All Classes and Events

E.g., 02/22/2020
E.g., 02/22/2020

This film tells the intriguing story of African-American women’s social clubs in the Kansas City area during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, focusing on the impact of these clubs in a time when segregation was the rule. These social clubs played an integral role in the life and well-being of Kansas City’s African-American community through their activities, volunteerism and social activism. Presented by Vine Street Films.

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Registration required; register online or call 913.826.4600. A job interview is really part of a process, not a single event. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the entire interview life cycle: pre-interview, interview and post-interview. You’ll also get tips on how to effectively communicate that you are the best person for the job. Presented by Efren Mojica of All About You Consulting. Sandwiches/sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.​

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Meeting Room

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

January: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

February: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

March: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

April: Choose your own Biography/Memoir

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The De Soto Book Group meets at the TriCentury Bank, 33485 Lexington Ave., De Soto, KS 66018.

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

January:  If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss 

February:  ...

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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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Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

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Get started researching your ancestors with this free series. Each class begins with a lecture, followed by time to use what you’ve learned to do your own online research. Topics include genealogy websites including Ancestry, Family Search, Find-a-Grave and more; search strategies that produce results; genealogy software programs and a trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO. Class size is limited based on computers; however, you can bring your own laptop. Register by sending an email to education@jcgsks.org with your name, phone...

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Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread, understand different viewpoints and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at anytime during this drop-in discussion group. Food and drink are provided.

February: Marijuana Legalization

March: Politics of Reproductive Health

April: Climate Change

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Please arrive 15 minutes early AND sign up for your TinkerCAD.com account before class begins.

Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open March 2 at  9 am.

Learn how to design your own 3D digital models. This class will show you the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing using Tinkercad software. Once you know a little, you can come back and do more. Presented by former JCL Maker-In-Residence Jeff Newhook. Space is limited for this popular...

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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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