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E.g., 02/27/2020
E.g., 02/27/2020

Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open January 27 at 9 am.

Micro:bit is a super easy-to-use, tiny-and-powerful microcontroller. In this workshop you will learn about the micro:bit, 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. 

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Create your bookmark entry for our Friends of Johnson County Library bookmark contest and turn it in, all in one afternoon. You bring an idea and we’ll provide the workspace and art supplies so you can bring it to life. Bold, colorful designs draw the judges’ attention, and you can enter the contest as soon as your masterpiece is complete. 

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Share a great read with your favorite kid, grandparent, friend, or partner. This book group is for everyone who likes to read - and who likes to talk about it online. We've chosen a middle grades title, Refugee by Alan Gratz, that will appeal across the ages. We're giving away a limited quantity of the book at select events and at your branch. Join us online at tinyurl.com/virtualbookgroup (a Facebook group!) anytime to add your thoughts about our pick. We will host a live discussion...

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A child’s reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows your kids to practice their reading-out-loud skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. Our Read to a Dog programs are presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Intermountain Therapy Animals or Wayside Waifs.

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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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Please arrive 15 minutes early AND sign up for your TinkerCAD.com account before class begins.

Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open February 5  at  9 am.

Learn how to design your own 3D digital models. This class will show you the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing using Tinkercad software. Once you know a little, you can come back and do more. Presented by former JCL Maker-In-Residence Jeff Newhook. Space is limited for this popular...

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American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl’s point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12; all kids are welcome.

Monticello Books
January: Never Stop Singing – A Melody Classic
February: A Heart Full of Hope – An Addy Classic
March: The One and...

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People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy that will help you to better connect with animals and each other.
Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. One or more trained companion animals will attend with presenter.

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American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl’s point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12; all kids are welcome.

Cedar Roe Books
January: The One and Only – A Mary Ellen Classic
February: Luciana Braving the Deep
March: Manners and Mischief – A...

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Mr. Matt shares stories and songs from around the world. Children from Mali to Mexico grow up learning fables and fairy tales just like you. Come hear some of them and expand your knowledge of the world around you, with a focus on a different country each month. Best for ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome.

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