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  • Holiday Cooking Display
    Holiday Cooking Display Holiday Cooking Display
  • Holiday Cooking Display
    Holiday Cooking Display Holiday Cooking Display

Holiday Recipes from Us to You

Over at Oak Park, our Librarian Andrew is helping us all get ready for the holidays. Each year, he collects recipes from his coworkers and provides copies of them on a holiday themed display. This year our display-maker extraordinaire Angelica lent a helping hand. Just check out that gorgeous napkin folding! 

Here are the featured recipes. How could you resist some of these names? Happy cooking!

Over at Oak Park, our Librarian Andrew is helping us all get ready for the holidays. Each year, he collects recipes from his coworkers and provides copies of them on a holiday themed display. This year our display-maker extraordinaire Angelica lent a helping hand. Just check out that gorgeous napkin folding! 

Here are the featured recipes. How could you resist some of these names? Happy cooking!

Art Views event

Tonight @ Central: Art ViewsArt Views: Creativity and Culture in Kansas City

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and preserve cultural connections via art. Three exhibitions, at different library branches, feature artwork from the participants while the video segments are on display. Join us for a reception with live performances, talkback and a screening of an excerpt from the film.

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and... Continue »

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Central Resource Library
  • Stowers Institute
    Stowers Institute Stowers Institute
  • Stowers Institute
    Stowers Institute Stowers Institute

Stowers Institute: Scientific Microimaging

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 to Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at Lackman Library

Stowers researchers pursue basic biomedical research using model organisms to uncover fundamental knowledge about living systems and enable the application of those insights to improve human health. Often, science and art intersect in stunning visual displays.  While scientific images convey valuable data to researchers, their simple beauty may transcend the information they contain and transform them into objects of art.  This exhibition represents the transformation of data into art.

Stowers researchers pursue basic biomedical research using model organisms to uncover fundamental knowledge about living systems and enable the application of those insights to improve human health. Often, science and art intersect in stunning visual displays.  While scientific images convey valuable data to researchers, their simple beauty may transcend the information they contain and transform them into objects of art.  This exhibition represents the transformation of data into art.

Cedar Roe READ winner

READ Poster Winner

Each of our locations draws a name from the pool of kids who participated in Summer Reading, and this is our winner for Cedar Roe! Look how proud he looks!

Each of our locations draws a name from the pool of kids who participated in Summer Reading, and this is our winner for Cedar Roe! Look how proud he looks!

Never Too Old For Stories

Never Too Old For Stories

You're never too old to listen to a good story. Storyteller Christine Henderson shares her favorite folktales, fairy tales and tall tales. Best for ages 2 years and up with a caregiver, and fun for the whole family.

Space is limited for this popular program, so arrive early for your seat.

You're never too old to listen to a good story. Storyteller Christine Henderson shares her favorite folktales, fairy tales and tall tales. Best for ages 2 years and up with a caregiver, and fun for the whole family.

Space is limited for this popular program, so arrive early for your seat.

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Corinth Library
Silent Book Group

Shhhh! Silent Book GroupSilent Book Group

Silent Book Group invites you to bring your own book and spend time reading with others. No book assignment or discussion. It's book group fun minus the pressure. A librarian will be present to recommend new titles for you. The Silent Book Group meets at Groundhouse Coffee, 103 S. Elm St., Gardner, KS 66030.

Silent Book Group invites you to bring your own book and spend time reading with others. No book assignment or discussion. It's book group fun minus the pressure. A librarian will be present to recommend new titles for you. The Silent Book Group meets at Groundhouse Coffee, 103 S. Elm St., Gardner, KS 66030.

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Gardner Library , Off-site
tutor.com

Tutor.com Offering Webinars for Students

You may know of Tutor.com for their one-on-one online tutoring, resume help, and test prep, all free to access with your Library card.

Tutor.com is testing out a new way to help students - webinars! Check out the two that will be offered in December. 

Dimensional Analysis in Math, Science and Healthcare Courses
Wednesday, December 5th at 4 pm EST (will be recorded for students in later time zones)
Students may register here.

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Strategies for Writing Success - geared to help those middle and high school students who are in the midst of term paper writing season!
Thursday, December 6th at 4 pm EST (will be recorded for students in later time zones)
Students may register here.

You may know of Tutor.com for their one-on-one online tutoring, resume help, and test prep, all free to access with your Library card.

Tutor.com is testing out a new way to help students - webinars! Check out the two that will be offered in December. 

