All Classes and Events

E.g., 02/15/2019
E.g., 02/15/2019

The Black & Veatch MakerSpace is your exploratorium of technologic contraptions! There's a lot to learn, so get started at MakerSpace Beginners Night. We'll introduce and demonstrate 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software and electronics. Once you are introduced, you can come back and get to know MakerSpace better. No registration required.

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Coffee with Cops brings police officers and the communities they serve together to discuss issues and to learn more about each other. Members of our Overland Park Police Department join us for fun, games, conversation and snacks at this drop-in event.

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Carmack Community Room

Kansas City StorySlam is an event that welcomes anyone to tell a short personal story to a group of friendly listeners. Kansas City StorySlam is bringing some of KC's best storytellers to the library. The event will schedule time at the end for a few walk-ins to share their stories. KC StorySlam follows these rules: stories should be true, engaging, prepared in advance and told without reading from notes. Stories should be narrative in form, not a rant, stand-up comedy, an essay or poem. Tellers have 5-8 minutes. Check...

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Tailoring, sewing and stitchery are not lost arts. You can learn to repair and customize your clothing. This session includes instruction in simple processes like sewing on a button, patching a hole or adding a pocket. We provide patches and equipment, you bring in that torn sweater. Textile specialist Whitney Manney and the MakerSpace crew are on hand to assist. Registration opens 30 days in advance of the session. Register online or call 913-826-4600.

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Micro:bit is a super easy-to-use, tiny-and-powerful micro-controller. In this workshop you will learn about the micro:bit, learn to code a simple program, transfer it to the micro:bit and see the result. Session participants get to keep their micro:bit to take home and code on their own!

Registration opens two weeks in advance of each session. Please call or check this event listing at that time. Register online or call 913-826-4600.

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Carmack Community Room

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: Death Doings: The Records when Someone Dies
February: Immigration Records, More than Just Ship Passenger Arrival Lists
March: Family Oral Histories
April: Researching Your German Ancestors, A-Z

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Storytime Room

A lapsit storytime of songs, rhymes, and movement for babies. Introduce your little ones to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning. Designed for birth to 18 months and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

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Carmack Community Room

Louder Than a Bomb Kansas City gives a teenager a pen, a page, a mic, and a stage and steps out of the way to watch a poet emerge and a community grow. It's an annual city-wide youth poetry festival with a hip-hop aesthetic celebrating young poets in the Kansas City metro. This Spring, more than 15 teams representing schools and community organizations compete for the crown and a spot at national festival Brave New Voices 2019. Join us for a series of preliminary bouts with schools from across Kansas City. Bouts start at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m and are free and open to the...

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Learn how to design your own 3D digital models. This class will show you the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing using Tinkercad.  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. Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online or call 913-826-4600.

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