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Throwback Thursday: Women's History Month

Three women stand in a work area near a table and a duplicating or addressing machine at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

How many photos of women can be found at jocohistory.org? What are the stories behind these images? Get all the details. It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Three women stand in a work area near a table and a duplicating or addressing machine at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

How many photos of women can be found at jocohistory.org? What are the stories behind these images? Get all the details. It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Wasted Food Documentary

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste Screening

Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately $7 million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity. 

Join Johnson County Library to examine the issues of hunger. We'll be screening two documentaries, Wasted: the Story of Food Waste, and A Place at the Table on several dates in two locations. Plenty of seating will be available. For an extra-comfy viewing experience, bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments will be provided. See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming » 

Presented with the Food Policy Council of Johnson County. Licensing provided by After the Harvest.

Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately $7 million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity. 

Join Johnson County Library to examine the issues of hunger. We'll be screening two documentaries, Wasted: the Story of Food Waste, and A Place at the Table ... Continue »

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Monticello Library
Una and Bob Walkenhorst

Father-Daughter Music Monday Local SpotlightUna and Bob Walkenhorst

The musical pairing of father-daughter folk duo Bob and Una Walkenhorst is a real treat for fans of harmony-rich, socially conscious folk music. A member of The Rainmakers since 1983, Bob Walkenhorst is an accomplished musician, songwriter and painter. Una is a recognized artist in her own right, releasing her debut album Scars in 2015. The duo released their acclaimed debut album For Tomorrow in late 2018. In this interview, Una and Bob describe how their musical collaboration came about and what's ahead for them in 2019.

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Una, when we first interviewed you back in 2015 you were in the middle of a self-guided tour of North America. You had just released your first album, Scars, and had set out on the road on your own as an act of musical and self discovery. Almost four years have passed since Scars. How do you feel about that album now? What did you learn from writing those songs and recording that album that helped bring shape to where you are now as an artist?

 

U: That first album was really a jumping off point for me. I had collected all these songs between the ages of 15 and 21 and I had absolutely no idea what to do with them. Between that and the fact that I had no training and had only played a couple of these songs live, I think Scars captures a real innocence and vulnerability in both the songwriting and the presentation. Having a fairly raw album like that showed me that even if I never became a pro at the technical stuff, I could still get a lot across with a well written song that’s honest and real. Going through that recording process with my dad also made it a little less intimidating to go back into the studio with him in 2018 since we had worked with a similar set up before.

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Career and Finance

Career and Finance

Ready for a new career? Let us help »

Resumes – It's All About You Tuesday, Feb 26, 6pm @ Blue Valley Library

The Self-Directed Job Search – Effective Strategies Thursday, Mar 7, 6pm @ Cedar Roe Library

 

So You Think You Can Interview Saturday, Apr 6, 10am @ Monticello Library

Networking for Professional Success Tuesday, Apr 23, 6pm @ Blue Valley Library

 

 

Ready for a new career? Let us help »

Resumes – It's All About You Tuesday, Feb 26, 6pm @ Blue Valley Library

The Self-Directed Job Search – Effective Strategies Thursday, Mar 7, 6pm @ Cedar Roe Library

 

So You Think You Can Interview Saturday, Apr 6, 10am @ Monticello Library

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Victory Gardens

Modern Day Victory Gardens

Calling all gardeners, locavores and history buffs. "Victory gardens" were home gardens used to grow fruits and vegetables when rations for the public tended to be scarce while America was involved in a war. In this session, learn why victory gardens were so important during the world wars of the 20th century, and why they are a good idea today. Presented by Loretta Craig, of Prairie Garden Farm in Basehor, KS. 

See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming »

Calling all gardeners, locavores and history buffs. "Victory gardens" were home gardens used to grow fruits and vegetables when rations for the public tended to be scarce while America was involved in a war. In this session, learn why victory gardens were so important during the world wars of the 20th century, and why they are a good idea today. Presented by Loretta Craig, of Prairie Garden Farm in Basehor, KS. 

See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming »

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Oak Park Library
Free Lunch Ticket

Tomorrow! Free Lunch. A Performance WorkFree Lunch. by artists m.o.i. (aka Minister of Information) and Sarah Star Wilkison

There is such a thing as a free lunch, just not for everyone. Free Lunch. is an exhibition of works by the artist duo Father-Daughter Confessional where food is the central thought. In this new performance work by m.o.i., aka Minister of Information, and Sarah Star Wilkison, the intricacies of food security in a paradoxical world are examined. The artists create simple sack lunches packed with nutrition, tasty tidbits and a few surprises. Only a few are available - will you get to eat today? Come to the exhibit and find out.

See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming »

There is such a thing as a free lunch, just not for everyone. Free Lunch. is an exhibition of works by the artist duo Father-Daughter Confessional where food is the central thought. In this new performance work by m.o.i., aka Minister of Information, and Sarah Star Wilkison, the intricacies of food security in a paradoxical world are examined. The artists create simple sack lunches packed with nutrition, tasty tidbits and a few surprises. Only a few are available - will you get to eat today? Come to the exhibit and find out.

See all of our coming ... Continue »

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Gardner Library
Journal on tabletop with pens

Teen Bullet Journal Meetup

Bullet Journals are a way for people to stay organized in a forgiving manner. It is simply a journal that you use to create ways to keep yourself on task and balanced. This could be everything from a simple to-do list to a daily/weekly/monthly calendar to tracking what you do. Teen Bullet Journal Meetup is a way of keeping oneself organized and balanced and the meetup is a place to be creative and learn with and from other teens. There is no right or wrong way, one can do whatever works best for them. This is an opportunity to get together with other teens to bounce ideas off each other and learn how other manage their lives. This is a creative outlet for teens who love organization or need help being organized. See the full schedule of meetings here.

Bullet Journals are a way for people to stay organized in a forgiving manner. It is simply a journal that you use to create ways to keep yourself on task and balanced. This could be everything from a simple to-do list to a daily/weekly/monthly calendar to tracking what you do. Teen Bullet Journal Meetup is a way of keeping oneself organized and balanced and the meetup is a place to be creative and learn with and from other teens. There is no right or wrong way, one can do whatever works best for them. This is an opportunity to get together with other teens to bounce ideas off each other and learn how other manage their lives. This is a creative outlet for teens who love organization or need help being organized. See the full schedule of... Continue »

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Antioch Library
Science Cafe

Science Cafe - Making Everyday Choices for a Healthy Sustainable Diet

Our food choices affect health and pocket book, but also the health of our community and planet. Sustainable diets meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. This program discusses healthy, nutritious and affordable options for better health. You'll see examples of ways to buy local/regional foods and get tips on stretching food dollars. You'll also learn some strategies to help reduce food waste.

Presented by Crystal Futrell, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related programming »

 

Our food choices affect health and pocket book, but also the health of our community and planet. Sustainable diets meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. This program discusses healthy, nutritious and affordable options for better health. You'll see examples of ways to buy local/regional foods and get tips on stretching food dollars. You'll also learn some strategies to help reduce food waste.

Presented by Crystal Futrell, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

See all of our coming ... Continue »

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Leawood Pioneer Library
Park Street, Olathe 1890

Throwback Thursday. History repeats itself.

Ah yes! Back in the 1890s when snow was sepia toned. If you find yourself indoors today, do a search for "snow" and "winter" at jocohistory.org. It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Ah yes! Back in the 1890s when snow was sepia toned. If you find yourself indoors today, do a search for "snow" and "winter" at jocohistory.org. It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas history! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

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