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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Over this past year our Did you hear? podcast gained over 100 subscribers and our 32 episodes have been downloaded over 5,000 times! Thank You!!!

Have a look back—err—listen back, to the best reader's advisory episodes of 2019. So many of our Librarians dropped by this past year to share gems within genres. We hope their recommendations made your year richer!

Happy New Year! Over this past year our Did you hear? podcast gained over 100 subscribers and our 32 episodes have been downloaded over 5,000 times! Thank You!!!

Have a look back—err—listen back, to the best reader's advisory episodes of 2019. So many of our Librarians dropped by this past year to share gems within genres. We hope their recommendations made your year richer!

Heidi Lynne Gluck

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!

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Please introduce yourself. Where do you live and work? Describe your music for new listeners
I’m Heidi Lynne Gluck. I live in Lawrence, KS. I’m a singer-songwriter.

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2019 Books that Caught Our Attention

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

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

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At Blue Valley: Steph KatesSteph Kates

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 to Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 at Blue Valley Library

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.

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. Continue »

Retro Christmas

Throwback Thursday

Our friends at the Johnson County Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, have us Dreaming of a Retro Xmas! Check out their festive exhibit. Johnson County Library got its start in 1952. Soon after, the aluminum Christmas tree was all the rage. Consider visiting the museum and celebrate the 60th anniversary of timeless tinselly tree! 

Also visit jocohistory.org! It is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Our friends at the Johnson County Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, have us Dreaming of a Retro Xmas! Check out their festive exhibit. Johnson County Library got its start in 1952. Soon after, the aluminum Christmas tree was all the rage. Consider visiting the museum and celebrate the 60th anniversary of timeless tinselly tree! 

Also visit jocohistory.org! It is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Notable Books 2019

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!

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! Continue »

Jeremy

Cedar Roe: Where'd They Go?

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!

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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!

Stay up to date with Cedar Roe »

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