A Universe of Stories

Hop on board this galactic shuttle for an out-of-this-world mix of stories, songs, stretches, puppets and general silliness with storyteller Priscilla Howe. This is a storytelling show incorporating lively puppets. Warning: there may be aliens! Howe is a storytelling tour guide to imaginative spaces. She has performed at hundreds of schools, libraries, festivals and special events. She teaches classes and workshops, and coaches other storytellers.

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ScienceTellers is a national consortium of local teaching artists. Members of the audience help the presenters conduct science special effects to bring a story to life. “Aliens: Escape From Earth” is an action-packed and educational adventure about an unusual meteor shower and a family of visitors from another planet. It’s totally out of this world. The story is energized by audience-activated chemical reactions, demonstrations of Boyle’s law, energy-transfer “rainstorms” and much more. Space is limited for this intergalactic adventure.


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Our skies are filled with vistas of planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about these and other astronomical wonders in the Kansas City skies in a riveting visual lecture.

Presented by Dan Johnson, founder of Astronomy Night & Day.

Mr. Johnson volunteers at the Powell Observatory, one of the largest public telescopes in the Midwest. He is a lifelong amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Best for ages 6-8. Topic: Spaceship.

Young Rembrandts is a national after-school provider and education partner that teaches school-aged children drawing – the fundamental skill of all visual arts – using a sequential, ordered process. Students can show dramatic improvements in drawing, expand their art vocabularies and improve their attention to detail and sequencing skills. Kids in this workshop can explore the universe with their creative skills. Supplies provided. Presented by...

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Come to the Library and visit a Space Station. Our STEAM stations will change focus every week. You can make-and-take Intergalactic Engineering or Alien Art projects, explore the Galaxy of Games on a table top , and discover Stellar Stories and play. You can drop in for a few minutes or stay as long as you like.

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