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TBT: Guitar Hero

As you very well know, it’s International Guitar Month!

"Sometimes you'll want to give up the guitar. You'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded." 
~Jimi Hendrix

Remember, jocohistory.org is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

As you very well know, it’s International Guitar Month!

"Sometimes you'll want to give up the guitar. You'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded." 
~Jimi Hendrix

Remember, jocohistory.org is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

elementia cover

elementia issue xvii

Last month we had to reach out with the sad news that our yearly celebration of our teen 'zine, elementia, was cancelled as we all said goodbye to hugs and high-fives to head inside and isolate. American life has changed in surreal ways over the last few weeks and we thought that now, more than ever, we need to hold onto the things that bring us together, that keep us connected. 

That is why we are so excited to announce the early release of the digital issue of elementia issue xvii! We hope that you can scroll through its pages and find stories and art that reflect your experiences, make you feel seen and heard, and most of all, inspire you!

Last month we had to reach out with the sad news that our yearly celebration of our teen 'zine, elementia, was cancelled as we all said goodbye to hugs and high-fives to head inside and isolate. American life has changed in surreal ways over the last few weeks and we thought that now, more than ever, we need to hold onto the things that bring us together, that keep us connected. 

That is why we are so excited to announce the early release of the digital issue of elementia issue xvii! We hope that you can scroll through its pages and find stories and art that reflect your experiences, make you feel seen and heard, and most of all, inspire you!

Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City

Tour via Your Car or DeviceA History of Segregation in Kansas City

Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City

Download the Dividing Lines app on Android or iOS and journey through the history of segregation in the Kansas City metro, primarily through its real estate. The tour is designed so that you can safely drive through the city at your own pace while hearing stories about each area you travel through.

Nathaniel Bozarth, ethnographer and host of the “Wide Ruled” podcast, narrates this 90-minute drive, bringing in interviews from several area students and notable city figures Sid Willens, Bill Tammeus, Mamie Hughes, and Margaret May.

“Dividing Lines” was created as a part of the Johnson County Library’s “Race Project KC.” The Library’s Civic Engagement Committee and Tanner Colby’s book “Some of My Best Friends are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America” inspired much of the ongoing work of Race Project KC. This tour was made possible by support from Johnson County Library and the Kansas Humanities Council. It was produced by Brainroot Light & Sound. Written by Nathaniel Bozarth and Christopher Cook. The tour features music from Hermon Mehari and KC Jazz LP.

The content of this tour may contain controversial material; such statements are not an expression of library policy.

Get more information and download the app now.

Looking for an interesting activity, while still practicing social distancing? Download the Dividing Lines app on Android or iOS and journey through the history of segregation in the Kansas City metro, primarily through its real estate. The tour is designed so that you can safely drive through the city at your own pace while hearing stories about each area you travel through. Continue »

eMagazines

eMagazines? Sweet!

The following should be sung to the tune of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline.

Us: eMagazines!
You: Bah, bah, bah!
Us: Good times never seemed so good.  
You: So good! So good! So good!
Us: eMagazines!
You: Bah, bah, bah!
Us: We believed they never could. (Pause.) eMagazines!
You: Bah, bah, bah!
Us: Good times never seemed so good!
You: SO good! SO good!! SO GOOD!!! 

Over 250 popular magazines available instantly on your device. No limit on checkouts, no due dates. Reach out ... to the eLibrary!

The following should be sung to the tune of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline.

Us: eMagazines!
You: Bah, bah, bah!
Us: Good times never seemed so good.  
You: So good! So good! So good!
Us: eMagazines!
You: Bah, bah, bah!
Us: We believed they never could. (Pause.) eMagazines!
You: Bah, bah, bah!
Us: Good times never seemed so good!
You: SO good! SO good!! SO GOOD!!! 

Over 250 popular magazines available instantly on your device. No limit on checkouts, no due dates. Reach out ... to the eLibrary! Continue »

Wall Street Journal

The World at Your Fingertips

The Wall Street Journal is a must-read publication for anyone who wants a better understanding of the economy, business and the forces that influence their money and investments. Did you know you can browse the Journal's award-winning reporting and coverage -– online with your Library card? 

Read full articles back to 1984 including editorials, editorial cartoons and letters to the editor from well-known Journal readers. Updated daily. Discover the latest buzz with the world's leading financial newspaper »
 

The Wall Street Journal is a must-read publication for anyone who wants a better understanding of the economy, business and the forces that influence their money and investments. Did you know you can browse the Journal's award-winning reporting and coverage -– online with your Library card? 

Read full articles back to 1984 including editorials, editorial cartoons and letters to the editor from well-known Journal readers. Updated daily. Discover the latest buzz with the world's leading financial newspaper »
 

Portrait of a dog

TBT: Dog Days

As you very well know, it’s National Canine Fitness Month!

This Boston Terrier is wicked smaht! He is reminding you to keep your dog wicked healthy.

