All Classes and Events

E.g., 02/24/2020
E.g., 02/24/2020

Register online or call 913.826.4600. Homeschool families will love these educational sessions that feature different ways to make connections. You’ll hear expert presentations and demonstrations and learn about related activities. Librarians will provide subject resources for your family to further explore each topic. Ages 8-18 only, please. Parents are invited to explore the rest of the Library during this independent learning experience. 

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January: Prairie Traveler presented by Ernie Miller Nature Center
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Coffee and Cocoa with Cops brings together police officers and the communities they serve to discuss issues and to learn more about each other. Members of our local police departments join us for fun, games, conversation and snacks at this drop-in event.

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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Figure out whodunnit with fellow mystery book lovers. This group reads all types of mysteries from cozy to gritty and everything in between.

January: The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey
February: Cane and Abe by James Grippando
March: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 
April:...

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This popular meet-up includes a potluck dinner and group discussion about cookbooks, cooking and, of course, food. Each month features a specific nationality or type of cuisine, with discussion led by special guest speakers who are food professionals. You can share new or favorite dishes, test others’ creations, learn about new expert techniques and discuss food with other foodies.

January: Roasted with Maps Coffee
February: Shopping in bulk with Bulk It
March: New York-style foods with Nicholas and Leslie Goellner from The Antler Room
April: Animal themed food...

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Mr. Matt shares stories and songs from around the world. Children from Mali to Mexico grow up learning fables and fairy tales just like you. Come hear some of them and expand your knowledge of the world around you, with a focus on a different country each month. Best for ages 5-10, but everyone is welcome.

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The whole family will enjoy this flexible storytime. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family. Seating is limited. Please arrive early to pick up a name tag at the desk near the Storytime Room.

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Storytime Room

Preschoolers will enjoy this longer storytime that features stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills. Designed for ages 3-6 and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

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Preschoolers will enjoy this longer storytime that features stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills. Designed for ages 3-6 and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.  Seating is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early to pick up a ticket.

 

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The whole family will enjoy this flexible storytime. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family. Seating is limited. Please arrive early to pick up a name tag at the desk near the Storytime Room.

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