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New 5 for 5 Podcast Episode

It's a brand new Did you hear? podcast episode! And, it's another 5 for 5 format. We talk to another 5 groups of people about 5 topics for 5 minutes at a time. This time around:

  • Instagram
  • MakerSpace Steamroller Printing Press
  • Online Storytimes
  • Newsletters galore
  • Super Special Mystery Guest

We thought about adding even more goodness into this episode, but there is such thing as too much of a good thing.



Sign up for Career & Finance News

In case you missed it, we launched a Career & Finance newsletter last month and you definitely don’t want to miss the next edition that goes out this week.

Each month, the newsletter focuses on bringing you the latest highlighted events, resources, and tips and tricks to make progress on your career and finance goals. We want to connect you with programs and resources that help you navigate your current stage in life and we’re excited to deliver them right to your inbox.

Topics covered in this upcoming edition:

  • Interviewing is part of a process, not a single event
  • Networking as an ongoing career strategy
  • Why insurance is a “must have expense”
  • Understanding credit reports & scores
  • Eviction, rental rights & responsibilities, budgeting or how to avoid predatory lending practices
  • How to access live online FAFSA tutors to assist at any stage of the application process
  • Launch your career with live job coaches, creating/updating a resume and job interview sample questions and tips

Make sure you sign up today so you receive the next edition of the Career & Finance Newsletter.


Friends will Close Bookstore at Central Library

Get your Used Book Bargains before October 10.

Central Resource Library is preparing for Phase 2 of extensive renovations, during 2021. The work is extensive and as a result the Friends of Johnson County Library Bookstore at Central closes permanently October 10th.

Not to worry! You can still make great deals for a good cause with by-appointment shopping at our Antioch and Blue Valley Libraries bookstores

Meanwhile, we’re closing out inventory at Central, and there are bargains galore. You can take advantage of their 50% off books and AV renovations sale from now until they close!

  • Schedule your shopping appointment with Becky at
  • Appointment times at CENTRAL only: Mondays (9:00-4:30); Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Noon-4:30); Thursdays (Noon-7:30)
    We will also be open Saturday Oct. 10 (Time TBD)
  • Includes children's books! Which, as our regular shoppers know, is a BIG DEAL. We’re sorry to see Central go, and we look forward to welcoming you to our Renovations Sale!

Scary Story Contest and Reading

Kids and teens! Enter our Scary Story Contest! This contest is open to children and teens up to 19 years old through October 16. One entry per person, please.

Then join us for a virtual Friday Fright Night on as we read some stories by select winners from the Scary Story Contest. This event will be fun for all ages. In between readings we will feature some spooky artwork and recommend Halloween reads. Register now to get the link to the virtual program »


Genealogy Help

Interested in researching your family’s history? Our series of Beginning Genealogy classes will help you get started down the fascinating road of finding out where you came from and who your ancestors were.

The classes will focus on the basics of effective searching, recording, and organizing what you find. Assignments to apply what you have learned will be given at the end of each class.



Encore Five for Five

In case you missed our latest podcast episode, here's your chance to give it a listen. A new 5 for 5 Did you hear? podcast episode will be available next week.

What's 5 for 5? We go around the Library to hear from 5 different voices for 5 topics 5 minutes at a time! In this episode:

  1. Census wrap up
  2. Career and Finance online series
  3. Book party
  4. Debate watch parties 
  5. Collector’s corner 

If this episode had any more goodness stuffed into it, there'd be an explosion of confetti.


Your Career. Your Finances. Your Success.

We have everything you need to help you with your career and personal finance.

Virtual Career and Finance programs? Yep.

Answers to financial questions? For sure.

Resources about local hiring and unemployment? You know it.

Financial relief information? Budgeting and money management? What about scam avoidance? We did say everything. Career and Finance help is a click away.

We even have a new monthly newsletter »


Join the Young Adult Literary Council

Teens are invited to join the YA Literary Council to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. Join today »


Write On!

In October we're offering several writing programs to help you hone your craft. All of these programs are virtual and require registration.

Elements of a Sentence: Building Sentences for Rhetorical Effect October 3, 9 am

Writing Contest Winners Reading October 20, 7 pm

Publishing Options and Opportunities October 21, 6:30 pm

And don't forget our Writers Conference November 12-15!