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Science Cafe

CANCELED: Science Cafe - Making Everyday Choices for a Healthy Sustainable Diet

This program has been canceled for Tues., Feb. 19. It has been rescheduled for Tues. Feb. 26.

See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming »

 

This program has been canceled for Tues., Feb. 19. It has been rescheduled for Tues. Feb. 26.

See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming »

 

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Gardner Library
Mark your calendar!

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can

get familiar with our Black and Veatch MakerSpace at Beginners Night, Monday, Feb 18, 6pm @ Central Resource Library

join the Overland Park Police for a community get-together at Coffee With Cops Tuesday, Feb 19, 10:30am @ Central Resource Library

learn about healthy and budget-friendly diet choices at Science Cafe Tuesday, Feb 19 and Thursday, Feb 21

And more! Browse all of our events »

This week at the Library, you can

get familiar with our Black and Veatch MakerSpace at Beginners Night, Monday, Feb 18, 6pm @ Central Resource Library

join the Overland Park Police for a community get-together at Coffee With Cops Tuesday, Feb 19, 10:30am @ Central Resource Library

learn about healthy and budget-friendly diet choices at ... Continue »

Bookmark art

We Want Your Art!

Post-it note? Your napping kitty's tail? Folded corner (gasp!)? None of those are nearly as cool as having a bookmark with your very own artwork on it. Enter your bookmark art in the National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest, and you could see your lovely design on bookmarks available at all of our Library locations.

From preschoolers to adults, there are different age categories each with their own winner. Entries are due Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Print out your entry form (PDF) and start creating!

The winning illustrations will be unveiled during National Library Week in April. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed throughout the remainder of the year at all 14 branches of the Johnson County Library and three Friends Bookstores.

Co-sponsored with Friends of Johnson County Library.

Post-it note? Your napping kitty's tail? Folded corner (gasp!)? None of those are nearly as cool as having a bookmark with your very own artwork on it. Enter your bookmark art in the National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest, and you could see your lovely design on bookmarks available at all of our Library locations.

From preschoolers to adults, there are different age categories each with their own winner. Entries are due Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Print out your entry form (PDF) and start creating!

The winning illustrations will be unveiled during National Library Week in April. The... Continue »

City Center Live: Opera 180

Canceled - City Center Live: Opera 180

This even has been canceled.

This even has been canceled.

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Lackman Library , Off-site
Valentines

Throwback Thursday Valentines

Love! It's timeless. jocohistory.org wants to be your Valentine. Discover and fall in love with Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Love! It's timeless. jocohistory.org wants to be your Valentine. Discover and fall in love with Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

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  • Ken Dela
    Ken Dela Ken Dela

Now Showing at Lackman: Ken DelaKen Dela

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at Lackman Library

Currently the Art Director at The Culture House in Olathe, KS, Ken Dela’s main passion, aside from his own art, is mentoring young artists. He experiments with different media and is stylistically versatile. Whether it’s street art or more detailed portrait work, Dela says, “I am always learning and am forever a student. I feel that the minute you stop learning is the minute you stop growing and improving, not just in your craft, but also in your life.” Dela's work will be on display at the Lackman Library through April 21.

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Introduce yourself and describe your work and the genre you work in.

I am a Kansas City Freelance Artist and also the Art Director at The Culture House in Olathe, Kansas where I love to mentor young artists and watch them grow. When I'm not mentoring our youth, I'm a freelance artist who enjoys seeing what combination of mediums he can put together. My goal in art is to share my vision with the world. I enjoy experimenting with different mediums while using a lot of stencils and shaker cans. I am very versatile with what  I can do, that’s what keeps things interesting, anywhere from a street art style to more detailed portrait style work. 

 

Talk about the work on view. What would you like people to know about it?

