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Big Fall Kids Book Sale

Big Fall Kids Book Sale

Join the Friends of Johnson County Library for the Big Fall Kids Book Sale, where we'll have thousands of gently-used children's books, DVDs & audiobooks at bargain prices! Ranging from board books to YA/teen titles. Most items will be priced $2 or less. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX accepted with valid I.D. This sale will take place at the Central Resource Library at 9875 W. 87th St in Overland Park.

Thursday, Nov 15: 9am - 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 16: 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday, Nov 17: 9am - 3pm

Join the Friends of Johnson County Library for the Big Fall Kids Book Sale, where we'll have thousands of gently-used children's books, DVDs & audiobooks at bargain prices! Ranging from board books to YA/teen titles. Most items will be priced $2 or less. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX accepted with valid I.D. This sale will take place at the Central Resource Library at 9875 W. 87th St in Overland Park.

Thursday, Nov 15: 9am - 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 16: 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday, Nov 17: 9am - 3pm

Women in Politics

Women in Politics

Women make up half of the US population yet they remain a minority in elected office. Interestingly, more women than ever are political candidates in 2018. Our panel discussion features politicians who happen to be women and explores some of the professional and personal experiences of women who seek and hold elected office. Kansas News Service / KCUR reporter Celia Llopis-Jepson will moderate the discussion. We'll look at campaigning, getting elected and the daily work of governing. 

Confirmed panelists:

Senator Barbara Bollier

Representative Stephanie Clayton

Representative Cindy Holscher

This event is free to attend, but you can RSVP here »

This program is co-sponsored by The Kansas News Service and KCUR.

 

Women make up half of the US population yet they remain a minority in elected office. Interestingly, more women than ever are political candidates in 2018. Our panel discussion features politicians who happen to be women and explores some of the professional and personal experiences of women who seek and hold elected office. Kansas News Service / KCUR reporter Celia Llopis-Jepson will moderate the discussion. We'll look at campaigning, getting elected and the daily work of governing. 

Confirmed panelists:

Senator Barbara Bollier

Representative Stephanie Clayton

Representative... Continue »

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Central Resource Library
Kelly Hunt

Kelly Hunt

Kelly Hunt makes the kind of music that will strike you as instantly familiar yet strangely new and vital. Her voice and banjo are perfectly suited for her stunning brand of Americana/roots music. She recorded her first album, Even the Sparrow, over the course of two years, a period of time she describes requiring "a great deal of patience and perseverance and growth" and that she is "proud of the grit it has taken to make this album a reality." We are honored to share an interview with Kelly Hunt, along with her book, music and movie recommendations.

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Tell us about your new upcoming debut album, Even the Sparrow. What have you learned from this process that you’ll take to future recordings?

This album has been over two years in the making, but it’s finally complete and available exclusively on my website, www.kellyhuntmusic.com, until its official release in December 2018! This being my first album, I have had so much to learn. Along with my duo partner/co-producer, Staś Heaney, I’ve immersed myself in every phase of album production—from writing and producing to recording, mixing, and mastering. It took me months just to figure out how to effectively be in the studio. It requires a very different kind of focus and skillset than live performance. And I had to develop an ear for mixing and mastering, which are a science and art unto themselves. It is such a nuanced process, but being a part of it every step of the way has given me a lot of confidence moving forward.

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Mark your calendar!

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can

hear Kansas politicians share their experiences at Women in Politics Tuesday Nov 13, 6:30pm @ Central Resource Library

have a friendly, furry audience to practice reading skills with Read to a Dog Wednesday Nov 14, 4pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

listen to the unique experiences of Women in the Military Wednesday Nov 14, 6:30pm @ Central Resource Library

mend and patch with skill at the Clothing Repair Workshop (register here) Thursday Nov 15, 5pm @ Central Resource Library

bring the fam and play some Table Top Games Thursday Nov 15, 6pm @ Monticello Library

explore creativity and culture at Art Views Thursday Nov 15, 6:30pm @ Gardner Library

Remember, we're closed on Monday, Nov 12 for Veterans' Day.

This week at the Library, you can

hear Kansas politicians share their experiences at Women in Politics Tuesday Nov 13, 6:30pm @ Central Resource Library

have a friendly, furry audience to practice reading skills with Read to a Dog Wednesday Nov 14, 4pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

listen to the unique experiences of Women in the Military Wednesday Nov 14, 6:30pm @ Central Resource Library

mend and patch with skill at the ... Continue »

Natalie Bates Quartet

Natalie Bates Quartet

Arising out of UMKC's Conservatory Jazz Studies Program, all four members of the Natalie Bates Quartet (Aryana Nemati, Alyssa Murray, Carly Atwood and Natalie Bates) are masters of their craft. Led by drummer, artist and entrepreneur Bates, the group continues to hone their skills at regular gigs at Kansas City's Green Lady Lounge and Tom's Town Distillery, where you can hear them perform original compositions. We're fortunate to share with you an interview with Natalie Bates about the Quartet's origins, how they write and how playing to different audiences challenges them. Enjoy!

