All Classes and Events

  • Learn how to put more money in the bank with the Women and Money series, made by women for women.

    Women and Money Series

    Join us for a free panel discussion and five-part series about finances developed by women for women of all ages and income levels.

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  • Meet the Author

    Bring your lunch!

    Mythology, cancer, war. Bring your lunch and join us to chat with authors about a variety of interesting topics throughout the fall!

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  • Parents and caregivers, the Library has lots of resources and programs to help you and your kids tackle everything from building early literacy skills to complex science research assignments.

    Programs for Parents

    Parents and caregivers, we know you're carrying quite the cargo when you're caring for kids! If you're at capacity and could use either a clone or a coffee, peruse our calendar of events for caregivers!

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  • Miroslav Volf

    Life Worth Living

    Miroslav Volf visits to help you discern and nurture desires that are truly worth having.

    Monday, Oct. 9
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Central Resource Library

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  • The Big Read

    The Big Read

    The Kansas City area’s six public libraries are joining together for the 2017 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read, promoting community-wide reading and events around Tim O’Brien’s seminal book The Things They Carried.

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  • Without the constraint of historical provenance, viewers of the "unknown" objects in the Art of War - Gifts of Peace exhibit have the ability to create their own story or "truth." Join us as we create new stories and truths in Constructing Truth events.

    Constructing Truth

    Please join us as we create new stories and truths for “unknown” objects and host additional programs to explore Constructing Truth »

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  • The Library Lets Loose

    Festive Fundraiser!

    Groups, teachers, educators, librarians: We've got special discounts for you at The Library Lets Loose!

    Saturday, Oct. 14
    6 - 9 p.m.
    Central Resource Library

    Cocktail attire
    Find your special ticket price!

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The Maker-in-Residence program connects local Makers with the community, providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. The program, offering a four-month residency to a local Maker of note, is made possible through a grant by Black & Veatch. Fall 2017 our Maker-in-Residence is Dave Cedillo

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Aprender el idioma inglés en los Estados Unidos es una de las claves para triunfar 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.

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.

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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. 

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The MakerSpace makes Raspberry (Pi) Jam! Drop in with your favorite pocket computer and micro SD card to setup for most DIY projects. We'll also show off a selection of projects including a tiny retro-gaming arcade, a magic smart mirror and more.

Bring a Raspberry Pi, Pi Zero or Pi W computer and micro SD card. Registration is required; register online or call 913-826-4600.

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Carmack Community Room

We pass the stories of the military service of our ancestors from generation to generation. Did your ancestor really serve? How long and where did he/she serve? Learn how to employ genealogy strategies and places to begin your military research for your ancestors. 

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This hands-on computer class introduces you to the use of Microsoft Excel as a personal financial organization tool. Learn basic Excel commands to create a personal budget spreadsheet. 

Register online or call 913-826-4600.

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Meeting Room

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

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Learn tips and tricks to improve your Google search. Kokovi Lawson from Google Fiber will share how to improve your searching skills and protect online privacy.

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The topic of September 26th's program will be credit reports. Understand how credit scores affect you. Learn what credit scores tell lenders, and find out how to improve your score. Presented by Anju Mishra, an HCCI Certified Credit Counseler.

This is part of a five-part Women & Money series developed by women for women of all ages and income levels. Offered in partnership with Housing and Credit...

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Meeting Room

The only thing as enjoyable as a good book is talking about it.

September: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
October: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
November: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

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