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E.g., 01/17/2019
E.g., 01/17/2019

Small budgets and healthy eating can make for a challenging recipe, but the Food for Thought program offers parents and children options that prove it can be done! This program offers support and education to families coping with uncertain access to nutritious food. A short movie, family activities, and online resources, Sesame friends share nutrition advice and practical strategies for a stretching a tight food budget! Come make one of the nutritious snacks!

Cuando tenemos un presupuesto pequeño puede ser muy difícil preparar comidas saludables. El programa Reflexiones nutritivas...

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Discover what's percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Representatives and Senators with constituents in Johnson County will discuss the new legislative session, followed by Q&A. You bring the questions, we provide the coffee and doughnuts. Presented with the League of Women Voters.

Panelists will include:

  • Senator Pat Pettey, District 6
  • Senator Barbara Bollier, District 7
  • Senator John Skubal, District 11
  • Representative Jerry Stogsdill, District 21
  • Representative Rui Xu, District 25
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Calling all gardeners, locavores and history buffs. "Victory gardens" were home gardens used to grow fruits and vegetables when rations for the public tended to be scarce while America was involved in a war. In this session, learn why victory gardens were so important during the world wars of the 20th century, and why they are a good idea today. Presented by Loretta Craig, of Prairie Garden Farm in Basehor, KS. 

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Our food choices affect health and pocket book, but also the health of our community and planet. Sustainable diets meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. This program discusses healthy, nutritious and affordable options for better health. You'll see examples of ways to buy local/regional foods and get tips on stretching food dollars. You'll also learn some strategies to help reduce food waste.

Presented by Crystal Futrell, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

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Discover what's percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Representatives and Senators with constituents in Johnson County will discuss the new legislative session, followed by Q&A. You bring the questions, we provide the coffee and doughnuts. Presented with the League of Women Voters.

Panelists will include:

  • Senator John Skubal, District 11
  • Senator Molly Baumgardner, District 37
  • Representative Brett Parker, District 29
  • Representative David Benson, District 48
  • Representative Megan Lynn, District 49
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Our 1,000 members help make Johnson County Library one of the best libraries in the country. We are a community of Library users and supporters who advocate for Libraries, sell used books to raise funds and volunteer in every Library program and workspace. Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Please join us and consider becoming a Friend!

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Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately $7 million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity. 

Join Johnson County Library to examine the issues of hunger. We'll be screening two documentaries, Wasted: the Story of Food Waste,...

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Carmack Community Room

The Johnson County Library Board are appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners for a four-year term, and may be reappointed for an additional four-year term.

For more information, visit our Library Board's page.

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Coffee with Cops brings police officers and the communities they serve together to discuss issues and to learn more about each other. Members of our Overland Park Police Department join us for fun, games, conversation and snacks at this drop-in event.

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Our food choices affect health and pocket book, but also the health of our community and planet. Sustainable diets meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. This program discusses healthy, nutritious and affordable options for better health. You'll see examples of ways to buy local/regional foods and get tips on stretching food dollars. You'll also learn some strategies to help reduce food waste. Presented by Crystal Futrell, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

Presented by Crystal Futrell, ...

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