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City Center Live: Abel Ramirez Big Band

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219.

Abel Ramirez is one of Kansas City’s finest drummers. He leads a swinging group of 18 musicians performing classic big band jazz in a free, live performance. Bring a lawn chair!

City Center Live is a partnership of Johnson County Library and the Lenexa Arts Council.

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219.

Abel Ramirez is one of Kansas City’s finest drummers. He leads a swinging group of 18 musicians performing classic big band jazz in a free, live performance. Bring a lawn chair!

City Center Live is a partnership of Johnson County Library and the Lenexa Arts Council.

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
Reading

Throwback Thursday

In its heyday, Life magazine was a popular weekly publication with some fantastic photography. What do you like to read with your friends? If you need suggestions, we have a number of eMagazine and eNewspaper options for you and your crew to pursue.

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

In its heyday, Life magazine was a popular weekly publication with some fantastic photography. What do you like to read with your friends? If you need suggestions, we have a number of eMagazine and eNewspaper options for you and your crew to pursue.

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

The Game of Go

The Game of Go

Go is an ancient Chinese strategy game that fascinates players with its simple elements and infinite complexity. Enhance your memory and focus, and stimulate your imagination by playing this timeless table-top game.

A drop-in program presented by the Four Dragons Go Club.

Go is an ancient Chinese strategy game that fascinates players with its simple elements and infinite complexity. Enhance your memory and focus, and stimulate your imagination by playing this timeless table-top game.

A drop-in program presented by the Four Dragons Go Club.

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Monticello Library
Rainbow Heart

Helping Our LGBTQ Youth Survive and Thrive

LGBTQ-identified youth are more likely than their peers to face increased risks of violence, homelessness and substance abuse. This session helps you gain a deeper understanding of these challenges and introduces you to some fundamentals of helping LGBTQ young people cope and thrive. Sandwiches and  sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Kim Shaw-Ellis, LGBTQ Liaison and Diversity Officer for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Kim Shaw-Ellis has enjoyed a career of more than 31 years in Law Enforcement and is currently still serving.  She began career in the USAF as Military Police, and served active duty for four years.  Kim joined the Denver Sheriff Department in 1992 and worked as a Deputy Sheriff for 6 years. In 1998, Kim joined the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and has been with KCPD for 21 years.  While on KCPD, Kim has worked in the East Patrol Division, Central Patrol Division, North Patrol Division and as a Detective in Violent Crimes Division (both Domestic Violence and Homicide).  She is currently assigned to the Regional Training Academy as a Basic Training Instructor as well as the Diversity Officer and the LGBTQ Liaison Officer for KCPD.  Kim has presented throughout the region and at an international level on topics to include Diversity & Inclusion, Overcoming Implicit Bias, Crisis Intervention, Tactical Communication/De-escalation Skills, Domestic Violence, and LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention/Awareness.  

Part of our Teach the Teachers series.

LGBTQ-identified youth are more likely than their peers to face increased risks of violence, homelessness and substance abuse. This session helps you gain a deeper understanding of these challenges and introduces you to some fundamentals of helping LGBTQ young people cope and thrive. Sandwiches and  sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Kim Shaw-Ellis, LGBTQ Liaison and Diversity Officer for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Kim Shaw-Ellis has enjoyed a career of more than 31 years in Law Enforcement and is currently still serving.  She began career in the USAF as Military Police, and served active duty for four years.  Kim joined the Denver Sheriff Department in 1992 and worked as a Deputy Sheriff... Continue »

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Central Resource Library

Fall Programs Podcast Episode

In this episode of Did you hear, Dave Carson talks with Ben Oglesby, Christopher Leitch, and Amy Field, about our upcoming Fall programming, including our Unlocking the Mind programs. 

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: MELISSA HORAK-HERN (On special assignment in parts unknown)
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON
  • Staff writer’s quote: CHRISTINE PETERSON
  • Word of the day: JAMAL LANG, fe·cun·di·ty
  • Library Zen: What is the sound? Send us your answer via facebook!
  1. Return conveyor at Lenexa City Center Library
  2. Coffee Machine 
  3. Creative Services Stack Cutter 
  4. MakerSpace Laser Cutter  

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In this episode of Did you hear, Dave Carson talks with Ben Oglesby, Christopher Leitch, and Amy Field, about our upcoming Fall programming, including our Unlocking the Mind programs. 

