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Tonight @ Blue Valley: Art ViewsArt Views: Creativity and Culture in Kansas City Minority Communities

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and preserve cultural connections via art. Three exhibitions, at different library branches, feature artwork from the participants while the video segments are on display. Each branch will host a reception with live performances and a screening of the full film.

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and preserve cultural connections via art. Three... Continue »

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Blue Valley Library
  • MacKenzie Reed
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    MacKenzie Reed MacKenzie Reed
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    MacKenzie Reed MacKenzie Reed
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    MacKenzie Reed MacKenzie Reed
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    MacKenzie Reed MacKenzie Reed
  • MacKenzie Reed
    MacKenzie Reed MacKenzie Reed

Look and Listen! MacKenzie Reed

Here are some great photos of MacKenzie Reed performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Her magnificent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED 

Here are some great photos of MacKenzie Reed performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Her magnificent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED 

Did you hear about our American Girl Book Club?

Youth Services Librarian Michelle Ranney talks about our American Girls Book Club!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mondays on these dates:
Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November 19 - The Lady's Slipper - A Melody Mystery
Shawnee Library Meeting Room

 

American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Ages 8-12.

Youth Services Librarian Michelle Ranney talks about our American Girls Book Club!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mondays on these dates:
Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November 19 - The Lady's Slipper - A Melody Mystery
Shawnee Library Meeting Room

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Throwback Thursday! High School Yearbook Covers: 1938 - 1989

Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old yearbook covers. This is part 1. There will be more! This collection features high school yearbooks from Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Horizons. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old yearbook covers. This is part 1. There will be more! This collection features high school yearbooks from Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Horizons. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Teen volunteer

We Rely on Our Volunteers

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library. We're very grateful!

With so many volunteers and opportunities in which to place them, Library Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky and others have been working diligently with the County over the past year to develop an online volunteer management system. This new online portal is now live and allows volunteers to easily search for opportunities that suit their interests, schedule their own shifts, and communicate effectively with the Volunteer office and their branch location.

If you're interested in volunteering with us, please visit our JCL Volunteer page for more information.

Thank you, we couldn't do it all without you!

 

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library. We're very grateful!

With so many volunteers and opportunities in which to place them, Library Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky and others have been working diligently with the County over the past year to develop an online volunteer management system. This new online portal is now live and allows volunteers to easily search for opportunities that suit their interests, schedule their own shifts, and communicate effectively with the Volunteer office and their branch location.

If you're interested in volunteering with... Continue »

  • Black Creatures
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  • Black Creatures
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Look and Listen! Black Creatures

Here are some great photos of Black Creatures performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Their fantastic performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 7: THE BLACK CREATURES 

Here are some great photos of Black Creatures performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Their fantastic performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 7: THE BLACK CREATURES 

One to one tutoring

One-To-One Homework Help

One-to-one tutoring has great benefits for students. It helps improve grades, boost self-esteem and build important learning skills. Tutoring is for those who struggle to keep up, as well as those who aren’t challenged enough. Whatever the circumstance, our Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. With lots of resources, tips and a friendly smile they’ll help students stay on track with vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills, math, social studies and more. They can even bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports and science projects. All ages welcome with those in grades 2-8 given priority. Students served on a first-come, first-served basis Monday-Thursday, 4-7 pm at Central Resource Library until December 20.

Live, online tutoring is also available from Brainfuse HelpNow. This resource is available free of charge to all Library card holders daily from 2 - 11 p.m. These professional tutors can guide students through an array of academic subjects including AP, ACT and more. There’s even a Writing Lab for students submit papers for detailed feedback within one business day. Study resources and test prep are available 24/7 through Brainfuse's SkillSurfer and LEAP Learning Platform personalized study plans. Brainfuse isn't just for students. Adult learners can take advantage of resume feedback, GED prep, U.S. citizenship guidance, Microsoft Office help and tips on helping children with homework.

One-to-one tutoring has great benefits for students. It helps improve grades, boost self-esteem and build important learning skills. Tutoring is for those who struggle to keep up, as well as those who aren’t challenged enough. Whatever the circumstance, our Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. With lots of resources, tips and a friendly smile they’ll help students stay on track with vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills, math, social studies and more. They can even bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports and science projects. All ages welcome with those in grades 2-8 given priority. Students served on a first-come, first-served basis Monday-Thursday, 4-7 pm at... Continue »

Throwback Thursday! Johnson County Barbershops: 1908 - 1967

Happy Throwback Thursday! Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old time barbershops.

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Happy Throwback Thursday! Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old time barbershops.

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

6 by 6: Ready to Read!

Our Early Literacy Librarian, Bradley (known as Mr. Bradley to his droves of Storytime fans!) introduces you to our 6 by 6: Ready to Read skills in this short video. Children start getting ready to read long before they start school, and studies show that success in elementary school can be linked to the number of words a child hears before their third birthday. Let Mr. Bradley, our Youth Librarians at each Library location, and our 6 by 6: Ready to Read program help you and your children have fun reading together!

Our Early Literacy Librarian, Bradley (known as Mr. Bradley to his droves of Storytime fans!) introduces you to our 6 by 6: Ready to Read skills in this short video. Children start getting ready to read long before they start school, and studies show that success in elementary school can be linked to the number of words a child hears before their third birthday. Let Mr. Bradley, our Youth Librarians at each Library location, and our 6 by 6: Ready to Read program help you and your children have fun reading together!

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    Black Stacey Black Stacey
  • Black Stacey
    Black Stacey Black Stacey

Look and Listen! Black Stacey

Here are some great photos of Black Stacey performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

 

Their excellent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep.1: BLACK STACEY

Here are some great photos of Black Stacey performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

 

Their excellent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep.1: BLACK STACEY

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