All Classes and Events

E.g., 02/18/2020
E.g., 02/18/2020

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

January: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

February: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

March: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

April: Choose your own Biography/Memoir

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The De Soto Book Group meets at the TriCentury Bank, 33485 Lexington Ave., De Soto, KS 66018.

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

January:  If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss 

February:  ...

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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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Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

Don't miss our special edition of...

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It’s always tea time when you grow it yourself! Learn about growing, preparing and blending your own herbs for tasty teas. Regina Compernolle, founder and director of Sacred Earth Arts, will demonstrate how to plant everything you need and will share some recipes to get you started. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea) to drink while you wait for your herbs to grow!

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Please arrive 15 minutes early AND sign up for your TinkerCAD.com account before class begins.

Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open February 5  at  9 am.

Learn how to design your own 3D digital models. This class will show you the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing using Tinkercad software. Once you know a little, you can come back and do more. Presented by former JCL Maker-In-Residence Jeff Newhook. Space is limited for this popular...

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This group reads works chosen by the Great Books Foundation, an independent, nonprofit educational organization that creates reading and discussion programs. We discuss books using the "shared inquiry" format that enables exploration of the ideas and meaning found in what's read. "Shared inquiry" centers on interpretive questions that have more than one plausible answer and lead to engaging and insightful conversations about the text.

Phone registration only, 913-826-4600. When you call to register, the moderator will discuss the session with you and reserve a copy of the...

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Adults interested in practicing English to improve their level can attend free classes at Oak Park Library every Saturday morning. The levels are intermediate and advanced. There is no registration or exam.

Los adultos interesados en recibir clases de inglés para mejorar su nivel, pueden asistir a las clases que se dictan en la Biblioteca de Oak Park todos los sábados por la mañana. Los cursos de inglés que se imparten son: intermedio y avanzado. Los interesados pueden ir los sábados en la mañana para asistir a las clases gratuitas sin necesidad de que presenten examen de...

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Connect to your past and drop in for a day of discovery to begin your family research journey. Tour the genealogy area, learn about Library and Society resources, pick up a resource kit with forms and information and get one-on-one help from Society members. Attend sessions on DNA Genealogy, Avoiding Mistakes in Building Your Family Tree, RootsMagic, Family Search and more. Visit genealogy themed group exhibits in between these wonderful sessions!

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Figure out whodunnit with fellow mystery book lovers. This group reads all types of mysteries from cozy to gritty and everything in between.

January: The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey
February: Cane and Abe by James Grippando
March: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 
April:...

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