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Staff Review Aug 10, 2022

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that the winners to our summer contest writing on the theme of Oceans of Possibility. Our 15-19 year old winner is entitled, "The Perfect Underwater Seascape" by Naomi Adachie

The Perfect Underwater Seascape

Here, down under in the ocean blue

a little fish is looking for a view.

One most pleasing to the fish king,

for one can’t give him just anything.

 

You see, today is the king’s birthday

and he’s been asking for a scenic display.

Staff Review Aug 10, 2022

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that the winners to our summer contest writing on the theme of Oceans of Possibility. Our 12-14 year winner is entitled, "The Thank You Bag" by Kennedy Kirkland.

The Thank You Bag

The Ocean

Known for

Flowing, crashing waves

And an eternal blue hue

Color for miles on end

 

But far from where waves rise and fall,

Far from where laughter hovers in the air

Is a white, crinkled

Bag

With a bright yellow “Thank You” embroidered upon it

Latest Local Music

Midwest Telegram

Photo by Clara Ketchell

Feb 28, 2022

Midwest Telegram emerged from the depths of the Kansas City suburbs--and two years of lockdown and general pandemic living--in 2021 with an eponymous EP of dreamy DIY bedroom pop that wouldn't sound at all out of place on your favorite 90s college radio station.

Feb 1, 2022

It's hard to know where to begin with someone like Robert Castillo. In addition to being a recognized composer, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist, Castillo is also a dedicated community organizer. He has led the Kansas City-based jazz ensemble The Sextet and has released music as a solo artist under the Blob Castle moniker. Enjoy our interview with the fascinatingly diverse artist.

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