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Mike Massimino

Did you hear? We interviewed an astronaut!

We asked astronaut Mike Massimino these questions for our Did you hear? podcast:

  • You've done countless interviews. What is a question that you wish someone would ask that no one ever has?
  • If you could choose anyone to join you in space, who would you pick for your crew and why?
  • What was the hardest thing for you to adjust to once you were in space for the first time?
  • What are some of the movies or books that inspired your career choice?
  • Could you talk a bit about what to do with any downtime you have when you're space? I imagine there's at least a little bit of time to read a book or two.
  • And finally, we asked our patrons what question they'd like asked. Here is the best of those submissions: When you are weightless space, do you have a sense of direction? Up/down, left/right? Do you have any depth perception when you look out into space?

Want to hear his answers?

Subscribe. Then, listen on Monday, July 22  at noon!

It’s free. It’s easy

The Did you hear? podcast is your Library insider.

 

We asked astronaut Mike Massimino these questions for our Did you hear? podcast:

  • You've done countless interviews. What is a question that you wish someone would ask that no one ever has?
  • If you could choose anyone to join you in space, who would you pick for your crew and why?
  • What was the hardest thing for you to adjust to once you were in space for the first time?
  • What are some of the movies or books that inspired your career choice?
  • Could you talk a bit about what to do with any downtime you have when you're space? I imagine there's at least a little bit of time to read a book or two.
  • And finally, we asked our patrons what question they'd like asked. Here is the best of those submissions: When you are weightless space, do you have a sense of direction? Up/down, left/right? Do you have any depth perception when you look out into space?

Want to hear his answers?

Subscribe. Then, listen on Monday, July 22  at noon!

It’s free. It’s easy

The Did you hear? podcast is your Library insider.

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Library Night at the K

Library Night at the K 2019

The Kansas City Royals will hold Library Night at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 30. The club will team up with eight Greater Kansas City library systems to encourage reading all year round. Activities include several community readings of "Raised Royal", recognition in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat, the 8 participating Library systems will be featured in an on field presentation, visits from local mobile libraries and guests can learn more about their local library system in the outfield experience.

Discounted tickets available; portion of sales benefit the Library when purchased through this link »

The Kansas City Royals will hold Library Night at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 30. The club will team up with eight Greater Kansas City library systems to encourage reading all year round. Activities include several community readings of "Raised Royal", recognition in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat, the 8 participating Library systems will be featured in an on field presentation, visits from local mobile libraries and guests can learn more about their local library system in the outfield experience.

Discounted tickets available; portion of sales benefit the Library when purchased through this link »

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Central Resource Library , Off-site

Did you hear? There's a new episode!

It's another inside story in this episode of Did you hear?

One of the best things about Interlibrary loan, AKA ILL, is the amount of money we save patrons who might otherwise buy CDs, books, or DVDs. Every time we borrow an item for free, a patron may save $10 - $30 or more!

Interlibrary Loan Librarian Kari Sime and her staff join host Dave Carson to demystify ILL. How does it all work? Can you borrow from all over the world? What are some of the more surprising items people have borrowed? It’s all interesting stuff as we go inside ILL. 

It's another inside story in this episode of Did you hear?

One of the best things about Interlibrary loan, AKA ILL, is the amount of money we save patrons who might otherwise buy CDs, books, or DVDs. Every time we borrow an item for free, a patron may save $10 - $30 or more!

Interlibrary Loan Librarian Kari Sime and her staff join host Dave Carson to demystify ILL. How does it all work? Can you borrow from all over the world? What are some of the more surprising items people have borrowed? It’s all interesting stuff as we go inside ILL. 

