All Classes and Events

Fall Guide 2018
E.g., 09/19/2018
E.g., 09/19/2018

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC presents a new documentary featuring local artists who represent multiple facets of our metro community. This feature-length film explores the motivations behind and the rewards gleaned from creating artistic work through the varied lenses of these artists.

The featured participants use their creative output for different reasons...

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Carmack Community Room

Religious organizations have long participated in the public life of Johnson County. This panel discussion features women and religion from a variety of faith communities in the metro area. You'll learn about the various ministries of these communities in and around the County. 

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Voting is a right and a responsibility of American citizens. This National Voter Registration Day, the Johnson County League of Women Voters will be at the Central Resource Library. They'll help register new voters, help registered voters update your names and addresses, distribute absentee ballot applications and answer your general voting questions.

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This is a must-see presentation on the latest research about the effects of technology on kids and teens. Neurotherapist Susan Dunaway shares her research into social media, texting and gaming in relation to young people. She'll provide practical tips on how to help manage technology and how to address it if it becomes problematic. 

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Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints and to build a stronger community. Gather with us to break bread and discuss the #MeToo movement and its many questions and issues. We provide the conversation starters - and the bread - and you provide the conversation. All are welcomed at this drop-in discussion group. Food and drink are provided.

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This is a must-see presentation on the latest research about the effects of technology on kids and teens. Neurotherapist Susan Dunaway shares her research into social media, texting and gaming in relation to young people. She'll provide practical tips on how to help manage technology and how to address it if it becomes problematic. 

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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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Many people have high blood pressure without knowing about it. Stop by Central Library and have your blood pressure checked by a Johnson County Health Department nurse. When you know your numbers, you can better manage your health. No appointment is needed for this drop-in clinic.

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Meeting Room

In Their Shoes is an interactive tool that uses real life scenarios to educate everyone about teen dating violence. Through a diverse set of teen stories, participants will make choices for their character as if they were in the unhealthy relationship themselves. Through this choose-your-own adventure activity, participants will learn about different forms of abuse, barriers to receiving help, helpful responses, and warning signs of violence. Guided discussion will follow the activity to process the stories and their impact. This program is presented in partnership with SAFEHOME,...

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Meeting Room

In Her Shoes is an activity designed for learning about domestic violence. You will move, do, think and experience the lives of people who've been abused. Become one of seven characters based on the experiences of real victims of domestic violence.  You'll make choices about their relationships and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their partner, friends, police, clergy, and more. The activity helps answers the question, "Why do people stay in abusive relationships?" and "How can I help someone who is being abused?" Discuss with an expert in the field,...

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