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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Meeting Room

This 20-minute Storytime includes short stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to reinforce early language learning. Ages 2-3 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

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Meeting Room

This 20-minute Storytime includes short stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to reinforce early language learning. Ages 2-3 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

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Johnson County Library and Gardner Parks and Recreation invite you to join the Walk and Read Weekend Event at Celebration Park. The pages of picture books Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler and Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook by Anne Kennedy will be posted for kids of all ages to enjoy while strolling around the...

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Meeting Room

Older preschoolers will enjoy this longer Storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities encourage pre-reading skills. Ages 3-6 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

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Meeting Room

Evening storytime is quality time for families and a language-learning opportunity for kids. At this 6 by 6 program, participants enjoy a themed story night featuring a popular children's picture book. Fun activities and crafts expand and reinforce the themes of the book. Ages 3-6 years and a caregiver. Fun for the whole family.

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Meeting Room

A lapsit program of songs, rhymes and movement for the very young. Introduce your little one to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning. Birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Older Siblings welcome. A 6 by 6 program.

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Meeting Room

This 20-minute Storytime includes short stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to reinforce early language learning. Ages 2-3 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

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Meeting Room

This 20-minute Storytime includes short stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to reinforce early language learning. Ages 2-3 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

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Meeting Room

Older preschoolers will enjoy this longer Storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities encourage pre-reading skills. Ages 3-6 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.

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