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Now at Oak Park: Fred TreaseFred Trease

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 to Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at Oak Park Library

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the media/genre you work in.

I’m primarily a photographer. It’s my first love. The last couple of years I’ve been exploring digital means for making art. These drawings are done on a tablet.

What would you like people to know most about your art?

Most of my work revolves around the observational skills I developed as a scientist. It’s all biology, geology and cosmology.

What do you feel is your role as an artist?

I think it’s to hold a mirror up to the world and let people see it through my eyes.

How has your practice changed over time?

It evolves as technology evolved, but at its heart it remains constant.

What books, movies and/or music have inspired you recently?

I’m currently reading Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking. I’ve recently discovered The Black Creatures, a Kansas City based darkpop hip hop duo. They’re fabulous! The Here Now Film Festival offered many inspiring short films. I don’t know how I’d survive without Turner Classic Movies and the Johnson County Library.

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the media/genre you work in.

I’m primarily a photographer. It’s my first love. The last couple of years I’ve been exploring digital means for making art. These drawings are done on a tablet.

What would you like people to know most about your art?

Most of my work revolves around the observational skills I developed as a scientist. It’s all biology, geology and cosmology.

What do you feel is your role as an artist?

I think it’s to hold a mirror up to the world and let people see it through my eyes.

How has your practice changed over time?

It evolves as... Continue »

Surgery by Dana Schultz

Now Presenting: Connecting Contemporary Art and Healthcare Education

Art museums and healthcare programs have a lot in common. Learn how educators and healthcare experts have worked together to use visual artwork with active learning exercises aligned with reading, writing, speaking and listening. We’ll study contemporary art works from the Nerman Museum collection, including the painting “Surgery” by the renowned Dana Schutz. Participants will learn strategies to hone communication skills that help students work as teams, to consider other perspectives, and to stay objective in critical situations.

This program is presented by Karen Gerety Folk. Karen Gerety Folk has worked at JCCC since August 2005 as the founding Curator of Education developing curriculum, programs and resources for JCCC faculty, staff, students, as well as school and community groups visiting the Nerman Museum and the permanent collection of art on campus. She studied at the University of Kansas, earning an MA in Art Museum Education and an MA in Art History in 2005, and a BFA in Art History in 2001. Her essay based on her thesis research on family learning in art museums is included in the anthology From Periphery To Center: Art Museum Education in the 21st Century. Gerety Folk is a member of the KC Metro Arts Education Network, a group dedicated to promoting arts integration throughout the region. The JCCC Art Vision program connecting English and Healthcare faculty with contemporary art was funded by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission grant for arts integration.

Art museums and healthcare programs have a lot in common. Learn how educators and healthcare experts have worked together to use visual artwork with active learning exercises aligned with reading, writing, speaking and listening. Continue »

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Central Resource Library
All These Flowers

Meet the Filmmaker: All These Flowers Screening

Meet director, producer and documentary filmmaker Kevin Bryce. His film offers a bold look at a complex and widely misunderstood illness. All These Flowers is a victory story: of finding identity apart from a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder; of hope where there was despair; of recovery from an incurable disease. Six people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder were filmed for two years. They are from across the United States and different family structures and financial situations, and follow varying treatment strategies. The simple message of All These Flowers is: we all struggle. Some of our struggles may be given the same name yet they can be expressed differently from person to person.

See additional All These Flowers screenings » 

Meet director, producer and documentary filmmaker Kevin Bryce for a Q&A as well as a screening of All These Flowers. His film offers a bold look at a complex and widely misunderstood illness. All These Flowers is a victory story: of finding identity apart from a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder; of hope where there was despair; of recovery from an incurable disease. Continue »

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Monticello Library
Genealogy Help

One-on-one Genealogy Help

Are you looking for a little extra help with genealogy or DNA and genetic genealogy? We offer free one-on-one sessions with genealogy experts that can be booked in advance!

Reserve your time »

Are you looking for a little extra help with genealogy or DNA and genetic genealogy? We offer free one-on-one sessions with genealogy experts that can be booked in advance!

Reserve your time »

Clubs for Kids

Homeschool Meetup

Are you a homeschooler? Join us for Homeschool Meetup at various locations. Topics include things like "Yoga" and "Unlocking the Mind - Differently-Abled." See the schedule »

Are you a homeschooler? Join us for Homeschool Meetup at various locations. Topics include things like "Yoga" and "Unlocking the Mind - Differently-Abled." See the schedule »

Did you miss our latest podcast episode?

