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E.g., 06/21/2019

Johnson County Library sponsors a monthly creative writing contest. Four local writers – Tim Tankard, Mary Silwance, Martha Gershun and Kayla Wiltfong – will each share their winning entry. Learn more about the monthly writing contest and enter your works »

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Spanish-language learners, let us help you to enhance your conversational skills. We’ll read and discuss articles together, in Spanish, with helpful native speakers and advanced students. Good for intermediate and advanced levels.

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Adults interested in practicing English to improve their level, can attend free classes at Oak Park Library every Saturday morning. The levels are basic, intermediate and advanced. There is no registration or exams.

Los adultos interesados en recibir clases de inglés para mejorar su nivel, pueden asistir a las clases que se imparten en la Biblioteca de Oak Park todos los sábados en la mañana. Los cursos de inglés que se imparten son: básico, intermedio y avanzado, los interesados pueden ir los sábados en la mañana para asistir a las clases gratuitas sin necesidad de que presenten...

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Johnson County Genealogical Society helps you discover many research resources. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

May: Beyond the Draft: Researching Your Great War Ancestor
June: Jewish Genealogy and JewishGen.org
July: Tracing Orphans in Your Ancestry
August: Patent Case Files and Genealogy

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Classes presented by the Johnson County Genealogical Society will help your family history research using genetic genealogy. Whether you are just starting to think about taking a DNA test or have already tested yourself, your great aunt and a dozen fourth cousins twice removed, this group is for you.

May: Y-DNA and Other Genetic Genealogy DNA Companies
July: GEDMatch, DNA Painter & More DNA Tools

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Adults interested in practicing English to improve their level, can attend free classes at Oak Park Library every Saturday morning. The levels are basic, intermediate and advanced. There is no registration or exams.

Los adultos interesados en recibir clases de inglés para mejorar su nivel, pueden asistir a las clases que se imparten en la Biblioteca de Oak Park todos los sábados en la mañana. Los cursos de inglés que se imparten son: básico, intermedio y avanzado, los interesados pueden ir los sábados en la mañana para asistir a las clases gratuitas sin necesidad de que presenten...

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Writers, unite. You might be seeking critique, a great prompt or just shared space to focus on your work-in-progress. Find inspiration and other local writers here at the Library. Connect with the Johnson County writing community and hone your craft. Light refreshments will be served.

May program presented by Library staff member Helen Hokanson
June and August programs presented by author, editor and writing coach Jessica Conoley
July program presented by Tiffany White, writing...

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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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Cedar Roe Library turns 50 this summer! You’re invited to celebrate with us. We’ll reflect on the experiences of the past half-century and prepare for our next 50. This drop-in, come-as-you-are reception features tasty refreshments and children’s activities.

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Join the fun with our Stay-at-Home host, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Shane Evans! Shane’s books include We March, Underground, Olu’s Dream and Chocolate Me.

  • Choose a book
  • Get comfortable at home
  • Share your reading-selfies #jocobookball
  • Make a donation to support the Library's Summer Reading Program
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