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  • The Big Read

    The Big Read

    The Kansas City area’s six public libraries are joining together for the 2017 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read, promoting community-wide reading and events around Tim O’Brien’s seminal book The Things They Carried.

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  • Without the constraint of historical provenance, viewers of the "unknown" objects in the Art of War - Gifts of Peace exhibit have the ability to create their own story or "truth." Join us as we create new stories and truths in Constructing Truth events.

    Constructing Truth

    Please join us as we create new stories and truths for “unknown” objects and host additional programs to explore Constructing Truth »

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E.g., 11/23/2017
E.g., 11/23/2017

Meeting Room

Naturalists from Ernie Miller Nature Center invite preschoolers and their favorite stuffed bears to hear Goldilocks' story. Discover what she learned about bears from all over the world. Dance, sing and then cuddle up with your teddy bears as you play the hibernation game. Space is limited, so arrive early.

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Meeting Room

Naturalists from Ernie Miller Nature Center invite preschoolers and their favorite stuffed bears to hear Goldilocks' story. Discover what she learned about bears from all over the world. Dance, sing and then cuddle up with your teddy bears as you play the hibernation game. Space is limited, so arrive early.

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Evening storytime is quality time for families and a language-learning opportunity for kids. At this 6 by 6 program, participants enjoy a themed story night featuring a popular children's picture book. Fun activities and crafts expand and reinforce the themes of the book. Ages 3-6 years and a caregiver. Fun for the whole family.

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Meeting Room

Naturalists from Ernie Miller Nature Center invite preschoolers and their favorite stuffed bears to hear Goldilocks' story. Discover what she learned about bears from all over the world. Dance, sing and then cuddle up with your teddy bears as you play the hibernation game. Space is limited, so arrive early.

Continue reading »
Meeting Room

Naturalists from Ernie Miller Nature Center invite preschoolers and their favorite stuffed bears to hear Goldilocks' story. Discover what she learned about bears from all over the world. Dance, sing and then cuddle up with your teddy bears as you play the hibernation game. Space is limited, so arrive early.

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Meeting Room

During the week of final exams, our large meeting room will be a distraction-free study zone after school. Focus and prepare to do your best. We can also show you how to take advantage of Tutor.com on a Library computer.

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Meeting Room

During the week of final exams, our large meeting room will be a distraction-free study zone after school. Focus and prepare to do your best. We can also show you how to take advantage of Tutor.com on a Library computer.

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Meeting Room

Learn about the instructions behind the computer technologies using online tools, websites and programming languages like Scratch (developed at the MIT Media Lab), to explore, build and share knowledge, guided by a librarian with a background in software engineering. A limited number of laptops available or bring your own. All skill levels welcome. Ages 8-16. 

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Meeting Room

The only thing as enjoyable as a good book is talking about it.

September: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
October: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
November: Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel by Robert B. Parker
December: Book Party! Bring a title to recommend.

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