All Classes and Events

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E.g., 01/18/2020

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 February 5  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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People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy that will help you to better connect with animals and each other.
Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. One or more trained companion animals will attend with presenter.

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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.

Cedar Roe Books
January: The One and Only – A Mary Ellen Classic
February: Luciana Braving the Deep
March: Manners and Mischief – A...

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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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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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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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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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The Friends of Johnson County Library know that you and your family need a break from winter weather. What better way than with a new book? Stock your cabin or school library from a selection of thousands of gently-read bargain books. Most items are 50¢ - $1 and proceeds support the Library. Cash,
checks and credit cards are accepted.

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