Getting to Know Your Town
April 02, 2013
Believe it or not, MCPL is a great place to go for information about the Kansas City metro area. If you are interested in becoming acquainted with some of our local venues, we have several ways to provide access to the communities you are curious about.
The first and best resource is the people working in your local branch. They are from all over the metro area, and many are lifelong residents with insider views of the communities in which they work and live. They can share firsthand knowledge of the area’s nuances as well as directing you to several written resources to help you assuage your curiosity. If you're looking to learn a little more about your community of the Greater KC, check out these titles:
Eat.Shop. Kansas City by Kaie Wellman
Backroads & Byways of Missouri: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions by Archie Satterfield
Greater Kansas City: Unlimited Possibilities by Rob Levin
The Plaza: The Jewel of Kansas City by Kevin Sink
Insiders' Guide to Kansas City by Insiders' Guides, Inc.
Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations by Randy Mason
Connect with Kansas City: Ways to Engage In the Community by Sandy James
Journeys Through Time: A Young Traveler's Guide to Kansas City History by Monroe Dodd
Traveling the Lewis & Clark Trail by Julie Fanselow
Shifra Stein's a Kid's Guide to Kansas City Shifra Stein
The Kansas City Story for Kids by Monroe Dodd
Wow!: Where Families Can Find Awe & Wonder In and Around Kansas City by Toni Wood
Kidding Around Kansas City: What to Do, Where to Go, and How to Have Fun in Kansas City by Lisa Harkrader
Shifra Stein's Day Trips From Kansas City by Shifra Stein
83,000 Square Miles, No Lines, No Waiting--: Kansas Day Trips by Steve Harper
We also have another very exciting resource for your use in gaining access into the communities of Parkville, the Country Club Plaza, and the West Side. Dr. Miriani will give on-location tours of these areas. Dr. Ron Miriani, who has lived and worked in the Metro area since the early 1960s, is offering direct access to these neighborhoods with personal tours for groups of 25 or less.
Dr. Miriani is a retired Professor of History and History Department chairman for Park University. His passion and love for history shows as he walks with you along our streets and shares many interesting and little known facts. These tours are available to you at no cost, but please sign up early as they fill up very, very quickly.