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Did you hear? This is Johnson County Library's podcast where we give you the inside story and share what we recommend!

Episode Date
Podcast wakes up from hibernation!
40:42
This episode has answers to your frequently asked questions that have popped up during the stay at home order. We also hear from our MakersSpace facilitators as they help take on COVID-19 by doing what they do best--making. We give you tips and suggestions about the gems you'll find in our eLibrary. A number of our Librarians called in with their eResource suggestions and offer up their favorite author quotes. We're back in a big way! Did you hear? The podcast is back!
Apr 03, 2020
The Way to Literally Make Memories
24:58

What do you do for date night? Dinner and a movie? Couple's foot massage? A nice walk at one of our great local parks? Maybe a picnic? What if we told you there is a fun date idea that allows you to literally make memories. This episode we feature Erika and Warren who made a MakerSpace date night a regular part of their social lives. We follow their story as they go from dating, to a wedding, to creating an online shop and how the MakerSpace played an important role. Did you hear about how great the MakerSpace is for relationships?

Listen! And, have a look at all of the great items they made over the course of their relationship--including a stunning bouquet of 3D printed flowers used in their wedding!

Mar 04, 2020
Census
20:54

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?

Feb 12, 2020
eLibrary Extravaganza!
41:42

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? 

Jan 31, 2020
Branch Manager Panel
35:13

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. 

Jan 21, 2020
2020 Spring Preview
19:25

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!

Jan 07, 2020
Notable Books of 2019
34:38

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!

Dec 16, 2019
Return Bin Finds
27:52

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.

Dec 02, 2019
Library Hacks
33:50

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. ;)

Nov 18, 2019
MakerSpace Odyssey
37:23

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!

Nov 04, 2019
Your House History
29:05

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!

Oct 28, 2019
Pages, Clerks, and Bears! Oh my!
40:16

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!  

Oct 21, 2019
K-Drama
23:56

In our latest episode of the Did you hear? podcast we explore K-Drama. What the heck is that? Tune in to find out. Librarian Rachel Novotny talks about its history and answers some questions about the artists and explains the how and why this genre has become so popular. Get ready, we’re going inside K-Drama! 

Oct 14, 2019
Oh, the questions we get ...
31:29

In this episode of Did you hear, our librarians Scott and Bryan talk with Melissa and Dave about the questions we receive most often from patrons. When Google stumps you, we’re here to help you search for those tricky answers. Also, cookies!

Oct 07, 2019
Anthologies
36:23

Need something to read? Do you want to try something different? We encourage you to try anthologies! What are they? Why are they so amazingly good? You must listen to discover. Guest Librarians Helen and Lisa join Dave Carson as we investigate anthologies. Lisa created an Anthologies reading list!  

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Sep 30, 2019
2019 Library Lets Loose
16:29

In this episode, Stephanie Neu from the Johnson County Library Foundation visits to discuss The Library Lets Loose -- our annual signature fundraising event for the Johnson County Library programs and collection. Adult Library lovers (21+ years and older) enjoy unique, interactive and creative experiences, tasty local libations and scrumptious food and drink pairings– plus entertainment from local musicians, makers and artists.

Buy Tickets Now! Plus, educators and librarians tickets are just $50 through the day of event.
We’ll see you there!

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Sep 23, 2019
Lily B Moonflower
29:32

In this episode of Did you hear, Dave Carson talks with Bryan Voell and local musician Lily B Moonflower. You’ll learn about her creativity and career, and even hear a couple of her songs. Listen to Lily's "I'm Takin' the Wheel" (:40) and "Midnight Song" (22:38).

Your WEEKLY WORD is: bifurcate, the author quote is amazing, and don't miss our minutes of Library Zen!

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Sep 16, 2019
Fall Program Preview
31:50

In this episode of Did you hear, Dave Carson talks with Ben Oglesby, Christopher Leitch, and Amy Field, about our upcoming Fall programming, including our Unlocking the Mind programs. 

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Sep 09, 2019
Goodbye Summer, Hello Summer Camp Movies!
38:45

Information Specialist Michael Keller is a man of many lists! Colleague Ed Raab took notice and nominated Michael's Summer Camp Movie List as a topic for a podcast episode sub-genre deep dive! It's the end of summer! We understand that you'll probably need to go through some kind of grieving process. You're going to want to hold onto those fantastic summer moments! So, this fall and winter, while you’re trapped in your home, warm up to Summer Camp Movies. 

