All Classes and Events

E.g., 08/19/2019
E.g., 08/19/2019

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an essential tool when applying for scholarships, grants and loans for college. Filling out the FAFSA can be nerve-wracking and confusing. Don’t give up! Jason Anderson, CommunityAmerica Credit Union’s College and Career Consultant will walk you through the FAFSA line by line. Sandwiches and sides served starting at 5:30 pm. 

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Let’s read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. Participants will get a free book while supplies last. Keep it if you like, give it to a friend and invite them to our Club, or return it for other Club kids to enjoy. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your book. Best for ages 9-13.

Monticello Books
September: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
October: Pilu of the Woods by Mai K....

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LGBTQ-identified youth are more likely than their peers to face increased risks of violence, homelessness and substance abuse. This session helps you gain a deeper understanding of these challenges and introduces you to some fundamentals of helping LGBTQ young people cope and thrive. Sandwiches and  sides will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Presented by Kim Shaw-Ellis, LGBTQ Liaison and Diversity Officer for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Kim Shaw-Ellis has enjoyed a career of more than 31 years in Law Enforcement and is currently still serving.  She began career in...

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This relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice their reading skills one-on-one with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as audience. A child’s reading improves with practice - and our dog’s vocabulary will benefit, too. Presented
in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.and Wayside Waifs.

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Go is an ancient Chinese strategy game that fascinates players with its simple elements and infinite complexity. Enhance your memory and focus, and stimulate your imagination by playing this timeless table-top game.

A drop-in program presented by the Four Dragons Go Club.

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

Words are powerful tools that can encourage, entertain and excite. This program is for Girl Scout Juniors working on their Scribe badges. Each participant will make a book where they can share poetry, highlight short stories, journal favorite Girl Scout memories and provide pages for their article and essay. You will not be able to complete the badge at the program, and adult assistance is recommended. Designed for Scouts, open to all. Space is limited to 24 students for this...

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Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open September 10 at 9 am.

Micro:bit is a super easy-to-use, tiny and powerful micro-controller. In this workshop you will learn to code a simple program, transfer it to the micro:bit and see the result. Session participants get to keep their micro:bit to take home and code on their own! Supplies provided. 

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Let’s read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. Participants will get a free book while supplies last. Keep it if you like, give it to a friend and invite them to our Club, or return it for other Club kids to enjoy. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your book. Best for ages 9-13.

Central Resource Books
September: The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
October: ...

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at three different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

Leawood's monthly...

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