All Classes and Events

E.g., 09/17/2019
E.g., 09/17/2019

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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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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. 

Cedar Roe:
September: Let’s Improv presented by Paige Nelson
October:...

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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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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. Participants will get 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
September: Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger
October: Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez...

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Meeting Room

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.

Continue reading »

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Your student can spend some time with us at the Library being an artist, explorer or researcher. Preschool and elementary aged kids will engage in fun, hands-on activities involving puzzles, magnets, art supplies and more at our STEAM drop-in.

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Logan Conference Room

Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens September 17 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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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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Meeting Room

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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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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