Unlocking the Mind

Join us at the Library to explore mindfulness practices like meditation, breathing, and movement. Unlock a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection one breath at a time.

Presented by Celestine Muhammad, a Certified Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher and co-founder of A Peace of Yoga Kansas City.

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People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy and an increased motivation to care for your family pets and all living things.

Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. A live animal will be present at this program.

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When a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s is detected in its early stages, preventative measures and treatments as well as lifestyle changes can be applied to effectively slow disease progress. A cure for Alzheimer’s is not currently known yet doctors and scientists have made great strides in treatment. Early detection allows for more effective treatment options. Sandwiches and sides will be served.

Learn more about early detection from presenter Michelle Niedens, LSCSW. She is director of MyAlliance for Cognitive Health, a community-based program focused on early detection,...

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Kevin Bryce's film offers a bold look at a complex and widely misunderstood illness. All These Flowers is a victory story: of finding identity apart from a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder; of hope where there was despair; of recovery from an incurable disease. Six people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder were filmed for two years. They are from across the United States and different family structures and financial situations, and follow varying treatment strategies. The simple message of All These Flowers is: we all...

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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Homeschool families will love this educational session that features a different theme each month. You’ll hear expert presentations and demonstrations and learn about related activities. Librarians will provide subject resources for your family to further explore each topic. Ages 8-18 only, please. Parents are invited to explore the rest of the Library during this independent learning experience. 

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September: Trading on the Santa Fe Trail
October: Unlocking...

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