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Music Monday Local Artist SpotlightKat King

Kat King has been writing and recording her music since the age of 14, a natural result of being part of a musical family. Her ten plus years experience as a songwriter have led to several accomplished singles and EPs, culminating in the recent "Song From Spain." In this interview with King, we learn among other things how "Song From Spain" came about, the importance of sleep to her creative process and what music she's been raving about lately. Enjoy!

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Please introduce yourself. Describe your music for new listeners.

Hi there! My name is Kat King and I come from a very small town in Kansas.  My music has transformed quite a bit over the years. I began writing as a singer-songwriter and most often played solo, occasionally having my siblings as my backing band.  After moving to Lawrence I began playing with more people and different group and was exposed to a whole world of music I never knew. This challenged me greatly and I began adapting and expanding my sound.  Now living in KC and playing with a consistent full backing band my music has been described as indie pop rock. This gives quite a bit of leeway to keep experimenting and honing my sound which I’m really enjoying!

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Conference Rooms Conference Rooms are free and may be reserved up to three months in advance, on a first-come, first served basis by students and study groups. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Conference rooms?

Let's say you've got a group of 10 - 18 people getting together to exchange porridge recipes. A meeting room that hosts up to 150 people is just too big! What about a 6 person study room? Well, there are fire codes! And, what if somebody forgets to wear their deodorant?! Don't worry! We have the solution: The conference room! Not too big. Not too small. Just right.

"I found the size of the conference room to be just right!"

~Goldilocks

(Our conference rooms are 100% free to use and free of bears.)

Let's say you've got a group of 10 - 18 people getting together to exchange porridge recipes. A meeting room that hosts up to 150 people is just too big! What about a 6 person study room? Well, there are fire codes! And, what if somebody forgets to wear their deodorant?! Don't worry! We have the solution: The conference room! Not too big. Not too small. Just right.

"I found the size of the conference room to be just right!"

~Goldilocks

(Our conference rooms are 100% free to use and free of bears.)

KSD

Throwback Thursday: Deaf History Month

Join Johnson County Library in celebrating National Deaf History Month: March 13 - April 15. Why the curious date-range? March 13, 1988 marks the date of the Deaf President Now protest. April 15, 1817 the first permanent public school for the deaf was established.

We invite you to explore the Kansas School for the Deaf photography collection at jocohistory.org. Sports, camping, campus, amazing aerial photos ... it's all there! Explore. Follow our hashtag on Twitter.   

 

Join Johnson County Library in celebrating National Deaf History Month: March 13 - April 15. Why the curious date-range? March 13, 1988 marks the date of the Deaf President Now protest. April 15, 1817 the first permanent public school for the deaf was established.

We invite you to explore the Kansas School for the Deaf photography collection at jocohistory.org. Sports, camping, campus, amazing aerial photos ... it's all there! Explore. Follow our hashtag on Twitter.   

 

  • Rick Astley
    Rick Astley Rick Astley
  • Goodbye Dewey
    Goodbye Dewey Goodbye Dewey
  • Happy Endings
    Happy Endings Happy Endings
  • 60 by 60
    60 by 60 60 by 60
  • Bad idea
    Bad idea Bad idea
  • One Genre Per Branch
    One Genre Per Branch One Genre Per Branch
  • 1. Just 1. Only 1.
    1. Just 1. Only 1. 1. Just 1. Only 1.

Best of April Fool's

Here on Johnson County Library website, we always have a great time on April Fool's Day. This past Monday we ran a whopping six April Fool's posts, and brought a little extra laughter to our coworkers, our followers on social media, and our community. 

