All Classes and Events

E.g., 11/16/2019
E.g., 11/16/2019

Our 2019 Writers Conference has a day of programming designed just for the young writer in your life. Kansas City-based children’s authors Daniel Schwabauer, L.L. McKinney, Jenn Bailey and Elizabeth Bunce present on topics...

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Join this maker community and socialize with other experienced needlers. You can share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making. Bring your own supplies and needle with us.

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Our Teen Book Club reads and talks about books that connect us to one another and that explore issues impacting individuals and communities. We celebrate and honor diverse, inter-sectional identities. Our reading challenge is to lift up ourselves and one another, while seeking to uncover our individual truths.

September: Hold Still by Nina LaCour
October: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
November:...

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library is your exploratorium of technologic contraptions. There’s a lot to learn, so get started at MakerSpace Beginners Night. We’ll introduce 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software and electronics. Once you are introduced, you can come back and get to know MakerSpace better!

Presented by MakerSpace staff.

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Let’s read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. Participants will get a free book while supplies last. Keep it if you like, give it to a friend and invite them to our Club, or return it for other Club kids to enjoy. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your book. Best for ages 9-13.

Lenexa City Center Books
September: Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger
October: Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez...

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Logan Conference Room

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens October 21 at 9 am.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop / refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and sew a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Bonus: the machine is available for use after the class session, anytime the MakerSpace is open. BYOM: Bring Your Own Machine if you’d like to learn how to use it. 

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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If you love organization and want to get creative about it, Teen Bullet Journal Club is for you. You might just be working on your to-do list, or fine-tuning the details of your daily/weekly/monthly calendars. This is an opportunity to get together with other teens to exchange ideas, learn how to be more organized and have fun. Bullet journals are a simple, personalized way to keep track of your life. There is no right or wrong way – you create what works best for you. A new bullet journal skill is highlighted each month. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity.

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