All Classes and Events

E.g., 12/10/2019
E.g., 12/10/2019

Your mind might be locked up studying for exams. We’re providing teens with a space to study, snack and relax during finals week. The study rooms are reserved if you need a quiet space. We can help you access Brainfuse if you need last-minute help. Light refreshments available to nibble on. If you need a study break, pop some bubble wrap, build with Legos or Magna-tiles or just listen to some music for awhile. The Library is here to help you recharge for test-taking.

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Engage mind, body, and spirit as you prepare for the emotionally energetic winter holidays. Here’s an opportunity to express your creative side while sidestepping seasonal stresses. You can expect to get a little messy, and enjoy yourself a lot. Supplies provided.

Presented by Sherri Jacobs of Heartland Art Therapy.

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Preschoolers will enjoy this longer storytime that features stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills. Designed for ages 3-6 and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.  Seating is limited. Please arrive early to pick up a name tag at the desk near the Storytime Room.

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Drop in to develop your preschooler’s inner Maker. Tots will gain hands-on experience with nuts, bolts, patterns, shapes, colors and real hardware. This kind of manual play can help improve motor and cognitive skills. Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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Preschoolers will enjoy this longer storytime that features stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills. Designed for ages 3-6 and a caregiver. Siblings welcome. Seating is limited. Please arrive early to pick up a name tag at the desk near the Storytime Room.

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Your mind might be locked up studying for exams. We’re providing teens with a space to study, snack and relax during finals week. The study rooms are reserved if you need a quiet space. We can help you access Brainfuse if you need last-minute help. Light refreshments available to nibble on. If you need a study break, pop some bubble wrap, build with Legos or Magna-tiles or just listen to some music for awhile. The Library is here to help you recharge for test-taking.

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Logan Conference Room

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens November 19 at 9 am.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop / refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and sew a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Bonus: the machine is available for use after the class session, anytime the MakerSpace is open. BYOM: Bring Your Own Machine if you’d like to learn how to use it. 

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Meeting Room

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. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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

September: News of the World by Paulette Jiles​
October: The Witch Elm by Tana French
November: Educated by Tara Westover
December:...

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Johnson County Genealogy Society are available to help with general questions Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, at the Genealogy Desk at Central Resource Library. For those looking for a little extra help with either Basic Genealogy or DNA & Genetic Genealogy, we also offer free one-on-one sessions that can be booked in advance. If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website for a link to the SignUpGenius page to view the available appointment times. You may also email ...

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