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E.g., 02/27/2020
E.g., 02/27/2020

Understanding of the Holocaust is deepened by hearing personal experiences and stories. As survivors grow fewer, we often turn to their families and loved ones to preserve this knowledge. This year, in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are honored to have survivor Judy Jacobs speak.

Judy Jacobs was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1937. In March 1944, Germany occupied Hungary, and from July to December, Judy and her parents were incarcerated in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, while her grandparents and her extended family were killed in Auschwitz-...

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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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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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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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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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As an artist, Rudy Francisco combines activism and poetry to enlighten the minds of those who witness his performance. Enjoy a rare performance by one of the most recognizable names in spoken word poetry. Local poet Jen Harris will interview Francisco before the performance. Light refreshments will be served.

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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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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Networking should be one of the most important activities of your career, but many people don’t network often or well, and may realize this only when it’s too late. Gain insights and learn strategies for effective networking and tips for modernizing your networking strategy with LinkedIn and Facebook. Presented by Efren Mojica of All About You Consulting. Sandwiches/sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

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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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