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., 10/21/2017
E.g., 10/21/2017

Carmack Community Room

Bring your lunch and join Mark Armato as he explores World War I through the stories of his own family. In Grandpa's War, Armato shares stories of his grandfather, Corporal John George Rakers, who left Illinois to serve. Grandpa's War provides insight into a great man and the Great War.

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This relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice their reading skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. A child’s reading improves with practice - and your dog’s vocabulary will benefit, too. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life.

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A child's reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice reading skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life.

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Intermediate and advanced Spanish Language learners will enhance conversational skills by reading and discussing articles in Spanish.

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Meeting Room

This relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice their reading skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. A child's reading improves with practice. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life. 

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Si te gusta escribir poemas, cuentos, artículos o comentarios y siempre has querido hacerlo un poco más en serio, ven los miércoles a las reuniones del Colectivo de escritores latinos. Esta es la oportunidad de mostrar tu trabajo y de aprender a escribir mejor. El programa se presentará en español. Patrocinado por los Escritores Latinos Colectivos.

If you enjoy writing poems, stories, articles or commentary, and you've always wanted to be more serious about your writing, come to this meeting of the Latino Writers Collective. This is the opportunity to showcase your work and improve...

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Intermediate and advanced Spanish Language learners will enhance conversational skills by reading and discussing articles in Spanish.

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Carmack Community Room

Mark Doty, poet and memoirist, kicks off the 2017 Writers Conference. Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, three memoirs and a book about craft and criticism. Books available for purchase through the Friends Bookstore at Central Resource Library. Refreshments served.

Register once (appreciated but not required) for the entire Writers Conference and come and go as you please. Separate registrations are required to attend any of the ...

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Join us in celebration of all things writing. From meeting published authors and accomplished editors to getting in-depth feedback and insider knowledge, this conference has something for everyone.

Register once (appreciated but not required) for the entire Writers Conference and come and go as you please. Separate registrations are required to attend any of the Critique Sessions...

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Carmack Community Room

Everyone knows poetry with its distinct sounds and rhythms is meant to be read aloud. But what if you've never spoken in front of a crowd? Eve Brackenbury, poet and bookseller, will lead participants in practicing to read poetry out loud. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register once (appreciated but not required) for the entire Writers Conference and come and go as you please. Separate registrations are required to attend any of the...

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