All Classes and Events

E.g., 02/20/2020
E.g., 02/20/2020

Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.

January: Letters to Your Future Selves
February: Words of Kindness
March: Make Your Own Magnetic Prose
April: Rudy Francisco Book Discussion and Poem Scramble Prompt

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library is your exploratorium of technologic contraptions! There’s a lot to learn, so get started at MakerSpace Beginners Night. We’ll introduce 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software and electronics. Once you are introduced, you can come back and get to know MakerSpace better.

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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The paperwork needed to get your kids covered with KanCare can be overwhelming, so Healthy Kansas Kids is here to help! In Gardner Library on the second Friday of each month and at Central Resource Library on the third Friday of each month, you can get assistance with your KanCare application, whether it's your first time or you need help renewing. More information on the service and its provider, GraceMed Health Clinic, can be found here »

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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens Dec. 9 at 9 am.

Teens are taking over the Library! Don’t worry – they’re playing games and mingling with other teens. Our JCL teens will work together to crack codes, solve riddles and use their wits to solve a Library Mystery. We’ll be serving pizza while we prepare for the games to commence.

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at five different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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