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Entrepreneurs at the Library

The Johnson County Library provides many services and resources to support the entrepreneurial and small business communities. By utilizing our complimentary meeting spaces and  the creative resources in the  Black and Veatch MakerSpace, watch how one start-up launched their small business at the Library!

The Johnson County Library provides many services and resources to support the entrepreneurial and small business communities. By utilizing our complimentary meeting spaces and  the creative resources in the  Black and Veatch MakerSpace, watch how one start-up launched their small business at the Library!

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219

MANHATTAN SHORT is an instantaneous celebration of film that occurs simultaneously across the globe. It brings great films to great venues and allows audiences to select their favorites. Join us, and 100,000 more film lovers in cinemas, museums and universities in more than 250 cities across six continents, gathered for one purpose: to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219

MANHATTAN SHORT is an instantaneous celebration of film that occurs simultaneously across the globe. It brings great films to great venues and allows audiences to select their favorites. Join us, and 100,000 more film lovers in cinemas, museums and universities in more than 250 cities across six continents, gathered for one purpose: to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
Shawnee READ Poster Winner

Shawnee Library's 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 are Shawnee Library's winners from 2018! You can enjoy the adorable-ness of current and past READ poster winners at each of our Libraries.

Shawnee Library hosts Monday Needlers, storytimes, an American Girl Book Club and more »

Each of our locations draws a name from the pool of kids who participated in Summer Reading to win a READ poster photoshoot. Here are Shawnee Library's winners from 2018! You can enjoy the adorable-ness of current and past READ poster winners at each of our Libraries.

Shawnee Library hosts Monday Needlers, storytimes, an American Girl Book Club and more »

Gather at the Table

Gather at the Table

Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints. Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We provide the conversation starters – and the bread – and you provide the conversation. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. Food and drink are provided.

  • How should we address mental health in our community? - September

  • Should local governments pass non-discrimination ordinances? - October

  • Should Medicaid be expanded? - November

Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints. Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We provide the conversation starters – and the bread – and you provide the conversation. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. October's topic is: "Should local governments pass non-discrimination ordinances?" Food and drink are provided.

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Central Resource Library

Anthologies Episode

We have a new podcast episode! Need something to read? Do you want to try something different? We encourage you to try anthologies! What are they? Why are they so amazingly good? You must listen to discover. Guest Librarians Helen and Lisa join Dave Carson as we investigate anthologies.  

***PLEASE BE ADVISED*** Warning: adult content. One of the book titles mentioned in this podcast contains a swear word.

We have a new podcast episode! Need something to read? Do you want to try something different? We encourage you to try anthologies! What are they? Why are they so amazingly good? You must listen to discover. Guest Librarians Helen and Lisa join Dave Carson as we investigate anthologies.  

***PLEASE BE ADVISED*** Warning: adult content. One of the book titles mentioned in this podcast contains a swear word.

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

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

Gather at the Table Tuesday, Oct 1, 4:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Live Your Healthiest Life Thursday, Oct 3, 10 am @ Central Resource Library

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival  Thursday, Oct 3, 6:30 pm @ Lenexa City Center Community Forum

Inner Reformation: On How Art Can Impact the Artist Friday, Oct 4, 6 pm and Saturday, Oct 5, 2 pm @ Central Resource Library

Walk and Read Weekend Event Kick-Off Saturday, Oct 5, 10 am @ West Flanders Park

Unlocking Em-PAW-thy Saturday, Oct 5, 1 pm @ Monticello Library

Enjoy our book groups, storytimes, and much more »

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

Gather at the Table Tuesday, Oct 1, 4:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Live Your Healthiest Life Thursday, Oct 3, 10 am @ Central Resource Library

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival  Thursday, Oct 3, 6:30 pm @ Lenexa City Center Community Forum

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Brain scans

Science Cafe: Early Alzheimer’s Detection

When a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s is detected in its early stages, preventative measures and treatments as well as lifestyle changes can be applied to effectively slow disease progress. A cure for Alzheimer’s is not currently known yet doctors and scientists have made great strides in treatment. Early detection allows for more effective treatment options. Sandwiches and sides will be served.

Learn more about early detection from presenter Michelle Niedens, LSCSW. She is director of MyAlliance for Cognitive Health, a community-based program focused on early detection, provider partnerships, and education. Ms. Niedens' career is dedicated to working with elders and those with Alzheimer's disease. Her work has included tenure in geriatric psychiatric inpatient settings, serving as Director of Education, Programs, and Policy at the Alzheimer's Association, Heart of America Chapter, along with teaching social work practice at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. Through the KU Memory Clinic, Ms. Niedens provides counseling to individuals with mild cognitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer's disease, along with family members who are struggling with caregiving-related anxiety and depression.

When a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s is detected in its early stages, preventative measures and treatments as well as lifestyle changes can be applied to effectively slow disease progress. A cure for Alzheimer’s is not currently known yet doctors and scientists have made great strides in treatment. Early detection allows for more effective treatment options. Sandwiches and sides will be served.

Learn more about early detection from presenter Michelle Niedens, LSCSW. She is director of MyAlliance for Cognitive Health, a community-based program focused on early detection, provider partnerships, and education. Ms. Niedens' career is dedicated to working with elders and those with Alzheimer's disease. Her work has included... Continue »

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Corinth Library
Menninger Clinic

Asylum Series: Menninger Clinic

The way we care for mental health patients in America has changed drastically during the last century. In September, hear how the Menninger Clinic in Topeka was a primary catalyst for improved regulations surrounding mental health care and revolutionized psychiatric practice. In October, we’ll host the Glore Psychiatric Museum, keeper of the history of St. Joseph State Hospital/State Lunatic Asylum #2.

The way we care for mental health patients in America has changed drastically during the last century. In September, hear how the Menninger Clinic in Topeka was a primary catalyst for improved regulations surrounding mental health care and revolutionized psychiatric practice. In October, we’ll host the Glore Psychiatric Museum, keeper of the history of St. Joseph... Continue »

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Monticello Library
Vote

It's National Voter Registration Day!Voter Registration

Do you have questions about the upcoming election? The Johnson County League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters, help registered voters update your names and addresses, distribute absentee ballot applications and answer your general voting questions.

You can also catch this event at other locations & times »

Do you have questions about the upcoming election? The Johnson County League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters, help registered voters update your names and addresses, distribute absentee ballot applications and answer your general voting questions.

You can also catch this event at other locations & times »

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Central Resource Library

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