Share a great read with your favorite kid, grandparent, friend, or partner. This book group is for everyone who likes to read - and who likes to talk about it online. We've chosen a middle grades title, Refugee by Alan Gratz, that will appeal across the ages. We're giving away a limited quantity of the book at select events and at your branch. Join us online at (a Facebook group!) anytime to add your thoughts about our pick. We will host a live discussion...

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Louder Than a Bomb Kansas City gives a teenager a pen, a page, a mic and a stage, and steps out of the way to watch a poet emerge and a community grow. It’s an annual city-wide youth poetry festival with a hip-hop aesthetic celebrating young poets in the Kansas City metro. This spring, more than 15 teams compete for the crown. Join us for a series of preliminary bouts with schools from across Kansas City. Full schedule and participating schools can be found online at

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Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread, understand different viewpoints and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at anytime during this drop-in discussion group. Food and drink are provided.

February: Marijuana Legalization

March: Politics of Reproductive Health

April: Climate Change

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Connect to your past and drop in for a day of discovery to begin your family research journey. Tour the genealogy area, learn about Library and Society resources, pick up a resource kit with forms and information and get one-on-one help from Society members. Attend sessions on DNA Genealogy, Avoiding Mistakes in Building Your Family Tree, RootsMagic, Family Search and more. Visit genealogy themed group exhibits in between these wonderful sessions!

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Sherri Jacobs and Nicole Greenberg host this experimental evening of professional networking, making connections, making friends and growing a community. Cultivate short and meaningful conversations with others in the area through “speed friending.” It’s not speed dating, but simply a way to connect with other humans and get out of our comfort zone. Let’s meet and create a new and meaningful community!

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