All Classes and Events

E.g., 01/27/2020
E.g., 01/27/2020

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Join us for an hour of dynamic storytelling and live drawing with writer/illustrator Charlie Mylie as he teaches kids the basics of narrative: plot, characters, suspense and surprise. Mylie uses an overhead projector and audience prompts to show us how stories start and where they can wind up. See an artist at work and participate in the creative process. Best for ages 5-10.

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All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

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All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

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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.

Lenexa City Center Books
January: Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves & Jen Lee Reeves
February: Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks...

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All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

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Meeting Room

All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

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From roots to leaves, trees are experts at connecting! Scientists have even found that trees can communicate with each other. In this interactive program for kids and families, we’ll learn how to identify trees, discover tree-grown fruits and nuts, and show you how to “leaf” your mark on our community art project. Drop in anytime during the two-hour program. Best for ages 6 and up.

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Beads brought the world closer together in ancient times and they still connect us today. The art of beading remains popular throughout the world. Make a one-of-a-kind beaded bracelet for yourself or for a friend using animal-shaped beads, flower-shaped beads, colored macaroni beads and ultra-violet detecting beads! A fun Spring Break drop-in program for ages 8-12. Younger kids ages 3-7 are welcome to join the fun with a caregiver.

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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. Each month elementary-age kids will engage in different fun, hands-on activities involving puzzles, magnets, art supplies and more at our STEAM drop-in.

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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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