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Throwback Thursday: National Car Donation Month

December is National Car Donation Month. Is there a cause you support? Do you have a car you want to donate? Is it as cool as this 1903 Caps Bros. two seater-runabout?

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter.

December is National Car Donation Month. Is there a cause you support? Do you have a car you want to donate? Is it as cool as this 1903 Caps Bros. two seater-runabout?

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter. Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Return Bin Finds

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

This is probably a good time to ask you to please, please, please not place anything in the return bins except Library materials. The occasional drawing from a child or periodic thank you note is OK though. :D

From our staff: the artwork for this episode was submitted by Clerk Charles Hower who wrote, "I have only been with the library since June of 2018, so not much time to see really crazy things. I do have one picture I took of a note card with some drawing we got in an adult fiction book at Monticello. I believe the note card was discarded, but I still ponder this art and its meaning months later." The text in the drawing reads, "How many beans until I'm satisfied?

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

This is probably a good time to ask you to please, please, please not place anything in the return bins except Library materials. The occasional drawing from a child or periodic thank you note is OK though. :D

From our staff: the artwork for this episode was submitted by Clerk Charles Hower who wrote, "I have only been with the library since June of 2018, so not much time to see really crazy things. I do have one picture I took of a... Continue »

Johnson County Library Foundation annual appeal

A curious mind can change the world

Your support of the Johnson County Library Foundation profoundly impacts our community. The JCL Foundation funds Library resources, books, and educational programs that encourage curiosity, spark imagination and bring dreams to life — all year round.

Your contribution will help secure resources to support the Library’s lifelong learning programs including:

  • 6 by 6 Ready To Read
  • Summer Reading
  • Homework Help
  • elementia Teen Literary Program
  • Black & Veatch MakerSpace
  • Civic Engagement
  • Joan Berkley Writers Fund

You’ll also help grow the Library collection of more than 1 million circulating items. Consider renewing your commitment or make your first gift to the Johnson County Library Foundation today.

Contributions are accepted online. Did you know you can also support the JCL Foundation through your IRA? For more information about our year-end giving opportunities contact Stephanie Stollsteimer  at (913) 826-4720.

Curious minds are waiting for you!

Your support of the Johnson County Library Foundation profoundly impacts our community. The JCL Foundation funds Library resources, books, and educational programs that encourage curiosity, spark imagination and bring dreams to life — all year round. Continue »

Cuddle with Teddy

Jo Ho Presents: Cuddle with Teddy

For this session with Jo, bring your Teddy or Little Pony or other favorite, and snuggle up for delightful stories of Little Bear, Baby Bear and Polar Bear.

Jo Ho is an accomplished storyteller and a frequent visitor to Johnson County Library. Her energetic style delights all ages with collections of folktales, fairy tales and other stories.

 

For this session with Jo, bring your Teddy or Little Pony or other favorite, and snuggle up for delightful stories of Little Bear, Baby Bear and Polar Bear.

Jo Ho is an accomplished storyteller and a frequent visitor to Johnson County Library. Her energetic style delights all ages with collections of folktales, fairy tales and other stories.

 

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Corinth Library
Pilgrims

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Library wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! To honor the day, w e scoured the jocohistory archives and found this gem: Mrs. Daniel's class Thanksgiving 1981.

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter.

The Library wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! To honor the day, w e scoured the jocohistory archives and found this gem: Mrs. Daniel's class Thanksgiving 1981.

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Encore Podcast Episode Presentation

In case you missed it, last week we presented our latest podcast episode: Library Hacks! We explore tips, tricks, and secrets that only Library insiders know about. What's up our sleeve? Why, a Library card of course. ;)

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 4: Library Finds! We discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. 

In case you missed it, last week we presented our latest podcast episode: Library Hacks! We explore tips, tricks, and secrets that only Library insiders know about. What's up our sleeve? Why, a Library card of course. ;)

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 4: Library Finds! We discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. 

Jacqueline

Cedar Roe: Where'd They Go?

While Cedar Roe Library is having work done on its roof, Cedar Roe staff are helping out at various other locations.

Here's Jacqueline, a clerk, who can be found at Antioch during the construction!

Stay up to date with Cedar Roe!

While Cedar Roe Library is having work done on its roof, Cedar Roe staff are helping out at various other locations.

Here's Jacqueline, a clerk, who can be found at Antioch during the construction!

Stay up to date with Cedar Roe!

All These Flowers

All These Flowers Screening

Kevin Bryce's film offers a bold look at a complex and widely misunderstood illness. All These Flowers is a victory story: of finding identity apart from a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder; of hope where there was despair; of recovery from an incurable disease. Six people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder were filmed for two years. They are from across the United States and different family structures and financial situations, and follow varying treatment strategies. The simple message of All These Flowers is: we all struggle. Some of our struggles may be given the same name yet they can be expressed differently from person to person.

See additional All These Flowers screenings, including Meet the Filmmaker: Kevin Bryce events »

Kevin Bryce's film offers a bold look at a complex and widely misunderstood illness. All These Flowers is a victory story: of finding identity apart from a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder; of hope where there was despair; of recovery from an incurable disease. Six people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder were filmed for two years. They are from across the United States and different family structures and financial situations, and follow varying treatment strategies. The simple message of All These Flowers is: we all struggle. Some of our struggles may be given the same name yet they can be expressed differently from person to person.

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Blue Valley Library
Local Music

Local Music Reaches 250 Featured Artists!

Please join us in celebrating the 250 artists featured on Local Music. Started in 2015 and updated weekly, this project features interviews with the finest original songwriters and composers in the Kansas City metro area, samples of their music and their book, and recommendations from the our web catalog. Local Music provides a way for the musical artists living and working in our communities a chance to tell their stories, share their music and inspire others. With Local Music we seek maximum inclusivity, with a diverse selection of artists and musical styles as a way to represent the breadth of musical creativity buzzing in our collective backyards. Over the past almost five years we have covered artists from a wide spectrum of genres, from hip-hop, folk and death metal to indie-pop, experimental and new classical, and everything in between. Enjoy Local Music »

Please join us in celebrating the 250 artists featured on Local Music. Started in 2015 and updated weekly, this project features interviews with the finest original songwriters and composers in the Kansas City metro area, samples of their music and their book, and recommendations from the our web catalog. Local Music provides a way for the musical artists living and working in our communities a chance to tell their stories, share their music and inspire others. With Local Music we seek maximum inclusivity, with a diverse selection of artists and musical styles as a way to represent the breadth of musical creativity buzzing in our collective backyards.... Continue »

Oxford Remedy

Featured Artist FridayOxford Remedy

Oxford Remedy is a band that seems destined for greater things. Comprised of sisters Kate and Grace McKown and Sydney Aldridge, the band -- all teenagers -- makes the kind of indie-rock that wouldn't have been out place blasting out of car stereos in the mid-90s. While the band members are hard at work at school, they are finding the time to record and release an upcoming EP. We are fortunate to share an exclusive interview with the band about their creative process, book, movie and music recommendations and other things.

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Introduce the band. Describe your sound for new listeners.

We are a band from Kansas City, Missouri, and we mostly play in Lawrence, Kansas. We have an alternative grunge/rock sound with influences from Wolf Alice, Cage the Elephant and Paramore. 

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