Build a Better World

An illustration of a library filled with many different kinds of people

During this hilariously engaging “draw along” art program, your kids and family can complete refrigerator-ready pictures using a unique approach to teaching drawing for kids. Kids can follow along with easy shape-by-shape instructions. Budding artists can “grab” eyeballs and “plooop” them into their drawings. You’ll laugh along at the charming story of a two-year-old penguin’s cupcake-eating adventures. You’ll see, too, your children’s artistic self-confidence soar as they leave the program with original artwork they created. Ages 5-12, and families. Presented by Kyle Tiernan.

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We want to introduce kids and teens to current technology in a fun and creative way. Librarians will demonstrate new technologies, and kids can self-learn and mentor others. You’ll find Snap Circuits®, Makey Makey™, Lego® animation and more. All skill levels welcome. You can bring your own tech toys to share and demonstrate. Grades 4-8.

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Empathy – knowing and caring how others feel – is an important social and educational skill. This session presents opportunities for school-age children to explore empathy through different sensory challenges, games and independent play. Participants will be exercising crucial skills that build empathy through imagination and play-based learning.

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At 5:30, join artists from our local communities and organizations to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit series at Johnson County Library. Exhibitions include works by six 2017 Fringe Festival KC artists and five community artists. Experience a piece of this annual extravaganza before it even begins. At 6:30, join us for a sneak peek of performances and visual arts from this year’s Fringe Festival, including Teen Fringe. Light refreshments served. Presented in partnership with Fringe Festival KC.
 

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Empathy – knowing and caring how others feel – is an important social and educational skill. This session presents opportunities for school-age children to explore empathy through different sensory challenges, games and independent play. Participants will be exercising crucial skills that build empathy through imagination and play-based learning.

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