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Johnson County Developmental Supports: Emerging Artists

Monday, Jan 13, 2020 to Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 at Shawnee Library

The JCDS Emerging Artists Program exists to develop the skills of Emerging Artists so that they may reach their full potential and receive income through the sale of their art. It provides an opportunity for this group to build meaningful relationships with professional artists in settings that are typical for those who are part of the local art community. The Emerging Artists are in varying stages of their artistic development and have all expressed a strong passion and enthusiasm for creating art. Creating art has also provided an opportunity to earn money in an industry that is not typically an option for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The JCDS Emerging Artists Program exists to develop the skills of Emerging Artists so that they may reach their full potential and receive income through the sale of their art. It provides an opportunity for this group to build meaningful relationships with professional artists in settings that are typical for those who are part of the local art community. The Emerging Artists are in varying stages of their artistic development and have all expressed a strong passion and enthusiasm for creating art. Creating art has also provided an opportunity to earn money in an industry that is not typically an option for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Lamar Hunt

TBT: Good Idea!

Have you ever had a good idea? You know, the kind of idea that leads to a foolhardy venture like creating a football league to take on the NFL? That's exactly what Lamar Hunt and seven other owners did in creating the American Football League. They called themselves the "foolish club." The AFL and NFL merged in 1966. Four years later, Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Now, fifty years later, the team we call "our team" is returning for another championship!

Are you a Chiefs fan? Search jocohistory.org for articles about Lamar and the team from back in the day. It's the place to travel through local history. Also, be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Have you ever had a good idea? You know, the kind of idea that leads to a foolhardy venture like creating a football league to take on the NFL? That's exactly what Lamar Hunt and seven other owners did in creating the American Football League. They called themselves the "foolish club." The AFL and NFL merged in 1966. Four years later, Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Now, fifty years later, the team we call "our team" is returning for another championship!

Are you a Chiefs fan? Search jocohistory.org for articles about Lamar and the team from back in the day. It's the place to travel through local history. Also, be sure to follow our ... Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Branch Managers

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

Tax Help is Here

Your Tax Help Central

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help.

Tax assistance

  • AARP Tax-Aide volunteers: Get help preparing individual tax returns for middle- and low-income citizens at various locations. Central Resource Library will not be available as an AARP Tax-Aide location. Starting Jan. 20, make your appointment online » 

     

  • Find help: The Tax Help guide from our librarians links to forms, useful contacts and resources for more information.

Avoid the anxiety. Get your tax season off to a good start at the Library.

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help.

Tax assistance

  • AARP Tax-Aide volunteers: Get help preparing individual tax returns for middle- and low-income citizens at various locations. Central Resource Library will not be available as an AARP Tax-Aide location. Starting Jan. 20, make your appointment online » 

     

  • Find help: The Tax Help guide from our librarians links to forms, useful contacts
  • ... Continue »
Jillian Riscoe

Featured Artist FridayJillian Riscoe

Jillian Riscoe's songs are born out of "infinite possibilities of creation and self-expression" and "strength, overcoming negative situations and behaviors, empowerment, finding yourself." Riscoe has been a musician since the age of 7 and a songwriter since 11; this longevity and dedication to craft is evident in the arena-sized rock that has put her on the same stages as Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Lisa Loeb and Everclear, among others. After an extended absence from music, Riscoe has returned with new songs "Breaking Point" and the upcoming "Creatures of Habit." It's pleasure to share a new interview with Jillian Riscoe about this new music, the inspirations behind it, as well has her book, music and movie recommendations.

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Please introduce yourself and describe your music for new listeners.

Hi, my name is Jillian Riscoe and I'm a pop/rock singer/songwriter from Kansas City, MO. I'd describe my music as soulful rock/dark pop.

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Lenexa City Center Drive-Thru

Lenexa City Center Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru
Enjoy the convenience of staying in your car to return materials and pick up holds outside the Library, in the adjacent parking garage. To use this service you must specifically request your holds pick-up at the Drive-Thru. Sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" are only available OUTSIDE at the Drive-Thru in the Parking Garage.

    Regular Drive-Thru hours throughout the week:

    • Sun. 1-5 pm
    • Mon.-Thurs. 7 am-8 pm
    • Fri. 7 am-6 pm
    • Sat. 9 am-5 pm

NOTE: The Lenexa Library Drive-Thru will remain open during Farmer's Market hours in 2020:

  • Saturdays, April 25 - October 31: Drive-Thru open  8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesdays , May 26 - September 1; Drive-Thru open 9:00  a.m. to 1 p.m.

Drive-Thru
Enjoy the convenience of staying in your car to return materials and pick up holds outside the Library, in the adjacent parking garage. To use this service you must specifically request your holds pick-up at the Drive-Thru. Sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" are only available OUTSIDE at the Drive-Thru in the Parking Garage.)

NOTE: The Lenexa Library Drive-Thru will remain open during Farmer's Market hours in 2020:

  • Saturdays, April 25 - October 31: Drive-Thru open  8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesdays , May 26 - September 1; Drive-Thru open 9:00  a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Lenexa Holds Lobby

Lenexa City Center Holds Lobby

Holds Lobby
Located inside the Library at the parking garage level entrance. Pick up holds during Library hours, or during extended hours with a Holds Lobby Pass. This service is available to patrons age 18 and older with a library card in good standing. You must register in person at Lenexa City Center Library for this service. To use the Holds Lobby, sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library" are only available INSIDE in the Holds Lobby.)

Holds Lobby
Located inside the Library at the parking garage level entrance. Pick up holds during Library hours, or during extended hours with a Holds Lobby Pass. This service is available to patrons age 18 and older with a library card in good standing. You must register in person at Lenexa City Center Library for this service. To use the Holds Lobby, sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library" are only available INSIDE in the Holds Lobby.)

Connection

Connection

We can find connections on every conceivable scale, from the subatomic bonds in the smallest building blocks of matter to the massive interconnected root system of the 80,000 year old Pando aspen grove. We are each a collection of connections, our root systems shaped by influences of our families, friends, collaborators and heroes. In our hectic modern world we build bridges, knock down walls and create networks to fight isolation and forge strong connections around the globe. Ideas and inspiration spread across the boundaries of location, medium, class and culture. Our links and bonds each tell a story about who we are and where we’ve been. This spring at Johnson County Library, we invite you to discover what connects you.​​

Connect to the Library’s wide variety of online resources while branch locations are closed, including local and national eNewspaperseBookseAudiobooks and eMagazines, as well as on-demand video platforms and educational services. Our eLibrary is available for remote access 24/7. Log in with your Library card or eCard.

Explore Brainfuse online to connect with live homework help, practice tests, Spanish language learning and online quizzes and games.

We can find connections on every conceivable scale, from the subatomic bonds in the smallest building blocks of matter to the massive interconnected root system of the 80,000 year old Pando aspen grove. We are each a collection of connections, our root systems shaped by influences of our families, friends, collaborators and heroes. In our hectic modern world we build bridges, knock down walls and create networks to fight isolation and forge strong connections around the globe. Ideas and inspiration spread across the boundaries of location, medium, class and culture. Our links and bonds each tell a story about who we are and where we’ve been. This spring at Johnson County Library, we invite you to discover what connects you. Continue »

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