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Did you hear? Ep. 18: Library Lets Loose Experiences and Art!

Join us for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose! Why? With such a variety of unique activities, this is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" kind of party!

Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire $75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators! Tickets and sponsorships are available now. Contact 913-826-4740 for more information. See you there!

 

Join us for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose! Why? With such a variety of unique activities, this is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" kind of party!

Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire $75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators! Tickets and ... Continue »

Throwback Thursday! Johnson County Dogs: 1900 - 1980

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Art Views event

Tonight @ Blue Valley: Art ViewsArt Views: Creativity and Culture in Kansas City Minority Communities

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and preserve cultural connections via art. Three exhibitions, at different library branches, feature artwork from the participants while the video segments are on display. Each branch will host a reception with live performances and a screening of the full film.

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and preserve cultural connections via art. Three... Continue »

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Blue Valley Library
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Look and Listen! MacKenzie Reed

Here are some great photos of MacKenzie Reed performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Her magnificent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED 

Here are some great photos of MacKenzie Reed performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Her magnificent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED 

Did you hear about our American Girl Book Club?

Youth Services Librarian Michelle Ranney talks about our American Girls Book Club!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mondays on these dates:
Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November 19 - The Lady's Slipper - A Melody Mystery
Shawnee Library Meeting Room

 

American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Ages 8-12.

Youth Services Librarian Michelle Ranney talks about our American Girls Book Club!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mondays on these dates:
Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November 19 - The Lady's Slipper - A Melody Mystery
Shawnee Library Meeting Room

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Throwback Thursday! High School Yearbook Covers: 1938 - 1989

Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old yearbook covers. This is part 1. There will be more! This collection features high school yearbooks from Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Horizons. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old yearbook covers. This is part 1. There will be more! This collection features high school yearbooks from Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Horizons. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Teen volunteer

We Rely on Our Volunteers

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library. We're very grateful!

With so many volunteers and opportunities in which to place them, Library Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky and others have been working diligently with the County over the past year to develop an online volunteer management system. This new online portal is now live and allows volunteers to easily search for opportunities that suit their interests, schedule their own shifts, and communicate effectively with the Volunteer office and their branch location.

If you're interested in volunteering with us, please visit our JCL Volunteer page for more information.

Thank you, we couldn't do it all without you!

 

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library. We're very grateful!

With so many volunteers and opportunities in which to place them, Library Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky and others have been working diligently with the County over the past year to develop an online volunteer management system. This new online portal is now live and allows volunteers to easily search for opportunities that suit their interests, schedule their own shifts, and communicate effectively with the Volunteer office and their branch location.

If you're interested in volunteering with... Continue »

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Look and Listen! Black Creatures

Here are some great photos of Black Creatures performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Their fantastic performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 7: THE BLACK CREATURES 

Here are some great photos of Black Creatures performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Their fantastic performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 7: THE BLACK CREATURES 

One to one tutoring

One-To-One Homework Help

One-to-one tutoring has great benefits for students. It helps improve grades, boost self-esteem and build important learning skills. Tutoring is for those who struggle to keep up, as well as those who aren’t challenged enough. Whatever the circumstance, our Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. With lots of resources, tips and a friendly smile they’ll help students stay on track with vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills, math, social studies and more. They can even bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports and science projects. All ages welcome with those in grades 2-8 given priority. Students served on a first-come, first-served basis Monday-Thursday, 4-7 pm at Central Resource Library until December 20.

Live, one-to-one homework help is also available online from Tutor.com. This resource is available free of charge to all Library card holders for up to seven tutoring sessions per week from 4-11 pm. These professional tutors can guide students through 25 academic subjects including AP and Higher Ed. There’s even an essay drop off feature where detailed feedback is given within 24 hours. Study resources and test prep are available 24/7 through the SkillsCenter. Tutor.com isn't just for students. Resources for adults include resume feedback, GED prep, citizenship guidance, financial literacy and tips on helping children with homework.

One-to-one tutoring has great benefits for students. It helps improve grades, boost self-esteem and build important learning skills. Tutoring is for those who struggle to keep up, as well as those who aren’t challenged enough. Whatever the circumstance, our Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. With lots of resources, tips and a friendly smile they’ll help students stay on track with vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills, math, social studies and more. They can even bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports and science projects. All ages welcome with those in grades 2-8 given priority. Students served on a first-come, first-served basis Monday-Thursday, 4-7 pm at... Continue »

Throwback Thursday! Johnson County Barbershops: 1908 - 1967

Happy Throwback Thursday! Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old time barbershops.

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Happy Throwback Thursday! Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old time barbershops.

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

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