All Classes and Events

E.g., 08/19/2019
E.g., 08/19/2019

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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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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Come and play improv theater games with us. Improv is short for improvisation, and that means you get to help make things up as we go along. You will deepen your listening skills, become a better team player, give a boost to your confidence, and, of course laugh a lot. Presented by Brad Shaw, Kansas City theater instructor, actor, artist, playwright and storyteller. An interactive workshop best for ages 5-12.

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This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219.

Actor’s Choice – a division of the Senior Barn Players, providing high-quality theater experiences for general audiences – presents “Greater KC Legends,” a series of dramatic presentations about the lives of our forefathers and mothers who contributed to the wonderful community we now enjoy. “Meet” Mr. Swope, Mr. Majors, Dorothy Gallagher – the founder of Guadalupe Center, Nelly Don and others. This show will contain humor, mystery and drama....

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