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Trails West Renovation
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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Welcome back to a new and refreshed Trails West Branch! Here’s what you can expect when you visit. We look forward to welcoming you inside!
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Friday, June 11, 2021

It’s not just you — Kansas City is getting warmer. Thursday’s highs climbed into the 90s, and we are having more and more of those days.

Evan Washechek
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
If life slowed for some during the restriction-filled, stay-at-home height of the pandemic, it got plain crazy for the Central Library-based team that handles phone, online chat, and email inquiries from the public. Back last August, they averaged more than 170 a day across the platforms – a nearly sixfold increase from pre-pandemic levels. “It was a tough time," says information services supervisor Evan Washechek, "but I think we got through it and a lot of patrons appreciated the help.”  
Pride Month
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Monday, June 7, 2021
Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library celebrates with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, highlights from past programs, film offerings, and other resources.
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Thursday, June 3, 2021

At the turn of the 20th century, Kansas Citians seeking respite from urban life had only to travel a short distance east to enjoy camping, floating, and fishing at a popular recreational destination, the Blue River.
Yes, that Blue River.