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Did you hear? Ep. 18: Library Lets Loose Experiences and Art!

Join us for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose! Why? With such a variety of unique activities, this is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" kind of party!


Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library


Cocktail attire $75 ticket price*


*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians


This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators! Tickets and sponsorships are available now

Did you hear? Ep. 17: Library Lets Loose Foodie Alert!

Join us for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose! Why? The Food! Are you a foodie? Listen up!


Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library


Cocktail attire $75 ticket price*


*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians


This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators! Tickets and sponsorships are available now. Contact 913-826-4740 for more information. See you there!

Library Lets Loose Music Lineup Amazes!

Join us for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose! Why? The music alone is reason enough!


Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library


Cocktail attire $75 ticket price* *$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians


This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators! Tickets and sponsorships are available now. Contact 913-826-4740 for more information. See you there!

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 

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, join us for an American Girl Book Club, get helpful strategies for developing your professional networking skills, learn valuable tips for managing technology with your kids, meet up with your friends at Table Top game night and join us for a presentation by No Divide KC featuring local artists representing multiple facets of our metro community.


American Girl Book Club   Monday, Sept. 17, 6:30 - 7:30 pm @ Shawnee 


Networking for Professional Success  Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:00 - 7:30 pm @ Blue ValleyScience Cafe - Parenting in a Tech-Saturated World Tuesday, Sept

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 MysteryShawnee 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

Library Lets Loose: You're Invited!

Join us and honorary hosts, Valerie and Charley Vogt, for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose!

Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire
$75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators!

Tickets and sponsorships are available now. Contact 913-826-4740 for more information. See you there!

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.

Meet the Author: Joshua Mohr

Best-selling author Joshua Mohr visits Johnson County Library for several dates and events! 

Book Discussion with Joshua Mohr Weds Sept 12, 9 am @ Blue Valley Library

Teen Writing Workshop with Joshua Mohr Weds Sept 12, 3 pm @ Central Resource Library

Book Discussion with Joshua Mohr Thurs Sept 13, 1 pm @ Antioch Library

Authentic Memoir Writing Workshop Sat, Sept 15, 1pm @ Antioch Library

Book Discussion with Joshua Mohr Weds Sept 19, 11 am @ Gardner Library

Meet the Author: Joshua Mohr Weds, Sept 19, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

 

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