All Classes and Events

E.g., 06/18/2019
E.g., 06/18/2019

Learn about the science that makes the world go ’round in a fun and exciting way. There will be chemical reactions, polymers and maybe even a mild explosion. The Nutty Professor, aka Jean Winters, will demonstrate science in a way that amazes and entertains. She encourages lots of audience participation, too, so you can join in the fun. Families welcome, specially geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Come early to ensure your spot with a free ticket at the Front Desk.

Winters has presented hundreds...

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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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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: Back to Earth.

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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In this adventurous session, participants will use NASA engineering processes to build prototypes and test them out. Our mission: a peaceful alien species has decided to share their yummy intergalactic dessert with Earthlings but they can’t figure out how to land. The group will work together to design and build a lander to protect our Alien friends during impact. We hope you like marshmallows!

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

Best for ages 9-13. Topic: Aliens in Disguise.

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...

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ScienceTellers is a national consortium of local teaching artists. Members of the audience help the presenters conduct science special effects to bring a story to life. “Aliens: Escape From Earth” is an action-packed and educational adventure about an unusual meteor shower and a family of visitors from another planet. It’s totally out of this world. The story is energized by audience-activated chemical reactions, demonstrations of Boyle’s law, energy-transfer “rainstorms” and much more. Space is limited for this intergalactic adventure.

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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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ScienceTellers is a national consortium of local teaching artists. Members of the audience help the presenters conduct science special effects to bring a story to life. “Aliens: Escape From Earth” is an action-packed and educational adventure about an unusual meteor shower and a family of visitors from another planet. It’s totally out of this world. The story is energized by audience-activated chemical reactions, demonstrations of Boyle’s law, energy-transfer “rainstorms” and much more. Space is limited for this intergalactic adventure.

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You can go to outer space without leaving the Library. Drop in for some hands-on astronomy activities. Best for ages 9-12, and all kids welcome. Come back at 6:30 pm for Meet the Astronaut: Mike Massimino.

Presented by Library staff with the Museum at Prairiefire

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