The Jazz Era Comes to Life during Bessie’s Blues, featuring Queen Bey

Experience the stories and songs of Bessie Smith, the most popular female singer of the ‘20s, Sat., March 2 at 6:30pm in Marvin Auditorium at the library. Bessie’s Blues is the finale of the NEA’s The Big Read, a community reading initiative. Kansas City Ambassador of Jazz Queen Bey recounts the story of Bessie Smith, […]

The Stars Come Out In February for The Big Read

This February, the library is celebrating the 1920s as we unite in reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for The Big Read 2013, a community reading initiative. Choose from around 30 events that capture the essence of the book and are geared toward readers and nonreaders alike. Catch star performances by Angela Hagenbach […]