Here are a few of our favorite comments from our posts this year on social media:

  • Today’s homepage at @jocolibrary does not disappoint, and now I’m sad I missed out on the Home Delivery Via Dragon Service!
  • ​I always look forward to what the @jocolibrary crew cooks up for today. They didn't disappoint this year!​
  • Battin' 1000 today, library folks! 
  • I died and then remembered it's April 1st!​
  • JoCo Librarians are killing it today!
  • NOW THAT IS REALLY FUNNY! Bravo, JCL! #AprilFools #NicelyPlayed
  • I hate this holiday... I believed for a hot second.
  • Love that my local library system has such a great sense of humor!
  • Got me! Good one, whew!

Browse through a few of our favorite April Fool's posts from this year and previous years »

Here on Johnson County Library website, we always have a great time on April Fool's Day. This past Monday we ran a whopping six April Fool's posts, and brought a little extra laughter to our coworkers, our followers on social media, and our community. 

Here are a few of our favorite comments from our posts this year on social media:

  • Today’s homepage at @jocolibrary does not disappoint, and now I’m sad I missed out on the Home Delivery Via Dragon Service!
  • ​I always look forward to what the @jocolibrary crew cooks up for today. They didn't disappoint this year!​
  • Battin' 1000 today, library
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Cedar Roe READ Winner

Cedar Roe'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 is Cedar Roe Library's winner! You can enjoy the adorable-ness of current and past READ poster winners at each of our Libraries.

Cedar Roe Library hosts some wonderful events including a Homeschool Meetup and the Great Books Discussion group. There's also a couple more weeks of Spring storytimes on Wednesdays! Check out their calendar »

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

Cedar Roe Library hosts some wonderful events including a Homeschool Meetup and the Great Books Discussion group. There's also a couple more weeks of Spring storytimes on Wednesdays! Check out their calendar »

Food and Food Insecurity

Food and Food Insecurity

Our Spring programming centered around food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related issues. We've still got several events left in this series: learn about healthy, sustainable diets, get tips and tricks for great side dishes, find out what a "victory garden" is and why you should have one, and experience community as we gather at the table »

Our Spring programming centered around food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related issues. We've still got several events left in this series: learn about healthy, sustainable diets, get tips and tricks for great side dishes, find out what a "victory garden" is and why you should have one, and experience community as we gather at the table »

  • 60 by 60
    60 by 60 60 by 60
  • Freemanizer
    Freemanizer Freemanizer
  • Bad idea
    Bad idea Bad idea
  • 1. Just 1. Only 1.
    1. Just 1. Only 1. 1. Just 1. Only 1.
  • One Genre Per Branch
    One Genre Per Branch One Genre Per Branch
  • Delivery via Dragon: Bad idea?
    Delivery via Dragon: Bad idea?  Delivery via Dragon: Bad idea?

Turn the Page: Big Library Changes!

"When it's time to change, then it's time to change. Sha na na na na na na na na, Sha na na na na"
~Peter Brady

Much like a pair of week-old worn socks, it's time for a change:

 

"When it's time to change, then it's time to change. Sha na na na na na na na na, Sha na na na na"
~Peter Brady

Much like a pair of week-old worn socks, it's time for a change:

Teen volunteer

Summer Teen Volunteers

We regret to say that we will not be accepting any new teen volunteers this summer. Please check back next year.

Thanks for thinking about volunteering with us!

We regret to say that we will not be accepting any new teen volunteers this summer. Please check back next year.

Thanks for thinking about volunteering with us!

Accessible Formats, Gather at the Table, and J Awesomeness

We dedicate this episode of Did you hear? to Accessible Formats! Large print books, audiobooks and more!

Elena McVicar and Dave Carson J fiction awesomeness! But first, Ashley Fick and Michelle Ranney sit down with Dave to talk about Food Insecurity as our Gather at the Table discussion topic!

 

We dedicate this episode of Did you hear? to Accessible Formats! Large print books, audiobooks and more!

Elena McVicar and Dave Carson J fiction awesomeness! But first, Ashley Fick and Michelle Ranney sit down with Dave to talk about Food Insecurity as our Gather at the Table discussion topic... Continue »

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