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LLL Readers Series: Candice Millard

Join us September 12 for the Johnson County Library Foundation's signature fundraising event, Library Lets Loose!

Library Lets Loose goes VIRTUAL and FREE this yearLibrary lovers everywhere can enjoy this festive, family-friendly online event. 

In celebration, we proudly present another one of our “celebrity guests” sharing a Library story special to them. We hope you enjoy their stories, and register to join us online September 12 for more great fun!

Today’s special guest is writer, Candice Millard, reading a passage from I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

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Walk and Read at a Park Near You!

Enjoy favorite kids books while taking a stroll!

Walk and Read encourages physical activity, literacy and family time. The paths are stroller and wheelchair friendly, allowing for all ages to join in the fun! Please enjoy the two stories posted around the path. When you finish one story, you can flip around to the other side of the sign and begin the next story, going the other direction. Please remember to allow for social distancing.

Throughout this Fall, enjoy Walk and Read at Franklin Park, Thompson Park, Celebration Park, and Wassmer Park.

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Featured Artist Friday: The Wires

The Wires (Sascha Groschang on cello and Laurel Parks on violin) perform for Listen Local Live recorded live in June 2017, in our Black and Veatch MakerSpace Sound Booth.

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TBT: Get Sporty!

As you very well know, it’s Motorsports Awareness Month!

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, self-actualization, and … the need to drive really fast in a sporty car. We’re not sure if that last one is official. :P

Remember, jocohistory.org 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.

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Youth Fantasy Writers

In this episode of Did you hear? we present the winners of our Youth Fantasy Writing Contest this summer. We talk about this amazing contest and hear from some of the winners. Kids from 3rd through 8th grade participated and we think you'll be impressed by these young authors.

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Family Book Club - Community Matters: Race

Are you looking for spaces to explore identity and the world around us? This virtual, inter-generational book club will provide kids and families a place to read about the unique experiences of diverse characters and historical events. Each month we will provide a selection of books, mailed directly to your doorstep, with an invitation to join us as a family for discussion, questioning, and community building. Best for parents or guardians, and their children ages 8-12.

Happening second Thursdays this Fall. Register now »

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LLL Readers Series: Gary Lezak & Jeff Penner

Join us September 12 for the Johnson County Library Foundation's signature fundraising event, Library Lets Loose!

Library Lets Loose goes VIRTUAL and FREE this yearLibrary lovers everywhere can enjoy this festive, family-friendly online event. Guests will enjoy a brief, fun program then move on to choose from a variety of virtual rooms for unique experience like storytelling, trivia, and music performances — and more!

In celebration, we proudly present another one of our “celebrity guests” sharing a Library story special to them. We hope you enjoy their stories, and register to join us online September 12 for more great fun!

Today’s special guests are local meteorologists, Gary Lezak and Jeff Penner. Gary reads a passage from his book, It's a Sunny Life. 

 

 

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Feature Artist Friday: Duncan Burnett

We were so happy to have Duncan perform this past Friday, July 13 at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center! If you were not able to attend, we will be posting the live concert recording as an episode of our Did You hear? podcast.

To get the best sense of what Kansas City rapper, drummer and producer Duncan Burnett is about, watch his self-directed video for "Anthem" (embedded below), or any of his other videos for that matter. Burnett's skills as a vocalist, rapper, performer and video director are on full display, and it's captivating. His upcoming debut, EP, Black Boy Joy, features

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TBT: Love

As you very well know, it’s Romance Awareness Month!

What is love? Sometimes it’s just having someone to carry you across that stream!

Remember, jocohistory.org 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.