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!

    You can always count on Johnson County Library for great author visits. See who is visiting this fall »

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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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E.g., 10/24/2017
E.g., 10/24/2017

Bring in your in-process costumes along with any fabric or supplies specific to your costume. We provide several sewing machines, thread and common items needed for sewing projects. Textile Expert Jessica Rogers and the MakerSpace crew will be on hand to assist. Registration optional, but registering helps guarantee you a spot! Register online or by calling 913-826-4600.

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Learn how to design your own 3-D models. This guided class will teach you the basics of 3-D modeling and 3-D printing using Tinkercad, with Jeff Newhook, former Maker-In-Residence. Registration is required; register online or call 913-826-4600. Each registrant can bring one guest.

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Learn about sound resources and how to take your music to the next level. During these drop-in studio sessions, you'll receive help from someone in the local music industry. 

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Don't have a 3D printer, Laser Cutter or access to the Illustrator or Photoshop at home? No problem, the MakerSpace at the Johnson County Library has you covered. Come check out the MakerSpace and learn how entrepreneurs are utilizing the space to make their prototypes a reality.

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Instead of throwing clothes away, learn to repair and customize your clothing. This includes instruction in sewing on a button, patching a hole or adding a pocket. Textile Expert Jessica Rogers and the MakerSpace crew will be on hand to assist. We provide patches and equipment; you bring in that torn sweater.

Registration is optional, but registering will guarantee you a spot and help us gauge how many participants to expect.

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Johnson County Library's Black & Veatch MakerSpace is a place for ideas and the equipment to bring them into 3-D. We'll introduce and demonstrate 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software, electronics and more. Then return as often as you'd like to explore your Maker ideas.

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Maker Meetup is a perfect time to chat and tinker with other makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, hobbyist and designers. Explore other people's projects and share challenges or goals you have with yours. Knowledge, connections, inspiration and community involvement - that's what we're Making!

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Learn about sound resources and how to take your music to the next level. During these drop-in studio sessions, you'll receive help from someone in the local music industry. 

Continue reading »

Learn how to design your own 3-D models. This guided class will teach you the basics of 3-D modeling and 3-D printing using Tinkercad, with Jeff Newhook, former Maker-In-Residence. Registration is required; register online or call 913-826-4600. Each registrant can bring one guest.

Continue reading »

Johnson County Library's Black & Veatch MakerSpace is a place for ideas and the equipment to bring them into 3-D. We'll introduce and demonstrate 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software, electronics and more. Then return as often as you'd like to explore your Maker ideas.

Continue reading »

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