All Classes and Events

E.g., 08/19/2019
E.g., 08/19/2019

Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

Hosts will be present to facilitate introductions and will alternately include author, editor, and writing coach...

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If you love organization and want to get creative about it, Teen Bullet Journal Club is for you. You might just be working on your to-do list, or fine-tuning the details of your daily/weekly/monthly calendars. This is an opportunity to get together with other teens to exchange ideas, learn how to be more organized and have fun. Bullet journals are a simple, personalized way to keep track of your life. There is no right or wrong way – you create what works best for you. A new bullet journal skill is highlighted each month. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity.

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at three different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

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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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This popular meet-up includes a potluck dinner and group discussion about cookbooks, cooking and, of course, food. Each month features a specific nationality or type of cuisine, with discussion led by special guest speakers who are food professionals. You can share new or favorite dishes, test others’ creations, learn about new expert techniques and discuss food with other foodies. To help you plan your potluck contribution: we usually have 25-35 attendees.

September: Fresh from the Earth with Stan Slaughter
October: Scandinavian...

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This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219.

Abel Ramirez is one of Kansas City’s finest drummers. He leads a swinging group of 18 musicians performing classic big band jazz in a free, live performance.

City Center Live is a partnership of Johnson County Library and the Lenexa Arts Council.

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at three different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

Leawood's monthly...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.
 

Leawood topics:
September: Word Wars
October: Zines as Activism
November: Slam Poetry
December: Songwriting Relay

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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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This hands-on, creative workshop lets participants take creative risks through an assortment of simple art directives. Art making can serve as a safe place to work out personal issues, test out new ideas and create a template for taking risks in our daily lives. Presented by art therapist Sherri Jacobs. During her 20-year career she has observed countless individuals use creativity to change and grow. No art experience required for this session.

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