All Classes and Events

E.g., 06/23/2017
E.g., 06/23/2017

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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Un programa cada semana muy divertido para familias quienes hijos quieren explorar con actividades, libros y mas. ¡Bienvenidas a todas las familias!

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This drop-in activity lets you recreate famous buildings from around the world. We supply all the materials; you provide the dreams. We’re inspired for this session by the book Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale. Ages 3 and up; children under 7 accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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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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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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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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Drop by the Library to get help from a Homework Coach.

Students can bring a specific homework assignment to work on. Coaches offer help with

  • Finding library resources to complete assignments like book reports and science projects
  • Vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills
  • Math
  • Social studies

All ages welcome, students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners are welcome. Students served on a first come, first served basis: busy times may require a wait.

Los Tutores de "ayuda con las tareas"...

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Technology is part of our everyday lives. This session introduces kids to DIY technology, ideas and tools. That way, you can feel more confident about exploring computer coding in the future. A variety of free websites like Scratch (developed at the MIT Media Lab) help you learn basics and how to share knowledge. The Library provides laptops for the program or you can bring your own. Registration required if laptop is needed. Register online or call (913) 826-4600. All skill levels welcome. Best for ages 8-14.

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This drop-in activity lets you recreate famous buildings from around the world. We supply all the materials; you provide the dreams. We’re inspired for this session by the book Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale. Ages 3 and up; children under 7 accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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STEAM on into the Library and spend some time in hands-on discovery of “potential” and “kinetic” energy. We’ll have Snap Circuit® kits, Hexbug® nanos and Stixplosion materials available to explore and enjoy.
 

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