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One-To-One Homework Help

One-to-one tutoring has great benefits for students. It helps improve grades, boost self-esteem and build important learning skills. Tutoring is for those who struggle to keep up, as well as those who aren’t challenged enough. Whatever the circumstance, our Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. With lots of resources, tips and a friendly smile they’ll help students stay on track with vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills, math, social studies and more. They can even bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports and science projects. All ages welcome with those in grades 2-8 given priority. Students served on a first-come, first-served basis Monday-Thursday, 4-7 pm at Central Resource Library until December 20.

Live, online tutoring is also available from Brainfuse HelpNow. This resource is available free of charge to all Library card holders daily from 2 - 11 p.m. These professional tutors can guide students through an array of academic subjects including AP, ACT and more. There’s even a Writing Lab for students submit papers for detailed feedback within one business day. Study resources and test prep are available 24/7 through Brainfuse's SkillSurfer and LEAP Learning Platform personalized study plans. Brainfuse isn't just for students. Adult learners can take advantage of resume feedback, GED prep, U.S. citizenship guidance, Microsoft Office help and tips on helping children with homework.

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The Library Lets Loose 2018! Get your tickets NOW!

Join honorary hosts Charley & Valerie Vogt for the next Library Lets Loose, Saturday, September 29, 2018. Join us at Central Resource Library from 6 – 10 p.m. for all kinds of fun events. Buy your tickets or become a sponsor now! jocolibraryfoundation.org Don't let it happen without you!

Information about this grand party!

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6 by 6: Ready to Read!

Our Early Literacy Librarian, Bradley (known as Mr. Bradley to his droves of Storytime fans!) introduces you to our 6 by 6: Ready to Read skills in this short video. Children start getting ready to read long before they start school, and studies show that success in elementary school can be linked to the number of words a child hears before their third birthday. Let Mr. Bradley, our Youth Librarians at each Library location, and our 6 by 6: Ready to Read program help you and your children have fun reading together!

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Look and Listen! Black Stacey

Here are some great photos of Black Stacey performing live at the Leawood Pioneer Library.

 

Their excellent performance can be heard on our podcast: Did you hear? Ep.1: BLACK STACEY

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Dinner with an Author

If you’ve ever wanted to chat with a bestselling author over dinner, you and a friend could do just that! 

We're pleased to host author Joshua Mohr in September. He’ll conduct writing workshops, book discussions, and present a Meet the Author event. And, one of our lucky patrons will win an opportunity to dine with Joshua on Saturday, September 15. It could be you!  Just tell us in 1,000 words or less why Joshua should eat dinner with you and your bestie. He’ll choose the winner from all submissions. Submit your essay here.

Joshua Mohr is the author of the memoir Sirens (2017), as well as five novels including Damascus, which The New York Times called "Beat-poet cool." His work Some Things that Meant the World to Me was one of O Magazine's Top 10 reads of 2009. Termite Parade was an Editors' Choice in The New York Times. His novel All This Life won the Northern California Book Award.

 

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Johnson County, KS Trains: 1900 - 1948

Happy Throwback Thursday!

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.

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Tonight! Did you hear about actors choice presents?

Event Coordinator Joseph Keehn talks about the The Actor's Choice Presents. 

Join us TONIGHT for a special evening celebrating the written word of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most well-known and respected authors of all time. 

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
​​Central Resource Library
Carmack Community Room

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The Turbulent Twenties

At the Johnson County Museum’s latest exhibit, The Turbulent Twenties, you can explore how how a modern, American society emerged in the 1920s.

The decade is often viewed as a time of roaring fun, prosperity, and good feeling. However, the museum's new exhibition, focuses not just on “pop culture” favorites like Prohibition, the Jazz Age, and 1920s fashion, but delves into the darker, deeper elements. The exhibit covers the time span between 1918 and 1929, and the long 1920s reveal a United States that was experiencing growing pains of sorts. Americans were struggling to adapt to changing morality, changing immigrant populations, changing societal structures, and a changing position on the world stage.

Read more about the exhibit on JoCoHistory's blog post.
 

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Did you hear? Ep. 12: BLACK MARIAH THEATER

LIVE MUSIC EPISODE:  BLCAK MARIAH THEATER RECORDED LIVE AT THE LEAWOOD-PIONEER LIBRARY.

Welcome to the Johnson County Library Podcast! "Did you hear?" is where you'll find all things audio that we produce here at the Library. That might be Librarians talking about upcoming events, guest speakers, interviews with your favorite authors, or live local music recorded at one of our branches. 

For more episodes, be sure to visit our podcast page.