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Virtual City Bicycling

Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Online event

Learn the rules of the road and cycling confidence in this FREE class from Johnson County Library and BikeWalkKC! Our instructors will encourage you to ride farther and explore our region on bikes. 

Where: Your home! BWKC will send you a link to a Zoom webinar for LIVE instruction at the same date and time as the in-person class was originally scheduled.


TBT: National DJ Month

As you very well know, June is National DJ Month!


"Anyone can be a DJ but it's understanding how to read a crowd and keeping them on the floor is what takes years of experience.
~Jonas Blue


Remember, 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.


Meet the Author: Gabino Iglesias

Join Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs, will discuss what it means to write horror in horrible times, offer practical tips that you can apply to your writing, and tease apart the various subgenres of horror in these three upcoming events. Register using the links below.

June 15, 6:30 pm Horror Talk: Gabino Iglesias in Conversation with Jeremy Robert Johnson »

June 16, 6:30 pm Otherness in Fiction: Getting It Right »

June 19, 9 am Horror 101 »


Virtual Visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Tailless Dolphin

Join us for a virtual visit of Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, home of Winter, the tailless dolphin featured in the film Dolphin Tales. Go behind the scenes and explore the aquarium, talk with a staff biologist and have two awesome animal encounter experiences with both dolphins and sea turtles! Best for animal lovers, ages 5 and up.

Tuesday June 15, 1:30pm | Register »


KSDS Assistance Dogs Inc. Virtual Tour

Would you like to see how assistance dogs are raised and trained? Join us for a virtual tour with Kansas Specialty Dog Service to learn more about grooming, play areas, and training for these special dogs. KSDS trains guide dogs for the visually impaired and service dogs to assist individuals with physical disabilities.

Tuesday, June 8, 3 - 4 pm | Register »


Discover the new podcast episode!

Exciting news! We were able to record in-person for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. Not-so-exciting news...the audio isn't perfect—we're rusty. But, listenable? Yes! 

In this episode we have even more exciting news. We're introducing a 7-part storytelling series we're calling "Discover Your Library." From now until the end of the year we will be sharing stories from patrons and Librarians. We'll look behind-the-scenes of our events and our collection. We'll explore the connection between the Library and civics. We'll reveal how the Library plays an important role in supporting local arts.

We introduce you to our new series AND we play some fun getting-to-know-you games so you can learn a little bit more about your podcast hosts. Did you hear?



MakerSpace On Demand

With Library OnDemand, you can enjoy Library programs whenever you like. Gather your supplies and let our MakerSpace crew teach you how to make paracord bracelets, LED lanterns, and more »


The Past is Prologue: Secret Kansas City

Thursday, June 10, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Online event:
 Register for this program on Library OnDemand.

The Past is Prologue is a bimonthly program that highlights topics often left out, glossed over, or misrepresented in our history books. In June, we will host Anne Kniggendorf to discuss her book "Secret Kansas City: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure." Anne will discuss some of her favorite entries and answer audience questions. You can submit a question prior to the event »

This program will be hosted using the online engagement platform Library OnDemand. Upon registering, you will receive an automatic message with instructions on how to access the program. You do not need to download any software or create an account.


Meet National Geographic Photographer Frans Lanting

National Geographic Photographer Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great photographers of our time with his work appearing in books, magazines, and fine art exhibitions. Lanting has photographed across the globe from Antarctica to the Amazon. Join Lanting as he shares the stories behind his best photographs and answers audience questions about his adventures and how to get that perfect shot.

June 5, 3 - 4 pm | Register now »


Throwback Thursday

This Throwback Thursday we recognize Memorial Day and remember those who died in military service. While these Civil War veterans, members of the Franklin Post #68, Olathe KS, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas, did not die in active service, we recognize and appreciate all Johnson County military personnel. 

Interesting local history can always be found at or follow our hashtag on Twitter.