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E.g., 02/18/2020
E.g., 02/18/2020

A lapsit storytime of songs, rhymes, and movement for babies. Introduce your little ones to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning. Designed for birth to 18 months and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

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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. Seating is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early to pick up a ticket. Siblings welcome.

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Create your bookmark entry for our Friends of Johnson County Library bookmark contest and turn it in, all in one afternoon. You bring an idea and we’ll provide the workspace and art supplies so you can bring it to life. Bold, colorful designs draw the judges’ attention, and you can enter the contest as soon as your masterpiece is complete. 

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Let’s read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. We provide a free book while supplies last. Keep it if you like, give it to a friend and invite them to our Club, or return it for other Club kids to enjoy. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your book. Best for ages 9-13.

Lenexa City Center Books
January: Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves & Jen Lee Reeves
February: Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks...

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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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Meeting Room

Read! ¡A Leer! Come enjoy a fun language-learning experience for the whole family. Hear familiar stories and songs with a bilingual twist. This story time is presented in both English and Spanish. 

READ! ¡A LEER! Ven a disfrutar de una experiencia muy divertida de aprendizaje de estos dos idiomas. Escucharán historias y canciones con sabor bilingüe para grandes y chicos. Este programa se presentará en inglés y español.

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Registration required; register online or call 913.826.4600. Planning for the expense of a college education can be overwhelming and intimidating. Jason Anderson,  a Lecturer in the KU-Edwards’ BBA program, will discuss the college admissions and financial aid landscape to help you lessen the worry. Sandwiches/sides served starting at 5:30 pm.

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Virginia Brackett, Professor Emeritus of English, retired in 2016 from Park University where she directed the Honors Academy and received varied teaching and service awards. She’s also a prolific writer and editor: She has published 14 books, including In the Company of Patriots, a nonfiction exploration of her relationship with her father, Captain Edmund C. Roberts, Jr., who was killed in Korea after serving in World War II. Brackett will sit in conversation with Angela Elam, the producer/host of UMKC’s public radio program, “New Letters on the Air.” This program will be recorded and post...

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Storytime Room

A lapsit storytime of songs, rhymes, and movement for babies. Introduce your little ones to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning. Designed for birth to 18 months and a caregiver. Siblings 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.

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