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Census

Census

February 12, 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?

eLibrary Extravaganza!

eLibrary Extravaganza!

January 31, 2020

One of our best shows ever! No lie. After listening, your life may change forever. eResources are just that big of a deal. 

Embrace our eLibrary! E is for electronic. We explore our digital Library collection with special guests Hope Harms and Amy Field. If you look at our physical collection at any of our locations, think about this: we just might have that book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper, DVD in a digital format to access on your computer, tablet, phone, and maybe even your smart TV. In fact, you'll find titles in our amazing digital collection you simply won't find anywhere else! So, Did you hear about our eLibrary? 

Branch Manager Panel

Branch Manager Panel

January 21, 2020

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. 

2020 Spring Preview

2020 Spring Preview

January 7, 2020

Baby, it's cold outside. But SPRING is coming!!! And, the Library has programs that will not only warm your soul, but defrost your brain as well.

In this episode of Did you hear?, our hosts Dave Carson and Melissa Horak-Hern chat with Christopher Leitch, Ben Oglesby, and Amy Field, about what’s to come in the next few months at the Library! Spoiler alert: it's hot stuff!

Notable Books of 2019

Notable Books of 2019

December 16, 2019

At first glance we thought someone had something against furniture "No table books"??? What do you have against tables?! But then, we realized we needed to pay a little more attention to what we're reading. "Notable" not "No Table." (We apologize for that HORRIBLE joke!!!)

Our readers advisory librarian Gregg Winsor makes another Did You Hear? appearance to discuss Notable Books! Gregg, Dave and Melissa reveal this list of great books from 2019. Gregg whittled this list of 50 titles down from numerous Library staff nominated titles. Get ready to add to your “to read” list!

Go to the 2019 Notable Books list!

Return Bin Finds

Return Bin Finds

December 2, 2019

In this episode of Did you hear, we discuss the weird and wacky, and sometimes wonderful, things we find in the book drop. Melissa and Dave host our librarians Chris Carleton, Austin Johnson and Laura Hunt. who share their most fabulous and freaky finds, including many things used as a bookmark.

Library Hacks

Library Hacks

November 18, 2019

This edition of Did you hear? explores Library Hacks! Get tips, tricks, and secrets that only Library insiders know about. What's up our sleeve? Why, a Library card of course. ;)

MakerSpace Odyssey

MakerSpace Odyssey

November 4, 2019

This week on Did you hear, our hosts Melissa and Dave chat with Nick Ward-Bopp, one of our MakerSpace Facilitators, about the great resources we have in the Black and Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library. But the MakerSpace isn’t just at Central - we host Maker programming at various other locations, too!

Your House History

Your House History

October 28, 2019

What's your house history? Realtor/Librarian/Kansas City Historian Meredith Roberson, Local History Librarian Amanda Wahlmeier, and Curator of Interpretation at the Johnson County Museum, Andrew Gustafson, join Dave Carson to discuss how you can learn the history of the home you live in or the house you're thinking about buying. Spoiler alert! The Johnson County Library can help!

Pages, Clerks, and Bears! Oh my!

Pages, Clerks, and Bears! Oh my!

October 21, 2019

Did you know that not every staff member in the Library is a Librarian? Ever wondered what the difference is between a page, a clerk, an information specialist and a Librarian? Well, when we asked folks on facebook what they wanted to know about the Library, several patrons wondered just that. Well wonder no more! We've gathered staff members who have worked a number of positions and are ready to explain what these jobs entail. Spoiler alert: No matter the position, we're all happy to help!