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E.g., 04/22/2019
E.g., 04/22/2019

The 2020 Census determines the number of seats Kansas has in the House of Representatives, as well as the federal funding allocated to support local infrastructure and programs, like highways, hospitals, and schools. As part of the 2020 Census complete count efforts, there are temporary job opportunities available in Johnson County through 2020. Looking for extra income now, or think you might be interested in the near future? Come hear more about the opportunities available.

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Calling all gardeners, locavores and history buffs. "Victory gardens" were home gardens used to grow fruits and vegetables when rations for the public tended to be scarce while America was involved in a war. In this session, learn why victory gardens were so important during the world wars of the 20th century, and why they are a good idea today. Presented by Loretta Craig, of Prairie Garden Farm in Basehor, KS. 

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A lapsit storytime of songs, rhymes, and movement for babies. Introduce your little ones 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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It’s time for fun with everyone’s favorite musician, Dino O’Dell. This interactive show includes problem solving, music and hilarious tall-tales. There are also kid-friendly demonstrations of gravity: try eating a pizza when the pepperoni keeps floating away; enjoy a song about the differences between meteors, meteoroids and meteorites; and listen to the story of O’Dell’s childhood hero, Neil Armstrong. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the very first moon-walk, after all. The show culminates with O’Dell’s all-time most requested song, “Zar and the Broken Spaceship.” Children of all ages...

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Best for ages 6-8. Topic: Shuttle Blast Off,

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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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

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

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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We’ll read Bob Kolar’s new book, Hey Ho to Mars We’ll Go. It’s based on a simple little rhyme that is about a big, complicated idea. We’ll talk about Mars and how humans might get there one day. Then we can each draw our own spaceships. Best for ages 6 and up.

Presented by Bob Kolar, an author, artist, designer and teacher. He has illustrated 33 children’s books, and has written six, two of which became animated TV shows. His work also appears on toys, puzzles, clothing...

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Hop on board this galactic shuttle for an out-of-this-world mix of stories, songs, stretches, puppets and general silliness with storyteller Priscilla Howe. This is a storytelling show incorporating lively puppets. Warning: there may be aliens! Howe is a storytelling tour guide to imaginative spaces. She has performed at hundreds of schools, libraries, festivals and special events. She teaches classes and workshops, and coaches other storytellers.

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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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