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E.g., 02/28/2020
E.g., 02/28/2020

Share a great read with your favorite kid, grandparent, friend, or partner. This book group is for everyone who likes to read - and who likes to talk about it online. We've chosen a middle grades title, Refugee by Alan Gratz, that will appeal across the ages. We're giving away a limited quantity of the book at select events and at your branch. Join us online at tinyurl.com/virtualbookgroup (a Facebook group!) anytime to add your thoughts about our pick. We will host a live discussion...

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Preschoolers will enjoy this longer storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities encourage pre-reading skills. Designed for ages 3-6 years and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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Louder Than a Bomb Kansas City gives a teenager a pen, a page, a mic and a stage, and steps out of the way to watch a poet emerge and a community grow. It’s an annual city-wide youth poetry festival with a hip-hop aesthetic celebrating young poets in the Kansas City metro. This spring, more than 15 teams compete for the crown. Join us for a series of preliminary bouts with schools from across Kansas City. Full schedule and participating schools can be found online at ltabkc.org.

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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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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help you learn the risks and meet your goals. Meet one-on-one with a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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Friendships and communities are built by the conversations that happen over a meal. Gather with us to break bread, understand different viewpoints and discuss some of the difficult and controversial topics at the forefront of our thoughts and news. We will discuss a new topic each month. All are welcome at anytime during this drop-in discussion group. Food and drink are provided.

February: Marijuana Legalization

March: Politics of Reproductive Health

April: Climate Change

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Toddlers will enjoy this storytime with short stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to reinforce early language learning. Designed for ages 18 months-3 years and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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