All Classes and Events

Fall Guide 2018
E.g., 09/18/2018
E.g., 09/18/2018

We're inviting teens to explore creative writing with us. Come workshop your essays, fiction or poetry and enjoy some treats, too. Writers of all genres are welcome. Best for teens 12-18. 

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Crafters and Makers often work in solitude, and you don't have to! Join this Maker community to socialize with other experienced needlers, share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of Making.

Janet Lander, CSJ offers a Bobbin Lace demonstration at the regular Needlers meeting on Mon. Sept. 24. 

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Crafters and Makers often work in solitude, and you don't have to! Join this Maker community to socialize with other experienced needlers, share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of Making.

Janet Lander, CSJ offers a Bobbin Lace demonstration at the regular Needlers meeting on Mon. Sept. 24. 

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Board games have been played for more than 4,000 years, and they have never stopped being fun. You can bring your favorites to share and get to know new people. We have games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Apples to Apples on-hand. Snacks and drinks provided. All ages are welcomed.

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Homeschool kids and teens 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 you 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. Register online or call (913) 826-4600. 

September: Coding, presented by Johnson County Library staff (This session is limited to 10 participants, so register early!)
October: Bullet...

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Kansas is home to a robust community of authors of all kinds. We celebrate women Kansas writers with a panel of authors who have Summer and Fall 2018 releases for teens. Participating authors:

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Does opening a fresh pack of multi-colored sharpies make your heart go aflutter? Do post-it note arrows inside a book put a smile on your face? Do you write tasks that "just come up" on your to-do list just to feel the satisfaction of crossing them off? Do you love to write, take notes, doodle, or schedule your time? If you love all-things organization, join fellow teens at our bullet journaling meetup.

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The Young Adult Advisory Council is a group of volunteer teen Library consultants who meet monthly to share favorite books, give feedback on the Library website, social media and collections, and to suggest public programs. Meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours.  

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Crafters and Makers often work in solitude, and you don't have to! Join this Maker community to socialize with other experienced needlers, share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of Making.

Janet Lander, CSJ offers a Bobbin Lace demonstration at the regular Needlers meeting on Mon. Sept. 24. 

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In Their Shoes is an interactive tool that uses real life scenarios to educate everyone about teen dating violence. Through a diverse set of teen stories, participants will make choices for their character as if they were in the unhealthy relationship themselves. Through this choose-your-own adventure activity, participants will learn about different forms of abuse, barriers to receiving help, helpful responses, and warning signs of violence. Guided discussion will follow the activity to process the stories and their impact. This program is presented in partnership with SAFEHOME,...

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