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Tonight! Science Cafe - Parenting in a Tech-Saturated WorldScience Cafe - Parenting in a Tech-Saturated World

This is a must-see presentation on the latest research about the effects of technology on kids and teens. Neurotherapist Susan Dunaway shares her research into social media, texting and gaming in relation to young people. She'll provide practical tips on how to help manage technology and how to address it if it becomes problematic. 

This is a must-see presentation on the latest research about the effects of technology on kids and teens. Neurotherapist Susan Dunaway shares her research into social media, texting and gaming in relation to young people. She'll provide practical tips on how to help manage technology and how to address it if it becomes problematic. 

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Blue Valley Library
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Library Lets Loose Music Preview!Look and Listen! Black Mariah Theater

Look and Listen! Black Mariah Theater

Here are some great photos of one of our Library Lets Loose featured musical guests Black Mariah Theater. Get a sample of what's to come at:

Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire
$75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

Sample their sound! An excellent performance recorded live at the Leawood Pioneer Library can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 12: BLACK MARIAH THEATER. Who are they? Sophia and Analiese Motta are twins who share a deep love of jazz, blues and all things Jack White. They comprise the band Black Mariah Theater! We're so excited they'll be joining Jessica Paige and Katy Guillen & the Girls to complete our stellar lineup of live music for the party of the year!

 

 

Look and Listen! Black Mariah Theater

Here are some great photos of one of our Library Lets Loose featured musical guests Black Mariah Theater. Get a sample of what's to come at:

Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire
$75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers,

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Did you hear? Ep. 18: Library Lets Loose Experiences and Art!

Join us for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose! Why? With such a variety of unique activities, this is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" kind of party!

Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire $75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators! Tickets and sponsorships are available now. Contact 913-826-4740 for more information. See you there!

 

Join us for the Johnson County Library Foundation's annual celebration, Library Lets Loose! Why? With such a variety of unique activities, this is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" kind of party!

Library Lets Loose!
Saturday, Sept. 29
6 - 10 pm
Central Resource Library

Cocktail attire $75 ticket price*

*$50 for Teachers, Educators and Librarians

This festive fundraiser features a fun evening of unique and creative experiences, tasty local libations, scrumptious food and drink pairings - and local music, artists and creators! Tickets and ... Continue »

Throwback Thursday! Johnson County Dogs: 1900 - 1980

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Art Views event

Tonight @ Blue Valley: Art ViewsArt Views: Creativity and Culture in Kansas City Minority Communities

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and preserve cultural connections via art. Three exhibitions, at different library branches, feature artwork from the participants while the video segments are on display. Each branch will host a reception with live performances and a screening of the full film.

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are politically motivated and others discover and preserve cultural connections via art. Three... Continue »

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Look and Listen! MacKenzie Reed

Here are some great photos of MacKenzie Reed performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Her magnificent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED 

Here are some great photos of MacKenzie Reed performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

Her magnificent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep. 11: MACKENZIE REED 

Did you hear about our American Girl Book Club?

Youth Services Librarian Michelle Ranney talks about our American Girls Book Club!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mondays on these dates:
Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November 19 - The Lady's Slipper - A Melody Mystery
Shawnee Library Meeting Room

 

American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Ages 8-12.

Youth Services Librarian Michelle Ranney talks about our American Girls Book Club!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mondays on these dates:
Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November 19 - The Lady's Slipper - A Melody Mystery
Shawnee Library Meeting Room

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News Enthusiasts

Have you read the news?

Dear News “Enthusiasts,”

Here’s your kicker: September is Library Card sign-up month! And, newsflash, it’s September!

But what does that card get you? How about unlimited access to the news of the world! You need to know what’s being exported from New Dehli and who's marching into New Orleans. Human interest stories, editorials, investigative reporting, even the fluffiest of candy floss fluff. You want it all! You crave copy. Paper. Digital. It doesn’t matter. Let’s face it, you care about what’s “above the fold” as much as what’s considered “above board.” 

Some call you the “J” word … “Junkie.” A “News Junkie” that is. We will never call you that! You are a "News Enthusiast!" The Library is your refuge. We love you! We accept your habit. In fact, we’ve got you’re next fix. You might even say, we encourage your so called affliction.

Your Library Card gives you access to:

Fake News? Fact Checking? We’ve got the data:

 

 

Dear News “Enthusiasts,”

Here’s your kicker: September is Library Card sign-up month! And, newsflash, it’s September!

But what does that card get you? How about unlimited access to the news of the world! You need to know what’s being exported from New Dehli and who's marching into New Orleans. Human interest stories, editorials, investigative reporting, even the fluffiest of candy floss fluff. You want it all! You crave copy. Paper. Digital. It doesn’t matter. Let’s face it, you care about what’s “above the fold” as much as what’s considered “above board.” 

Some call you the “J” word … “Junkie.” A “News Junkie” that is. We will never call you... Continue »

Throwback Thursday! High School Yearbook Covers: 1938 - 1989

Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old yearbook covers. This is part 1. There will be more! This collection features high school yearbooks from Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Horizons. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Here's another dose of Johnson County's past. Enjoy this slideshow of old yearbook covers. This is part 1. There will be more! This collection features high school yearbooks from Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Horizons. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History! Follow our hashtag on Twitter.

Teen volunteer

We Rely on Our Volunteers

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library. We're very grateful!

With so many volunteers and opportunities in which to place them, Library Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky and others have been working diligently with the County over the past year to develop an online volunteer management system. This new online portal is now live and allows volunteers to easily search for opportunities that suit their interests, schedule their own shifts, and communicate effectively with the Volunteer office and their branch location.

If you're interested in volunteering with us, please visit our JCL Volunteer page for more information.

Thank you, we couldn't do it all without you!

 

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library. We're very grateful!

With so many volunteers and opportunities in which to place them, Library Volunteer Coordinator Ron Zluticky and others have been working diligently with the County over the past year to develop an online volunteer management system. This new online portal is now live and allows volunteers to easily search for opportunities that suit their interests, schedule their own shifts, and communicate effectively with the Volunteer office and their branch location.

If you're interested in volunteering with... Continue »

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