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E.g., 11/15/2019
E.g., 11/15/2019

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.

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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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Carmack Community Room

Preschoolers will enjoy this longer storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities encourage pre-reading skills. Designed for ages 3-6 years and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

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Monday-Thursday, weekly (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Students served on a first-come, first-served basis; busy times may require a wait. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman...

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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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Entries accepted through Nov. 13

Dinner: Monday, Nov. 18, 6-8 pm, location TBD

Now is your chance to realize a dream of dining with a successful, published author. Enter our essay contest explaining why you and your closest friend should have dinner with Ron Currie. Currie will select the most compelling essay. Word limit: 1,000. The chosen author and their guest will spend an evening with Currie chatting over dinner. Dinner is on us *alcohol excluded. Submit your entry »

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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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Johnson County Genealogy Society are available to help with general questions Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, at the Genealogy Desk at Central Resource Library. For those looking for a little extra help with either Basic Genealogy or DNA & Genetic Genealogy, we also offer free one-on-one sessions that can be booked in advance. If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please visit our website for a link to the SignUpGenius page to view the available appointment times. You may also email ...

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Carmack Community Room

A lapsit program of songs, rhymes and movement for babies. Introduce your little one to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning. Designed for birth to 18 months and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

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