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

Registration required; register online or call 913.826.4600. Planning for the expense of a college education can be overwhelming and intimidating. Jason Anderson,  a Lecturer in the KU-Edwards’ BBA program, will discuss the college admissions and financial aid landscape to help you lessen the worry. Sandwiches/sides served starting at 5:30 pm.

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Virginia Brackett, Professor Emeritus of English, retired in 2016 from Park University where she directed the Honors Academy and received varied teaching and service awards. She’s also a prolific writer and editor: She has published 14 books, including In the Company of Patriots, a nonfiction exploration of her relationship with her father, Captain Edmund C. Roberts, Jr., who was killed in Korea after serving in World War II. Brackett will sit in conversation with Angela Elam, the producer/host of UMKC’s public radio program, “New Letters on the Air.” This program will be recorded and post...

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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens Jan. 20 at 9 am.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop/refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and sew a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Bonus: the machine is available for use after the class session, anytime the MakerSpace is open. BYOM: Bring Your Own Machine, if you’d like to learn how to use it. 

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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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Register online or call 913.826.4600.

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. We've chosen a middle grades title that will appeal across the ages. We'll have a free copy of our book, Refugee by Alan Gratz, for the first 12 people who register. You bring your brainy brilliance. Light refreshments are provided. 

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Register for this program online or call 913.826.4600.

elementia honoree Rudy Francisco will lead a workshop for aspiring poets and spoken word artists. Whether you’re looking to turn poetry and performance into a profession or refine the work you create just for yourself, you will build confidence in your work and learn how writing, poetry and oral storytelling can empower and connect you to yourself and others.

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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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Join Tosca Lee in a small group discussion of her work. This relaxed setting permits in-depth conversation about her themes and style.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny, Firstborn), Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker. A notorious night-owl, Tosca loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing video...

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