Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2007

Community forum

August 9, 2007

The Johnson County Library will have a community issues forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park.

Participants will join a conversation with fellow citizens about what we as a nation can do to solve the energy problem, and will come away with information, insight and personal connections with other citizens interested in energy policy.

This discussion will build upon and enhance the conversation at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 on the KCPT program "The Heat Is On," hosted by Nick Haines, although viewing the KCPT program is not required for participation in the library discussion.

Most of the library's issues forum evening will be spent working in small groups, led by a trained moderator, considering three alternatives for the energy crisis: reduce our dependence on foreign energy; get out of the fossil-fuel predicament; and reduce our demand for energy. The results of the evening's conversation will be included with hundreds of others around the country in a report produced by the National Issues Forums.

Reservations are requested. Register by phone by calling (913) 495-2497 or register online at

For more information call Whitney Davison Turley at (913) 495-2473.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Interpretive services and other accommodations for those with special needs are available by contacting Library staff at least 48 hours in advance of the program.

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