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E.g., 06/26/2017
E.g., 06/26/2017

The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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During this hilariously engaging “draw along” art program, your kids and family can complete refrigerator-ready pictures using a unique approach to teaching drawing for kids. Kids can follow along with easy shape-by-shape instructions. Budding artists can “grab” eyeballs and “plooop” them into their drawings. You’ll laugh along at the charming story of a two-year-old penguin’s cupcake-eating adventures. You’ll see, too, your children’s artistic self-confidence soar as they leave the program with original artwork they created. Ages 5-12, and families. Presented by Kyle Tiernan.

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Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them develop a love of language, books and learning. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Ages 3-6 and a caregiver. Fun for the whole family. A 6 by 6 program.

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Meeting Room

Fingerplays, songs, stories and creative movement in English with some elements of Spanish will help your child and you to develop an “ear” for the sounds of a second language. There are many cognitive, social and cultural benefits to knowing another language. Besides, anytime your children understand another language, they understand their own language and culture better. Come and experience an interactive program for ages 3 and up that fosters early literacy skills and a love of books and languages.

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Carmack Community Room

Kids and teens up to age 18 can receive a free nutritious sack lunch. The Kids Summer Food Program is provided by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas in partnership with Harvesters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Education. Bring the kids for a meal and stick around for fun activities at the Library!

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Crafters and makers often work in solitude but you don’t have to! Join the Maker community at this weekly meet-up. Socialize with other experienced makers, share your expertise with beginners or get advice on a new project. Some of our members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making.

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Coloring is a therapeutic source of creativity and relaxation. De-stress as we color inside and outside the lines. Coloring sheets and pencils provided.

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This relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice their reading skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. A child’s reading improves with practice - and our dog’s vocabulary will benefit, too. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.

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Meeting Room

Tuesdays are for tots this summer. These large-group storytimes will be enthusiastic celebrations of books and music, language and illustrations, and embodied learning through movement. Geared for ages 2-5, fun for the whole family. A 6 by 6 program.

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The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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