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E.g., 08/25/2019
E.g., 08/25/2019

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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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This event is at West Flanders Park 10920 W. 55th St., Shawnee, KS 66203.

Take a stroll around the park and read some stories at the same time. The Walk and Read Weekend Event at West Flanders Park presents two kids stories posted on stations along the path. All ages can enjoy Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean, and Lights, Camera, Carmen! by Anika Denise and Lorena Alvarez Gómez. Characters...

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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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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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Go is an ancient Chinese strategy game that fascinates players with its simple elements and infinite complexity. Enhance your memory and focus, and stimulate your imagination by playing this timeless table-top game.

A drop-in program presented by the Four Dragons Go Club.

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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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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

Words are powerful tools that can encourage, entertain and excite. This program is for Girl Scout Juniors working on their Scribe badges. Each participant will make a book where they can share poetry, highlight short stories, journal favorite Girl Scout memories and provide pages for their article and essay. You will not be able to complete the badge at the program, and adult assistance is recommended. Designed for Scouts, open to all. Space is limited to 24 students for this...

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Registration opens 30 days in advance of each session. Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. For this program, registration will open September 10 at 9 am.

Micro:bit is a super easy-to-use, tiny and powerful micro-controller. In this workshop you will 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! Supplies provided. 

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STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Your student can spend some time with us at the Library being an artist, explorer or researcher. Preschool and elementary aged kids will engage in fun, hands-on activities involving puzzles, magnets, art supplies and more at our STEAM drop-in.

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