Arts and Culture

Carmack Community Room

Now Presenting features local writers reading their work. Sarah Donohoe, Kaleah Peterson, Michael Harty, and Rebecca Schier-Akmala are winners of the Library's monthly creative writing contest and will share their entries.

Now Presenting and Writing Contests are presented with The Writers Place.

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The Black & Veatch MakerSpace is your exploratorium of technologic contraptions! There's a lot to learn, so get started at MakerSpace Beginners Night. We'll introduce and demonstrate 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software and electronics. Once you are introduced, you can come back and get to know MakerSpace better. No registration required.

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The Black & Veatch MakerSpace is your exploratorium of technologic contraptions! There's a lot to learn, so get started at MakerSpace Beginners Night. We'll introduce and demonstrate 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software and electronics. Once you are introduced, you can come back and get to know MakerSpace better. No registration required.

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Carmack Community Room

Kansas City StorySlam is an event that welcomes anyone to tell a short personal story to a group of friendly listeners. Kansas City StorySlam is bringing some of KC's best storytellers to the library. The event will schedule time at the end for a few walk-ins to share their stories. KC StorySlam follows these rules: stories should be true, engaging, prepared in advance and told without reading from notes. Stories should be narrative in form, not a rant, stand-up comedy, an essay or poem. Tellers have 5-8 minutes. Check...

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Register online or call 913-826-4600. No membership needed or cost to attend.

Drop in for a day of discovery made for genealogy beginners.

• Tour the genealogy area   

• Learn about library and Society resources, in-house and online.  

• Pick up a Genealogy Starter Kit with forms and information. 

• Get one-on-one help from Society members in our Learning Lab. 

Attend informative 45-minute sessions on topics like: where to begin your search, genealogy DNA, and how to find online genealogy sources. Visit genealogy group exhibits; learn about...

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