Community Matters

FYI: There will be no monthly meeting in December.

Our 1,000 members help make Johnson County Library one of the best libraries in the country. We are a community of Library users and supporters who advocate for Libraries, sell used books to raise funds and volunteer in every Library program and workspace. Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Please join us and consider becoming a Friend!



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Women make up half of the US population yet they remain a minority in elected office. Interestingly, more women than ever are political candidates in 2018. Our panel discussion features politicians who happen to be women and explores some of the professional and personal experiences of women who seek and hold elected office. Kansas News Service / KCUR reporter Celia Llopis-Jepson will moderate the discussion. We'll look at campaigning, getting elected and the daily work of governing. 

Confirmed panelists:

Senator ...

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Many people have high blood pressure without knowing about it. Stop by Central Library and have your blood pressure checked by a Johnson County Health Department nurse. When you know your numbers, you can better manage your health. No appointment is needed for this drop-in clinic.

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Carmack Community Room

This program presents women veterans sharing experiences from their careers in male-dominated military environments. You'll hear about deployments, opportunities for women in the military and the transition from military to civilian life. 

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Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons. Some are professionals in their field, some are...

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