All Classes and Events

E.g., 12/16/2019
E.g., 12/16/2019

Local writers Brian Daldorph, Martha Gershun and Lori Stratton will share their winning stories from our creative writing contest. There will be time for discussion of the stories, the influences behind their work, and each will touch on their own approach to the craft of writing.

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Registration required; register online or call 913.826.4600. Learn successful techniques to manage all aspects of your internet job search with guidance from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. Attendees will need an ability to navigate internet sites effectively and have an understanding of Microsoft Word.  Sandwiches/sides served starting at 5:30 pm. Presented by Karen Silins of A-Plus Career & Resume.

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Storytime Room

The whole family will enjoy this flexible storytime. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family.

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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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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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Discover what’s percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Your Senators and Representatives will discuss the new legislative session, followed by audience Q&A. You bring the questions, and we’ll provide the coffee and doughnuts.

Presented with League of Women Voters of Johnson County.

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Johnson County Genealogical Society helps you discover many research resources. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

January: How to Date Old Photographs, Midwest Genealogy Center
February: “Broke but not out of luck” – Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy, Jennifer Audsley-Moore, National Archives Kansas City
April: Heraldry and Genealogy: The Truth Behind Your “Family” Coat of Arms, Angela Fields

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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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Meeting Room

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

January: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

February: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

March: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

April: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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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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