All Classes and Events

E.g., 01/18/2020
E.g., 01/18/2020

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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How do authors know so much about the setting, professions or situations in their books? They do research! Observe this process in action as author Tosca Lee asks all her questions about food in preparation for her next novel. Michael Milster, Director of Food and Beverage Management at Johnson County Community College, will share everything he knows about food, from vegan cuisine, to unusual bacon dishes, to the 10 ingredients no chef could do without. You’ll be able to see the results in Lee’s next novel!

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This event will be at Write Central, 7001 N. Locust, Gladstone, MO 64118.

It causes procrastination. It freezes us up. It makes us worry. It’s the f-word every writer deals with: fear. Join Tosca Lee for an inspiring, pens-out workshop on overcoming the biggest writing block of all. There will be time for Q&A.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny,...

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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help you learn the risks and meet your goals. Meet one-on-one with a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

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

January: A Place for Us by Fatima Mirza

February: Maid by Stephanie Land

March: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

April:...

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Spanish-language learners, let us help you to enhance your conversational skills. We’ll read and discuss articles together, in Spanish, with helpful native speakers and advanced students. Good for intermediate and advanced levels.

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Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open January 27 at 9 am.

Micro:bit is a super easy-to-use, tiny-and-powerful microcontroller. In this workshop you will learn about the micro:bit, learn to code a simple program, transfer it to the micro:bit and see the result. Session participants get to keep their micro:bit to take home and code on their own. 

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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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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 online. We've chosen a middle grades title, Refugee by Alan Gratz, that will appeal across the ages. We're giving away a limited quantity of the book at select events and at your branch. Join us online at tinyurl.com/virtualbookgroup (a Facebook group!) anytime to add your thoughts about our pick. We will host a live discussion...

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