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This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

See what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Create Your Contest Bookmark, various times & dates

Now Presenting: Writing Contest Winners​ Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

The Internet Job Search Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 pm @ Cedar Roe Library

Legislative Coffee Series Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 am @ Corinth Library

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See what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Create Your Contest Bookmark, various times & dates

Now Presenting: Writing Contest Winners​ Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

The Internet Job Search Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 pm @ Cedar Roe Library

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Tax Help is Here

Your Tax Help Central

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help with services at our Central Resource Library.

Tax forms

  • Online forms: We're happy to help you print any form at any location for 15 cents per page.
  • Paper forms: Starting late January, Central Resource Library will have a limited supply of federal paper tax forms.

Tax assistance

Avoid the anxiety. Get your tax season off to a good start at the Library.

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help with services at our Central Resource Library.

Tax forms

  • Online forms: We're happy to help you print any form at any location for 15 cents per page.
  • Paper forms: Starting late January, Central Resource Library will have a limited supply of federal paper tax forms.

Tax assistance

  • AARP Tax-Aide volunteers: Get help preparing individual tax returns for middle- and low-
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Jillian Riscoe

Featured Artist FridayJillian Riscoe

Jillian Riscoe's songs are born out of "infinite possibilities of creation and self-expression" and "strength, overcoming negative situations and behaviors, empowerment, finding yourself." Riscoe has been a musician since the age of 7 and a songwriter since 11; this longevity and dedication to craft is evident in the arena-sized rock that has put her on the same stages as Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Lisa Loeb and Everclear, among others. After an extended absence from music, Riscoe has returned with new songs "Breaking Point" and the upcoming "Creatures of Habit." It's pleasure to share a new interview with Jillian Riscoe about this new music, the inspirations behind it, as well has her book, music and movie recommendations.

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Please introduce yourself and describe your music for new listeners.

Hi, my name is Jillian Riscoe and I'm a pop/rock singer/songwriter from Kansas City, MO. I'd describe my music as soulful rock/dark pop.

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Football Throwback Thursday (again)

We posted this video last Thursday ... and the Chiefs won. We're not superstitious, but re-posting can't hurt!

Here's a nod to those who came long before. Leather helmets? How about no helmets at all? Football has long been a favorite tradition in our area. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History!

We posted this video last Thursday ... and the Chiefs won. We're not superstitious, but re-posting can't hurt!

Here's a nod to those who came long before. Leather helmets? How about no helmets at all? Football has long been a favorite tradition in our area. Discover the story behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History!

Lenexa City Center Drive-Thru

Lenexa City Center Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru
Enjoy the convenience of staying in your car to return materials and pick up holds outside the Library, in the adjacent parking garage. To use this service you must specifically request your holds pick-up at the Drive-Thru. Sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" are only available OUTSIDE at the Drive-Thru in the Parking Garage.)

NOTE: The Lenexa Library Drive-Thru is closed during the 2019 Saturday and Tuesday Lenexa Farmers Market during summer months.

  • Saturdays, April 27–Oct. 26: Drive-Thru open 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, May 28–Aug. 27: Drive-Thru open 2:00 - 8 :00 p.m.

Drive-Thru
Enjoy the convenience of staying in your car to return materials and pick up holds outside the Library, in the adjacent parking garage. To use this service you must specifically request your holds pick-up at the Drive-Thru. Sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library Drive-Thru" are only available OUTSIDE at the Drive-Thru in the Parking Garage.)

NOTE: The Lenexa Library Drive-Thru is closed during the 2019 Saturday and Tuesday Lenexa Farmers Market during summer months.

  • Saturdays, April 27–Oct. 26: Drive-Thru open 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, May 28–Aug. 27: Drive-Thru open 2:00 - 8 :00 p.m.
Lenexa Holds Lobby

Lenexa City Center Holds Lobby

Holds Lobby
Located inside the Library at the parking garage level entrance. Pick up holds during Library hours, or during extended hours with a Holds Lobby Pass. This service is available to patrons age 18 and older with a library card in good standing. You must register in person at Lenexa City Center Library for this service. To use the Holds Lobby, sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library" are only available INSIDE in the Holds Lobby.)

Holds Lobby
Located inside the Library at the parking garage level entrance. Pick up holds during Library hours, or during extended hours with a Holds Lobby Pass. This service is available to patrons age 18 and older with a library card in good standing. You must register in person at Lenexa City Center Library for this service. To use the Holds Lobby, sign in to your Library Account and select "Lenexa Library" as your Holds Pickup Location. (Holds placed for pick-up at "Lenexa Library" are only available INSIDE in the Holds Lobby.)

Connection

Connection

We can find connections on every conceivable scale, from the subatomic bonds in the smallest building blocks of matter to the massive interconnected root system of the 80,000 year old Pando aspen grove. We are each a collection of connections, our root systems shaped by influences of our families, friends, collaborators and heroes. In our hectic modern world we build bridges, knock down walls and create networks to fight isolation and forge strong connections around the globe. Ideas and inspiration spread across the boundaries of location, medium, class and culture. Our links and bonds each tell a story about who we are and where we’ve been. This spring at Johnson County Library, we invite you to discover what connects you.

...and more! See all of our Connection programming » 

Explore Brainfuse online to connect with live homework help, practice tests, Spanish language learning and online quizzes and games.

We can find connections on every conceivable scale, from the subatomic bonds in the smallest building blocks of matter to the massive interconnected root system of the 80,000 year old Pando aspen grove. We are each a collection of connections, our root systems shaped by influences of our families, friends, collaborators and heroes. In our hectic modern world we build bridges, knock down walls and create networks to fight isolation and forge strong connections around the globe. Ideas and inspiration spread across the boundaries of location, medium, class and culture. Our links and bonds each tell a story about who we are and where we’ve been. This spring at Johnson County Library, we invite you to discover what connects you. Continue »

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    Michael Schmaltz Michael Schmaltz

Now at Leawood: Michael SchmaltzMichael Schmaltz

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 to Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 at Leawood Pioneer Library

After a diagnosis of severe post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, Michael Schmaltz underwent several therapy sessions involving art. In 2012 he decided to buy oil paint and canvasses and started a series of self-portraits. He paints portraits of women because they can show emotion without judgment. This collection, entitled the Thousand Yard Stare, depicts the eyes of a person after the horror of war.

After a diagnosis of severe post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, Michael Schmaltz underwent several therapy sessions involving art. In 2012 he decided to buy oil paint and canvasses and started a series of self-portraits. He paints portraits of women because they can show emotion without judgment. This collection, entitled the Thousand Yard Stare, depicts the eyes of a person after the horror of war.

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