All Classes and Events

E.g., 08/26/2019
E.g., 08/26/2019

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

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

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Part of our Teach the Teachers series. This program is for childcare providers.

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Participants should register using their first and last name as it should appear on the clock hour credit certificate.  Los participantes deben escribir su nombre y apellidos tal y como quisieran que apareciera en el certificado de...

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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.

September: Breaking through your genealogy research brick walls
November: Postcards from the past: finding clues to your family history

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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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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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