Press release from Johnson County Public Library

The Johnson County Library will host Lauren Chance as teen artist-in-residence and Ayah Abdul Rauf as teen writer-in-residence during July.

Lauren Chance will be editing digital photography during the month of July on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS. (July 1, 8, 22 & 29). Visit with Lauren while she works creatively with her photos. She will also present photography workshops for middle school students. For more information on Lauren, visit www.jocoteenscene.org/teenartist2010.

Digital Photo Workshop

Saturday July 3, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. & Saturday, July 24, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS

A hands-on workshop with Teen Artist-in-Residence, Lauren Chance. Work with Lauren to enhance your digital photography and photo editing skills. Bring your own camera if possible. Ages 10 -14; space is limited. Call (913) 495-2490 to register.

Ayah Abdul Rauf will write and collage in her current journal each Thursday in July from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Central Resource Library. Teens may drop in and visit with Ayah and check out her collection of over 100 journals. For more information on Ayah, visit www.jocoteenscene.org/teenwriter2010.

During the month of July, Teen Writer-in-Residence, Ayah Abdul Rauf, will lead “My Imaginary Muse”, a workshop for creative middle school students at both Central Resource Library and the Shawnee Neighborhood Library, which will include journaling, art creations and creative writing. Ages 11-13; space is limited. To register call (913) 495-2490 and specify workshop location.

“My Imaginary Muse” Workshop

Central Resource Library, 9875 w. 87th St., Overland Park

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,

“My Imaginary Muse” Workshop

Shawnee Neighborhood Library, 13811 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27

A public reception will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 2:00

Teen Artist & Writer Reception
Saturday, July 18, 2009  – 2:00 PM
Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS
Please join us for a casual afternoon to honor Teen Artist-in-Residence Lauren Chance, Teen Writer-in-Residence Ayah Abdul Rauf and the young people they inspire. Registration is not necessary.

All library programs are free and open to the public. Interpretive services and other accommodations for those with special needs are available by contacting Library staff at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled Library program.