All Classes and Events

E.g., 10/14/2019
E.g., 10/14/2019

Register online or call 913.826.4600. Homeschool families will love this educational session that features a different theme each month. You’ll hear expert presentations and demonstrations and learn about related activities. Librarians will provide subject resources for your family to further explore each topic. Ages 8-18 only, please. Parents are invited to explore the rest of the Library during this independent learning experience. 

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September: Trading on the Santa Fe Trail
October: Unlocking...

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Art museums and healthcare programs have a lot in common. Learn how educators and healthcare experts have worked together to use visual artwork with active learning exercises aligned with reading, writing, speaking and listening. We’ll study contemporary art works from the Nerman Museum collection, including the painting “Surgery” by the renowned Dana Schutz. Participants will learn strategies to hone communication skills that help students work as teams, to consider other perspectives, and to stay objective in critical situations.

This program is presented by Karen Gerety Folk. ...

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Registration encouraged for this event, to help us have an accurate amount of supplies. Register here for this event or call Mike Kruger at 913.477.8384 for help registering.

All of us probably know some areas where we could boost our health and happiness. That might mean exercising more, eating healthier, learning stress management techniques or nipping a bad habit in the bud. Making a change can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This series will show you how to incorporate knowledge and simple...

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Join us at the Library to explore mindfulness practices like meditation, breathing, and movement. Unlock a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection one breath at a time.

Presented by Celestine Muhammad, a Certified Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher and co-founder of A Peace of Yoga Kansas City.

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People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy and an increased motivation to care for your family pets and all living things.

Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. A live animal will be present at this program.

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Meet director, producer and documentary filmmaker Kevin Bryce. His film offers a bold look at a complex and widely misunderstood illness. All These Flowers is a victory story: of finding identity apart from a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder; of hope where there was despair; of recovery from an incurable disease. Six people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder were filmed for two years. They are from across the United States and different family structures and financial situations, and follow varying treatment strategies. The simple...

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The way we care for mental health patients in America has changed drastically during the last century. In September, hear how the Menninger Clinic in Topeka was a primary catalyst for improved regulations surrounding mental health care and revolutionized psychiatric practice. In...

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Registration encouraged for this event, to help us have an accurate amount of supplies. Register here for this event or call Mike Kruger at 913.477.8384 for help registering.

All of us probably know some areas where we could boost our health and happiness. That might mean exercising more, eating healthier, learning stress management techniques or nipping a bad habit in the bud. Making a change can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This series will show you how to incorporate knowledge and simple...

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Join us at the Library to explore mindfulness practices like meditation, breathing, and movement. Unlock a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection one breath at a time.

Presented by Celestine Muhammad, a Certified Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher and co-founder of A Peace of Yoga Kansas City.

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Test your mental stamina and pop culture expertise at Monticello’s first Trivia Night. Bring your own team or join one of our tables for rounds of questions about matters topical, seasonal and inconsequential. Unlock your memory for an evening of light-hearted collaborative fun. We’ll award some very modest prizes to the highest scores. Light snacks and beverages provided.

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