Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library is a social and networking group of young professionals who support the Library’s mission to provide access to knowledge for all. The Library plays a critical role in enhancing learning and literacy throughout Kansas City and promoting civic engagement. The Young Friends of the Library believe the library is a community for everyone, and we support its endeavors and encourage participation in its events and activities.
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"I’m currently reading the wonderfully written No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas by C.J. Janovy. I’ve been primarily leaning on poetry and memoirs this past year, but I’m realizing just how much I also needed a dose of sobering yet hopeful local history. " - Mary Maxine Luber, Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library
"I'm currently reading Hamnet. So far, it's beautifully written historical fiction about Shakespeare, his son, Hamnet, and his wife, Anges and their family's experience with the Black Plague. Note: in Shakespeare's time, "Hamnet" and "Hamlet" were considered the same name and interchangeable." -Katie Hastert, Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library
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