This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can join us at:

Meet the stARTists! With Becky Blades – Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Hear the stories behind the bold starts and finishes of Kansas City STARTist Laura Schmidt, creator of notes to self® socks, and Cam Awesome, of Awesome Talks, both featured in the book Start More Than You Can Finish: A Creative Permission Slip to Unleash Your Best Ideas (Chronicle Prism, Nov. 2022) by Becky Blades. Learn about these creative initiatives – those that finished well and those that didn’t. The conversation will inform and empower you to act on your ideas and embrace the power of starting.

Scribbler Society – Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1 – 2 p.m.

Young writers ages 10-14 are invited to this one-hour collaborative writing club at the Antioch Library. Writing prompts, activities, and encouragement will be provided as we confront the blank page and build a community of writers with monthly meetings. Registration is required each month.

The Past is Prologue: Confronting the Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools – Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Past Is Prologue is a bimonthly program that highlights topics often left out, glossed over or misrepresented in our history books. For our December topic, Dr. Eric Anderson from Haskell Indian Nations University will present on the legacy of Indian Boarding Schools in the United States. 
This program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. A Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants via email the day before the meeting with instructions on how to access the Zoom meeting. You do not need to download any software or create an account.

Become an Author Before Lunch Workshop with Becky Blades– Saturday, Dec. 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Are you one of the 80% of Americans who want to write a book? Then don’t miss this program at the Central Resource Library with  Becky Blades, author of Start More Than You Can Finish: A Creative Permission Slip to Unleash Your Best Ideas (Chronicle Prism, Nov. 2022), has a fast, fun way to make that dream come true. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll write and maybe even illustrate your first book in under an hour. Then you’ll make connections with a room full of new authors. It may not be your first bestseller, but it will be your first step to building your starting muscles, a writing habit, and a whole new mindset about acting on your ideas.

And there’s much more happening this week … 

Already have a busy week?  Remember, you can watch recordings of many of our programs at your convenience with Library OnDemand