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Introduce the quartet. How did everyone come together?

Aryana Nemati on Bari Sax, Carly Atwood on Bass and Alyssa Murray on Piano/Keyboard. The four of us met while attending the UMKC Conservatory Jazz Studies Program under Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas. After graduating, John Scott (owner of Green Lady Lounge) called me and asked if I would be interested in putting together an all girl jazz group. He gave us his full support, offering his club as a place to rehearse on Sunday mornings and play weekly on Wednesdays. We began as a trip in June of last year and added Alyssa in January of 2017. We've grown from there as a group, writing original music and expanding on our sound as a quartet.

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Did you hear about the Women in the Military event?

Did you hear about our Women in the Military event? Librarian Amanda talks about the stories a panel of women who have served will share.

Did you hear about our Women in the Military event? Librarian Amanda talks about the stories a panel of women who have served will share.

  • John Kline
    John Kline John Kline
  • Cheryl Eve Acosta "Mer De Verre Flora"
     Cheryl Eve Acosta "Mer De Verre Flora"
  • Stowers Institute
    Stowers Institute Stowers Institute
  • Jessica Kincaid
    Jessica Kincaid Jessica Kincaid
  • Katrina Revenaugh "Heoric" from Girl Power Series
     Katrina Revenaugh "Heoric" from Girl Power Series
  • Fractured Fabrics
    Fractured Fabrics Fractured Fabrics

Art at Your Local Library

Enjoy art at your Library with our Exhibitions. At many of our locations, you can see art by local artists and groups on display year-round. Be sure to check out the exhibitions at your local branch.

Here are just a few of the exhibitions on display through December 21:

Central Resource: Coloring it Bold
Lackman: Stowers Institute: Scientific Microimaging
Corinth: Leslie Norman Hubble
Cedar Roe: Fractured Fabric Society
Leawood Pioneer: Alexandra Ames
Oak Park: Jessica Kincaid
Antioch: John Kline
 

Enjoy art at your Library with our Exhibitions. At many of our locations, you can see art by local artists and groups on display year-round. Be sure to check out the exhibitions at your local branch.

Here are just a few of the exhibitions on display through December 21:

Central Resource: Coloring it Bold
Lackman: Stowers Institute: Scientific Microimaging
Corinth:... Continue »

Did you hear about Coding Club?

Did you hear about Coding Club?! If you haven't, listen up! Spread the word. There's a kid you might know who could be the next Bill Gates. Gardner Youth Services Librarian Samatha Chong talks about Coding Club!

Did you hear about Coding Club?! If you haven't, listen up! Spread the word. There's a kid you might know who could be the next Bill Gates. Gardner Youth Services Librarian Samatha Chong talks about Coding Club!

Silent Book Group

Shhhh! Silent Book GroupSilent Book Group

Silent Book Group invites you to bring your own book and spend time reading with others. No book assignment or discussion. It's book group fun minus the pressure. A librarian will be present to recommend new titles for you. The Silent Book Group meets at Groundhouse Coffee, 103 S. Elm St., Gardner, KS 66030.

Silent Book Group invites you to bring your own book and spend time reading with others. No book assignment or discussion. It's book group fun minus the pressure. A librarian will be present to recommend new titles for you. The Silent Book Group meets at Groundhouse Coffee, 103 S. Elm St., Gardner, KS 66030.

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Gardner Library , Off-site
Mark your calendar!

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can:

meet author Kathleen Rooney Sunday Nov 4, 10am @ Lenexa City Hall

soothe your introvert soul at the Silent Book Group Monday Nov 5, 6pm @ Groundhouse Coffee

improve your personal finances with Budgeting with Apps (register here) Monday Nov 5, 6pm @ Antioch Library

enjoy friends and games at Table Top Games Wednesday Nov 7, 6pm @ Antioch Library

plan your end of life care at Why an Advance Directive Thursday Nov 8, 2pm @ Lackman Library

and end your week with music at City Center Live: The Natalie Bates Quartet Friday Nov 9, 7pm @ Lenexa City Hall

This week at the Library, you can:

meet author Kathleen Rooney Sunday Nov 4, 10am @ Lenexa City Hall

soothe your introvert soul at the Silent Book Group Monday Nov 5, 6pm @ Groundhouse Coffee

improve your personal finances with Budgeting with Apps (register here) Monday Nov 5, 6pm @ Antioch Library

enjoy friends and games at Table... Continue »

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