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Aug 26, 2019
Unlocking the Mind
26:11

In this episode host Dave Carson introduces Melissa Horak-Hern as the new co-host of the Did you hear? podcast! They dive into our Fall 2019 trimesterly theme for our programs: "Unlocking the Mind." They also reveal all of the amazing podcast episode topics for the next four months!

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Aug 19, 2019
Sci-fi Novellas
26:36

We're talking sci-fi

Beth from our collections development team drops by to talk about novellas! But not just any novellas, sci-fi novellas!The conversation quickly bubbles in a brew of all things sci-fi!

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Aug 12, 2019
What happened during Monticello's 1st year?
26:00

In this episode of Did you hear?, host Dave Carson sits down with Monticello Librarians Kari and Ian to discuss all things Monticello Library. It turned 1 Sunday, Aug. 4. These loquacious Librarians reflect on Monticello's 1st year and give you a glimpse at this branch's bright future! 

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

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Aug 05, 2019
What You Didn't Know About Biking to the Library
20:25

Bike to the Library!

In this episode of Did you hear?, host Dave Carson welcomes MakerSpace Facilitator Nick Ward-Bopp as he brings Megan Foreman from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, and Laura Steele from Bike Walk KC to discuss some exciting developments regarding biking to the Johnson County Library. We go in-depth into biking and our new FixIt! station!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

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Jul 29, 2019
Astronaut Mike Massimino
20:23

Are you ready to launch into Did you hear? There’s an ASTRONAUT in this episode! Host Dave Carson and Youth Services Librarian Diana Spencer interview astronaut Mike Massimino in support of our “Meet the Astronaut” event as we continue to celebrate our summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

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Jul 22, 2019
ILL - Interlibrary Loan
24:55

It's another inside story in this episode of Did you hear?

One of the best things about Interlibrary loan, AKA ILL, is the amount of money we save patrons who might otherwise buy CDs, books, or DVDs. Every time we borrow an item for free, a patron may save $10 - $30 or more!

Interlibrary Loan Librarian Kari Sime and her staff join host Dave Carson to demystify ILL. How does it all work? Can you borrow from all over the world? What are some of the more surprising items people have borrowed? It’s all interesting stuff as we go inside ILL. 

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

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Jul 15, 2019
ScienceTellers “Aliens: Escape From Earth” and Kids Space Books
41:49

In this episode of Did you hear?, Dave Carson hosts Scienceteller Brock Hatton and Youth Services Librarian Jayma Zook to share the details about the action-packed and educational adventure, Aliens: Escape from Earth. Then, you’ve probably heard Youth Services Librarian Dennis Ross on KCUR recommending kids books. It turns out he’s not too big of a star for our meager podcast and suggests some great space-themed kids books! Join us as we go deep inside our Summer Reading theme: A Universe of Stories.

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

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Jul 09, 2019
K-pop
24:45

K-Pop

In this episode of Did you hear? host Dave Carson welcomes Information Specialist Rachel Novotny and Gregg Winsor for a deep dive into Korean Pop -- or K-Pop. Ever wondered about its history? Have questions about the artists? Curious about how and why this genre has become so popular? Get ready, we’re going inside K-Pop!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

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Jul 01, 2019
Johnson County Movie Theater History, Career and Finance, and Bookstores
37:37

In this episode of Did you hear?, host Dave Carson and Librarian Mike Keller give you the inside story on what it was like to visit and work at Johnson County movie theaters back in the day! They also chat about the 4-part jocohistory series about the local chain of Dickinson movie theaters!

Then, our weekly Library Community Calendar highlight: career and finance Librarian Marty Johannes brings Karen Silins of A-Plus Career and Resume by to preview resume and interviewing events!

Plus, Dave tells ya about our bookstores!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

 

 

 

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Jun 24, 2019
Drums and Improv, ELL, and Books to Go
41:23

Drums and Improv, ELL, and Books to Go

In this episode of Did you hear? Jennifer Reeves, Chris Koppenhaver talk Let's Improv! and the West African Talking Drum (:23),

Then, we give you a behind-the-scenes listen! Our English Language Learning (ELL) Conversation Group volunteers share why they spend every weekend helping non-native speakers become proficient at English. (16:25)

Dave also tells you about our 6by6 books to go! (15:52)

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

 

 

 

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Jun 17, 2019
Music and Movies in the Park, Modern Day Fitzgerald, and Books in español
37:11

In this episode of Did you hear Bryan Voell pops by to discuss music and movies in the park with Dave. Then, Mica Elgin-Vi of Modern Day Fitzgerald joins the conversation. Dave then shares a DYI about books in español.