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: MELISSA HORAK-HERN (On special assignment in parts unknown)
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON
  • Staff writer’s quote: CHRISTINE PETERSON
  • Word of the day: JAMAL LANG, fe·cun·di·ty
  • Library Zen: What is the sound? Send us your answer via facebook!
  1. Return conveyor at Lenexa City Center Library
  2. Coffee Machine 
  3. Creative Services Stack Cutter 
  4. ... Continue »
Me and My Imagination

Sept 9! Me and My ImaginationMe and My Imagination

Jo uses the art of storytelling and silly songs to enrich and engage a child’s imagination. Her listeners move along, sing along and imagine along. Children will delight in “dressing up” in her whimsical, witty brainbuilding ditties presented with unique voices and characterizations. Best for ages 3-6 and fun for the whole family.

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.

 

Jo uses the art of storytelling and silly songs to enrich and engage a child’s imagination. Her listeners move along, sing along and imagine along. Children will delight in “dressing up” in her whimsical, witty brainbuilding ditties presented with unique voices and characterizations. Best for ages 3-6 and fun for the whole family.

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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Oak Park Library
Unlocking EmPAWthy

Unlocking Em-PAW-thy

People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy and an increased motivation to care for your family pets and all living things.

Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. A live animal will be present at this program.

People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy and an increased motivation to care for your family pets and all living things.

Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. A live animal will be present at this program.

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Central Resource Library
Herbs

Kids! Join us Sept 7 to make "Aromatherapy Playdough"Aromatherapy Playdough

Harvest time has come to Corinth Library. Join us to make and take aromatherapy playdough featuring herbs and flowers from the Corinth Education Garden. Participants will refine their motor skills, enjoy color and engage other senses with the benefits of aromatherapy. Such multi-sensory learning enhances cognitive growth and memory. Lavender, mint and citrus thyme are three of the scent-illating herbs we’ll work with.

Harvest time has come to Corinth Library. Join us to make and take aromatherapy playdough featuring herbs and flowers from the Corinth Education Garden. Participants will refine their motor skills, enjoy color and engage other senses with the benefits of aromatherapy. Such multi-sensory learning enhances cognitive growth and memory. Lavender, mint and citrus thyme are three of the scent-illating herbs we’ll work with.

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Corinth Library
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Now on Exhibit @ Antioch: Arthur PaunzenArthur Paunzen

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 to Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 at Antioch Library

Arthur Paunzen was born on 4 February 1890 in Vienna to Jewish parents, Leopold Paunzen and Hermine née Kuhn. There is not much information about Paunzen's childhood, though we know he studied with Ludwig Koch in Vienna, and also in France at Académie Julian under Jean Pierre Laurens. He traveled Italy studying art and architecture, which was very common for his time.

In 1918 Paunzen married Cornelia Westreich in Vienna and there, created a number of works that make bold symbolic attempts to convey music as images. However, in 1938, as Hitler rose to power, Paunzen moved to Great Britain. In a panic measure a few years later, the British authorities interned all German and Austrian citizens in the country, including all those who were Jews fleeing Nazi oppression, in May 1940.

Arthur Paunzen died on 9 August 1940 in Central Internment Camp, Douglas, Isle of Man. His death is described by his friend and fellow-internee, the composer Hans Gál, in his internment diary. He died of severe bronchial pneumonia, exacerbated, according to Gál's account, by neglect on the part of the authorities. He is buried in the Jewish section of Douglas Borough Cemetery, Isle of Man.

A number of his pieces have been collected by the British Museum, the Stockholm Engraving Collection and the Albertina Museum in Vienna. The remainder of work was kept by his wife and passed on to his remaining family members who were able to escape to the United States. The Zippers and Horowitz families have passed these remaining originals and lithographs to Alex and Courtney Perry, who have curated this display for the Johnson County Library System through The Arts Asylum.

Arthur Paunzen was born on 4 February 1890 in Vienna to Jewish parents, Leopold Paunzen and Hermine née Kuhn. There is not much information about Paunzen's childhood, though we know he studied with Ludwig Koch in Vienna, and also in France at Académie Julian under Jean Pierre Laurens. He traveled Italy studying art and architecture, which was very common for his time.

In 1918 Paunzen married Cornelia Westreich in Vienna and there, created a number of works that make bold symbolic attempts to convey music as images. However, in 1938, as Hitler rose to power, Paunzen moved to Great Britain. In a panic measure a few years later, the British authorities interned all German and Austrian citizens in the country, including all those who... Continue »

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