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Kansas Goes to War! The Kansas State Council of Defense


Almost 100 years ago the United States joined allied nations in entering World War I.  Thousands of Kansans went off to fight while those left behind took their part in supporting the war effort as well. A Kansas State Council of Defense was formed by Governor Capper in 1917 and took the lead in mobilizing all the resource of the state in support of the War.  Among the publications issued by… Read more »

Now Open: The Digital Public Library


The  U.S.’s first public online-only library is now open! The DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) combines a number of digital collections and archives available in one free, open-source resource.  The database is easily searchable and includes text, photos, and audio recordings from its many partners  including the Smithsonian, the National Archives, New York Public Library, and Harvard.

It’s National Library Week!


National Library Week Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy and Laura Marano, star of Disney’s “Austin and Ally,” discuss the value and opportunities available at libraries.

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Khan Academy: Math, Science, and More For All Ages!

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Khan Academy produces expert video lectures and interactive learning modules on subjects ranging from Mathematics and Computer Science to Economics and Art History.   A non-profit organization funded in part by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Google, Khan Academy is totally free, and always will be.  Some school districts around the country have already begun supplementing their normal curriculum with Khan Academy content and exercises.  Khan Academy’s math coverage is particularly strong, covering the subject… Read more »

A Site or Service on the Web We Want to Curate for our Patrons


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