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Unlocking EmPAWthy

Unlocking Em-PAW-thy

People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy and an increased motivation to care for your family pets and all living things.

Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. A live animal will be present at this program.

People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy and an increased motivation to care for your family pets and all living things.

Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. A live animal will be present at this program.

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Central Resource Library
Herbs

Kids! Join us Sept 7 to make "Aromatherapy Playdough"Aromatherapy Playdough

Harvest time has come to Corinth Library. Join us to make and take aromatherapy playdough featuring herbs and flowers from the Corinth Education Garden. Participants will refine their motor skills, enjoy color and engage other senses with the benefits of aromatherapy. Such multi-sensory learning enhances cognitive growth and memory. Lavender, mint and citrus thyme are three of the scent-illating herbs we’ll work with.

Harvest time has come to Corinth Library. Join us to make and take aromatherapy playdough featuring herbs and flowers from the Corinth Education Garden. Participants will refine their motor skills, enjoy color and engage other senses with the benefits of aromatherapy. Such multi-sensory learning enhances cognitive growth and memory. Lavender, mint and citrus thyme are three of the scent-illating herbs we’ll work with.

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Corinth Library
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Arthur Paunzen

Now on Exhibit @ Antioch: Arthur PaunzenArthur Paunzen

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 to Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 at Antioch Library

Arthur Paunzen was born on 4 February 1890 in Vienna to Jewish parents, Leopold Paunzen and Hermine née Kuhn. There is not much information about Paunzen's childhood, though we know he studied with Ludwig Koch in Vienna, and also in France at Académie Julian under Jean Pierre Laurens. He traveled Italy studying art and architecture, which was very common for his time.

In 1918 Paunzen married Cornelia Westreich in Vienna and there, created a number of works that make bold symbolic attempts to convey music as images. However, in 1938, as Hitler rose to power, Paunzen moved to Great Britain. In a panic measure a few years later, the British authorities interned all German and Austrian citizens in the country, including all those who were Jews fleeing Nazi oppression, in May 1940.

Arthur Paunzen died on 9 August 1940 in Central Internment Camp, Douglas, Isle of Man. His death is described by his friend and fellow-internee, the composer Hans Gál, in his internment diary. He died of severe bronchial pneumonia, exacerbated, according to Gál's account, by neglect on the part of the authorities. He is buried in the Jewish section of Douglas Borough Cemetery, Isle of Man.

A number of his pieces have been collected by the British Museum, the Stockholm Engraving Collection and the Albertina Museum in Vienna. The remainder of work was kept by his wife and passed on to his remaining family members who were able to escape to the United States. The Zippers and Horowitz families have passed these remaining originals and lithographs to Alex and Courtney Perry, who have curated this display for the Johnson County Library System through The Arts Asylum.

Arthur Paunzen was born on 4 February 1890 in Vienna to Jewish parents, Leopold Paunzen and Hermine née Kuhn. There is not much information about Paunzen's childhood, though we know he studied with Ludwig Koch in Vienna, and also in France at Académie Julian under Jean Pierre Laurens. He traveled Italy studying art and architecture, which was very common for his time.

In 1918 Paunzen married Cornelia Westreich in Vienna and there, created a number of works that make bold symbolic attempts to convey music as images. However, in 1938, as Hitler rose to power, Paunzen moved to Great Britain. In a panic measure a few years later, the British authorities interned all German and Austrian citizens in the country, including all those who... Continue »

Gather at the Table

Gather at the Table

Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints. Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We provide the conversation starters – and the bread – and you provide the conversation. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. Food and drink are provided.

  • How should we address mental health in our community? - September

  • Should local governments pass non-discrimination ordinances? - October

  • Should Medicaid be expanded? - November

Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints. Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We provide the conversation starters – and the bread – and you provide the conversation. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. Food and drink are provided.

  • How should we address mental health in our community? - September

  • Should local governments pass non-discrimination ordinances? - October

  • Should Medicaid be expanded? - November

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Central Resource Library
Vote

Voter Registration

Do you have questions about the upcoming election? The Johnson County League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters, help registered voters update your names and addresses, distribute absentee ballot applications and answer your general voting questions. See the schedule »

Do you have questions about the upcoming election? The Johnson County League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters, help registered voters update your names and addresses, distribute absentee ballot applications and answer your general voting questions. See the schedule »

Oak Park READ Winner

Oak Park Library's READ Poster Winner

Each of our locations draws a name from the pool of kids who participated in Summer Reading to win a READ poster photoshoot. Here is Oak Park Library's winner! You can enjoy the adorable-ness of current and past READ poster winners at each of our Libraries.

Oak Park Library hosts Español a la Carta, ELL Conversation Group, and more »

Each of our locations draws a name from the pool of kids who participated in Summer Reading to win a READ poster photoshoot. Here is Oak Park Library's winner! You can enjoy the adorable-ness of current and past READ poster winners at each of our Libraries.

Oak Park Library hosts Español a la Carta, ELL Conversation Group, and more »

Throwback Thursday! Johnson County Stores: 1875 - 1915

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Homework Help

Homework Help

As the school year kicks off, grab a power-up from our Homework Help Coaches or online Homework Help with Brainfuse »

As the school year kicks off, grab a power-up from our Homework Help Coaches or online Homework Help with Brainfuse »

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