All Classes and Events

E.g., 06/25/2019
E.g., 06/25/2019

View works featuring local Fringe artists. Beginning at 6:30 pm, join us for a sneak peek of Fringe performances. 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. 2019 Fringe buttons will be available for purchase at this event.

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Writers, unite. You might be seeking critique, a great prompt or just shared space to focus on your work-in-progress. Find inspiration and other local writers here at the Library. Connect with the Johnson County writing community and hone your craft. Light refreshments will be served.

May program presented by Library staff member Helen Hokanson
June and August programs presented by author, editor and writing coach Jessica Conoley
July program presented by Tiffany White, writing...

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Carmack Community Room

The Johnson County Library Board are appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners for a four-year term, and may be reappointed for an additional four-year term.

For more information, visit our Library Board's page.

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

Space is limited for this popular program. Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session; register online or call 913.826.4600.

Learn how to design your own 3D digital models. This session 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. Newhook understands the MakerSpace and its potential and can...

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Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

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The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library is your exploratorium of technologic contraptions. There’s a lot to learn, so get started at MakerSpace Beginners Night. We’ll introduce 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software and electronics. Once you are introduced, you can come back and get to know MakerSpace better!

Presented by MakerSpace staff.

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Aisha Sharif will read from her book, To Keep From Undressing. This is a sensitive poetry collection about her experiences as an African-American Muslim woman. Time for discussion will address her writing process, and she welcomes discussion about cultural identity.

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Registration opens 30 days in advance of the session. Register online or call 913.826.4600.

Tailoring, sewing and stitchery are handcrafts experiencing a Maker renaissance. You can learn basic skills 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 shirt. Presented by textile expert Whitney Manney, and the MakerSpace crew is on hand to assist.


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Registration required for this event. Please register here.

Want to be more comfortable riding your bike in the city? Do you know someone who could use a bike for getting around town? BikeWalkKC‘s Confident City Cycling Class and Earn-a-Bike Program is coming back to Johnson County Library! Learn cycling skills – all levels welcome. Hosted in partnership with LiveWell Johnson County and BikeWalkKC.

  • When: July 23 (in the Learning Lab), 25 (in the parking lot East of Central Resource Library), 30 (In the Learning Lab) 
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