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We Want Your Art!

Post-it note? Your napping kitty's tail? Folded corner (gasp!)? None of those are nearly as cool as having a bookmark with your very own artwork on it. Enter your bookmark art in the National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest, and you could see your lovely design on bookmarks available at all of our Library locations.

Tell Us your story about family, books and learning
Show Us what you love about your Library
Draw Us into your colorful Library world

From preschoolers to adults, there are different age categories each with their own winner. Entries are due Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Print out your entry form (PDF) and start creating! Or, join us at one of our Create Your Contest Bookmark events.

The winning illustrations will be unveiled during National Library Week in April. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed throughout the remainder of the year at all 14 branches of the Johnson County Library and three Friends Bookstores.

Co-sponsored with Friends of Johnson County Library.

Post-it note? Your napping kitty's tail? Folded corner (gasp!)? None of those are nearly as cool as having a bookmark with your very own artwork on it. Enter your bookmark art in the National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest, and you could see your lovely design on bookmarks available at all of our Library locations.

Tell Us your story about family, books and learning
Show Us what you love about your Library
Draw Us into your colorful Library world

From preschoolers to adults, there are different age categories each with their own winner. Entries are due Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Print out ... Continue »

  • JCDS Emerging Artists
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    JCDS Emerging Artists JCDS Emerging Artists

Johnson County Developmental Supports: Emerging Artists

Monday, Jan 13, 2020 to Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 at Shawnee Library

The JCDS Emerging Artists Program exists to develop the skills of Emerging Artists so that they may reach their full potential and receive income through the sale of their art. It provides an opportunity for this group to build meaningful relationships with professional artists in settings that are typical for those who are part of the local art community. The Emerging Artists are in varying stages of their artistic development and have all expressed a strong passion and enthusiasm for creating art. Creating art has also provided an opportunity to earn money in an industry that is not typically an option for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The JCDS Emerging Artists Program exists to develop the skills of Emerging Artists so that they may reach their full potential and receive income through the sale of their art. It provides an opportunity for this group to build meaningful relationships with professional artists in settings that are typical for those who are part of the local art community. The Emerging Artists are in varying stages of their artistic development and have all expressed a strong passion and enthusiasm for creating art. Creating art has also provided an opportunity to earn money in an industry that is not typically an option for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Lamar Hunt

TBT: Good Idea!

Have you ever had a good idea? You know, the kind of idea that leads to a foolhardy venture like creating a football league to take on the NFL? That's exactly what Lamar Hunt and seven other owners did in creating the American Football League. They called themselves the "foolish club." The AFL and NFL merged in 1966. Four years later, Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Now, fifty years later, the team we call "our team" is returning for another championship!

Are you a Chiefs fan? Search jocohistory.org for articles about Lamar and the team from back in the day. It's the place to travel through local history. Also, be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Have you ever had a good idea? You know, the kind of idea that leads to a foolhardy venture like creating a football league to take on the NFL? That's exactly what Lamar Hunt and seven other owners did in creating the American Football League. They called themselves the "foolish club." The AFL and NFL merged in 1966. Four years later, Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Now, fifty years later, the team we call "our team" is returning for another championship!

Are you a Chiefs fan? Search jocohistory.org for articles about Lamar and the team from back in the day. It's the place to travel through local history. Also, be sure to follow our ... Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Branch Managers

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

Tax Help is Here

Your Tax Help Central

The Federal tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.

The 2019 KS Homestead Claim deadline has been extended to October 15, 2020.

Tax assistance

  • AARP Kansas Tax-Aide:  “It has been decided that our tax sites will  NOT reopen for the rest of the calendar year 2020.  Other arrangements should be found to complete returns for 2019.See updates and additional information »
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): “We are not able to reopen our tax site before the July 15th tax deadline because of Covid 19. If you would like our help in completing your taxes, we have set up a mail in option.” See the instructions »
  • The Tax Help guide from our librarians links to forms, useful contacts and resources for more information.

The Federal tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.

The 2019 KS Homestead Claim deadline has been extended to October 15, 2020.

Tax assistance

  • AARP Kansas Tax-Aide:  “It has been decided that our tax sites will  NOT reopen for the rest of the calendar year 2020.  Other arrangements should be found to complete returns for 2019.See updates and additional information »
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): “We are not able to reopen our tax site before the July 15th tax deadline because of Covid 19. If you would like our help in completing your taxes, we have set up a mail in option.”
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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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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.)

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.

    Regular Drive-Thru hours throughout the week:

    • Monday and Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday: Noon - 8 pm
    • Friday: CLOSED
    • Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
    • Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
    NOTE: The Lenexa Library Drive-Thru will remain open during Farmer's Market hours in 2020.

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.)

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