A Universe of Stories

This session presents current research about “Neuronal-Glial Interactions in a Drosophila Model of Tauopathy.” Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. Dr. Kenneth Colodner is a neuroscientist researching how communication between cell types in the human brain is disrupted in neuro-degenerative diseases. His lab is particularly focused on “tau protein toxicity in the context of tauopathies.” Colodner and his colleagues are genetically altering common fruit flies – drosophila melanogaster – to overexpress the human tau protein in their brains. This talk will highlight Colodner’s current studies...

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

Share a great read with your favorite kid, grandparent, friend or partner. This book group is for everyone who likes to read – and who likes to talk about it. We’ve chosen a middle grades title that will appeal across ages. We’ll have a free copy of our book, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, for the first 12 people who register by Sept. 16. You bring your brainy brilliance. Light refreshments are provided. 

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Go is an ancient Chinese strategy game that fascinates players with its simple elements and infinite complexity. Enhance your memory and focus, and stimulate your imagination by playing this timeless table-top game.

A drop-in program presented by the Four Dragons Go Club.

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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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