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Latest Staff Reviews

Staff Review
Cover of "Mickey Chambers Shakes It Up" by Charish Reid

Mickey Chambers Shakes It Up

By Charish Reid

Rated by Gregg W.
Nov 27, 2023

Hello and welcome to another edition of No Wait Wednesday, where we take a look at a title that's sitting on our New Release shelf just waiting on a lucky reader to check it out. (And the best part? Just like it says in the title: no waiting.) With the post-Thanksgiving season upon us and the days getting shorter and shorter, some of our patrons might need something bright, funny, and romantic to spice up those dark and chilly nights.

Staff Review
Cover of "Others Were Emeralds" by Lang Leav

Others Were Emeralds

By Lang Leav

Rated by Gregg W.
Nov 13, 2023

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of #NoWaitWednesday, where we look at a title on the New Release shelf at one of our Library branches that's just waiting for a lucky patron to check it out - all without worrying about a lengthy waiting list. 

Latest Local Music

Holly Taylor and Buck Brandt of Folk in the Flow stand with their instruments, surrounded by trees.

Holly Taylor and Buck Brandt of Folk in the Flow

Oct 27, 2023

Folk in the Flow is a folk group founded by multi-instrumentalists Buck Brandt and Holly Taylor. Their introspective music combines a variety of styles and influences, and they perform frequently throughout the Kansas City area. We spoke with Holly Taylor to learn more about Folk in the Flow's musical philosophy, how they create their songs, and, of course, what they recommend from our library collection. Follow Folk in the Flow on Facebook to stay informed about their upcoming shows!

May 23, 2023

Seolhee Snow Kim is an accomplished composer currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Kansas. She writes music for a variety of ensembles with an aim to represent the inspiration she finds in art, nature, and the world we live in. We are delighted to share some of her music and this interview, where she talks about what inspires her and how she creates. 

Please introduce yourself and describe your music for new listeners.