Breaking Free

elementia, the teen literary magazine published by Johnson County Library, presents volume 16 this year. We're celebrating with Jacqueline Woodson, a National Book Award winner and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Select contributors will read their work and show their art previously published in our pages. Complimentary copies of elementia available, and refreshments will be served. Books by Jacqueline Woodson available for purchase and signing.

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Ticket Giveaway: If you act fast, there are a limited number of free tickets to this event. Register online or call 913.826.4600 to request yours from the Johnson County Library. 

Meet the Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Pre-order admission packages are available on Rainy Day Books


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Ticket Giveaway: If you act fast, there are a limited number of free tickets to this event. Register online or call 913.826.4600 to request yours.

We’ll notify the ticket recipients via email on April 20. Recipients will need to pick up their ticket in person from Central Resource Library between April 21-24.

In case tickets become available, join the waitlist.

If you want a guaranteed seat, purchase one by visiting...

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This is the waitlist for our Ticket Giveaway for Meet the Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates.

If registration is no longer open there, you still may have a chance to get a ticket. Register online or call 913-826-4600 to put your name on the waitlist. 

You'll be notified on April 25 if you will get a ticket, and you'll need to pick it up in person from Central Resource Library...

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Calling all gardeners, locavores and history buffs. "Victory gardens" were home gardens used to grow fruits and vegetables when rations for the public tended to be scarce while America was involved in a war. In this session, learn why victory gardens were so important during the world wars of the 20th century, and why they are a good idea today. Presented by Loretta Craig, of Prairie Garden Farm in Basehor, KS. 

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