Oak Park Library is currently closed and will re-open on Monday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m.
Though Lawrence-based musician Heidi Lynne Gluck has served as a seasoned hand in a number of bands throughout her career (Juliana Hatfield’s Some Girls, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos, The Only Children), her recent solo work shows that in addition to being a skilled multi-instrumentalist, her exceptional songwriting chops can steal the show. We caught up with Gluck to discuss some of her music career and what is on the horizon. Enjoy!
50 titles divided into 10 categories, all published in 2019, chosen by Library staff as excellent representations of the genre or of community interest.
Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Biography/Memoir, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Sciences—it's all on the 2019 Notable Books list!
Steph Kates began her art career as a painter, creating otherworldly landscapes exploring mythology, fairytales and fables. When she transitioned from painting to ceramics, she combined her years of experience with image-making, illustration and pattern work to the practice of pottery. Kates creates her surface designs using a process called sgraffito: before the clay fully dries, she paints on layers of underglaze, then hand carves her unique designs. She fires the clay, applies glaze and fires again. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Steph Kates received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and works from her home studio in Kansas City.
Our friends at the Johnson County Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, are open! Last year they presented A Very Retro Christmas and we absolutely loved it. Sadly, that display is on hiatus this year, but you can still visit over the holidays for a safe educational outing.
At first glance we thought someone had something against furniture "No table books"??? What do you have against tables?! But then, we realized we needed to pay a little more attention to what we're reading. "Notable" not "No Table." (We apologize for that HORRIBLE joke!!!)
Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Gregg whittled this list of 50 titles down from numerous Library staff nominated titles. Get ready to add to your “to read” list!
Go to the 2019 Notable Books list!
While Cedar Roe Library is having work done on its roof, Cedar Roe staff are helping out at various other locations.
Here's Jeremy, who can be found working at Lenexa City Center Library during the construction - and enjoying the comfy furniture on his breaks!
Joshua Merello is a self-taught musician whose solo acoustic guitar music represents "a reflection of my own state of mind: the depression and anxiety that most of us tend to deal with, and the joy of living that comes from growing beyond a mental illness." With his first album, Equilibrium, Merello creates contemplative music for chaotic times. It is a pleasure to share an interview with Joshua Merello about his musical background, touring and creative process.
Some say it's the most wonderful time of the year. Others say it's cold. What say you? While you ponder this dilemma on this Throwback Thursday, wander through the winter wonderland of jocohistory's Christmas scenes and winter whimsy.