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Kansas City Public Library


Through a public-private partnership headed by the Downtown Council, and utilizing funds from federal, state and municipal sources, corporations, foundations, individuals and the Library district itself, the Library raised the nearly $50 million needed for the project. As a result, the new Central Library opened its doors in 2004. The location features state-of-the-art technology, improved and increased services, meeting rooms, a screening room, a coffee shop and much more, all within the walls of a building originally constructed to convey a sense of strength and continuity. It is upon that foundation the Library places its vision for the next century to come.

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July 2015

Scarlet Letters The Ever Increasing Intolerance for the Cult of Liberalism

July 30 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library,
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA
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Author Jack Cashill discusses his new book and documents what he calls an unfortunate mutation in America’s liberal tradition, namely the unholy rise of neo-puritanism. Cashill argues that progressive neo-puritans show less interest in celebrating the many colors of the multicultural rainbow than they do in condemning those who resist the celebration. The accusers insist, he says, that resistance is born out of hatred – of blacks, of gays, of immigrants, of Muslims, of women, of poor people, even, yes, of Mother Earth.…

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August 2015

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

August 21 @ 8:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library,
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA
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The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands. The fate of the world lies in the hands of a couple of truant air-guitar enthusiasts whose partnership is destined to bring about world peace. Bill and Ted might just save the future—if they can pass high school history class. They have the ultimate study aid, though: a time-traveling phone booth. Starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves. The…

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