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Retro Christmas

Throwback Thursday

Our friends at the Johnson County Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, have us Dreaming of a Retro Xmas! Check out their festive exhibit. Johnson County Library got its start in 1952. Soon after, the aluminum Christmas tree was all the rage. Consider visiting the museum and celebrate the 60th anniversary of timeless tinselly tree! 

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

Our friends at the Johnson County Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, have us Dreaming of a Retro Xmas! Check out their festive exhibit. Johnson County Library got its start in 1952. Soon after, the aluminum Christmas tree was all the rage. Consider visiting the museum and celebrate the 60th anniversary of timeless tinselly tree! 

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

Notable Books 2019

At first glance we thought someone had something against furniture "No table books"??? What do you have against tables?! But then, we realized we needed to pay a little more attention to what we're reading. "Notable" not "No Table." (We apologize for that HORRIBLE joke!!!)

Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Gregg whittled this list of 50 titles down from numerous Library staff nominated titles. Get ready to add to your “to read” list!

Go to the 2019 Notable Books list!

At first glance we thought someone had something against furniture "No table books"??? What do you have against tables?! But then, we realized we needed to pay a little more attention to what we're reading. "Notable" not "No Table." (We apologize for that HORRIBLE joke!!!)

Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Gregg whittled this list of 50 titles down from numerous Library staff nominated titles. Get ready to add to your “to read” list!

Go to the 2019 Notable Books list! Continue »

Jeremy

Cedar Roe: Where'd They Go?

While Cedar Roe Library is having work done on its roof, Cedar Roe staff are helping out at various other locations.

Here's Jeremy, who can be found working at Lenexa City Center Library during the construction - and enjoying the comfy furniture on his breaks!

Stay up to date with Cedar Roe »

While Cedar Roe Library is having work done on its roof, Cedar Roe staff are helping out at various other locations.

Here's Jeremy, who can be found working at Lenexa City Center Library during the construction - and enjoying the comfy furniture on his breaks!

Stay up to date with Cedar Roe »

All These Flowers

All These Flowers Screening

Kevin Bryce's 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, including Meet the Filmmaker: Kevin Bryce events »

Kevin Bryce's 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.

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Joshua Merello

Featured Artist Friday: Joshua MerelloJoshua Merello

Joshua Merello is a self-taught musician whose solo acoustic guitar music represents "a reflection of my own state of mind: the depression and anxiety that most of us tend to deal with, and the joy of living that comes from growing beyond a mental illness." With his first album, Equilibrium, Merello creates contemplative music for chaotic times. It is a pleasure to share an interview with Joshua Merello about his musical background, touring and creative process.

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You describe yourself as a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. How many instruments do you play? What got you started with playing music?

I started playing music when I was around 13 years old. My family always had a guitar lying around the house, and my older brother's friends would jam on it when they'd visit. As soon as I heard them play a couple Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin riffs, I was hooked. I still have plenty of fun in my free time playing rock music, but classical/Latin guitar gives me life. Guitar is my primary focus, but I also play mandolin, ukulele, and banjo.

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Winter windmill

Winter Windmill

Some say it's the most wonderful time of the year. Others say it's cold. What say you? While you ponder this dilemma on this Throwback Thursday, wander through the winter wonderland of jocohistory's Christmas scenes and winter whimsy. 

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

Some say it's the most wonderful time of the year. Others say it's cold. What say you? While you ponder this dilemma on this Throwback Thursday, wander through the winter wonderland of jocohistory's Christmas scenes and winter whimsy. 

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

Encore Presentation

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

 

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 18: our 2019 Notable Book List! 

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

 

Look for a new episode next Wednesday, Dec. 18: our 2019 Notable Book List!  Continue »

Copper Piece

Venture into Optics Panel Discussion

Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus and Cristina Albu are exhibiting at Central Resource Library this fall. In this panel discussion they’ll provide perspectives on their current works, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as they discuss taking risks and navigating their ideas, as well as responding to comments and questions from the audience. Moderated by Mo Dickens. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6 - 6:30 pm.

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter Saxton, Miguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld and his Kansas City Art Institute 3-D printing students are presented in an immersive arts experience the whole family will enjoy. These renowned artists expertly explore optical phenomenon as a path across the distance between seeing and thinking. Curated by Susana Bruhn from GuildIt.

Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus and Cristina Albu are exhibiting at Central Resource Library this fall. In this panel discussion they’ll provide perspectives on their current works, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as they discuss taking risks and navigating their ideas, as well as responding to comments and questions from the audience. Moderated by Mo Dickens. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6 - 6:30 pm.

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter Saxton, Miguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld... Continue »

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Venture Into Optics

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 to Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 at Central Resource Library

Venture into Optics Panel Discussion Thursday, Dec. 12 • 6:30-8 pm Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212

In this panel discussion, Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, and author and UMKC Art History Professor Cristina Albu will provide perspectives on the current exhibition, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as the panelists discuss what it means to make art in today's word. Moderated by Mo Dickens. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6-6:30 pm. 

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter Saxton, Miguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld and his Kansas City Art Institute 3-D printing students are presented in an immersive arts experience the whole family will enjoy. These renowned artists expertly explore optical phenomenon as a path across the distance between seeing and thinking. Curated by Susana Bruhn from GuildIt.

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter SaxtonMiguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld and his Kansas City Art Institute 3-D printing students are presented in an immersive arts experience the whole family will enjoy. These renowned artists expertly explore optical phenomenon as a path across the distance between seeing and thinking. Continue »

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Throwback Thursday: National Car Donation Month

December is National Car Donation Month. Is there a cause you support? Do you have a car you want to donate? Is it as cool as this 1903 Caps Bros. two seater-runabout?

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

December is National Car Donation Month. Is there a cause you support? Do you have a car you want to donate? Is it as cool as this 1903 Caps Bros. two seater-runabout?

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

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