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Check out what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Let’s Improv! Monday, July 15, 2 pm @ Gardner Library

Beginners Night in the MakerSpace, Monday, July 15, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

Author Storytime with Jenn Bailey Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 am @ Central Resource Library

Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters Tuesday, July 16, 6 pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

Now Presenting: Aisha Sharif Tueday, July 16, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Mr. Stinky Feet’s Rock & Roll Galaxy - multiple dates and times

Movie and Music in the Park Friday, July 19, 8 pm @ Buffalo Meadows Park in Lenexa

Be sure to check out our space-themed Summer Reading programming »

Check out what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Let’s Improv! Monday, July 15, 2 pm @ Gardner Library

Beginners Night in the MakerSpace, Monday, July 15, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

Author Storytime with Jenn Bailey Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 am @ Central Resource Library

Creating Powerful Resumes... Continue »

Clubs for Kids

Clubs for Kids & Teens

Kids can join one of our clubs to read, have fun (and snacks!) and learn.

American Girl Book Club - at Shawnee Library and Monticello Library. American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girll!

Tween Book Club - at Lenexa City Center, Monticello Library, Central Resource Library, and Blue Valley Library. Let's read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. We provide a free book while supplies last. 

Check out our events for teens, too »

Kids can join one of our clubs to read, have fun (and snacks!) and learn.

American Girl Book Club - at Shawnee Library and Monticello Library. American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girll!

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Science Cafe

Science Café: Astronomy in Kansas City

Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

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Central Resource Library
Tamicka Monson

Friday's Featured ArtistTamicka Monson

Tamicka Monson describes herself as a "storyteller who uses her own life experiences to bring healing to others." A rapper whose latest song "Miry Clay" is a gospel-rap collaboration with singer Christa, Monson is also an inspirational speaker and accomplished songwriter. Enjoy our interview with this multitalented Kansas City artist.

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Please introduce yourself. Describe your music for new listeners.

My name is Tamicka Monson. I am from Chicago, IL, but currently live in Kansas City. I describe my music as “Music for those who know they are far from perfect, who desire change.” My music is real and raw, edgy, yet classy. I touch topics and go places others are afraid to.

 

How long have you been a songwriter and rapper? Who were some of your earliest musical influences?

I have been a songwriter and rapper for 18 years. I started off when I was 12, just re-making songs out of fun and later would freestyle and battle rap. I then started to actually write songs and melodies. My earliest musical influences were Eve, Eminem, Twista, and Lauren Hill.

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Casi Joy

City Center Live: Casi Joy

Join up-and-coming pop singer, YouTube sensation and The Voice contestant Casi Joy for an energizing solo performance at the Community Forum auditorium in the Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

City Center Live is a partnership with the Lenexa Arts Council.

Join up-and-coming pop singer, YouTube sensation and The Voice contestant Casi Joy for an energizing solo performance at the Community Forum auditorium in the Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

City Center Live is a partnership with the Lenexa Arts Council.

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
Space ... the final frontier

Throwback Thursday

The 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is this month! 

Our summer reading theme is A Universe of Stories

It's almost like these two things were somehow related.

Got a little astronaut? Listen to our latest podcast episode!

The 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is this month! 

Our summer reading theme is A Universe of Stories

It's almost like these two things were somehow related.

Got a little astronaut? Listen to our latest podcast episode!

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New Podcast Episode Blasts off!ScienceTellers “Aliens: Escape From Earth” and Kids Space Books

In this episode of Did you hear?, Dave Carson hosts Scienceteller Brock Hatton and Youth Services Librarian Jayma Zook to share the details about the action-packed and educational adventure, Aliens: Escape from Earth. Then, you’ve probably heard Youth Services Librarian Dennis Ross on KCUR recommending kids books. It turns out he’s not too big of a star for our meager podcast and suggests some great space-themed kids books! Join us as we go deep inside our Summer Reading theme: A Universe of Stories.

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In this episode of Did you hear?, Dave Carson hosts Scienceteller Brock Hatton and Youth Services Librarian Jayma Zook to share the details about the action-packed and educational adventure, Aliens: Escape from Earth. Then, you’ve probably heard Youth Services Librarian Dennis Ross on KCUR recommending kids books. It turns out he’s not too big of a star for our meager podcast and suggests some great space-themed kids books! Join us as we go deep inside our Summer Reading theme: A Universe of Stories.... Continue »

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