Dimensional Analysis in Math, Science and Healthcare Courses
Wednesday, December 5th at 4 pm EST (will be recorded for students in later time zones)
Students may register here.

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Strategies for Writing Success -... Continue »

Books

Best of 2018 from Your Librarians

Our Johnson County librarians read a lot. Seriously: A LOT. One of our staff emailed around to find out what books that have been released in 2018 that our staff think that our adult patrons absolutely need to know about. We compiled this list, divided them into ten different categories, with five titles for each list. No matter if you’re looking for a selection for your book club, ideas for a gift for the winter holidays, or just for something good to read, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Staff Picks for other great suggestions and the NoveList database for readalikes for your favorite novels.

Our Johnson County librarians read a lot. Seriously: A LOT. One of our staff emailed around to find out what books that have been released in 2018 that our staff think that our adult patrons absolutely need to know about. We compiled this list, divided them into ten different categories, with five titles for each list. No matter if you’re looking for a selection for your book club, ideas for a gift for the winter holidays, or just for something good to read, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Staff Picks for other great suggestions and the... Continue »

The 1954 “All-Electric House” decked out for Christmas, at Johnson County Museum.

Throwback Thursday Mid-Century Christmas

Each year, Johnson County Museum staff transform the All-Electric House’s interior and exterior into a Mid-century Christmas wonderland, placing holiday touches throughout the home that make it appear as though a 1950s family lives there. Christmas cookie cutters in the kitchen. A child’s red velvet dress in the nursery. A Santa hat hanging on the bedpost. And of course, the iconic aluminum Christmas tree, front and center in the living room. Read more and see more at jocohistory >>

Each year, Johnson County Museum staff transform the All-Electric House’s interior and exterior into a Mid-century Christmas wonderland, placing holiday touches throughout the home that make it appear as though a 1950s family lives there. Christmas cookie cutters in the kitchen. A child’s red velvet dress in the nursery. A Santa hat hanging on the bedpost. And of course, the iconic aluminum Christmas tree, front and center in the living room. Read more and see more at jocohistory >>

  • Fractured Fabrics
    Fractured Fabrics Fractured Fabrics
  • Fractured Fabrics
    Fractured Fabrics Fractured Fabrics
  • Fractured Fabrics
    Fractured Fabrics Fractured Fabrics
  • Fractured Fabrics
    Fractured Fabrics Fractured Fabrics
  • Fractured fabrics
    Fractured Fabrics Fractured fabrics

Now at Cedar Roe: Fractured FabricsFractured Fabrics

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 to Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 at Cedar Roe Library

The Fractured Fabric Society (FFS) at Harper's Fabric and Quilt Co. in Downtown Overland Park is a group of non-traditional quilters who meet to share projects, resources and ideas in an encouraging environment. Show and Tell is a major part of the gathering, along with new techniques and topics of interest. In their 14th year, FFS members meet at Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. in Downtown Overland Park. Exhibiting artists are JoEl Vogt, Mary Funk, Gayle Baddeley, Mary Kay Fosnacht, Karen Hansen, Kathleen McDaniel, Jackie Stoaks and Cindy Brendzel.

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Introduce the group and tell us a little about the Fractured Fabrics Society.

Fractured Fabrics is a non-traditional art quilting group that meets at the Harpers Quilting and Fabrics store on Santa Fe in downtown Overland Park 4 times a year.

 

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

Each piece is an original work of art designed and constructed by the artist based on their unique vision and inspiration.

 

What’s the most challenging thing about the creative process for art quilting?

The most challenging thing about art quilting is translating a vision into fabric, thread and embellishments and producing a finished piece that engages the viewer.

 

Who are the other KC-area quilters the group looks to for inspiration?

While there are many quilter’s groups in the KC-area Fractured Fabrics is one the few organizations to encourage its members to express themselves with new and innovative techniques.

 

The Fractured Fabric Society (FFS) at Harper's Fabric and Quilt Co. in Downtown Overland Park is a group of non-traditional quilters who meet to share projects, resources and ideas in an encouraging environment. Show and Tell is a major part of the gathering, along with new techniques and topics of interest. In their 14th year, FFS members meet at Harper’s Fabric & Quilt Co. in Downtown Overland Park. Exhibiting artists are JoEl Vogt, Mary Funk, Gayle Baddeley, Mary Kay Fosnacht, Karen Hansen, Kathleen McDaniel, Jackie Stoaks and Cindy Brendzel.

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Introduce the group and tell us a little about the Fractured Fabrics Society.

Fractured Fabrics is a non-traditional... Continue »

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