All Classes and Events

E.g., 06/26/2017
E.g., 06/26/2017

The Candy Lands is the first of a summer series of immersive and creative Library activities. The set is a life-sized version of the board game, Candy Land®, with interactive stations and a ring of colored cards to act as navigator. You’ll make stops to toss Grandma’s gooey glop, explore the Land of Gingerbread, pass through Queen Frostine’s enchanted forest and snap a selfie on King Kandy’s throne. In addition to fun color recognition, following directions and practicing patience are activity benefits.
 

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The Candy Lands is the first of a summer series of immersive and creative Library activities. The set is a life-sized version of the board game, Candy Land®, with interactive stations and a ring of colored cards to act as navigator. You’ll make stops to toss Grandma’s gooey glop, explore the Land of Gingerbread, pass through Queen Frostine’s enchanted forest and snap a selfie on King Kandy’s throne. In addition to fun color recognition, following directions and practicing patience are activity benefits.
 

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

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Meeting Room

Tuesdays are for tots this summer. These large-group storytimes will be enthusiastic celebrations of books and music, language and illustrations, and embodied learning through movement. Geared for ages 2-5, fun for the whole family. A 6 by 6 program.

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Meeting Room

Tuesdays are for tots this summer. These large-group storytimes will be enthusiastic celebrations of books and music, language and illustrations, and embodied learning through movement. Geared for ages 2-5, fun for the whole family. A 6 by 6 program.

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Scratch is a free visual programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. In this one-hour session, you can learn about using Scratch to build and share a game. The Library provides laptops for the program or you can bring your own. All skill levels welcome. Registration required if laptop is needed. Register online or call (913) 826-4600.
 

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When it comes to our games, bigger is definitely better. Bring some friends or come solo to meet new folks, and play familiar games blown up to unfamiliar sizes! Jumbo Jenga®, Monster-size Memory®, Crazy Big Connect Four® and many more.

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Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them develop a love of language, books and learning. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Ages 3-6 and a caregiver. Fun for the whole family. A 6 by 6 program.

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Enter the world of the Mekong Delta rainforest as we reflect on the effects of human activity on our shared planet. Discover the unusual, the amazing and the rare, such as the highly endangered Pangolin and the newly discovered Anamite Striped Rabbit, in this unique puppet show. Marionettes and puppets will engage and entertain while pulling your heartstrings about the abuse our water system takes from the trash we throw away. Join StoneLion in discovering how we can all help to build a better future for our world.

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Carmack Community Room

Kids and teens up to age 18 can receive a free nutritious sack lunch. The Kids Summer Food Program is provided by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas in partnership with Harvesters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Education. Bring the kids for a meal and stick around for fun activities at the Library!

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