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2020 Census FAQ

What are the Household and Small Business Pulse Surveys?
The Census Bureau wants to collect real-time information about what is happening in the nation’s population and economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data on employment changes, use of federal assistance programs, disruptions to supply chains and availability of products for customers, and other future operations plans will be collected via online surveys. Survey results will guide decisions on COVID-19 aid and

TBT: Find Some Shade

As you very well know, it’s National Umbrella Month!

Check out the looks on those faces. The two sitting across from one another seem to be appreciating a joke. One woman is content staring straight ahead for the photo. The man with his arm on the table is not amused. The dog? Totally indifferent.

Remember, is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

What Will You Do with One Extra Day?

It's here only every four years. From starting a new hobby to learning about a topic that piques your curiosity, take full advantage of Leap Day with a little help from your Library! 

Online Language Learning ¿Hablas español? Sprechen sie Deutsch? With your Library Card, you can! Explore Mango Languages and Rosetta Stone for more than 70 different languages ranging from Arabic to Yiddish!

Go to our Career Planning and Jobs section - Discover the perfect job for you with our many job search tools. Short on experience? Software and tools? No worries. We have training. 

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Featured Artist Friday: Cryounit

Cryounit is the brainchild of Kolton Holbrook, whose deep love of science fiction and astrophysics have been parlayed into an enigmatic musical project. Holbrook is a self-taught musician and composer, and his music is a logical extension of his studies into Fermi's Paradox (more on that below). After two EPs, Cryounit's first full album, Paradox, is a must for any fan of industrial and downtempo electronic music. We're excited share our interview with Holbrook about hsi work and influences.


What is Cryounit? Describe the music for new listeners.

Conceptually a cryounit, or cryo

King of Throwback Thursday!

The Arts & Heritage Center’s 1st Anniversary is on Sunday, June 10th. Come and celebrate anytime in the month of June! The Johnson County Museum, located inside the Arts & Heritage Center, is open Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Read the latest jocohistory blog post: Fun with Family at King Louie West.

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

League of Women Voters Traveling Exhibit

It's the 100th anniversary of both the 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters! Both are honored in a traveling exhibit. This exhibit focuses on civic engagement as well as the history of the suffrage movement in Kansas. There have been, and will be several venues across the state to host this wonderful exhibit. Now until Saturday, Feb. 29 you need go no farther than Central Resource Library to see it for yourself.

Then, the League of Women Voters of Johnson County invites you to share in the Centennial Celebration Saturday, Feb. 29, 2 pm at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community

This Week at the Library

See what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Read to a Dog various times & dates

Español a la carta Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:30 pm @ Oak Park Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Friday, Feb. 28, 2 pm @ Antioch Library

Everybody Read - All Ages Virtual Book Group​ Saturday, Feb. 29, 2 pm @ your home!

Check out all our events »

Now at Oak Park: Debra Payne

Monday, December 30, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Debra Payne is a painter of rural landscapes and still lifes. Her work ranges from scenes of lush pastoral settings to renderings of houses to depictions of the disposable plastics and containers that consume our everyday lives.


What comes first – the medium or the message? Tell me a little about the work that will be on view.

For me the idea comes first, then the execution. Recently, I have returned to still life painting using disposable objects as my subject matter, which today is just about everything we own. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat or the car we drive, most everything we touch is headed, at some point, to the landfill. That’s a lot of potential subject matter.

Do you have a favorite piece?

My favorite piece is the one I’m working on.

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

The most challenging part of the creative process for me is having enough confidence in my ideas and abilities to show others my work.

Who do you consider your main artistic influences?

I am currently looking at the work of any and all still life painters.

What books, movies and/or music have inspired you recently?

Garbology  by Edward Humes