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The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we invite readers to Dare to Discover a universe of books, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. To participate, youth and adults just need to get registered online (or at your local Library location). Read five books between June 1-July 31 (our mad scientist librarians have cooked up some stellar Su
The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we invite readers to Dare to Discover a universe of books, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. Read five books between June 1-July 31, 2019 (our mad scientist librarians have cooked up some stellar Suggested Reading titles to get you started). Log your completed books, and earn a cosmically cool prize.
 
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LGBT Pride Month, celebrated 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 Kansas City Public Library commemorates Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, revisit highlights from past programs, film offerings, and other resources.
LGBT 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 Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources.
 

In the Kansas City region, the name "Quantrill" is largely associated with William Clarke Quantrill, the infamous Missouri guerrilla who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War and led a violent raid on the Unionist town of Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863. The Quantrill name came up in a recent What’s Your KC Q? submission by Star reader Tony Rome. Rome’s mother attended the old Benjamin Harrison School (now the Kansas City International Academy) near Interstate 435 and East Wilson Road. He recalls her mentioning a “Quantrill Park” just east of the school and asks, “Who was that Quantrill?” At the risk of reviving old border war animosities, historians in the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections searched the department’s newspaper, map, and photograph collections for the answer.
 

Voter Resources for the June 18 KCMO general election
Kansas City voters go to the polls on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, to vote on several races and issues. Among the highest-profile ballot questions: Who will succeed outgoing Mayor Sly James - Jolie Justus or Quinton Lucas? If you're looking for election information, needing to research candidates and issues, and hoping to be fully prepared to cast your ballot, the Library has an array available resources, including video from the June 12 mayoral forum hosted by the Library and KSHB-TV.
 
That’s Boss! Library’s Pendergast Website Wins National History Award
The Library’s historical website The Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression has been accorded a prestigious Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History. It recognizes “superior and innovative achievements” in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history.
 
Could the 8th Street Tunnel Ever be Restored?

Robert Felix, a Kansas City native who grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and now lives in Shawnee, has always known about the old cable car tunnel that runs below Eighth Street from downtown to the West Bottoms. As the new Kansas City Streetcar system gains popularity he wondered: Could the Eighth Street Tunnel/streetcar line be restored and used to link the two parts of the city?

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