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It's another inside story in this episode of Did you hear?

One of the best things about Interlibrary loan, AKA ILL, is the amount of money we save patrons who might otherwise buy CDs, books, or DVDs. Every time we borrow an item for free, a patron may save $10 - $30 or more!

Interlibrary Loan Librarian Kari Sime and her staff join host Dave Carson to demystify ILL. How does it all work? Can you borrow from all over the world? What are some of the more surprising items people have borrowed? It’s all interesting stuff as we go inside ILL. 

It's another inside story in this episode of Did you hear?

One of the best things about Interlibrary loan, AKA ILL, is the amount of money we save patrons who might otherwise buy CDs, books, or DVDs. Every time we borrow an item for free, a patron may save $10 - $30 or more!

Interlibrary Loan Librarian Kari Sime and her staff join host Dave Carson to demystify ILL. How does it all work? Can you borrow from all over the world? What are some of the more surprising items people have borrowed? It’s all interesting stuff as we go inside ILL. 

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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Central Resource Library
Tamicka Monson

Friday's Featured ArtistTamicka Monson

Tamicka Monson describes herself as a "storyteller who uses her own life experiences to bring healing to others." A rapper whose latest song "Miry Clay" is a gospel-rap collaboration with singer Christa, Monson is also an inspirational speaker and accomplished songwriter. Enjoy our interview with this multitalented Kansas City artist.

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Please introduce yourself. Describe your music for new listeners.

My name is Tamicka Monson. I am from Chicago, IL, but currently live in Kansas City. I describe my music as “Music for those who know they are far from perfect, who desire change.” My music is real and raw, edgy, yet classy. I touch topics and go places others are afraid to.

 

How long have you been a songwriter and rapper? Who were some of your earliest musical influences?

I have been a songwriter and rapper for 18 years. I started off when I was 12, just re-making songs out of fun and later would freestyle and battle rap. I then started to actually write songs and melodies. My earliest musical influences were Eve, Eminem, Twista, and Lauren Hill.

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Casi Joy

City Center Live: Casi Joy

Join up-and-coming pop singer, YouTube sensation and The Voice contestant Casi Joy for an energizing solo performance at the Community Forum auditorium in the Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

City Center Live is a partnership with the Lenexa Arts Council.

Join up-and-coming pop singer, YouTube sensation and The Voice contestant Casi Joy for an energizing solo performance at the Community Forum auditorium in the Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

City Center Live is a partnership with the Lenexa Arts Council.

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
Space ... the final frontier

Throwback Thursday

The 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is this month! 

Our summer reading theme is A Universe of Stories

It's almost like these two things were somehow related.

Got a little astronaut? Listen to our latest podcast episode!

The 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is this month! 

Our summer reading theme is A Universe of Stories

It's almost like these two things were somehow related.

Got a little astronaut? Listen to our latest podcast episode!

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New Podcast Episode Blasts off!ScienceTellers “Aliens: Escape From Earth” and Kids Space Books

In this episode of Did you hear?, Dave Carson hosts Scienceteller Brock Hatton and Youth Services Librarian Jayma Zook to share the details about the action-packed and educational adventure, Aliens: Escape from Earth. Then, you’ve probably heard Youth Services Librarian Dennis Ross on KCUR recommending kids books. It turns out he’s not too big of a star for our meager podcast and suggests some great space-themed kids books! Join us as we go deep inside our Summer Reading theme: A Universe of Stories.

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In this episode of Did you hear?, Dave Carson hosts Scienceteller Brock Hatton and Youth Services Librarian Jayma Zook to share the details about the action-packed and educational adventure, Aliens: Escape from Earth. Then, you’ve probably heard Youth Services Librarian Dennis Ross on KCUR recommending kids books. It turns out he’s not too big of a star for our meager podcast and suggests some great space-themed kids books! Join us as we go deep inside our Summer Reading theme: A Universe of Stories.... Continue »

Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

A child’s reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows your kids to practice their reading-out-loud skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. See the schedule »

Presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.​ and Wayside Waifs​.

A child’s reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows your kids to practice their reading-out-loud skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. See the schedule »

Presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.​ and Wayside Waifs​.

Red Cross

Red Cross Blood Donations

As of July 9th, the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for eligible donors to give now to stop an emergency blood shortage this summer. Based on current inventory levels, the Red Cross now has less than a two to a three-day supply of most blood types available – and in some cases, less than a day’s supply of type O blood. Blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Can you help? Search by zip code to find a location to donate »

Or swing by one of our locations to give:

  • July 23rd - Blue Valley Library - 10am-3pm
  • July 29th - Central Resource Library - 2pm-6pm
  • July 29th - Gardner Library - 1:30pm-5:30pm - This drive also has Free Worlds of Fun Tickets!
  • July 30th - Leawood Pioneer Library - 10am-3pm

As of July 9th, the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for eligible donors to give now to stop an emergency blood shortage this summer. Based on current inventory levels, the Red Cross now has less than a two to a three-day supply of most blood types available – and in some cases, less than a day’s supply of type O blood. Blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Can you help? Search by zip code to find a location to donate »

Or swing by one of our locations to give:

  • July 23rd - Blue Valley Library - 10am-3pm
  • July 29th - Central Resource Library - 2pm-6pm
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WRITERS UNITED

Writers United

Writers, unite. You might be seeking critique, a great prompt or just shared space to focus on your work-in-progress. Find inspiration and other local writers here at the Library. Connect with the Johnson County writing community and hone your craft. Light refreshments will be served.

Writers, unite. You might be seeking critique, a great prompt or just shared space to focus on your work-in-progress. Find inspiration and other local writers here at the Library. Connect with the Johnson County writing community and hone your craft. Light refreshments will be served.

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Central Resource Library
Fringe Festival

KC Fringe Festival Artist Reception and Sneak Peek

View works featuring local Fringe artists. Beginning at 6:30 pm, join us for a sneak peek of Fringe performances. The 15th annual KC Fringe Festival is a 14-day explosion of local, national and international unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts. KC Fringe Festival is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. Light refreshments will be served. Fun for the whole family. 2019 Fringe buttons will be available for purchase at this event.

View works featuring local Fringe artists. Beginning at 6:30 pm, join us for a sneak peek of Fringe performances. The 15th annual KC Fringe Festival is a 14-day explosion of local, national and international unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts. KC Fringe Festival is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. Light refreshments will be served. Fun for the whole family. 2019 Fringe buttons will be available for purchase at this event.

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Central Resource Library

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