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E.g., 07/15/2019
E.g., 07/15/2019

The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library is your exploratorium of technologic contraptions. There’s a lot to learn, so get started at MakerSpace Beginners Night. We’ll introduce 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, design software and electronics. Once you are introduced, you can come back and get to know MakerSpace better!

Presented by MakerSpace staff.

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American girls love to read, and this Book Club helps American girls 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. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12.

May: Hula for the Home Front: A Nanea Classic
June: The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery
July: Taking Off: A MaryEllen Classic
August: Luciana, Braving the Deep

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A lapsit program of songs, rhymes and movement for babies.  Introduce your little one to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning.  Designed for birth to 18 months and a caregiver.  Siblings welcome

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Young Rembrandts is a national after-school provider and education partner that teaches school-aged children drawing – the fundamental skill of all visual arts – using a sequential, ordered process. Students can show dramatic improvements in drawing, expand their art vocabularies and improve their attention to detail and sequencing skills. Kids in this workshop can explore the universe with their creative skills. Supplies provided. Presented by Young...

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The whole family will enjoy this flexible storytime. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family.

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Come to the Library and visit a Space Station. Our STEAM stations will change focus every week. You can make-and-take Intergalactic Engineering or Alien Art projects, explore the Galaxy of Games on a table top , and discover Stellar Stories and play. You can drop in for a few minutes or stay as long as you like.

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Sometimes making friends is hard, and it’s especially hard for Henry. He isn’t as outgoing or daring as some of his classmates. Will Henry find a friend who will like him as he is? Local author Jenn Bailey reads her debut picture book, A Friend for Henry. After the story we will talk about what we look for in a friend. Then through hands-on art activity we will explore what makes us a good friend. Bailey has her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her...

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Catholic Charities operates the Kids Summer Food Program in partnership with the USDA and Kansas Department of Education. Children up to age 18 can receive a free nutritious sack breakfast at Antioch Library or a free nutritious sack lunch at Central Resource Library.

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Best for ages 9-13. Topic: Alien Faces.

Young Rembrandts is a national after-school provider and education partner that teaches school-aged children drawing – the fundamental skill of all visual arts – using a sequential, ordered process. Students can show dramatic improvements in drawing, expand their art vocabularies and improve their attention to detail and sequencing skills. Kids in this workshop can explore the universe with their creative skills. Supplies provided. Presented by...

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