Remember, jocohistory.org is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

As you very well know, it’s National Canine Fitness Month!

This Boston Terrier is wicked smaht! He is reminding you to keep your dog wicked healthy.

Remember, jocohistory.org is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!... Continue »

S&P Global NetAdvantage

S&P Global NetAdvantage

With S&P Global NetAdvantage, read handy stock reports, company reports, industry surveys, and fund reports. Also included are:

  • Company filings and annual reports
  • Research reports
  • Screening and analytics
  • Market data
  • Industry surveys​
  • S&P 500 key stats, professionals and more

With S&P Global NetAdvantage, read handy stock reports, company reports, industry surveys, and fund reports. Also included are:

  • Company filings and annual reports
  • Research reports
  • Screening and analytics
  • Market data
  • Industry surveys​
  • S&P 500 key stats, professionals and more
  • Our Pets!
    Our Pets! Our Pets!
  • Addison
    Addison Addison
  • Aki and Styx
    Aki and Styx Aki and Styx
  • Angel
    Angel Angel
  • Austin
    Austin Austin
  • Batgirl
    Batgirl Batgirl
  • Beau
    Beau Beau
  • Belle
    Belle Belle
  • Caesar
    Caesar Caesar
  • Coops
    Coops Coops
  • Gus
    Gus Gus
  • Honey
    Honey Honey
  • Jaspurrrr
    Jaspurrrr Jaspurrrr
  • Johnny and GoGo
    Johnny and GoGo Johnny and GoGo
  • Keyboard Catty
    Keyboard Catty Keyboard Catty
  • Marge
    Marge Marge
  • Matt
    Matt Matt
  • Nichole
    Nichole Nichole
  • Olive
    Olive Olive
  • Orange
    Orange Orange
  • Pedro
    Pedro Pedro
  • Percy Rumi and Ella
    Percy Rumi and Ella Percy Rumi and Ella
  • Rain
    Rain Rain
  • Ross
    Ross Ross
  • Truman
    Truman Truman
  • Tucker
    Tucker Tucker
  • Tucker in your face
    Tucker in your face Tucker in your face
Our Pets!

April Fools? Nah. April Friends

As you may know, today is our FAVORITE holiday of the year. We've really enjoyed pranking you on past April Fool's Days! But with the current pandemic situation, we wanted to share something a bit sweeter. You know you love Staff Picks. Well, without further ado, here are Staff Pets. Oh! And share your pet pics with us on facebook! (We need a smile too.)

As you may know, today is our FAVORITE holiday of the year. We've really enjoyed pranking you on past April Fool's Days! But with the current pandemic situation, we wanted to share something a bit sweeter. You know you love Staff Picks. Well, without further ado, here are Staff Pets. Oh! And share your pet pics with us on facebook! (We need a smile too.)

Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect

Research public and private, active and inactive, U.S and international directory information, business data, industry news, facts and figures, executives, industry profiles and more, plus access a residential directory, consumer data and demographics statistics with Mergent Intellect »

Powered by Hoover's, Mergent Intellect combines:

  • Mergent company data and research tools
  • Dun & Bradstreet database for global public and private companies
  • Employer search with Indeed job listings
  • Neilsen demographics reports
  • Whitepages Pro consumer contact information for 250+ million residents
  • and more!

This also features access to D&B First Research industry reports, Key Business Ratios and Mergent Online.

Research public and private, active and inactive, U.S and international directory information, business data, industry news, facts and figures, executives, industry profiles and more, plus access a residential directory, consumer data and demographics statistics with Mergent Intellect »

Powered by Hoover's, Mergent Intellect combines:

  • Mergent company data and research tools
  • Dun & Bradstreet database for global public and private companies
  • Employer search with Indeed job listings
  • Neilsen demographics reports
  • Whitepages Pro consumer contact information for 250+ million residents
  • and more
  • ... Continue »
Learn

LearningExpress Library

Take practice tests and tutorials designed for students elementary through graduate levels and adult learners. Academic or licensing tests are available, with immediate scoring complete answer explanations and individualized results analysis. LearningExpress Library includes the following subjects:

  • Business Writing Success Skills
  • Citizenship
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Cosmetology
  • Elementary School Skills Improvement
  • EMS
  • Firefighter
  • GED
  • Graduate School Entralce Exams
  • High School Skills Improvement
  • Law Enforcement
  • and more!

This resource is made available through the State Library of Kansas.

Take practice tests and tutorials designed for students elementary through graduate levels and adult learners. Academic or licensing tests are available, with immediate scoring complete answer explanations and individualized results analysis. LearningExpress Library includes the following subjects:

  • Business Writing Success Skills
  • Citizenship
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Cosmetology
  • Elementary School Skills Improvement
  • EMS
  • Firefighter
  • GED
  • Graduate School Entralce Exams
  • High School Skills Improvement
  • Law Enforcement
  • and more!
  • ... Continue »

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