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Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED

Enjoy the classical piano compositions of MacKenzie Reed. They're dazzling, adventurous, narrative-driven, melodic and 100% enjoyable! 

Enjoy the classical piano compositions of MacKenzie Reed. They're dazzling, adventurous, narrative-driven, melodic and 100% enjoyable! 

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This Week at the Library

This week at Johnson County Library, kids can get practice reading out loud with Read to a Dog, you can enjoy Poetry and Prose with local writers, and teens and adults can join a book group! See you there!

This week at Johnson County Library, kids can get practice reading out loud with Read to a Dog, you can enjoy Poetry and Prose with local writers, and teens and adults can join a book group! See you there!

Library Lets Loose: You're Invited!

Join us and honorary hosts, Valerie and Charley Vogt, for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose!

Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire
$75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators!

Tickets and sponsorships are available now. Contact 913-826-4740 for more information. See you there!

Join us and honorary hosts, Valerie and Charley Vogt, for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose!

Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire
$75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators!

Tickets and sponsorships... Continue »

Merriam Amusement

Turn O’ The Century Kansas City Amusement

Nowadays, if you want entertainment, you don’t even have to leave your couch — seasons of “Friends” are just a Netflix log-in away. The more adventurous types can head to First Fridays or take a ride on the Mamba roller coaster at Worlds of Fun.

But what about a hundred years ago? What did people do for fun? Read about it here » 

 

Nowadays, if you want entertainment, you don’t even have to leave your couch — seasons of “Friends” are just a Netflix log-in away. The more adventurous types can head to First Fridays or take a ride on the Mamba roller coaster at Worlds of Fun.

But what about a hundred years ago? What did people do for fun? Read about it here » 

 

Join us for Movies in the Parks this summer!

Movie in the Park: Cabaret

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and get your music on with some of the greatest musical films from your childhood. Live Listen Local concerts kick off each showing. Music starts at 8 pm, movie starts at dusk. August 17th's Movie in the Park is showing at Santa Fe Commons Park in Overland Park.

Join us for all our Movie in the Park events this summer!

 

 

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and get your music on with some of the greatest musical films from your childhood. Live Listen Local concerts kick off each showing. Music starts at 8 pm, movie starts at dusk. August 17th's Movie in the Park is showing at Santa Fe Commons Park in Overland Park.

Join us for all our Movie in the Park events this summer... Continue »

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Central Resource Library , Off-site
Shawnee Library

Time Travel to 1953: The Library’s History Runs Deep in Shawnee

If you want to know how the Shawnee library got its start, you’ll have to travel back 65 years to a charming little school house. It was there, on June 3, 1953, that the Shawnee Volunteer Library opened in the Dunbar School at 57th Street and Reeder Road. Although the library only stayed in that location for a few years, there is something about its start in a sweet little school house that adds a layer of historical richness to the Shawnee branch. Read more at JoCoHistory »

If you want to know how the Shawnee library got its start, you’ll have to travel back 65 years to a charming little school house. It was there, on June 3, 1953, that the Shawnee Volunteer Library opened in the Dunbar School at 57th Street and Reeder Road. Although the library only stayed in that location for a few years, there is something about its start in a sweet little school house that adds a layer of historical richness to the Shawnee branch. Read more at JoCoHistory »

Celebrate the written word

Tonight! Writing Contest ReadingsWriting Contest Readings

Celebrate the written word! Join local poet Natasha Ria El-Scari in to introduce our four latest writing contest winners. Annie Newcomer won in the open category for the theme Build a Better World. Marcia Hurlow, Kristin Pitts and Lisa Allen all won under the Ain’t it the Truth theme.

Our Fall theme is Women’s Voices. There is no cost to enter and winners receive a $200 honorarium and an opportunity to read at a library or Writers Place event. Contests are cosponsored by the Johnson County Library Foundation and The Writers Place. Enter our contest now »

Celebrate the written word! Join local poet Natasha Ria El-Scari in to introduce our four latest writing contest winners. Annie Newcomer won in the open category for the theme Build a Better World. Marcia Hurlow, Kristin Pitts and Lisa Allen all won under the Ain’t it the Truth theme.

Our Fall theme is Women’s Voices. There is no cost to enter and winners receive a $200 honorarium and an opportunity to read at a library or Writers Place event. Contests are cosponsored by the Johnson County Library Foundation and The Writers Place. Enter our contest now »

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Leawood Pioneer Library , Meeting Room
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Books to Go!

We've got Books to Go kits on a lot of topics, so when you're in a hurry to grab some fun reading and activities for your little ones, we've got your back! Books to Go kits include audiobooks, books, activity suggestions and more all in one. Whether your little one's current obsessions is weather, opposites, or bugs, we've got those fun topics and many more!  

We've got Books to Go kits on a lot of topics, so when you're in a hurry to grab some fun reading and activities for your little ones, we've got your back! Books to Go kits include audiobooks, books, activity suggestions and more all in one. Whether your little one's current obsessions is weather, opposites, or bugs, we've got those fun topics and many more!  

Did you hear that Libraries rock?

We partnered with the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center and all summer we've brought you some pretty impressive free concerts! In case you missed Local Music Live: Rewound this past Friday, fear not! We will post the full concert a month from now. In the meantime, here is the full concert from last month: Local Music Live: Duncan Burnett! Enjoy!

We partnered with the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center and all summer we've brought you some pretty impressive free concerts! In case you missed Local Music Live: Rewound this past Friday, fear not! We will post the full concert a month from now. In the meantime, here is the full concert from last month: Local Music Live: Duncan Burnett! Enjoy!

Mark your calendar!

This Week at The Library

This week at the Library, you can get some tips about using heirloom tomatoes, join us for writing contest readings, read to a dog, and enjoy a movie in the park!

An Edible Discussion Monday, August 13, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Writing Contest Readings Wednesday, August 15, 6 pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

Read to a Dog Thursday, August 16, 5:30 pm @ Oak Park Library

Movie in the Park: Cabaret Friday, August 17, 8 pm @ Santa Fe Commons Park

There's much more happening this week at the Library, so check our full schedule »

This week at the Library, you can get some tips about using heirloom tomatoes, join us for writing contest readings, read to a dog, and enjoy a movie in the park!

An Edible Discussion Monday, August 13, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Writing Contest Readings Wednesday, August 15, 6 pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

Read to a Dog Thursday, August 16, 5:30 pm @ Oak Park Library

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