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There’s More to the Story!
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There’s More to the Story!

National Library Week is April 23–29, and this year’s theme is
14 Easy Steps to Celebratory Bakes!
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14 Easy Steps to Celebratory Bakes!

Finish off the school year strong with some celebratory baked goods for graduation, prom, a birthd
Let’s Have a Little [Kirk] Session
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Let’s Have a Little [Kirk] Session

One hidden gem of a record for Scottish research may be Kirk session records.
The Name Is Bond... James Bond!
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The Name Is Bond... James Bond!

From Miss Moneypenny to martinis, Aston Martins to exotic locations, Q and MI6, gadgets to espionage, fe
Help Make Libraries Accessible for All This Library Giving Day
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Help Make Libraries Accessible for All This Library Giving Day

We believe libraries should be a welcoming and safe space for everyone in our community.
The Hero Dog Who Was a Prisoner of War
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The Hero Dog Who Was a Prisoner of War

Did you know that a dog was declared a prisoner of war and detained by enemies during World War II?
Libraries Are Not Boring!
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Libraries Are Not Boring!

Having worked at Mid-Continent Public Library for over two decades now, it amazes me how man
What Is Mobile Device Accessibility?
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What Is Mobile Device Accessibility?

Have you ever found yourself squinting at your phone trying to read a text message you just received?
East Independence Branch Groundbreaking on March 31
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East Independence Branch Groundbreaking on March 31

On Friday, March 31, at 9:00 a.m., Mid-Continent Public Library leaders and local officials will break g
World Poetry Day: Nikki Grimes
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World Poetry Day: Nikki Grimes

March 21 is World Poetry Day.
Splitting a Country the American Way
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Splitting a Country the American Way

"By far the most important action I took in foreign affairs during the time I was President related to the Panama Canal.”
History of Whiskey in KC
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History of Whiskey in KC

Starting back in the late 19th century (before Prohibition), Kansas City was home to three major pioneer