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E.g., 11/21/2019
E.g., 11/21/2019

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Unleash your inner snowman or ice princess. Use your imagination to transport yourself to a frozen wonderland. Festive crafts and activities will have you icily dancing the day away. Best for ages 4-10 and everyone is welcomed to our winter wonderland.

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Logan Conference Room

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens October 21 at 9 am.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop / refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and sew a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Bonus: the machine is available for use after the class session, anytime the MakerSpace is open. BYOM: Bring Your Own Machine if you’d like to learn how to use it. 

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl’s point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12, all kids are welcome.

Gardner Books
September: Smoke on the Wind: A Kaya Classic
October: Growing Up with Aloha: A Nanea Classic
November:...

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

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Meeting Room

Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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Unleash your inner snowman or ice princess. Use your imagination to transport yourself to a frozen wonderland. Festive crafts and activities will have you icily dancing the day away. Featuring author Alastair Heim reading from his delightful book about etiquette and tea parties: No Tooting at Tea. Best for ages 4-10 and everyone is welcomed to our winter wonderland. Books will be available for purchase and signing from The Learning Tree.

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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Homeschool families will love this educational session that features a different theme each month. 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. 

Monticello
September: Trading on the Santa Fe Trail
October: Unlocking...

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Mustache Baby and Beard Baby are back! We’ll read A Mustache Baby Christmas and Arrr, Mustache Baby! Then, we’ll each make a mustache holiday ornament. Bring your Mustache Baby books to have them signed and personalized. All ages welcome.

Bridget Heos is a Kansas City-based author of 125 fiction and nonfiction books for kids, including the Mustache Baby series.

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