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E.g., 01/25/2020
E.g., 01/25/2020

This film tells the intriguing story of African-American women’s social clubs in the Kansas City area during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, focusing on the impact of these clubs in a time when segregation was the rule. These social clubs played an integral role in the life and well-being of Kansas City’s African-American community through their activities, volunteerism and social activism. Presented by Vine Street Films.

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This popular meet-up includes a potluck dinner and group discussion about cookbooks, cooking and, of course, food. Each month features a specific nationality or type of cuisine, with discussion led by special guest speakers who are food professionals. You can share new or favorite dishes, test others’ creations, learn about new expert techniques and discuss food with other foodies.

January: Roasted with Maps Coffee
February: Shopping in bulk with Bulk It
March: New York-style foods with The Antler Room
April: Animal themed food puns with Three Dog Bakery

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City Center Live is held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

Recalling ’90s classic lo-fi indie pop with songs that are full of hooks, harmonies and other sonic surprises, True Lions is a multi-instrumentalist femme band from the middle of North America.

Enjoy a free, live performance. City Center Live is a partnership between Johnson County Library and the Lenexa Arts Council.

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Virginia Brackett, Professor Emeritus of English, retired in 2016 from Park University where she directed the Honors Academy and received varied teaching and service awards. She’s also a prolific writer and editor: She has published 14 books, including In the Company of Patriots, a nonfiction exploration of her relationship with her father, Captain Edmund C. Roberts, Jr., who was killed in Korea after serving in World War II. Brackett will sit in conversation with Angela Elam, the producer/host of UMKC’s public radio program, “New Letters on the Air.” This program will be recorded and post...

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Join Tosca Lee in a small group discussion of her work. This relaxed setting permits in-depth conversation about her themes and style.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny, Firstborn), Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker. A notorious night-owl, Tosca loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing video...

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This event is at Our Daily Nada, 304 Delaware St., Kansas City, MO 64105.

Join Tosca Lee in a small group discussion of her work. This relaxed setting permits in-depth conversation about her themes and style.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny, Firstborn), Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals...

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Johnson County Genealogical Society helps you discover many research resources. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

January: How to Date Old Photographs, Midwest Genealogy Center
February: “Broke but not out of luck” – Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy, Jennifer Audsley-Moore, National Archives Kansas City
April: Heraldry and Genealogy: The Truth Behind Your “Family” Coat of Arms, Angela Fields

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How do authors know so much about the setting, professions or situations in their books? They do research! Observe this process in action as author Tosca Lee asks all her questions about food in preparation for her next novel. Michael Milster, Director of Food and Beverage Management at Johnson County Community College, will share everything he knows about food, from vegan cuisine, to unusual bacon dishes, to the 10 ingredients no chef could do without. You’ll be able to see the results in Lee’s next novel!

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It’s always tea time when you grow it yourself! Learn about growing, preparing and blending your own herbs for tasty teas. Regina Compernolle, founder and director of Sacred Earth Arts, will demonstrate how to plant everything you need and will share some recipes to get you started. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea) to drink while you wait for your herbs to grow!

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Connect to your past and drop in for a day of discovery to begin your family research journey. Tour the genealogy area, learn about Library and Society resources, pick up a resource kit with forms and information and get one-on-one help from Society members. Attend sessions on DNA Genealogy, Avoiding Mistakes in Building Your Family Tree, RootsMagic, Family Search and more. Visit genealogy themed group exhibits in between these wonderful sessions!

Event Hours • 9:00 am – 4 pm • Central Resource Library • 87th & Farley, Overland Park, KS

Beth Foulk...

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