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Literally Make Memories

It's our newest Did you hear? podcast episode!

What do you do for date night? Dinner and a movie? Couple's foot massage? A nice walk at one of our great local parks? Maybe a picnic? What if we told you there is a fun date idea that allows you to literally make memories. This episode we feature Erika and Warren who made a MakerSpace date night a regular part of their social lives. We follow their story as they go from dating, to a wedding, to creating an online shop and how the MakerSpace played an important role. Did you hear about how great the MakerSpace is for relationships?

Listen! And, have a look at all of the great items they made over the course of their relationship--including a stunning bouquet of 3D printed flowers used in their wedding!

It's our newest Did you hear? podcast episode!

What do you do for date night? Dinner and a movie? Couple's foot massage? A nice walk at one of our great local parks? Maybe a picnic? What if we told you there is a fun date idea that allows you to literally make memories. This episode we feature Erika and Warren who made a MakerSpace date night a regular part of their social lives. We follow their story as they go from dating, to a wedding, to creating an online shop and how the MakerSpace played an important role. Did you hear about how great the MakerSpace is for relationships?

Listen! And, have a look at all of the great items they made over the course of their relationship--including a stunning bouquet of 3D printed flowers used in their wedding! Continue »

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  • Etched Glass
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Makers: Erika and Warren

Erika and Warren have found that the MakerSpace can be so much more of a rewarding date night than just dinner and a movie. Check out some of their projects. Oh, and be sure to listen to them tell their story on our podcast.

Erika and Warren have found that the MakerSpace can be so much more of a rewarding date night than just dinner and a movie. Check out some of their projects. Oh, and be sure to listen to them tell their story on our podcast.

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

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

Louder Than A Bomb Bout Monday, March 2, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

Gather at the Table Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 am @ Central Resource Library

Local Author Storytime with Daniel Miyares Thursday, March 5, 10:30 am @ Central Resource Library

Grow Your Own Tea Blend Thursday, March 5, 6 pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

National Genealogy Day Resource Fair and Open House Saturday, March 7, 9 am @ Central Resource Library

See all of our events »

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

Louder Than A Bomb Bout Monday, March 2, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

Gather at the Table Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 am @ Central Resource Library

Local Author Storytime with Daniel Miyares Thursday, March 5, 10:30 am @ Central Resource Library

Grow Your Own... Continue »

Leap Day!

What Will You Do with One Extra Day?Try Something New

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. 

Your Library Card can lead to an epic travel odyssey!​ Get a Road Atlas. Snag a Travel Guide -- Rick StevesLonely PlanetFodorsEyewitness and start planning your next big adventure.

Or, check out one of these downloadable audiobooks. Pop in your head phones, and just relax and enjoy the 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... Continue »

Cryounit

Featured Artist Friday: CryounitCryounit

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.

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What is Cryounit? Describe the music for new listeners.

Conceptually a cryounit, or cryo-tank is a sort of transportation device. Although instead of transporting someone in space, it transports its occupant forward in time. That’s what I try to accomplish with my music. Sonically, Cryounit combines a lot of industrial and downtempo influences with a healthy dose of the 90s and 00s electronic music I grew up with.

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King Louie

King of Throwback Thursday!

Did you know the Johnson County Arts And Heritage Center houses the Johnson County Museum? Both live in what many of us know as the old King Louie building. For a blast from the past, read, or re-read, this great jocohistory blog post: Fun with Family at King Louie West.

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

Did you know the Johnson County Arts And Heritage Center houses the Johnson County Museum? Both live in what many of us know as the old King Louie building. For a blast from the past, read, or re-read, this great jocohistory blog post: Fun with Family at King Louie West.

For even more local history visit ... Continue »

Encore Presentation

In case you missed it, here's our encore presentation of our latest podcast episode. 

It's kind of a big deal! In fact, it's a requirement of our Constitution that every individual in the country be counted.

Even if you are not a citizen, you are legally obligated to answer all Census questions. 

We explain the role the Library plays in helping you be counted and not taken for a ride!

Did you hear about the United States Census 2020? 

 

In case you missed it, here's our encore presentation of our latest podcast episode. 

It's kind of a big deal! In fact, it's a requirement of our Constitution that every individual in the country be counted.

Even if you are not a citizen, you are legally obligated to answer all Census questions. 

We explain the role the Library plays in helping you be counted and not taken for a ride!

Did you hear about the United States Census 2020? 

 

LWVK

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 College. 

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 College. 

This Week at the Library

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 »

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... Continue »

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    Debra Paynter Debra Paynter
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Now at Oak Park: Debra PayneDebra Payne

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 to Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 at Oak Park Library

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.

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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

 

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. Continue »

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