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This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

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

An Edible Discussion Monday, June 10, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Movie and Music in the Park Friday, June 14, 8 pm @ Lenexa Civic Campus

Science Café: Astronomy in Kansas City Saturday, June 15, 10:30 am @ Blue Valley Library

Joyful and Gentle: Yoga for Mommy and Baby multiple dates and times

Table Top Games multiple dates and times

¡Adelante! Read! and ¡Adelante! Speak! multiple dates and times

 

Enjoy our book groups, storytimes, and much more »

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

An Edible Discussion Monday, June 10, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Movie and Music in the Park Friday, June 14, 8 pm @ Lenexa Civic Campus

Science Café: Astronomy in Kansas City Saturday, June 15, 10:30 am @ Blue Valley Library

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MakerSpace materials

Making Friends

You’ll be pleased to learn that the Friends Bookstore at Central Resource Library carries a wide array of materials for use in the Library's MakerSpace!

When the Central branch was renovated in 2015, the MakerSpace was moved and enlarged six-fold. Visitors to the Space have found more equipment and helpful advisors to help them learn software and hardware. Sessions such as MakerSpace Beginners Nights have been a super introduction to all the Space has to offer. 

The machines in the MakerSpace, such as the CNC Router and the Epilog Helix and Zing laser engravers, tend to perform best with specified types of materials. Maker technicians and Friends saw opportunity to provide service to Makers needing supplies and to help the Friends generate some revenue.

Welcome to the Maker Materials Market!

You’ll find 12 x 24 x 1/8" acrylic sheet in six colors and birch plywood sheet, same size. Friends Bookstores Manager Becky Epperson reports that sales are brisk. Coming soon: soldering supplies and Maker kits!

Of course the Bookstores also sell gently used books and AV materials. Net profits of Friends sales benefit Library programs such as 6 by 6, Ready to Read.

You’ll be pleased to learn that the Friends Bookstore at Central Resource Library carries a wide array of materials for use in the Library's MakerSpace!

When the Central branch was renovated in 2015, the MakerSpace was moved and enlarged six-fold. Visitors to the Space have found more equipment and helpful advisors to help them learn software and hardware. Sessions such as ... Continue »

Read a Book Ball

It's Book Ball Time!

Today, June 8 is the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball, a virtual fundraiser for the Library. Funds raised from this year’s event  will support the Library’s Summer Reading program!

Join the fun with our Stay-at-Home host, award-winning picture book author and illustrator, SHANE EVANS! Shane’s books include We MarchUndergroundOlu’s Dream and Chocolate Me. He will be hosting a LIVE Q&A for one hour. Stay tuned for details and join us on FB to ask Shane a question!

Be sure to join us on FaceBook between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from the comfort of your favorite reading nook. Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Choose a book
  2. Get comfortable at home
  3. Share your reading selfies on social media: #jocobookball
  4. Make a donation to the JCL Foundation!
     

 

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Today, June 8 is the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball, a virtual fundraiser for the Library. Funds raised from this year’s event  will support the Library’s Summer Reading program!

Join the fun with our Stay-at-Home host, award-winning picture book author and illustrator, SHANE EVANS! Shane’s books include We MarchUndergroundOlu’s Dream and Chocolate... Continue »

Radkey

Featured Artist Friday: RadkeyRadkey

Radkey is Kansas City's contribution to the world of visceral, bare-bones rock music. Comprised of brothers Dee, Isaiah and Solomon Radke, the band draws influence from a wide range of hard rock and power pop forebears like Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Misfits, to name a few. Radkey recently released the No Strange Cats...Spiders EP, a strong collection of songs that serves as a great introduction to the trio. We're happy to share an interview with the band about the new music, their writing process and what's to come.

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Describe the road to your music recent album, No Strange Cats. How long had you been working on those songs? What do you feel you accomplished with this album that you hadn’t before?

We’ve been working on a few of the songs for a really long time, and some we wrote just a few months before we took them to the studio. We’ve always wanted to have a really personal record with songs more about our lives, and now after lots of touring and going through a lot we were finally able to come up with some personal relatable songs.

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Cedar Roe Library Turns 50!

Join the celebration!

Happy 50th Birthday!

Read about the history of this well-aged Library!

Plan out your next visit to Cedar Roe Library!

Be sure to listen to a few memories of this branch in our podcast!

Join the celebration!

Happy 50th Birthday!

Read about the history of this well-aged Library!

Plan out your next visit to Cedar Roe Library!

Be sure to listen to a few memories of this branch in our podcast!

Bob Kolar

Meet the Illustrator: Bob Kolar

You have five chances over the coming weeks to Meet the Illustrator: Bob Kolar. We'll read his new book, Hey-Ho to Mars We’ll Go, and we’ll talk about Mars and how humans might get there one day. Then we can each draw our own spaceships. Best for ages 6 and up.

June 7, 10 am, Gardner Library
June 8, 10 am, Blue Valley Library
June 8, 1 pm, Shawnee Library
June 11, 10:30 am, Central Resource Library

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You have five chances over the coming weeks to Meet the Illustrator: Bob Kolar. We'll read his new book, Hey-Ho to Mars We’ll Go, and we’ll talk about Mars and how humans might get there one day. Then we can each draw our own spaceships. Best for ages 6 and up.

June 7, 10 am, Gardner Library
June 8, 10 am, Blue Valley Library
June 8, 1 pm, Shawnee Library
June 11, 10:30 am, Central Resource Library

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Lenexa City Center Library

Lenexa City Center Library welcomed its first patrons last week. Take a tour and we hope to see you at our newest Library soon!

Listen to patrons and staff talk about what they love most about the Library at 21:19 in the podcast episode below.

Lenexa City Center Library welcomed its first patrons last week. Take a tour and we hope to see you at our newest Library soon!

Listen to patrons and staff talk about what they love most about the Library at 21:19 in the podcast episode below.

Edgerton READ poster winner

Edgerton 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 Edgerton Library's winner! You can enjoy the adorable-ness of current and past READ poster winners at each of our Libraries.

Edgerton Library is hosting one of our Space-themed Summer Reading programs this summer, Music on Mars with Paul Stamper.

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 Edgerton Library's winner! You can enjoy the adorable-ness of current and past READ poster winners at each of our Libraries.

Edgerton Library is hosting one of our Space-themed Summer Reading programs this summer, Music on Mars with Paul Stamper.

Summer Maker Passport, Cedar Roe Turns 50, and Bookmarkable

Look for the Johnson County Library podcast right here every Monday at noon!

In this episode of Did you hear, the Nick and Thomas from the MakerSpace introduce the new Maker Passport Program! Then we wish Cedar Roe Library a happy 50th birthday. Plus, Dave explains bookmarkable.

Look for the Johnson County Library podcast right here every Monday at noon!

In this episode of Did you hear, the Nick and Thomas from the MakerSpace introduce the new Maker Passport Program! Then we wish Cedar Roe Library a happy 50th birthday. Plus, Dave explains ... Continue »

Lenexa City Center Library is Now Open!

Welcome to Lenexa City Center Library! Our newest branch is now open. We could go on and on about all of its great features, but go see for yourself!

Welcome to Lenexa City Center Library! Our newest branch is now open. We could go on and on about all of its great features, but go see for yourself!

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