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Spring Guide 2018
E.g., 02/20/2018
E.g., 02/20/2018

February's Poetry and Prose is at the Arts and Heritage Center.

For this Poetry and Prose, Arts in Prison will present a poetry reading by inmates and former inmates incarcerated at Lansing Prison. Arlin Buyert, who has facilitated the poetry program at Lansing Prison for the past six years, says “poetry brings his students feelings of respect and self-worth.” Upon seeing the anthology...

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Learn about college admissions, financial aid and how to save for college from CommunityAmerica Credit Union's Education and Career Planners Jason Anderson & Karly Scholl. Practice developing an educational-funding philosophy to achieve a realistic, attainable goal and uncover ways to decrease overall education costs. Sandwiches and sides will be served before the program. Open to all, but registration is required. Register online or call (913) 826-4600.

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Intermediate and advanced Spanish language learners will enhance conversational skills by reading and discussing articles in Spanish.

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Micro:bit is an easy-to-use, surprisingly powerful tiny micro-controller. Learn to code a simple program, transfer it to the micro:bit and see the result. Afterward, take your micro:bit home and code on your own! Made possible with generous support from Black & Veatch. Space is limited: register online or call (913) 826-4600. Each registrant can bring one guest, no more. Open to all ages 8+. 

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Carmack Community Room

William Morris - influential artist, novelist, poet and socialist activist of Victorian Britain - penned two time-travel narratives: “A Dream of John Ball” and “News from Nowhere.” Fusing Marxism, late 19th century romance and science fiction, Morris’s works provide a utopian socialist take on government during a reforming period of Britain’s empire that increased political democracy on its constitutional monarchy. Join us as Professor Tom Prasch navigates Morris’s seemingly fictitious worlds of the past and the parallels of their posited futures with our current times. Tom Prasch is a...

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Learning English in the United States is one of the keys to success, and communication is essential to make friends, maintain business and to find jobs. Many more things can be achieved through learning or improving our level of English.

Aprender el idioma inglés en los Estados Unidos es una de las claves para triunfar, además y la comunicación es fundamental para hacer amigos, mantener los negocios, y encontrar trabajo. Muchas cosas más se podrían conseguir si aprendiéramos o mejoráramos nuestro nivel de inglés. 

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Carmack Community Room

Join the Johnson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) and discover research resources available. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

January: Centennial of World War I and National World War I Museum and Memorial
February: Civil War Genealogy Research
March: Irish Genealogy
April: Native American Genealogy

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Discover what's percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Representatives and Senators with constituents in Johnson County will discuss the new legislative session, followed by Q&A. You bring the questions and we'll provide the coffee and doughnuts. This series is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters.

Speakers include:

Sen. Pat Pettey – 6th District

Rep. Jerry Stogsdill – 21st District

Rep. Stephanie Clayton – 19th District

Rep. Jarrod Ousley – 24th District

Rep. Melissa Rooker – 25th District

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Over the last decade, the StoryCorps MobileBooth has visited the Kansas City metro several times, collecting stories of area residents. Our Maker-In-Residence Laura Spencer will share some Kansas City stories that aired on NPR, as well as some that have been edited by Laura and aired locally on KCUR 89.3. Also, this workshop will give you some tips for recording your own stories at home or in the MakerSpace. Space is limited, please register online or call (913) 826-4600.

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Simple tips will help you use Microsoft Word with confidence. Learn the basics to make a basic, professional resume. Taught by Troy A. Burgher. Register online or call (913) 826-4600. 

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