Arts and Culture

Looking to enjoy some local art? See our Exhibitions.

This popular meet-up includes a potluck dinner and group discussion about cookbooks, cooking and, of course, food. Each month features a specific nationality or type of cuisine, with discussion led by special guest speakers who are food professionals. You can share new or favorite dishes, test others’ creations, learn about new expert techniques and discuss food with other foodies. To help you plan your potluck contribution: we usually have 25-35 attendees.

September: Fresh from the Earth with Stan Slaughter
October: Scandinavian...

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Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Nathan Neufeld and Miguel Rivera are exhibiting at Central Resource Library this fall. In this panel discussion they’ll provide perspectives on their current works, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as they discuss taking risks and navigating their ideas, as well as responding to comments and questions from the audience. Moderated by arts journalist Laura Spencer. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6 - 6:30 pm.

Venture into Optics is a...

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at three different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

Leawood's monthly...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.

Leawood topics:
September: Word Wars
October: Zines as Activism
November: Slam Poetry
December: Songwriting Relay

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Join this maker community and socialize with other experienced needlers. You can share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making. Bring your own supplies and needle with us.

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