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  • Build a Better World

    Build a Better World

    Through programs and events for all ages, we encourage you to build a better world.

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  • Library Night at the K

    Library Night at the K

    Join us and other metro libraries to celebrate summer at the K!

    Library Night at the K
    Thursday, Aug. 3
    7:15 p.m.
    Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners

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  • Hogwarts house colors and the sorting hat

    A Week at Hogwarts

    Beginning July 24, join us for a week-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Each day one of our Library locations will transform into a Hogwarts house with activities culminating in a Tri-Wizard Tournament at the end of the week!

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E.g., 07/26/2017
E.g., 07/26/2017

Pickard Conference Room

Un programa cada semana muy divertido para familias quienes hijos quieren explorar con actividades, libros y mas. ¡Bienvenidas a todas las familias!

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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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Operation Wildlife presents programs to develop understanding of and appreciation for wildlife. This program presents information on native species and habitats, and emphasizes the special challenges faced by wild animals today. A live owl, hawk and snake are some of OWL’s education partners who will be here. Children and families can learn about these creatures and how they survive. Preserved animal specimens will also be present.

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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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Johnson County librarians declare July 23-29 Harry Potter® week. We’re celebrating a literary milestone: the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Each day, select branches will be transformed into a Hogwarts House, leading up to the Tri-Wizard Tournament at Central Resource Library on Saturday, July 29. 

Ravenclaw
Monday, July 24 All Day Drop-in 
Leawood Pioneer Library

Hufflepuff
Tuesday, July 25 1 - 3 p.m. 
Antioch...

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This drop-in activity lets you recreate famous buildings from around the world. We supply all the materials; you provide the dreams. We’re inspired for this session by the book Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale. Ages 3 and up; children under 7 accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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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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Un programa cada semana muy divertido para familias quienes hijos quieren explorar con actividades, libros y mas. ¡Bienvenidas a todas las familias!

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The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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