All Classes and Events

E.g., 08/22/2019
E.g., 08/22/2019

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Here’s your chance to Fringe in Johnson County! Back by popular demand, the Library is bringing a Fringe production to your neighborhood. The 15th annual KC Fringe Festival is a 14-day explosion of local, national and international unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts. KC Fringe Festival is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. Light refreshments will be served. Fun for the whole family. 

Emily the Musical...

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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.

May: Beyond the Draft: Researching Your Great War Ancestor
June: Jewish Genealogy and JewishGen.org
July: Tracing Orphans in Your Ancestry
August: Patent Case Files and Genealogy

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Here’s your chance to Fringe in Johnson County! Back by popular demand, the Library is bringing a Fringe production to your neighborhood. The 15th annual KC Fringe Festival is a 14-day explosion of local, national and international unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts. KC Fringe Festival is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. Light refreshments will be served. Fun for the whole family. 

Emily the Musical...

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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.

Hosts will be present to facilitate introductions and will alternately include author, editor, and writing coach...

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Registration encouraged for this event, to help us have an accurate amount of supplies. Register here for this event or call Mike Kruger at 913.477.8384 for help registering.

All of us probably know some areas where we could boost our health and happiness. That might mean exercising more, eating healthier, learning stress management techniques or nipping a bad habit in the bud. Making a change can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This series will show you how to incorporate knowledge and simple...

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Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints. Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We provide the conversation starters – and the bread – and you provide the conversation. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. Food and drink are provided.

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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 August 5 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 program. 

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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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LGBTQ-identified youth are more likely than their peers to face increased risks of violence, homelessness and substance abuse. This session helps you gain a deeper understanding of these challenges and introduces you to some fundamentals of helping LGBTQ young people cope and thrive. Sandwiches and  sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Kim Shaw-Ellis, LGBTQ Liaison and Diversity Officer for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Kim Shaw-Ellis has enjoyed a career of more than 31 years in Law Enforcement and is currently still serving.  She began career in...

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Touch! See! Listen! This baby sensory play group is a chance for your baby to explore different materials using all their senses while making new friends. We’ll have music, bubbles, water and boxes of things to touch, feel and crawl through. A drop-in session best for children ages 3-24 months and their caregivers.

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