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This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Check out what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Beginners Night in the MakerSpace, Monday June 17, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

The West African Talking Drum (register here) Tuesday, June 18, 1 pm and 2 pm @ Central Resource Library

Now Presenting: Poetry for the Everyday Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Imaginary Trip to Space: A Musical Journey with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Wednesday, June 19, 1:30 pm @ Oak Park Library

Star Wars Teen Takeover (register here) Friday, June 21, 5:30 pm @ Shawnee Library

Be sure to check out our space-themed Summer Reading programming »

Check out what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Beginners Night in the MakerSpace, Monday June 17, 6 pm @ Central Resource Library

The West African Talking Drum (register here) Tuesday, June 18, 1 pm and 2 pm @ Central Resource Library

Now Presenting: Poetry for the Everyday Tuesday, June 18,... Continue »

Clubs for Kids

Clubs for Kids & Teens

Kids can join one of our clubs to read, have fun (and snacks!) and learn.

American Girl Book Club - at Shawnee Library and Monticello Library. American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girll!

Tween Book Club - at Lenexa City Center, Monticello Library, Central Resource Library, and Blue Valley Library. Let's read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. We provide a free book while supplies last. 

Check out our events for teens, too »

Kids can join one of our clubs to read, have fun (and snacks!) and learn.

American Girl Book Club - at Shawnee Library and Monticello Library. American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girll!

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Astronomy

Science Café: Astronomy in Kansas City

Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

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Blue Valley Library
Space Jam

Movie and Music in the Park

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and get your music on with great local music and box office hits. Movies start at dusk - join us earlier for music and fun.

Space Jam will be shown at The Commons, Lenexa Civic Campus. Festivities start at 8 pm with lawn games and musical guest Modern Day Fitzgerald. Movie begins at dusk.

Space Jam – Rated PG, 1996: Michael Jordan makes his starring film debut opposite the celluloid skills of Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes. Jordan must help the Looney Tunes win a basketball game against a group of outer-space creatures who plan, if they win, to kidnap the Looney Tunes and take them to an interplanetary theme park as the latest attraction. Numerous NBA All-Stars, including Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Muggsey Bogues and Shawn Bradley, make appearances.

Presented in partnership with City of Lenexa's Parks & Recreation Department and City of Gardner's Parks & Recreation Department.

See more Movie and Music in the Park events »

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and get your music on with great local music and box office hits. Movies start at dusk - join us earlier for music and fun.

Space Jam will be shown at The Commons, Lenexa Civic Campus. Festivities start at 8 pm with lawn games and musical guest Modern Day Fitzgerald. Movie begins at dusk.

Space Jam – Rated PG, 1996: Michael Jordan makes his starring film debut opposite the celluloid skills of Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes. Jordan must... Continue »

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
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Now @ Cedar Roe: Joe BussellJoe Bussell

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at Cedar Roe Library

Joe Bussell is an award-winning painter of startling, vibrant abstracts that defy description. Figures and shapes float and scrape across the canvas in ways that are both playful and mysterious. His work embraces primary colors that can simultaneously blend together and maintain their identity.

He states: “When I was a kid my summer days were spent playing baseball, hunting for fossils, attending music and art camp. My favorite activity during these carefree summers was going to the public library on Saturday and thumbing through the open stacks pulling out everything from art books to zoology. It was a thrill to get them to a table and scan through the contents. This series of new paintings is titled Leafing Through and are based on these childhood memories.”

Enjoy this exhibition through August 21.

Joe Bussell is an award-winning painter of startling, vibrant abstracts that defy description. Figures and shapes float and scrape across the canvas in ways that are both playful and mysterious. His work embraces primary colors that can simultaneously blend together and maintain their identity.

He states: “When I was a kid my summer days were spent playing baseball, hunting for fossils, attending music and art camp. My favorite activity during these carefree summers was going to the public library on Saturday and thumbing through the open stacks pulling out everything from art books to zoology. It was a thrill to get them to a table and scan through the contents. This series of new paintings is titled Leafing Through and... Continue »

Modern Day Fitzgerald

City Center Live: Modern Day Fitzgerald

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Commons, 17101 W. 87th St., Lenexa, KS.

Modern Day Fitzgerald’s sound is a mixture of beach rock from the late ’50s and early ’60s, with a sophisticated approach to jazzy blues chord progressions. Enjoy this performance at the Lenexa City Center Commons before we start the Movie in the Park.

City Center Live is a partnership with the Lenexa Arts Council.

This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Commons, 17101 W. 87th St., Lenexa, KS.

Modern Day Fitzgerald’s sound is a mixture of beach rock from the late ’50s and early ’60s, with a sophisticated approach to jazzy blues chord progressions. Enjoy this performance at the Lenexa City Center Commons before we start the Movie in the Park.

City Center Live is a partnership with the Lenexa Arts Council.

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Lenexa City Center Library , Off-site
Dickinson Theater

Calling All Movie Buffs!

Two recent JoCoHistory posts explore the history of a local movie theater.

Watch for the next post, "Reel Three," coming soon!

Movie buffs, you might also enjoy our podcast episode coming June 17. We'll feature some of our cinemaniac Librarians chatting about local theaters and their favorite summer camp movies! Watch this space on Monday to listen along!

For more local history, follow our hashtag on Twitter.

 

 

Two recent JoCoHistory posts explore the history of a local movie theater.

Watch for the next post, "Reel Three," coming soon!

Movie buffs, you might also enjoy our podcast episode coming June 17. We'll feature some of our cinemaniac Librarians chatting about local theaters and their favorite... Continue »

Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Just check out reader Gavin and his audience at Read to a Dog!

A child’s reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows your kids to practice their reading-out-loud skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. See the schedule »

Presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.​ and Wayside Waifs​.

Just check out reader Gavin and his audience at Read to a Dog!

A child’s reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows your kids to practice their reading-out-loud skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. See the schedule »

Presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.​ and Wayside Waifs​.

Music and Movies in the Park, Modern Day Fitzgerald, and Books in español

In this episode of Did you hear? – the Johnson County Library podcast – Bryan Voell pops by to discuss music and movies in the park. Then, Mica Elgin-Vi of Modern Day Fitzgerald joins the conversation. Also, Dave then shares a DYI about books in español! It's funny, informative and compelling. Give it a listen and then consider subscribing!

In this episode of Did you hear? – the Johnson County Library podcast – Bryan Voell pops by to discuss music and movies in the park. Then, Mica Elgin-Vi of Modern Day Fitzgerald joins the conversation. Also, Dave then shares a DYI about books in ... Continue »

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