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Music Monday! Sterling Witt: Perfect Girl

Happy Music Monday! The entire month of February is a month of love. Of course, every month is filled with love when you find that person who's just right for you. Sterling Witt found a Perfect Girl and he sings about her. We recorded him doing so as part of our Local Music LIVE recording sessions in our MakerSpace sound studio. Be sure to read about Sterling and visit the profiles of all of our other featured local musical artists.

Happy Music Monday! The entire month of February is a month of love. Of course, every month is filled with love when you find that person who's just right for you. Sterling Witt found a Perfect Girl and he sings about her. We recorded him doing so as part of our Local Music LIVE recording sessions in our MakerSpace sound studio. Be sure to read about Sterling and visit the profiles of all of our other featured local musical artists.

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We're Going to Planet Comicon

This weekend marks the opening of Planet Comicon, one of Kansas City’s biggest comic and pop-culture conventions, bringing in a slew of actors, podcasters, writers, artists, and… librarians? Yes, you will find your friendly neighborhood Johnson County Library staff in attendance at the “What Would the X-Men Read?” panel on Saturday, where we will talk about our favorite characters in the X-Men universe alongside writers and artists from the X-Men franchise. Be sure to check out what our staff would think would be on the library checkout list for your favorite characters such as Kitty Pride and Wolverine, Cyclops, and even Magneto. Also be sure to check out some of our staff’s favorite graphic novels – both in the superhero and the non-superhero variety. 

This weekend marks the opening of Planet Comicon, one of Kansas City’s biggest comic and pop-culture conventions, bringing in a slew of actors, podcasters, writers, artists, and… librarians? Yes, you will find your friendly neighborhood Johnson County Library staff in attendance at the “What Would the X-Men Read?” panel on Saturday, where we will talk about our favorite characters in the X-Men universe alongside writers and artists from the X-Men franchise. Be sure to check out what our staff would think would be on the library checkout list for your favorite characters such as... Continue »

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Learn Spanish and/y aprender el idioma inglés

Learning Spanish? Join us for to converse with other intermediate Spanish language learners and pratice your discussion skills.

Español a la Carta, Thursday, Feb 15 and Feb 22, 3:30pm at Oak Park Library

Aprender el idioma inglés en los Estados Unidos es una de las claves para triunfar, además y la comunicación es fundamental para hacer amigos, mantener los negocios, y encontrar trabajo.

Conversando en inglés, los sabados, 10am a Oak Park Library

Can't make it into the Library? Never fear: Rosetta Stone and Mango Languages are anywhere you are, on your computer or smartphone. Access them for free with your Library card and PIN »

¿No puedes ir a la Biblioteca? no hay problema: Rosetta Stone y Mango Languages te acompañan a donde vayas, puedes aprender idiomas desde tu dispositivo celular o desde tu computador. El acceso es gratuito con tu número de tarjeta y la clave »

Learning Spanish? Join us for to converse with other intermediate Spanish language learners and pratice your discussion skills.

Español a la Carta, Thursday, Feb 15 and Feb 22, 3:30pm at Oak Park Library

Aprender el idioma inglés en los Estados Unidos es una de las claves para triunfar, además y la comunicación es fundamental para hacer amigos,... Continue »

Love notes

We Love You, Too!

Who doesn't love a love letter on Valentine's Day?

"This is one of the easiest web pages to navigate. The library and its staff are superb. I enjoy the experience."

"I love that it is so easy to renew books. Always a pleasure to work with everyone at the JoCo Library!"

"I really like the system to place holds. I see a book that interests me and I just add it to my list. When I get the call that it's available, it's like a gift that was unexpected. Thank you for making it so easy to use."

Who doesn't love a love letter on Valentine's Day?

"This is one of the easiest web pages to navigate. The library and its staff are superb. I enjoy the experience."

"I love that it is so easy to renew books. Always a pleasure to work with everyone at the JoCo Library!"

"I really like the system to place holds. I see a book that interests me and I just add it to my list. When I get the call that it's available, it's like a gift that was unexpected. Thank you for making it so easy to use."

Swallow the Leader

Our Favorite February Picture Books

Each month our Youth Librarians gather their favorite new picture books together into a list. These books are great for helping children develop early literacy skills such as rhyming, recognizing shapes, and enjoying reading with their caregivers. Take a peek at our most recent list »

Each month our Youth Librarians gather their favorite new picture books together into a list. These books are great for helping children develop early literacy skills such as rhyming, recognizing shapes, and enjoying reading with their caregivers. Take a peek at our most recent list »

Find What You Love (at the Library)

Happy Music Monday! Each Monday we feature a single from a Local Music LIVE FULL performance. This week, it's all about love! The Black Creatures encourage you to find what you love in their lovely tune "Water Will!" This is our second season of recording live videos of our artists. We've moved beyond the confines of our MakerSpace recording studio out into our locations. This performance was filmed at the Leawood Pioneer Library. If you like it, share the LOVE!

Happy Music Monday! Each Monday we feature a single from a Local Music LIVE FULL performance. This week, it's all about love! The Black Creatures encourage you to find what you love in their lovely tune "Water Will!" This is our second season of recording live videos of our artists. We've moved beyond the confines of our MakerSpace recording studio out into our locations. This performance was filmed at the Leawood Pioneer Library. If you like it, share the LOVE!

Monticello sorter

Library Robots!

Ok, well, we don't quite have robot helpers, yet. But we have next best thing at some of our branches: automated sorting! The Library circulates around 7 million items per year. When you place a hold to pick up at a conveniently located branch, we work to get it there as quickly and efficiently as possible. In addition to our friendly staff, we’re using technology to improve our work. Coming soon to Corinth, Antioch, Monticello and Lenexa City Center: automated sorting! The image here illustrates the kind of sorter we’ll be installing.This helps materials get checked in and routed to you faster. You can watch automated sorting at work already at Central, Blue Valley and Leawood. 

Ok, well, we don't quite have robot helpers, yet. But we have next best thing at some of our branches: automated sorting! The Library circulates around 7 million items per year. When you place a hold to pick up at a conveniently located branch, we work to get it there as quickly and efficiently as possible. In addition to our friendly staff, we’re using technology to improve our work. Coming soon to Corinth, Antioch, Monticello and Lenexa City Center: automated sorting! The image here illustrates the kind of sorter we’ll be installing.This helps materials get checked in and routed to you faster. You can watch automated sorting at work already at Central, Blue Valley and Leawood. 

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