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  • Crack the Code

    Crack the Code

    Take a <br> and drop into the Library for a few hours of coding fun!

    Thursday, Dec. 8
    4 - 6 p.m.
    DeSoto Library

    Bring your own laptop or use one provided by the Library to work your way through coding projects. All skill levels welcomed!

  • Final [Exam] Refuge

    Golden Girls

    Take shelter from the storm of interruptions at our Final [Exam] Refuge. 

    Monday-Wednesday
    Dec. 12-14
    3 - 8 p.m.
    Gardner Library

    and

    Monday-Thursday
    Dec. 12-15
    3 - 8 p.m.
    Leawood Pioneer Library

    Enjoy a distraction-free study zone to prepare for your finals in peace.

  • Put On Your Dress Robes!

    Fantastic Beasts

    Find your frilliest dress robes and join us at the Library for a party to celebrate the newest addition to the Harry Potter cinematic universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There is magic all around if you just look for it. Join us to create your own field book to caring for magical creatures, play tabletop Quidditch and more!

Latest Content

Staff Review
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Marcus Sedgwick
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

This consists of four stories--"quarters," Sedgwick calls them--from four different eras. Each is a compelling, haunting meditation on human nature. Each has horror undertones, confronts suffering and misery. Each is distinct in style, tone, setting, and action. Each involves philosophical musings about the meaning of spirals in the way of Jungian archetypes (universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct; Wikipedia).

Staff Review
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Shaun David Hutchinson
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

If you knew the world was going to end, but you had the power to stop it, would you?

A Man Said to the Universe

A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”

~ Stephen Crane

Does an ant's life matter to you when you step on it?

Does your life matter to the universe when it steps on you?

Staff Review
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Aaron Starmer
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Oct 10, 2016

Now, as I read it all over again, I wonder . . .

They call that literary analysis, Stella, and I'm not particularly good at it. My job is to write. Your job is to figure out the deep stuff.

And there is deep stuff going on here, isn't there? For the love of Luna, I hope so.

Staff Review
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J. D. Vaughn
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

An enjoyable, magic-less fantasy that nicely balances worldbuilding, character development, and action.

News

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A new movie from visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel.

Have you heard the new song, "Wish You Were Here" by Florence + The Machine?! It'll be on the soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming movie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Are you getting excited?!

Staff Review
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Trent Reedy
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Don't be fooled by the opening battle scene and continuous conflict that drives the story into thinking this is a simple action book. It's tense and fast-paced, yes, but it is also full of moral, psychological, interpersonal, and political conflict. It is a book whose external action deeply considers complicated internal issues.

Upcoming Events

Table Top Game Night
Antioch Library
12/07/2016 -
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Crack the Code
DeSoto Library
12/08/2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Creation Exploration
Gardner Library
12/10/2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC)
Leawood Pioneer Library
12/10/2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Final [Exam] Refuge
Gardner Library
12/12/2016 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Final [Exam] Refuge
Leawood Pioneer Library
12/12/2016 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm