All Classes and Events

E.g., 09/21/2019
E.g., 09/21/2019

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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Help your family history research using genetic genealogy. Whether you are just starting to think about taking a DNA test or have already tested yourself, your great aunt and a dozen fourth cousins twice removed, this group is for you. This discussion will be about bringing it all together: a case study on how DNA, traditional genealogy and collaboration was used to solve a 100-year brick wall.

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Join this maker community and socialize with other experienced needlers. You can share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making. Bring your own supplies and needle with us.

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Johnson County Genealogy Society are available to help with general questions Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, at the Genealogy Desk at Central Resource Library. For those looking for a little extra help with either Basic Genealogy or DNA & Genetic Genealogy, we also offer free one-on-one sessions that can be booked in advance. If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website for a link to the SignUpGenius page to view the available appointment times. You may also email ...

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Do you have questions about the upcoming election? The Johnson County League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters, help registered voters update your names and addresses, distribute absentee ballot applications and answer your general voting questions.

You can also catch this event at other locations & times »

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The 2020 Census is coming, and everyone counts! Drop by one of our upcoming local Library presentations to learn how you can make a great wage in Johnson County while helping your community. A recruiting assistant from the Census Bureau will be on hand to talk about part-time Census jobs, answer questions about why a complete count is important to our area, and provide assistance in completing your application.

For more information, and to apply directly, check out 2020census.gov/jobs

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Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want if others are making the decisions for you. Attendees will receive a free copy of the Center’s Caring Conversations Workbook.

Linda Ward from the Center for Practical Bioethics presents an in depth look at this timely topic. 

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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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Meeting Room

The only thing as enjoyable as a good book is talking about it!

September: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
October: The Circle by Dave Eggers
November:...

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