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Kansas Day activities coming up

Johnson County residents will join the rest of the state on Jan. 29, in celebrating Kansas’ 158th birthday. Ahead of the annual observance, Johnson County Library is excited to share some upcoming events that are designed to honor our state’s uniqueness.

Author George Frazier will describe native geological formations that defy our state’s flat stereotype at a special event called The Last Wild Places of Kansas. The presentation goes from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Jan. 24 at the Leawood Pioneer Library, 4700 Town Center Dr. Leawood.

The day after Kansas Day, you can learn about the state’s hidden attractions. Kansas Guidebook for Explorers begins at 6:30 p.m., on Jan. 30, at the Monticello Library, 22435 W. 66th St., Shawnee, and goes until 8 p.m. Author Marci Penner will speak about a book she co-wrote with WenDee Rowe. The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers details the hidden attractions found in all 105 Kansas counties.


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