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Venture into Optics Panel Discussion

Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus and Cristina Albu are exhibiting at Central Resource Library this fall. In this panel discussion they’ll provide perspectives on their current works, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as they discuss taking risks and navigating their ideas, as well as responding to comments and questions from the audience. Moderated by Mo Dickens. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6 - 6:30 pm.

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter Saxton, Miguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld and his Kansas City Art Institute 3-D printing students are presented in an immersive arts experience the whole family will enjoy. These renowned artists expertly explore optical phenomenon as a path across the distance between seeing and thinking. Curated by Susana Bruhn from GuildIt.

Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus and Cristina Albu are exhibiting at Central Resource Library this fall. In this panel discussion they’ll provide perspectives on their current works, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as they discuss taking risks and navigating their ideas, as well as responding to comments and questions from the audience. Moderated by Mo Dickens. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6 - 6:30 pm.

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter Saxton, Miguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld... Continue »

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Venture Into Optics

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 to Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 at Central Resource Library

Venture into Optics Panel Discussion Thursday, Dec. 12 • 6:30-8 pm Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212

In this panel discussion, Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, and author and UMKC Art History Professor Cristina Albu will provide perspectives on the current exhibition, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as the panelists discuss what it means to make art in today's word. Moderated by Mo Dickens. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6-6:30 pm. 

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter Saxton, Miguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld and his Kansas City Art Institute 3-D printing students are presented in an immersive arts experience the whole family will enjoy. These renowned artists expertly explore optical phenomenon as a path across the distance between seeing and thinking. Curated by Susana Bruhn from GuildIt.

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter SaxtonMiguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld and his Kansas City Art Institute 3-D printing students are presented in an immersive arts experience the whole family will enjoy. These renowned artists expertly explore optical phenomenon as a path across the distance between seeing and thinking. Continue »

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Throwback Thursday: National Car Donation Month

December is National Car Donation Month. Is there a cause you support? Do you have a car you want to donate? Is it as cool as this 1903 Caps Bros. two seater-runabout?

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter.

December is National Car Donation Month. Is there a cause you support? Do you have a car you want to donate? Is it as cool as this 1903 Caps Bros. two seater-runabout?

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter. Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Return Bin Finds

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

This is probably a good time to ask you to please, please, please not place anything in the return bins except Library materials. The occasional drawing from a child or periodic thank you note is OK though. :D

From our staff: the artwork for this episode was submitted by Clerk Charles Hower who wrote, "I have only been with the library since June of 2018, so not much time to see really crazy things. I do have one picture I took of a note card with some drawing we got in an adult fiction book at Monticello. I believe the note card was discarded, but I still ponder this art and its meaning months later." The text in the drawing reads, "How many beans until I'm satisfied?

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

This is probably a good time to ask you to please, please, please not place anything in the return bins except Library materials. The occasional drawing from a child or periodic thank you note is OK though. :D

From our staff: the artwork for this episode was submitted by Clerk Charles Hower who wrote, "I have only been with the library since June of 2018, so not much time to see really crazy things. I do have one picture I took of a... Continue »

Johnson County Library Foundation annual appeal

A curious mind can change the world

Your support of the Johnson County Library Foundation profoundly impacts our community. The JCL Foundation funds Library resources, books, and educational programs that encourage curiosity, spark imagination and bring dreams to life — all year round.

Your contribution will help secure resources to support the Library’s lifelong learning programs including:

  • 6 by 6 Ready To Read
  • Summer Reading
  • Homework Help
  • elementia Teen Literary Program
  • Black & Veatch MakerSpace
  • Civic Engagement
  • Joan Berkley Writers Fund

You’ll also help grow the Library collection of more than 1 million circulating items. Consider renewing your commitment or make your first gift to the Johnson County Library Foundation today.

Contributions are accepted online. Did you know you can also support the JCL Foundation through your IRA? For more information about our year-end giving opportunities contact Stephanie Stollsteimer  at (913) 826-4720.

Curious minds are waiting for you!

Your support of the Johnson County Library Foundation profoundly impacts our community. The JCL Foundation funds Library resources, books, and educational programs that encourage curiosity, spark imagination and bring dreams to life — all year round. Continue »

Cuddle with Teddy

Jo Ho Presents: Cuddle with Teddy

For this session with Jo, bring your Teddy or Little Pony or other favorite, and snuggle up for delightful stories of Little Bear, Baby Bear and Polar Bear.

Jo Ho is an accomplished storyteller and a frequent visitor to Johnson County Library. Her energetic style delights all ages with collections of folktales, fairy tales and other stories.

 

For this session with Jo, bring your Teddy or Little Pony or other favorite, and snuggle up for delightful stories of Little Bear, Baby Bear and Polar Bear.

Jo Ho is an accomplished storyteller and a frequent visitor to Johnson County Library. Her energetic style delights all ages with collections of folktales, fairy tales and other stories.

 

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B. Wize

B. Wize

B. Wize is Larry Guidry, Jr., Kansas City-based hip-hop artist, speaker and mental health advocate. As an artist, B. Wize's music is inspired by everyone from Eminem to Otis Redding to Luciano Pavarotti. As co-founder of The College Takeover Tour, B. Wize's mission is to "promote suicide awareness and stop the stigma of mental illness" through outreach to college campuses. Enjoy our interview with the artist about all these different aspects of his work and more.

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Describe a typical day in your life. What gets you out of bed in the morning?

First being a father, husband, provider and then an artist there aren't enough hours in the day to juggle but all those things get me out of bed to be the best me everyday. On a funnier note, I'm awaken by a one-year old laugh, cry or smile saying "dada".

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Pilgrims

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Library wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! To honor the day, w e scoured the jocohistory archives and found this gem: Mrs. Daniel's class Thanksgiving 1981.

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter.

The Library wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! To honor the day, w e scoured the jocohistory archives and found this gem: Mrs. Daniel's class Thanksgiving 1981.

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Encore Podcast Episode Presentation

In case you missed it, last week we presented our latest podcast episode: Library Hacks! We explore tips, tricks, and secrets that only Library insiders know about. What's up our sleeve? Why, a Library card of course. ;)

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 4: Library Finds! We discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. 

In case you missed it, last week we presented our latest podcast episode: Library Hacks! We explore tips, tricks, and secrets that only Library insiders know about. What's up our sleeve? Why, a Library card of course. ;)

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 4: Library Finds! We discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. 

Jacqueline

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 Jacqueline, a clerk, who can be found at Antioch during the construction!

Stay up to date with Cedar Roe!

While Cedar Roe Library is having work done on its roof, Cedar Roe staff are helping out at various other locations.

Here's Jacqueline, a clerk, who can be found at Antioch during the construction!

Stay up to date with Cedar Roe!

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