All Classes and Events

E.g., 09/20/2019
E.g., 09/20/2019

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 October 7 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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Johnson County Genealogy Society are available to help with general questions Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, at the Genealogy Desk at Central Resource Library. For those looking for a little extra help with either Basic Genealogy or DNA & Genetic Genealogy, we also offer free one-on-one sessions that can be booked in advance. If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website for a link to the SignUpGenius page to view the available appointment times. You may also email ...

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This session presents current research about “Neuronal-Glial Interactions in a Drosophila Model of Tauopathy.” Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. Dr. Kenneth Colodner is a neuroscientist researching how communication between cell types in the human brain is disrupted in neuro-degenerative diseases. His lab is particularly focused on “tau protein toxicity in the context of tauopathies.” Colodner and his colleagues are genetically altering common fruit flies – drosophila melanogaster – to overexpress the human tau protein in their brains. This talk will highlight Colodner’s current studies...

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Johnson County Genealogy Society are available to help with general questions Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, at the Genealogy Desk at Central Resource Library. For those looking for a little extra help with either Basic Genealogy or DNA & Genetic Genealogy, we also offer free one-on-one sessions that can be booked in advance. If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website for a link to the SignUpGenius page to view the available appointment times. You may also email ...

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Carmack Community Room

If you are considering a career in healthcare, this job fair is for you. You'll be introduced to a variety of careers in the health care industry, information about affordable training and tuition assistance, and you'll get the chance to meet employers who are actively hiring.

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

Share a great read with your favorite kid, grandparent, friend or partner. This book group is for everyone who likes to read – and who likes to talk about it. We’ve chosen a middle grades title that will appeal across ages. We’ll have a free copy of our book, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, for the first 12 people who register by Sept. 16. You bring your brainy brilliance. Light refreshments are provided. 

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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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The Library’s 5th annual Writers Conference kicks off with responses to the prompt, “How has writing helped you through difficult times?” Our conference faculty are joined by local authors reading their original work. We encourage you to drop in and meet our faculty for the weekend, mingle with other local writers and enjoy refreshments and author signings.

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Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

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