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MakerSpace Odyssey

This week on Did you hear, our hosts Melissa and Dave chat with Nick Ward-Bopp, one of our MakerSpace Facilitators, about the great resources we have in the Black and Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library. But the MakerSpace isn’t just at Central - we host Maker programming at various other locations, too!

This week on Did you hear, our hosts Melissa and Dave chat with Nick Ward-Bopp, one of our MakerSpace Facilitators, about the great resources we have in the Black and Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library. But the MakerSpace isn’t just at Central - we host Maker programming at various other locations, too!

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

See what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Meet the Filmmaker: All These Flowers Screening Monday, Nov. 4, 6 pm @ Gardner Library

Helping Our LGBTQ Youth Survive and Thrive Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6 pm @ Monticello Library

Big Fall Kids Book Sale Nov. 7 - 9 @ Central Resource Library

Gather at the Table Thursday, Nov. 7, 4:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Mind Full or Mindful Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Sequel State of Mind Teen Author Panel Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 pm @ Monticello Library

City Center Live: Anne Frank and Mirabai, Women’s Spiritual Legacy in Opera Friday, Nov. 8, 7 pm @ Lenexa City Center Community Forum

Fruit Flies and Brain Disease Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 pm @ Central Resource Library

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See what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Meet the Filmmaker: All These Flowers Screening Monday, Nov. 4, 6 pm @ Gardner Library

Helping Our LGBTQ Youth Survive and Thrive Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6 pm @ Monticello Library

Big Fall Kids Book Sale Nov. 7 - 9 @... Continue »

Want to know about your house?

What's your house history? Realtor/Librarian/Kansas City Historian Meredith Roberson, Local History Librarian Amanda Wahlmeier, and Curator of Interpretation at the Johnson County Museum, Andrew Gustafson, join Dave Carson to discuss how you can learn the history of the home you live in or the house you're thinking about buying. Spoiler alert! The Johnson County Library can help!

What's your house history? Realtor/Librarian/Kansas City Historian Meredith Roberson, Local History Librarian Amanda Wahlmeier, and Curator of Interpretation at the Johnson County Museum, Andrew Gustafson, join Dave Carson to discuss how you can learn the history of the home you live in or the house you're thinking about buying. Spoiler alert! The Johnson County Library can help!

Sky Smeed

Sky Smeed

Lawrence singer-songwriter Sky Smeed has been honing his craft long enough to know how to make it feel effortless. A gifted storyteller in the folk tradition, Smeed’s blend of soulful Americana can swing from melancholy to comic to rollicking all with in the span of a handful of songs which leaves the impression that he could be the second coming of John Prine. Smeed’s excellent new full-length, Leaving Again, came out earlier this year, and we spoke to him about the album's recording, his songwriting process, and more. Enjoy! 

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Please introduce yourself. Where do you live and work? Describe your music for new listeners
My name is Sky Smeed. I'm a folksinger originally from Chanute, Kansas. My family and I have been living in Lawrence for five years. We love it. I try and tell a lot of stories in the songs I write. I also make sure I have a good mix of emotions and styles in what I create.

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Scary Story Writing Contest

Presenting: Scary Story Writing Contest Winners!Scary Story Writing Contest

Contest Submissions Accepted Sept. 1-Oct. 20.

Reading: Wednesday, Oct. 30 • 6-7 pm

Calling all scary story enthusiasts! Submit your own terrifying tales to our Halloween-themed writing contest. Some of the winning stories will be shared aloud in this “night of fright” special reading. Submissions, from authors 18 years and younger, are open from Sept. 1- Oct. 20, 2019. Limit one story per writer, please. Submit entries in person at Corinth Library or online through the elementia submission portal »

 

Come hear excerpts from the winning stories in our Scary Story Writing Contest! Winning authors up to age 18 will share a bit of their spooky stories with us on this Halloween Eve! Continue »

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Spring Hill READ Poster winner

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

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

See Spring Hill Library's events »

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Images from the Your House History Did you hear? Podcast Episode

In the latest Did you hear? podcast episode, Your House History, Meredith Roberson mentions treasures she discovered in the walls during renovation of the house she purchased in the Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City!

In the latest Did you hear? podcast episode, Your House History, Meredith Roberson mentions treasures she discovered in the walls during renovation of the house she purchased in the Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City!

Your House History

What's your house history? Realtor/Librarian/Kansas City Historian Meredith Roberson, Local History Librarian Amanda Wahlmeier, and Curator of Interpretation at the Johnson County Museum, Andrew Gustafson, join Dave Carson to discuss how you can learn the history of the home you live in or the house you're thinking about buying. Spoiler alert! The Johnson County Library can help!

What's your house history? Realtor/Librarian/Kansas City Historian Meredith Roberson, Local History Librarian Amanda Wahlmeier, and Curator of Interpretation at the Johnson County Museum, Andrew Gustafson, join Dave Carson to discuss how you can learn the history of the home you live in or the house you're thinking about buying. Spoiler alert! The Johnson County Library can help! Continue »

Dubhán, Annika, and Jonathan

Empowering Entrepreneurs

You did it! You made the leap. Now you are an enterprising entrepreneur. Whether you’ve launched a startup to build a better bagel, or move freight faster, or design cutting-edge computer systems in some revolutionary new way, the important thing is, now you are your own boss! But where do you turn when little problems threaten to deflate your big dream?

Don’t worry. Your Library Card connects you to ReferenceUSA where you can:

  • see sales and expenditures of nearby competitors (just by drawing on a map)

  • generate a mailing list of potential customers (based on their consumer snapshot)

  • welcome residents who just moved into town with a coupon (from the database of new movers)

Want more? You can’t beat The Kansas City Business Journal online. From there you can access the coveted Book of Lists!

Still want more? That’s why you’re going to beat the odds and make it. How about access to over 20 business databases and resources?

Master your bookkeeping and accounting with Universal Class. Learn about forecasting profits and losses with the Small Business Reference Center. We can even help you cut costs with printable and customizable legal forms for Kansas and Missouri.

You know what? Consider us your “silent” partner. We’ll help you find it here!

 

You did it! You made the leap. Now you are an enterprising entrepreneur. Whether you’ve launched a startup to build a better bagel, or move freight faster, or design cutting-edge computer systems in some revolutionary new way, the important thing is, now you are your own boss! But where do you turn when little problems threaten to deflate your big dream?

Don’t worry. Your Library Card connects you to ReferenceUSA where you can:

  • see sales and expenditures of nearby competitors (just by drawing on a map)

  • generate a mailing list

  • ... Continue »

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