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E.g., 11/14/2019
E.g., 11/14/2019

Go is an ancient Chinese strategy game that fascinates players with its simple elements and infinite complexity. Enhance your memory and focus, and stimulate your imagination by playing this timeless table-top game.

A drop-in program presented by the Four Dragons Go Club.

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.
 

Monticello topics:
October: Kick Off and Connections
November: Workshop elementia and NaNoWriMo

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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 Library’s 5th annual Writers Conference kicks off with responses to the prompt, “How has writing helped you through difficult times?” Our conference faculty are joined by local authors reading their original work. We encourage you to drop in and meet our faculty for the weekend, mingle with other local writers and enjoy refreshments and author signings.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration information »

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Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration...

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Former Kansas City Mayor Sly James, in discussion with Bob Snodgrass, will talk about James’ new autobiography, A Passion for Purpose: Building Cities for Our Children. It seamlessly incorporates the former mayor’s political philosophy and his life story into a fast-paced and entertaining story told with an informative and authentic style. James and Snodgrass will engage in a dynamic conversation that includes audience participation, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase by Ascend Books, LLC.

This event is part of our Writers Conference. Writers...

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Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration...

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at three different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

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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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