All Classes and Events

E.g., 06/26/2020
E.g., 06/26/2020

Registration required for this event. Registration closes May 27 at 3 pm.

Join us for an hour of dynamic storytelling and live drawing with writer/illustrator Charlie Mylie as he teaches kids the basics of narrative: plot, characters, suspense and surprise. See an artist at work and participate in the creative process. 

This ​program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. A Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants via the email you registered with the day before the meeting with instructions on how to access the Zoom...

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Calling all youth writers: submit your original fairy tale, folktale or myth to our fantasy-themed writing contest.

Winning writers will receive a prize and the opportunity to read their work aloud at the library's virtual end-of-summer reading celebration (costumes welcome but not required.)

Submissions will be accepted June 1-July 10. Only one submission per writer. Open to writers entering 3rd through 8th grade in the Fall of 2020. Submit entries online through the elementia submission portal,...

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The whole family will enjoy our Folklore Storytime, designed to inspire audience participation. Each week in June and July we will focus on folklore, which encompasses both folktales and fairy tales. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster early literacy skills in young children. Older kids, long after they can read on their own, receive boosts in listening, comprehension and spoken language skills during Folklore Storytime. Plus, it’s fun! We encourage kids to dress up as their favorite fairy tale or folktale character and we’ll welcome them to this virtual storytime as...

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Register online for this program. Registration closes Thursday, June 4 at 11 am.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Elementary-age kids can spend time with us at online via Zoom engaging in fun, hands-on activities and crafts where the only limit is their imagination.  We will be inspired by stories, nature, engineers, and artists to ignite critical thinking and design original creations. 

This program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. A Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants via the...

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The whole family will enjoy our Folklore Storytime, designed to inspire audience participation. Each week in June and July we will focus on folklore, which encompasses both folktales and fairy tales. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster early literacy skills in young children. Older kids, long after they can read on their own, receive boosts in listening, comprehension and spoken language skills during Folklore Storytime. Plus, it’s fun! We encourage kids to dress up as their favorite fairy tale or folktale character and we’ll welcome them to this virtual storytime as...

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Register online for this program. Registration closes Monday, June 8 at 3:30 pm.

Poet Hyejung Kook will help you craft your words into invocations, charms, blessings, and other spell-like forms through reading and discussing model texts. Participation in this workshop will provide the opportunity to create writing for submission in the library's system-wide writing contest. Best for grades 4-8.  

This program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. A Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants via the email you registered with the day...

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Register online for this program. Registration closes Sunday, June 14 at 1:30 pm.
Have you just finished 1st-4th grade?  We have a new book club just for you! Let's get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, and explore fresh ideas.  Register via Zoom for your free copy while supplies last.

This program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. A Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants via the email you registered with the day before the meeting with instructions on how to access the Zoom meeting. You do not need to...

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The whole family will enjoy our Folklore Storytime, designed to inspire audience participation. Each week in June and July we will focus on folklore, which encompasses both folktales and fairy tales. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster early literacy skills in young children. Older kids, long after they can read on their own, receive boosts in listening, comprehension and spoken language skills during Folklore Storytime. Plus, it’s fun! We encourage kids to dress up as their favorite fairy tale or folktale character and we’ll welcome them to this virtual storytime as...

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Register online for this program. Registration closes Monday, June 15 at 11 am.

Storyteller Priscilla Howe shares her favorite folktales, songs and stretches from near and far. Some of her hand puppet friends may join in on the fun! All ages welcome. 

This program will be hosted using the meeting software Zoom. A Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants via the email you registered with the day before the meeting with instructions on how to access the Zoom meeting. You do not need to download any software or create an account.

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Explore your imagination and use creative skills at this artistic workshop series! Young Rembrandts teaches school-aged children drawing 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. Presented by Young Rembrandts Kansas City. For Ages 7-11.

This program will be held on Facebook Live. Visit JoCoLibrary on Facebook and be sure to ‘follow’ us to get...

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