Wednesday, July 25, 2007

We are creating a new mural. Please visit free people read freely for more information.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The mural has been hung.
Visit the teen room to see it in all its glory.

Congrats to Farah who appeared in the Johnson County Sun with County Librarian Mona Carmack hugging her. The photo was taken at the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony last Monday.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

more publicity

Another article that appeared today in The Kansas City Star. Included is quite a bit of Farah's reading. Angel is quoted too.

Here's a photo of a firefighter looking at the mural.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A couple more instances of mural recognition. The first is from when The Kansas City Star came to the mural unveiling. The photos are on the Community Faces page. The photo above is from the KC Star webpage.

Great job to Angel and Farah! Looks like it was pretty emotional at the remembrance ceremony last night. The photo of both is printed in the September 12th edition of The Kansas City Star and online.

Monday, September 11, 2006

I want to bring your attention to a story in which you're featured. This is from the Johnson County Government Newsletter. To see it, follow this link. Then click on JoCo Info--on the top left side of the page. What great recognition for your efforts!

Also, you and your family and friends may want to attend tonight's September 11th Rememberance Ceremony here at the Central Resource Library. Here's a description of the program:

A special program will be held in remembrance of the September 11 tragedy. Key note addresses by first responders and county officials. Musical and poetry tributes. Join us on the patio in front of the library at 8:45 p.m. for a candlelight vigil as well. Special music. Check the Library’s Web site for more information:

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony
7 p.m.
Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS

The latest news is that the ceremony is being moved inside. So, no need to worry about the weather or the fate of the mural. Oh! The mural will be the backdrop to the ceremony. I'm sure Angel told all of you, but we should let others know who read this blog.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

wanted to see it again at the top...

elementia submission committee

I've mentioned to each of you the committee we hope to create---yes?

creative ambassadors. right? :-)

everyone was interested. yes? :-)

Serving on this committee will entail meeting once or more this fall and evaluating the content that has been submitted to elementia. All work will be presented to you anonymously, thus you yourself may submit to the magazine. While we (Kelly, Eriko, Katie and myself) will facilitate the meetings and discussion we hope to give you the final say.

My long term vision has always been for this magazine to be determined, created, and edited by and for young adults...this committee will be a step in that direction.

Kelly determined that it would be best for us to create a new blog for this project and link it to the mural blog.

Her and I will fine tune that and keep you posted.

The first meeting date will be October 17th. There will be food...I promise :-).


photo contest

as kelly stated below...if you're interested in submitting to our photo contest...the deadline is Sept. 20th.


nikki giovanni says that poetry (writing ) spans the distance between what we think & what we say...

last night you traveled that distance...your words are honest & real...looking forward to seeing you all on Monday--if you can!

Come see your beautiful Mural again on September 11th & hear Farah once again ;-)...7pm

Here are some photos
from the event last night.

You did an awesome job!

If you're interested in helping with our teen literary magazine, elementia, contact Angel or me. We'll need your help Tuesday, October 17th at our work night and other times too during October and November.

It's been great getting to know all of you. Please stop by and see me sometime. Or drop me an e-mail and let me know how things are going.

Oh! I nearly forgot. For those who seemed interested, the photography contest deadline is September 20th. For more information take a look at the teen page of our website.

Check out the teen library blog we have for more information on events happening here at the Central Resource Library.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

September 5th:
Mural Unveiling & Poetry Reading
Refreshments Served
Johnson County Library
9875 West 87th St.
Overland Park, KS
Central Teen Room
learn connect enjoy explore create
selena, luke, farah, and laura--great job today

they worked from about 9am to 215pm...
the mural is resting, as are they now...

I have enjoyed working with everyone
your creativity is humbling...
time to sit back and relish in the esteem!
your work is invaluable.
it's been awesome.

final touches