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Spring Guide 2018
E.g., 02/23/2018
E.g., 02/23/2018

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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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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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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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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Crafters and makers often work in solitude but you don't have to! Join this Maker community to socialize with other experienced makers, share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making.

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Carmack Community Room

Planning a mid-career or life transition? The right career or personality test can provide valuable insight to guide you through this process.  The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) helps you understand your personal work style and the type of work that's right for you.  The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) helps you identify the specific career fields that will inspire you and keep you motivated, along with suggested jobs.  Using funding provided by the Regnier Gift Fund, you'll have the opportunity to take these two assessment instruments for free and then attend an interpretation...

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Carmack Community Room

Join Bronwen Dickey, author of Pit Bull: the Battle Over an American Icon, in conversation with Lisa Wade McCormick, award-winning journalist and investigative producer at WDAF Fox 4, and Katie Bray Barnett of Barnett Law Office and founder of the KU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Animals in deprived areas can easily be affected by the same cycles of desperation, poverty, and violence that plague their human caretakers...

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The Maker Meetup is the perfect time to chat and tinker with other makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, hobbyists and designers. Explore other peoples' projects and share your own challenges and goals. Knowledge, connections, inspiration and community involvement is what we're Making!

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Carmack Community Room

In Pit Bull: the Battle Over and American Icon, Bronwen Dickey asks, "What is it about pit bulls that ignites such strong feelings? And what does that mean for us, as a society?" Join Dickey and Brent Toellner of KC Pet Project to explore these questions. Q&A following.

Cosponsored by The Writers Place. 

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