Community Matters

Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints. Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We provide the conversation starters – and the bread – and you provide the conversation. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. Food and drink are provided.

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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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LGBTQ-identified youth are more likely than their peers to face increased risks of violence, homelessness and substance abuse. This session helps you gain a deeper understanding of these challenges and introduces you to some fundamentals of helping LGBTQ young people cope and thrive. Sandwiches and  sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Kim Shaw-Ellis, LGBTQ Liaison and Diversity Officer for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Kim Shaw-Ellis has enjoyed a career of more than 31 years in Law Enforcement and is currently still serving.  She began career in...

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Carmack Community Room

The Johnson County Library Board are appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners for a four-year term, and may be reappointed for an additional four-year term.

For more information, visit our Library Board's page.

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Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want if others are making the decisions for you. Attendees will receive a free copy of the Center’s Caring Conversations Workbook.

Linda Ward from the Center for Practical Bioethics presents an in depth look at this timely topic. 

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