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This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

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

Read to a Dog various times & dates

Español a la carta Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:30 pm @ Oak Park Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Friday, Feb. 28, 2 pm @ Antioch Library

Everybody Read - All Ages Virtual Book Group​ Saturday, Feb. 29, 2 pm @ your home!

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

Read to a Dog various times & dates

Español a la carta Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:30 pm @ Oak Park Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Friday, Feb. 28, 2 pm @ Antioch Library

Everybody Read - All... Continue »

  • Debra Payne
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Now at Oak Park: Debra PayneDebra Payne

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 to Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 at Oak Park Library

Debra Payne is a painter of rural landscapes and still lifes. Her work ranges from scenes of lush pastoral settings to renderings of houses to depictions of the disposable plastics and containers that consume our everyday lives.

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What comes first – the medium or the message? Tell me a little about the work that will be on view.

For me the idea comes first, then the execution. Recently, I have returned to still life painting using disposable objects as my subject matter, which today is just about everything we own. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat or the car we drive, most everything we touch is headed, at some point, to the landfill. That’s a lot of potential subject matter.

Do you have a favorite piece?

My favorite piece is the one I’m working on.

What’s the most challenging thing about your creative process?

The most challenging part of the creative process for me is having enough confidence in my ideas and abilities to show others my work.

Who do you consider your main artistic influences?

I am currently looking at the work of any and all still life painters.

What books, movies and/or music have inspired you recently?

Garbology  by Edward Humes

 

Debra Payne is a painter of rural landscapes and still lifes. Her work ranges from scenes of lush pastoral settings to renderings of houses to depictions of the disposable plastics and containers that consume our everyday lives. Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Census 2020

Did you hear about the United States Census 2020? It's kind of a big deal! In fact, it's a requirement of our Constitution that every individual in the country be counted. Even if you are not a citizen, you are legally obligated to answer all Census questions. 

We dive into the what, why, and how. We discuss the importance of the Census and the Library's role as a trusted partner in helping you to participate. History, geology, geography, it's all here. We even help you spot fraud: 

  • No one should be asking for your social security number
  • Census forms do not ask for bank information
  • You will not be emailed or texted by the Census
  • No one will ever call you 

So, did you hear about the Census?

Did you hear about the United States Census 2020? It's kind of a big deal! In fact, it's a requirement of our Constitution that every individual in the country be counted. Even if you are not a citizen, you are legally obligated to answer all Census questions. 

We dive into the what, why, and how. We discuss the importance of the Census and the Library's role as a trusted partner in helping you to participate. History, geology, geography, it's all here. We even help you spot fraud: 

  • No one should be asking for your social security number
  • Census forms do not ask for bank information
  • You will not be emailed or texted by the Census
  • No one will ever call you 

So, did you hear about... Continue »

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

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

Author events with Tosca Lee »

Career Exploration and Transition – Discovering Your Ideal Career Monday, Feb. 17, 6 pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1 pm @ Central Resource Library

College and Career Planning Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6 pm @ Blue Valley Library

Now Presenting: Virginia Brackett Interview with “New Letters on the Air” Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Everybody Read - All Ages Book Group Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 pm @ Shawnee Library

Legislative Coffee Series Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 am @ Lenexa City Center Library

Enjoy our book groups, storytimes, and much more »

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

Author events with Tosca Lee »

Career Exploration and Transition – Discovering Your Ideal Career Monday, Feb. 17, 6 pm @ Leawood Pioneer Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1 pm @... Continue »

Kissing

Kiss Throwback Thursday Hello!

With tomorrow being Valentine's Day, we've got love on the brain. How about you? Are you looking for love? Other than our extensive collection filled with romance novelsself-help books and more, we can't really help you there. You can, however, travel through local history at jocohistory.org and try to find love ... or at least really old pictures of lovers. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

With tomorrow being Valentine's Day, we've got love on the brain. How about you? Are you looking for love? Other than our extensive collection filled with romance novelsself-help books and more, we can't really help you there. You can, however, travel through local history at ... Continue »

Podcast Extra!

In case you missed last week's Did you hear? podcast episode, here's the encore presentation! That's right, extra eLibrary elaboration!

In case you missed last week's Did you hear? podcast episode, here's the encore presentation! That's right, extra eLibrary elaboration!

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library:

An Edible Discussion Monday, Feb. 10, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Thursday, Feb. 13, 12 pm @ Blue Valley Library and Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 am @ Monticello Library

Read Under the Stars Thursday, Feb, 13, 3:30 pm @ Corinth Library

City Center Live: True Lions Friday, Feb. 14, 7 pm @ Lenexa City Center Community Forum

and more! Browse all of our events »

This week at the Library:

An Edible Discussion Monday, Feb. 10, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Thursday, Feb. 13, 12 pm @ Blue Valley Library and Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 am @ Monticello Library

Read Under the Stars Thursday, Feb, 13, 3:30 pm @ Corinth Library

... Continue »

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