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Did you hear? Ep. 12: BLACK MARIAH THEATER

LIVE MUSIC EPISODE:  BLCAK MARIAH THEATER RECORDED LIVE AT THE LEAWOOD-PIONEER LIBRARY.

Welcome to the Johnson County Library Podcast! "Did you hear?" is where you'll find all things audio that we produce here at the Library. That might be Librarians talking about upcoming events, guest speakers, interviews with your favorite authors, or live local music recorded at one of our branches. 

For more episodes, be sure to visit our podcast page.

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What's Happening This Week

This week at the Johnson County Library, you can get your craft on, join the American Girl Book Club, and enjoy An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe.

See these events and more on our calendar »

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Right Under Your Feet

Our newest location, Monticello Library, is designed to be as flexible as possible. We know that our community’s library service needs change over time, so we’re eager to help Library buildings adapt to properly meet those needs. 

For those of you who have visited our newest branch, you’ll notice there are few permanent interior walls. To add to all that open space, we’ve taken the additional step of installing raised floors throughout the building. They make it easy to route power and communication cables wherever they are needed, and allow quick reconfiguration of service areas within the library.

Enjoy this time-lapse video of the raised floor installation earlier this year. And if you feel taller when you go to Monticello Library, just think: you are!

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Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED

Enjoy the classical piano compositions of MacKenzie Reed. They're dazzling, adventurous, narrative-driven, melodic and 100% enjoyable! 

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This Week at the Library

This week at Johnson County Library, kids can get practice reading out loud with Read to a Dog, you can enjoy Poetry and Prose with local writers, and teens and adults can join a book group! See you there!

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Turn O’ The Century Kansas City Amusement

Nowadays, if you want entertainment, you don’t even have to leave your couch — seasons of “Friends” are just a Netflix log-in away. The more adventurous types can head to First Fridays or take a ride on the Mamba roller coaster at Worlds of Fun.

But what about a hundred years ago? What did people do for fun? Read about it here » 

 

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Time Travel to 1953: The Library’s History Runs Deep in Shawnee

If you want to know how the Shawnee library got its start, you’ll have to travel back 65 years to a charming little school house. It was there, on June 3, 1953, that the Shawnee Volunteer Library opened in the Dunbar School at 57th Street and Reeder Road. Although the library only stayed in that location for a few years, there is something about its start in a sweet little school house that adds a layer of historical richness to the Shawnee branch. Read more at JoCoHistory »