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Awesomeness for your inner-geek

  • Jedi assemble!

    Darth Vader reading a book

    The Rebel Alliance is gathering at the Library! Join us for a special after-hours program to take down the Empire!

    Friday, June 21
    5:30 - 7 p.m.
    Shawnee Library

    We will hone our Jedi skills together, through games, crafts and Star Wars-themed treats. You’ll use your wits to solve riddles, crack codes and race the clock to see which team can defeat the Empire. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be served. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters. The resistance needs you! 

  • Let's Improv!

    Theater masks

    Get ready to laugh at our series of improv workshops this Summer!

    Saturday, June 8
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Leawood Pioneer Library

    Tuesday, June 25
    3  -4:30 p.m.
    Central Resource Library

    Thursday, June 27
    2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Monticello Library

    Monday, July 15
    2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Gardner Library

Latest Content

Teen Review
Starworld Cover
Audrey Coulthurst
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jun 10, 2019

Do you ever find your self wanting to escape into a different world? Well, that is exactly what happens in this book. High school students Sam and Zoe have existed on two very different platforms, but find themselves more similar than they thought. It all starts with an unexpected encounter that leads the two girls to swap phone numbers, and in their text messages they build up the wonderful Starworld. In Starworld both girls feel free and they share things they never shared with other people. But will this amazing world last? Will feelings get in way of this unexpected friendship?

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Teen Review
We Rule the Night Cover
Claire Eliza Bartlett
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

In the world described in this book, there are two types of magic: spark, which is the "legal" and "good" magic, and weave, which, in essence, is weaving the strands of the fabric that makes up the world. However, it is illegal due to its "bad" nature. When two girls, Revna and Linné are brought together by the government, they find that their government is getting desperate to win a war and will cross lines it needs to do so. 

I really liked the cover. Specifically, the font choice is excellent, and I really liked how the bird in the background (is that a phoenix?) has its feathers...

Teen Review
Queen's Shadow Cover
E.K. Johnston
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jun 3, 2019

This book is a lovely, in depth look at Padmé's transition between Queen and Senator. It delves into the the inner workings of the galactic Senate and how Padmé finds her place there. I loved the cover! The art was gorgeous and it did a good job of conveying the theme of the book. I also loved how Padmé's handmaidens were their own characters, and how the author fleshes out characters that were only present for seconds in the movies. It's as compelling as some of the best fics I've read, which is truly the highest compliment I can give a novel.

Teen Review
The Electric War Cover
Mike Winchell
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, May 16, 2019

In The Electric War, readers dive into the initial application of electricity in late 19th century America and the substantial struggle that sprung from it. A decade-long conflict is waged on the effectiveness, danger, and control of direct and alternating current. Great minds such as George Westinghouse, Nikola Tesla, and Thomas Edison utilize their knowledge and prowess of electricity to compete in the race of lighting the world. 

The most compelling aspect of The Electric War is the focus on the false portrayal of alternating current by Thomas Edison and the extent that these...

Teen Review
Nick and June Were Here Cover
Shalanda Stanley
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, May 13, 2019

Nick and June Were Here is about two young lovers that both have very different back stories. Nick has a history of stealing cars and getting arrested, and June is just your normal girl who stays out of trouble. But then these crazy things start happening to June causing her to go to a hospital, and she is diagnosed with schizophrenia: she hears and sees things other people don't.

I love the cover! I think the cover is very aesthetic and eye appealing. I love how each chapter is either June's or Nick's perspective, and you get to hear both of their sides on things. I was...

Teen Review
We Are Here to Stay Cover
Susan Kuklin
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, May 9, 2019

This book encompasses the stories of multiple teens who made the journey to America through hardships and struggles in order to live a better life for themselves and their families. The book is written in first person and through short stories that allow the reader to get to know the subjects of the story and from the mouths of the immigrants themselves, without influencing the reader to think a certain way about the issue. I think that the cover was really powerful because It draws the attention directly to the title, which is ultimately the message of the book. I would say that it is...

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