perhaps, has it had more resonance.
 
Black History Month Recommendations
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
From classic literature to contemporary cinema, the Library offers a number of ways to discover stories celebrating the African American experience. As we commemorate Black History Month, check out a selection of recommended books and browse the collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services. 
 
Black History 2021
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Each year, the Library partners with the Local Investment Commission (LINC) and the Black Archives of Mid-America to produce a Black History Month booklet celebrating the legacies and accomplishments of notable African Americans who blazed trails, broke barriers, led and left a mark on Kansas City history. The special 2020-21 edition, Kansas City Black History: The African American story of history and culture in our community, compiles the stories of more than 70 influential figures — with new essays from several local contemporary voices.
 
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Monday, February 1, 2021

The February 2021 CYS zine is now available! It is packed with great new books for Black History Month and info on Winter Reading. (Kids can get a prize just for reading this month!) The zine also has a groundhog puzzler, crazy jokes about skunks and ducks, and even a very veggie Valentine poem.

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