All Classes and Events

Fall Guide 2018
E.g., 09/23/2018
E.g., 09/23/2018

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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Kansas is home to a robust community of authors of all kinds. We celebrate women Kansas writers with a panel of authors who have Summer and Fall 2018 releases for teens. Participating authors:

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Carmack Community Room

Life and money can get complicated.  Getting it "right" is what this unique day is all about.  Mary Hunt, author of Debt Proof Living, The Financially Confident Woman and other personal finance books, will kick off the event with a keynote address and book signing.   Afternoon breakouts, designed for women ages 18 to 80 plus, include career planning, investing, why everyone needs a will and breakouts about mediation for family disputes as an alternative to divorce.  Speakers have...

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Meeting Room

American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Ages 8-12.

Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November...

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Carmack Community Room

Join us for an evening celebrating the words and voices of women. In conjunction with the Library’s programming of Women’s Voices, The Actor's Choice, a division of the Senior Barn Players, will present a variety of presentations about the influential women in history who have inspired us, shaped our youth, and challenged the status quo. Presented by The Actor's Choice, a division of the Senior Barn Players.

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Carmack Community Room

Couples around the world are undoing domestic gender roles one diaper change at a time. Francine Deutsch, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Mt. Holyoke College, presents her research on issues of gender justice and how gender shapes people's lives. She is particularly interested in resistance to gendered norms, and how, by undoing gender roles, couples can create equally-sharing families. Light refreshments served.

Supported by the Mount Holyoke Kansas City Alumnae Club, Mount Holyoke College and Johnson County Library Foundation.

 

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Carmack Community Room

This program presents women veterans sharing experiences from their careers in male-dominated military environments. You'll hear about deployments, opportunities for women in the military and the transition from military to civilian life. 

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Meeting Room

American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl's point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Ages 8-12.

Sept 17 - The Jazzman's Trumpet – A Kit Mystery
October 15 - Danger in Paris – A Samantha Mystery
November...

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A closing reception for the exhibition Coloring It Bold, featuring the artworks of six Kansas City artists: Laura Berman, Jane Booth, Teresa Dirks, Cheryl Eve Acosta, Katrina Revenaugh and Robin Ann Vanhoozer. Join us at 6:30 pm for a panel discussion including three local artists– Maira Boyd, Nicole Emanuel and Molly Hammer – and moderated by Ebony Johnson. Presented in partnership with GuildIT. Q&A will follow. Funded in part by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Francis Family Foundation. Support provided by ArtsKC. Light refreshments served.

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