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E.g., 09/17/2019
E.g., 09/17/2019

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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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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Entries accepted through Nov. 13

Dinner: Monday, Nov. 18, 6-8 pm, location TBD

Now is your chance to realize a dream of dining with a successful, published author. Enter our essay contest explaining why you and your closest friend should have dinner with Ron Currie. Currie will select the most compelling essay. Word limit: 1,000. The chosen author and their guest will spend an evening with Currie chatting over dinner. Dinner is on us *alcohol excluded. Submit your entry »

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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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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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Join us in our Library “studio” audience as author Ron Currie sits in conversation with Angela Elam, producer/host of New Letters on the Air. New Letters is the longest continuously-running broadcast of a national literary radio series. It’s produced at local NPR affiliate KCUR. This conversation will be recorded and post-produced for national distribution at a later date

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Logan Conference Room

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens October 21 at 9 am.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop / refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and sew a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Bonus: the machine is available for use after the class session, anytime the MakerSpace is open. BYOM: Bring Your Own Machine if you’d like to learn how to use it. 

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Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open October 21 at 9 am.

Micro:bit is a super easy-to-use, tiny and powerful micro-controller. In this workshop you will 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! Supplies provided. 

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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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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.

September: Breaking through your genealogy research brick walls
November: Postcards from the past: finding clues to your family history

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