In this episode of Did you hear?, our librarians Scott and Bryan talk with Melissa and Dave about the questions we receive most often from patrons. When Google stumps you, we’re here to help you search for those tricky answers. Also, cookies!

***PLEASE BE ADVISED*** Warning: culinary content. Cookies are mentioned numerous times in this podcast. Listener discretion is advised.

In this episode of Did you hear?, our librarians Scott and Bryan talk with Melissa and Dave about the questions we receive most often from patrons. When Google stumps you, we’re here to help you search for those tricky answers. Also, cookies!

***PLEASE BE ADVISED*** Warning: culinary content. Cookies are mentioned numerous times in this podcast. Listener discretion is advised.

City Center Live

City Center Live: Actor’s Choice Presents

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219.

Actor’s Choice – a division of the Senior Barn Players, providing high-quality theater experiences for general audiences – presents “Greater KC Legends,” a series of dramatic presentations about the lives of our forefathers and mothers who contributed to the wonderful community we now enjoy. “Meet” Mr. Swope, Mr. Majors, Dorothy Gallagher – the founder of Guadalupe Center, Nelly Don and others. This show will contain humor, mystery and drama. Bring the whole family and enjoy a free, live performance.

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219.

Actor’s Choice – a division of the Senior Barn Players, providing high-quality theater experiences for general audiences – presents “Greater KC Legends,” a series of dramatic presentations about the lives of our forefathers and mothers who contributed to the wonderful community we now enjoy. “Meet” Mr. Swope, Mr. Majors, Dorothy Gallagher – the founder of Guadalupe Center, Nelly Don and others. This show will contain humor, mystery and drama. Bring the whole family and enjoy a free, live performance.

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
Women and Money

Women & Money Day

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am. Registration required to reserve a handbook, continental breakfast and box lunch. 

See a detailed schedule » with information about individual sessions and speakers. Creating your schedule via this tool does not guarantee a seat. Seats in the various sessions are first come, first served. You can also view and print a quick overview of the day here (PDF).

This day-long seminar is designed for women of all backgrounds, levels of financial knowledge and stages of life. Learn the basics of personal finance and the steps you can take to gain financial stability, knowledge and confidence – now and for a lifetime.

Presenter Helaine Olen, co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated, starts off the day with a keynote address and book signing. An expert on money and society, Olen is an opinion writer for the Washington Post Opinions section. She’s been featured on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and took part in Frontline’s Emmy award-winning “The Retirement Gamble.” She also writes the nationally syndicated personal finance advice column “Life and Money with Helaine,” and serves on the advisory board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

Topics for afternoon breakouts include credit scores and credit building; apps for money management; investing; and the importance of wills. All women attending can schedule a free credit report review or a full consumer credit counseling appointment with a Certified Housing and Consumer Credit Counselor at HCCI. There is no charge to attend.

Register by Friday, Oct. 11 at noon!

This day-long seminar is designed for women of all backgrounds, levels of financial knowledge and stages of life. Learn the basics of personal finance and the steps you can take to gain financial stability, knowledge and confidence – now and for a lifetime. Continue »

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Central Resource Library
Kids Improv

Tomorrow! Kids: Unlock Your Creativity with ImprovUnlock Your Creativity with Improv

Come and play improv theater games with us. Improv is short for improvisation, and that means you get to help make things up as we go along. You will deepen your listening skills, become a better team player, give a boost to your confidence, and, of course laugh a lot. Presented by Brad Shaw, Kansas City theater instructor, actor, artist, playwright and storyteller. An interactive workshop best for ages 5-12.

Come and play improv theater games with us. Improv is short for improvisation, and that means you get to help make things up as we go along. You will deepen your listening skills, become a better team player, give a boost to your confidence, and, of course laugh a lot. Presented by Brad Shaw, Kansas City theater instructor, actor, artist, playwright and storyteller. An interactive workshop best for ages 5-12.

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Oak Park Library
The Game of Go

Table Top Games

Learn the Game of Go or join us for one of our regularly scheduled Table Top Games events!

Learn the Game of Go or join us for one of our regularly scheduled Table Top Games events!

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