All Classes and Events

E.g., 01/22/2020
E.g., 01/22/2020

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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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Phoenix, dragon or unicorn – which wand is for you? In celebration of Harry Potter Book Night, experience the magic of a wand-making workshop. All supplies will be provided along with some light snacks. Register online or call 913.826.4600.

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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 January 6 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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Coffee and Cocoa with Cops brings together police officers and the communities they serve to discuss issues and to learn more about each other. Members of our local police departments join us for fun, games, conversation and snacks at this drop-in event.

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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.

Continue reading »

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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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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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.

Monticello Books
January: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
February: Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves & Jen Lee Reeves...

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