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON 

 

 

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Jun 10, 2019
Summer Maker Passport, Cedar Roe Turns 50, Lenexa Opens, and Bookmarkable
37:43

In this episode of Did you hear, the Nick and Thomas from the MakerSpace introduce the new Maker Passport Program! Then we wish Cedar Roe Library a happy 50th birthday. Plus, Dave explains bookmarkable.

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

 

 

 

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Jun 03, 2019
Stay Home and Read a Book Ball, Meet the Illustrator, Teen Fiction for Adults, and Book Groups
37:43

In this episode of Did you hear?, The Johnson County Library Foundation drops by to promote our Stay Home and Read a Book Ball. Then, Youth Services Librarian Christina Larkins pops by with children’s book illustrator Bob Kolar to talk about his latest book: Hey-Ho to Mars We'll Go! And if that wasn’t enough, Gregg Winsor and Allison Schwartz talk teen fiction for adults!

And, our host Dave Carson celebrates book groups!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON 

 

 

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May 27, 2019
Mysteries VS Thrillers, Summer Reading Book Clubs, Bestsellers
31:42

In this episode of Did you hear?, Gregg Winsor clears up the conundrum of how mysteries differ from thrillers. But first, Youth Services Librarians Dawna Ofstehage, Michelle Ranney, and Chris Koppenhaver discuss summer reading book clubs.

And, our host Dave Carson salutes bestsellers!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON 

 

 

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May 20, 2019
Now Presenting Writing Contest Winners, and Books for Busy People
58:01

In this episode of Did you hear? Gregg Winsor and Matt Crist talk books for busy people. But first, Helen Hokanson presents our writing contest winners. Martha Gershun, Kayla Wiltfong, Tim Tankard, Mary Silwance read their winning entries!

And, our host Dave Carson gives a shout out to our blog!

Martha's winning entry
Kayla's winning entry
Mary's winning entry
Now Presenting events in our calendar.

Find out what Matt Crist and Gregg Winsor recommend in our catalog!

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON 

 

 

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May 13, 2019
Summer Preview!
28:48

We devote this entire podcast episode to preview our summer programs! Customer Experience Communication team members help you navigate the universe of events we're offering! Amy Field, Ben Oglesby, and Christopher Leitch join host Dave Carson explore all things fun!

From Summer Reading, to an astronaut visit, to movies under the stars, to book sales, to a not-to-be-missed party ... see all the details »

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON
  • DAVE CARSON

 

 

 

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May 06, 2019
Refugees in our Community, Dark Psychological Fiction, and Baby Storytime
21:22

We dedicated this episode of Did you hear? To Baby Storytime. Stories read by babies? No. Baby Storytime is for babies!

In today’s episode, Ashley Fick, Diane Haner, and Amanda Wahlmeier visit with Dave Carson about our Refugees in our Community event. Then, Meghan and Gregg recommend Dark Psychological Fiction!  

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON 

 

 

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Apr 29, 2019
Elementia, Book Burnout, Table Top Games, and Award Winners
43:02

We dedicated this episode of Did you hear? to Award Winners (12:36). From Bram Stoker to William Allen White award winners, you’ll find it all at jocolibrary.org/explore.

Today we recommend cures to book burnout (13:04), discuss table top game nights (24:23) and offer board game suggestions as well. 

But first, Kate McNair brings teen writers and artists to talk with Dave Carson about elementia! (:28)

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON

 

 

 

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Apr 22, 2019
In Memory of Six Million, MakerSpace, and Art You Can Checkout
25:20

We dedicate this episode of Did you hear? to Art you can check out! That’s right, we have prints of famous works of art at the Central Resource Library. Use them to study or simply change up the aesthetics of any room! In this episode, the MakerSpace crew drops by to chat, But first, Dave Carson sits down with Ashley Fick, Diane Haner, and Amanda Wahlmeier to discuss our In memory of Six Million event.

CREDITS:

  • Announcer: AMY FIELD
  • Host: DAVE CARSON
  • Co-host: Melissa Horak-Hern
  • Written by: DAVE CARSON & AMY FIELD  
  • Music & Editing: DAVE CARSON
  • DAVE CARSON 

 

 

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Apr 12, 2019