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Throwback Thursday

What kind of photos will you snap this Independence day? Can you beat these kids and their patriotic bikes?! If you can, maybe someday your pics will show up on JoCoHistory!

Photographed are Tracy and Rusty Steitz who decorated their bikes with red, white and blue streamers and American flags for 1982's Independence Day parade in Leawood.

For even more local history visit jocohistory.org or follow our hashtag on Twitter.

What kind of photos will you snap this Independence day? Can you beat these kids and their patriotic bikes?! If you can, maybe someday your pics will show up on JoCoHistory!

Photographed are Tracy and Rusty Steitz who decorated their bikes with red, white and blue streamers and American flags for 1982's Independence Day parade in Leawood.

For even more local history visit ... Continue »

An interview

The Art of Interviewing

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

A job interview is really part of a process, not a single event. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the entire interview life cycle: pre-interview, interview and post-interview. You’ll also get tips on how you can effectively communicate that you are the best person for the job. Sandwiches and sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by professional development consultant Efren Mojica of All About You Consulting.

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

A job interview is really part of a process, not a single event. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the entire interview life cycle: pre-interview, interview and post-interview. You’ll also get tips on how you can effectively communicate that you are the best person for the job. Sandwiches and sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by professional development consultant Efren Mojica of All About You Consulting.

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Blue Valley Library
Marty Hahne magician

Magic . . . Out of This World!

You’ll be surprised, delighted and amazed at this stellar magic show. Marty Hahne, The Reading Magician, shows you stars, planets, animal astronauts, apparent weightlessness and other cosmic mysteries. This well-crafted production includes humor, entertainment and out of this world tricks for the whole family.

Hahne has brought his messages of love of reading and the importance of good personal character to hundreds of libraries and schools for more than 30 years. He also presents seminars and courses on entertaining and educating family audiences.

You’ll be surprised, delighted and amazed at this stellar magic show. Marty Hahne, The Reading Magician, shows you stars, planets, animal astronauts, apparent weightlessness and other cosmic mysteries. This well-crafted production includes humor, entertainment and out of this world tricks for the whole family.

Hahne has brought his messages of love of reading and the importance of good personal character to hundreds of libraries and schools for more than 30 years. He also presents seminars and courses on entertaining and educating family audiences.

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Central Resource Library
Career and Finance

Interviewing Savvy

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

At some time or another we’ll all be interviewed by a potential employer. Brush up your skills with pointers from a pro. We’ll cover these topics and more: appearance; types of interviews including behavioral interviewing; common job interview mistakes; frequently asked job interview questions; and what questions should you ask. Come prepared to take notes so you can ace your next interview. Sandwiches and sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Karen Silins of A-Plus Career and Resume. Hear Karen and Career and Finance Librarian Marty Johannes discuss these events in our podcast below. Just jump to the 22:17 mark.

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

At some time or another we’ll all be interviewed by a potential employer. Brush up your skills with pointers from a pro. We’ll cover these topics and more: appearance; types of interviews including behavioral interviewing; common job interview mistakes; frequently asked job interview questions; and what questions should you ask. Come prepared to take notes so you can ace your next interview. Sandwiches and sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Karen Silins of A-Plus Career and Resume. Hear Karen and Career and Finance Librarian Marty Johannes discuss these events in our podcast below. Just jump to the 22:17 mark.

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Cedar Roe Library
Book Sale

Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale

 

Join us for the Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! Over 75,000 books & audiovisual items at bargain prices. 
Most items 50¢ - $2.00; some items specially priced.

NEW LOCATION!
Johnson County Library - Lackman Building
15345 W 87th St Pkwy
Lenexa KS 66219

MEMBERS-ONLY PREVIEW
Wednesday, June 26, 3 - 9 pm
Current Friends membership required for this special event! 
Join or renew now or at the door.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, June 27 - Saturday, June 29, 9 am - 9 pm

Questions? Call 913.492.4791.

 

Join us for the Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! Over 75,000 books & audiovisual items at bargain prices. 
Most items 50¢ - $2.00; some items specially priced.

NEW LOCATION!
Johnson County Library - Lackman Building
15345 W 87th St Pkwy
Lenexa KS 66219

MEMBERS-ONLY PREVIEW
Wednesday, June 26, 3 - 9 pm
Current Friends membership required for this special event! 
Join or renew now or at the door.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, June 27 - Saturday, June 29, 9 am - 9 pm

Questions? Call 913.492.4791.

Teen Theater

Let’s Improv!

This Improvisation workshop will help teens feel the strength and possibility of their creative ideas in everyday life. This introduction to improv is a chance to try out its three fundamentals: 1. Yes, And . . .; 2. Ensemble; 3. Risk to Fail. Combining and practicing these rules allows students to find a natural creative voice in a safe space. 

Presented by Paige Nelson of Creative Expressions, the Performing Arts Creative Learning Studio. 

Nelson combines her extensive education and 15+ years professional experience to create these fun classes that help us all befriend our inner creator.

This Improvisation workshop will help teens feel the strength and possibility of their creative ideas in everyday life. This introduction to improv is a chance to try out its three fundamentals: 1. Yes, And . . .; 2. Ensemble; 3. Risk to Fail. Combining and practicing these rules allows students to find a natural creative voice in a safe space. 

Presented by Paige Nelson of Creative Expressions, the Performing Arts Creative Learning Studio. 

Nelson combines her extensive education and 15+ years professional experience to create these fun classes that help us all befriend our inner creator.

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Central Resource Library

New Podcast Episode

Johnson County Movie Theater History, Career and Finance, and Bookstores

In this episode of Did you hear?, host Dave Carson and Librarian Mike Keller give you the inside story on what it was like to visit and work at Johnson County movie theaters back in the day! They also chat about the 4-part jocohistory series about the local chain of Dickinson movie theaters!

Then, our weekly Library Community Calendar highlight: career and finance Librarian Marty Johannes brings Karen Silins of A-Plus Career and Resume by to preview resume and interviewing events!

Plus, Dave tells ya about our bookstores!

Johnson County Movie Theater History, Career and Finance, and Bookstores

In this episode of Did you hear?, host Dave Carson and Librarian Mike Keller give you the inside story on what it was like to visit and work at Johnson County movie theaters back in the day! They also chat about the 4-part jocohistory series about the local chain of ... Continue »

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Homework Help

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MakerSpace and Recycling

What happens to your failed 3D prints? Well, here are a few ways we've given that plastic a second life. Enjoy the video of us blending up the scraps and scroll through the slideshow to see how we've made a prototype for swag for your baseball cap and USB tags!

 

What happens to your failed 3D prints? Well, here are a few ways we've given that plastic a second life. Enjoy the video of us blending up the scraps and scroll through the slideshow to see how we've made a prototype for swag for your baseball cap and USB tags!

 

Star Wars Takeover

Star Wars Teen Takeover

Register for this program online or call 913.826.4600.

It’s teens-only for this after-hours program. Calling all Jedi, Star Wars is coming to the Library. Join us and we can hone our Jedi skills together, through games, crafts and Star Wars-themed treats. You’ll use your wits to solve riddles, crack codes and race the clock to see which team can defeat the Empire. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be served. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters. The resistance needs you! 

Register for this program online or call 913.826.4600.

It’s teens-only for this after-hours program. Calling all Jedi, Star Wars is coming to the Library. Join us and we can hone our Jedi skills together, through games, crafts and Star Wars-themed treats. You’ll use your wits to solve riddles, crack codes and race the clock to see which team can defeat the Empire. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be served. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters. The resistance needs you! 

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Shawnee Library

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