A Universe of Stories

Children get ready to read long before they start school. This workshop for childcare providers uses new and classic children’s books plus 6 by 6, Ready to Read, the Library’s research-based early literacy initiative, to show how to create a literacy-rich environment that engages children with language and stories. KDHE clock hour credit certificates will be provided to attendees.

Presented by Bradley Debrick, Early Literacy Coordinating Librarian for Johnson County Library.

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Registration encouraged for this event, to help us have an accurate amount of supplies. Register here for this event or call Mike Kruger at 913.477.8384 for help registering.

All of us probably know some areas where we could boost our health and happiness. That might mean exercising more, eating healthier, learning stress management techniques or nipping a bad habit in the bud. Making a change can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This series will show you how to incorporate knowledge and simple...

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The way we care for mental health patients in America has changed drastically during the last century. In September, hear how the Menninger Clinic in Topeka was a primary catalyst for improved regulations surrounding mental health care and revolutionized psychiatric practice. In...

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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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Registration encouraged for this event, to help us have an accurate amount of supplies. Register here for this event or call Mike Kruger at 913.477.8384 for help registering.

All of us probably know some areas where we could boost our health and happiness. That might mean exercising more, eating healthier, learning stress management techniques or nipping a bad habit in the bud. Making a change can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This series will show you how to incorporate knowledge and simple...

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