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Staff Review Mar 27, 2017

I love Anne Lamott. Operating Instructions was my gateway book. Then I read Blue Shoe. And, as a wannabe writer, I’ve read Bird by Bird more than once.

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Signal To Noise

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Rated by Jesseca B.
Mar 24, 2017

“Why can’t music be magic? Aren’t spells just words you repeat? And what are songs? Lyrics that play over and over again. The words are like a formula.”

Latest Read Local

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Latest Listen Local

Soul Revival
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Soul Revival grew out of a deep appreciation for 90s-style R&B and soul music for vocalist and songwriter Derick Pierre and producer/musician Desmond "D. Professor" Mason. KCUR called their first single, "Fall in Love," "a strong contender for best locally released song of 2016" and hot on its heels is the follow-up, "If You Ask Me Again (I Do)." Pierre and Mason should be no strangers to fans of modern Kansas City jazz, as they're both featured members of the ensemble Shades of Jade. Soul Revival takes their skills in new directions. We are proud to share an interview with Desmond "D. Professor" Mason about this new project.

Still looking for a great read? Follow our Librarians in the catalog! We recommend JCLGreggW for all the hottest new fiction trends and JCLDebbieF for Teen books, feel-good fiction, and audiobooks!

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