All Classes and Events

E.g., 10/22/2019
E.g., 10/22/2019

Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints. Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We provide the conversation starters – and the bread – and you provide the conversation. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. Food and drink are provided.

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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 October 7 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
September: Soaring High: A Julie Classic
October: Gabriela: A Girl of the Year Book
November: ...

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Join author Ron Currie in small group discussions of his novels and essays. These relaxed settings permit in-depth conversation about his themes and style.

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Ron Currie is the author of three novels including The One-Eyed Man....

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At the Big Fall Kids Book Sale, we'll have thousands of gently-used children's books, DVDs & audiobooks at bargain prices! Ranging from board books to YA/teen titles. Most items will be priced $2 or less. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX accepted with valid I.D.

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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. Participants will get 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.

Central Resource Books
September: The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
October: ...

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At the Big Fall Kids Book Sale, we'll have thousands of gently-used children's books, DVDs & audiobooks at bargain prices! Ranging from board books to YA/teen titles. Most items will be priced $2 or less. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX accepted with valid I.D.

Sign up to volunteer at the Sale!

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

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

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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. Participants will get 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
September: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
October: Pilu of the Woods by Mai K....

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