All Classes and Events

E.g., 01/17/2020
E.g., 01/17/2020

Register online or call 913.826.4600. Homeschool families will love these educational sessions that feature different ways to make connections. You’ll hear expert presentations and demonstrations and learn about related activities. Librarians will provide subject resources for your family to further explore each topic. Ages 8-18 only, please. Parents are invited to explore the rest of the Library during this independent learning experience. 

Cedar Roe
January: Prairie Traveler presented by Ernie Miller Nature Center
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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. We provide 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.

Lenexa City Center Books
January: Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves & Jen Lee Reeves
February: Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks...

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Meeting Room

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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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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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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Register online or call 913.826.4600. 

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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Meeting Room

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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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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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Homeschool families will love these educational sessions that feature different ways to make connections. You’ll hear expert presentations and demonstrations and learn about related activities. Librarians will provide subject resources for your family to further explore each topic. Ages 8-18 only, please. Parents are invited to explore the rest of the Library during this independent learning experience. 

Monticello
January: Spy School
February: Food Chain, Food Web!...

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