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Goodbye, Mr. Bova

Goodbye, Mr. Bova

I don’t have very many favorite authors. I have a tendency to jump around a lot.
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From the Director: Stay Cool, Read this Summer!

Every year, when the summer sun heats up the day, a very strong memory returns to me.
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“Books à la Carte” Book Group Celebrates Culinary Literacy

“Books à la Carte” Book Group Celebrates Culinary Literacy

Mid-Continent Public Library has created a brand-new book group for all the foodies out there!
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A Must-Read: “The Vanishing Half”

A Must-Read: “The Vanishing Half”

In June 2020, acclaimed
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Celebrate the Legacy of John Lewis: “March” Series

Celebrate the Legacy of John Lewis: “March” Series

In celebration of the life and legacy of the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis (1940–2020)—the last li
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Kansas City vs Tampa Bay, Part II

Kansas City vs Tampa Bay, Part II

As the second installment in my blog posts leading up to Super Bowl LV, I thought we could look at somet
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From the Director: Woodneath Press Launches New Title on January 26

From the Director: Woodneath Press Launches New Title on January 26

Telling stories and sharing ideas is a central part of what makes us all human.
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Explore “Cli-Fi”

Explore “Cli-Fi”

The topic of climate isn’t a new element in storytelling; the environment plays heavily in a lot of work
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MCPL Challenges KC Adults to Read Five Books in Two Months

MCPL Challenges KC Adults to Read Five Books in Two Months

Mid-Continent Public Library is encouraging adults across the Kansas City metro to participate in
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Thank Goodness the Winter Reading Challenge Is Here!

Thank Goodness the Winter Reading Challenge Is Here!

I am so glad that it’s 2021! Who isn’t happy to see the back of 2020?
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Gone but Not Forgotten: Authors We Lost in 2020

Gone but Not Forgotten: Authors We Lost in 2020

2020 was a year of great loss for many, and the literary world was no exception.
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MCPL Introduces “Your Next Read”

MCPL Introduces “Your Next Read”

Not sure what to read next?
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