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Summer Teen Events

Summer Teen Events

Teens! This Summer, we've got plenty to keep you entertained and having fun.

Young Adult Literary Council - earn volunteer hours, grab a snack, and meet new people

Table Top Games - bring your favorite game to share or learn a new one at the event

Teen Bullet Journal Club - organize, decorate, and share ideas for your bullet journal

Teen Creative Writing Workshop - join us to hone your writing skills

MakerSpace events - Beginners Night, Clothing Repair Workshop, and more

And there's more! Check our full schedule of teen events »

Teens! This Summer, we've got plenty to keep you entertained and having fun.

Young Adult Literary Council - earn volunteer hours, grab a snack, and meet new people

Table Top Games - bring your favorite game to share or learn a new one at the event

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Jaclyn Bell

Featured Artist FridayJaclyn Bell

Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Jaclyn Bell described her music as a cross between Kelsea Ballerini, Paramore and Chvrches, a sound she's been cultivating since she was 17. Her debut album, Wanna Be Mine, is a well-produced showcase for a voice that seems tailor-made for big audiences. We are fortunate to share an interview with Bell about her new album, her writing process and what's ahead.

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Please introduce yourself. Describe your music for new listeners.

My name is Jaclyn Bell. I’m a local Kansas City singer-songwriter. My music is a blend between a lot of different sounds. Hints of Kelsea Ballerini, Paramore, and Chvrches. My music is relatable to people going through every type of relationship, I try my best to capture the moments of circumstances that people go through on a day-to-day basis and put them in my songs.

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Movie in the Park

CANCELED - Movie and Music in the Park

This event has been canceled due to weather. 

See our other Movie and Music in the Park events »

This event has been canceled due to weather. 

See our other Movie and Music in the Park events »

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
White Haven

Throwback Thursday

Do you remember the thrill of seeing the giant water tower painted in the Worlds of Fun colors? How about the "robot" atop the KCPL building downtown? For many in Johnson County, the red and white striped awnings of the White Haven Motor Lodge on Metcalf stir up all kinds of memories!

jocohistory.org is your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.  

Do you remember the thrill of seeing the giant water tower painted in the Worlds of Fun colors? How about the "robot" atop the KCPL building downtown? For many in Johnson County, the red and white striped awnings of the White Haven Motor Lodge on Metcalf stir up all kinds of memories!

jocohistory.org is your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.  

Questions desk

Johnson County Library: A Resource for Just about Everything

Former JCL staff member and now a professional writer, Mark Scheel, reminisces about his time working for Johnson County Library, working at our Questions desk as an Information Specialist, using a real physical card catalog, helping bring newly-important internet access to patrons, and more in this article »

Former JCL staff member and now a professional writer, Mark Scheel, reminisces about his time working for Johnson County Library, working at our Questions desk as an Information Specialist, using a real physical card catalog, helping bring newly-important internet access to patrons, and more in this article »

Line drawings of kids with squiggly dialogue bubbles

Homework Help

Keep your school skills sharp over the Summer with

  • Homework Help Coaches at the Library Tuesday and Thursday afternoons over the Summer
  • Live help from Tutor.com noon to midnight (12 p.m. to 12 a.m.) daily

Keep your school skills sharp over the Summer with

  • Homework Help Coaches at the Library Tuesday and Thursday afternoons over the Summer
  • Live help from Tutor.com noon to midnight (12 p.m. to 12 a.m.) daily

Or search for “Did you hear?” on Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts!

DYH

Subscribe to the Did you hear? Podcast!

Subscribe to the Did you hear? podcast to keep up on what our Librarians recommend and what’s happening at the Johnson County library! Subscribing is free and ensures the newest episode will be delivered to you the way you want!

Subscribe to the Did you hear? podcast to keep up on what our Librarians recommend and what’s happening at the Johnson County library! Subscribing is free and ensures the newest episode will be delivered to you the way you want!

Now Presenting

Now Presenting: Writing Contest Winners

Johnson County Library sponsors a monthly creative writing contest. Four local writers – Tim Tankard, Mary Silwance, Martha Gershun and Kayla Wiltfong – will each share their winning entry. Learn more about the monthly writing contest and enter your works »

Johnson County Library sponsors a monthly creative writing contest. Four local writers – Tim Tankard, Mary Silwance, Martha Gershun and Kayla Wiltfong – will each share their winning entry. Learn more about the monthly writing contest and enter your works »

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Central Resource Library

Mysteries VS Thrillers, Summer Reading Book Clubs, Bestsellers

In this episode of Did you hear?, Gregg Winsor clears up the conundrum of how mysteries differ from thrillers. But first, Youth Services Librarians Dawna OfstehageMichelle Ranney, and Chris Koppenhaver discuss summer reading book clubs.

And, our host Dave Carson salutes bestsellers!

In this episode of Did you hear?, Gregg Winsor clears up the conundrum of how mysteries differ from thrillers. But first, Youth Services Librarians Dawna OfstehageMichelle Ranney, and Chris Koppenhaver discuss summer reading book clubs.

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Science Cafe

Science Café: Astronomy in Kansas City

Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

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Monticello Library

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