Breaking the News: KC's Changing Mediascape 
Plaza Branch  |  Thursday, May 24 | 6:30 p.m.
KMBZ’s Dana Wright moderates a discussion among representatives from KC’s news scene to explore the current state of local reporting, predict what lies ahead for journalism in our region, and discuss what suffers when community coverage is diminished.
 
 

Library's Citizenship Classes Help Prepare New Americans
Fausto Montero was born in the Dominican Republic, but now can call himself an American. Thanks in large part to English for Citizenship classes offered by the Library’s Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) program, Fausto’s hours of study and preparation paid off, and he officially became a U.S. citizen this spring.  
 

It Finally Happened Here
Various Library Locations  |  April 20, 2018 - April 20, 2019
A special Library exhibit, It Finally Happened Here, looks back at Kansas City’s 1968 riot and the effectiveness of efforts – up to today – to address its causes.
 
 

Kanopy Kids
Kanopy’s new kid-friendly offerings highlight films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. The platform includes age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, parental controls, and more.