"Joshua Mohr is no stranger to second chances. In his memoir Sirens he recounts his journey from addiction to recovery to relapse and back again, and the experience of suffering three strokes in his 30s, the last of which reveals that he has an 8-millimeter hole in his heart. Mohr's prose is lean and scrappy — a featherweight boxer that packs a punch... He speaks with as much fluency about literary structure as he does about tattoos and punk rock. 'I'm not afraid to bare all,' Mohr says, and that while writing this memoir he found himself 'clinging to the capital-T truth...' " Agatha...Continue reading »
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Joshua Mohr will talk about his addiction and recovery, writing both fiction and memoir, and what drives his compulsion to write with time for Q&A.
Joshua Mohr is the author of the memoir Sirens (2017), as well as five novels including Damascus, which The New York Times called "Beat-poet cool." His work Some Things that Meant the World to Me was one of O Magazine's Top 10 reads of 2009. Termite Parade was an Editors' Choice in The New York Times. His novel All This Life won...Continue reading »
Tailoring, sewing and stitchery are not lost arts. You -can- learn to repair and customize your clothing. This session includes instruction in simple processes like sewing on a button, patching a hole or adding a pocket. We provide patches and equipment, you bring in that torn sweater. Textile expert Whitney Manney and the MakerSpace crew are on hand to assist.
Registration opens 30 days in advance of the session. Register online or call (913) 826-4600.Continue reading »
Board games have been played for more than 4,000 years, and they have never stopped being fun. You can bring your favorites to share and get to know new people. We have games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Apples to Apples on-hand. All ages are welcomed.Continue reading »
The only thing as enjoyable as a good book is talking about it.
September: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
October: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
November: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.
The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons...Continue reading »
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 su nivel de inglés.
Learning English in the U.S. is one of the keys to your success. Communication is essential to help you make friends, maintain a business and find a job. Much can be achieved through learning or improving your level of English.Continue reading »
Join the Johnson County Genealogical Society and discover the rich research resources available to you. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.
September: What Do We Do With the Results
November Show and Tell
Religious organizations have long participated in the public life of Johnson County. This panel discussion features women and religion from a variety of faith communities in the metro area. You'll learn about the various ministries of these communities in and around the County.Continue reading »
Crafters and Makers often work in solitude, and you don't have to! Join this Maker community to socialize with other experienced needlers, share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of Making.
Janet Lander, CSJ offers a Bobbin Lace demonstration at the regular Needlers meeting on Mon. Sept. 24.Continue reading »