All Classes and Events

E.g., 06/20/2019
E.g., 06/20/2019

Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

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Join this maker community and socialize with other experienced needlers. You can share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making. Bring your own supplies and needle with us.

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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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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Learn tips and techniques for writing successful resumes and cover letters. Some of the topics covered include defining your employment target and why targeted resumes are a must; applicant tracking systems; composing cover letters; and why you need electronic resumes. Sandwiches and sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Karen Silins of A-Plus Career and Resume.

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Aisha Sharif will read from her book, To Keep From Undressing. This is a sensitive poetry collection about her experiences as an African-American Muslim woman. Time for discussion will address her writing process, and she welcomes discussion about cultural identity.

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Registration opens 30 days in advance of the session. Register online or call 913.826.4600.

Tailoring, sewing and stitchery are handcrafts experiencing a Maker renaissance. You can learn basic skills 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 shirt. Presented by textile expert Whitney Manney, and the MakerSpace crew is on hand to assist.

Manney...

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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. All ages welcome.

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

This Book Group meets at Lenexa City Center, Prairie Star Room, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219. 

May: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman​
June: The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
July:...

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