Currently, I am working on a series of paintings which are inspired by quotes, sayings, feelings or advice. With our world today so hectic, crazy, busy and bullyish, I use bright contrasting colors with lines and patterns. I am always hoping to capture the attention of someone racing by; encouraging them to slow down, even if it’s just for a second. I feel if I can touch just one person with one of my paintings, then the painting was successful

 

What’s the most challenging thing about your creative process?

I am always learning and am a forever student. I feel that the minute you stop learning is the minute you stop growing and improving, not just in your craft, but also in your life. The challenge is too not fall into the trap of complacency but to continue pushing yourself, even on the days you don't want to.

 

Who are the other artists you look to for inspiration?

I have always been inspired by those who pushed the envelope a bit or figured out how to stand out in the crowd. Some of my influences are Andy Warhol for his ability to take his art, mass produce it and make it affordable for the masses. Romero Britto, who is based out of Miami, for his ability to bring happiness through the big, bright, bold paintings and Rene Magritte for the way he could create these dream like illusion pieces without them looking too over the top.

Currently the Art Director at The Culture House in Olathe, KS, Ken Dela’s main passion, aside from his own art, is mentoring young artists. He experiments with different media and is stylistically versatile. Whether it’s street art or more detailed portrait work, Dela says, “I am always learning and am forever a student. I feel that the minute you stop learning is the minute you stop growing and improving, not just in your craft, but also in your life.” Dela's work will be on display at the Lackman Library through April 21.

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Introduce yourself and describe your work and the genre you work in.

I am a Kansas City Freelance Artist and also the Art Director at The... Continue »

Wasted Food Documentary

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste Screening

Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately $7 million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity. 

Join Johnson County Library to examine the issues of hunger. We'll be screening two documentaries, Wasted: the Story of Food Waste, and A Place at the Table on several dates in two locations. Plenty of seating will be available. For an extra-comfy viewing experience, bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments will be provided. See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming » 

Presented with the Food Policy Council of Johnson County. Licensing provided by After the Harvest.

Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately $7 million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity. 

Join Johnson County Library to examine the issues of hunger. We'll be screening two documentaries, Wasted: the Story of Food Waste, and A Place at the Table ... Continue »

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Central Resource Library
Mark your calendar!

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can

swap recipes and tips for party food at An Edible Discussion, Monday, Feb 11, 6:30pm @ Central Resource Library

Find Your Dream Career (register here) Tuesday, Feb 12, 6pm @ Monticello Library

learn about food waste at our documentary screening of Wasted: The Story of Food Waste Wednesday, Feb 13, 6pm @ Central Resource Library

enjoy music with Opera 180 at City Center Live Friday, Feb 15, 7pm @ Lenexa City Hall

& much more »

This week at the Library, you can

swap recipes and tips for party food at An Edible Discussion, Monday, Feb 11, 6:30pm @ Central Resource Library

Find Your Dream Career (register here) Tuesday, Feb 12, 6pm @ Monticello Library

learn about food waste at our documentary screening of Wasted: The Story of Food Waste Wednesday, Feb 13, 6pm @ Central Resource Library

enjoy music with Opera 180 at... Continue »

Tax Help is Here

Your Tax Help Central

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help with services at our Central Resource Library.

Tax forms

  • Online forms: We're happy to help you print any form at any location for 15 cents per page.
  • Paper forms: Starting late January, Central Resource Library will have a limited supply of federal paper tax forms.

Tax assistance

Avoid the anxiety. Get your tax season off to a good start at the Library.

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help with services at our Central Resource Library.

Tax forms

  • Online forms: We're happy to help you print any form at any location for 15 cents per page.
  • Paper forms: Starting late January, Central Resource Library will have a limited supply of federal paper tax forms.

Tax assistance

  • AARP Tax-Aide volunteers: Get help preparing individual tax returns for middle- and low-
  • ... Continue »

Historic Hats Throwback Thursday

How many hats can you find in the collections at jocohistory.org? Discover the story behind these images and get all the details. It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

How many hats can you find in the collections at jocohistory.org? Discover the story behind these images and get all the details. It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

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