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Junior Author Camp!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Would you love to be an author? Have you already started your novel? Join us on Wednesdays in November* from 4-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater to hear from working authors and artists about different kinds of writing, get tips and tricks of the trade, find inspiration, and have snacks! Program is for ages 8-12.

Nov 1: Novel Writing with author Mary O’Connell
Nov 8: Poetry Café with poet Pete Fey
Nov 15: Graphic Novel Making with Jai Nitz
Nov 29: Zine Workshop with artist Rachel Sandle

*No meeting on November 22nd!

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Downtown Storywalk©

Start at the library and take a stroll downtown while you read Audrey Wood’s The Napping House in the windows of stores located on Massachusetts Street. Pages will be up from November 11th to the 26th. Pick up a map from the children’s desk and make sure to return to the library when you’re done to enter a drawing for a book!

Pajama Storytimes!!

November 12th- 17th is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week! Join us in your pajamas for ALL OF OUR STORYTIMES as we read the book The Napping House by Audrey Wood all week long in the Readers’ Theater. We’ll have special guest presenters, a stuffed animal sleepover, and you can read the book and take a stroll downtown at the same time on our Storywalk©! See below for details.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Downtown Storywalk©     SAT-SUN | Nov 11-26 | Library and Massachusetts Street

Stuffed Animal Sleepover     THU | Nov 16 | 7–7:45 PM | Readers’ Theater

Magic Tree House Club

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! We’re meeting on Saturday, November 11th from 3:30- 4:30 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book  #41, Moonlight on the Magic Flute. Program is for ages 5-8! Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

Hair Braiding 101

On Saturday, October 21 at 1 PM in the Auditorium, braid an hour away at the library! We’ll brush up on basics then move on to more advanced techniques. BYOBrush and comb, library will provide hair ties and other supplies. Registration required. Register in pairs (adult +child). Program is for ages 5-11! Please call 785-843-3833.

School’s Out! Movie Day!

Have some ghoulish fun on your day off from school with a not-so-scary film, snacks, and crafts! Join us at 1 PM in the Auditorium on Friday, October 20th! Program is for ages 5-11!

IMAGE: Film still from Paranorman, ©Focus Features (2012)

Take Me for a Ride Storytime

Join Miss Linda for a special storytime* all about the bus! Meet in the Auditorium on Tuesday, October 24th from 10:30 to 11 AM to hear stories and songs, make a craft, and take a short ride on the T around downtown!

*This special storytime replaces our regularly scheduled Library Storytime.

STEAM: Fantastic Beasts

On Wednesday, October 18 at 4 PM, test your Fantastic Beasts knowledge, meet some live beasts (from Pet World!), hunt for gold like a Niffler, and more in the Auditorium! Program is for ages 7-11! Registration required. Please call 785-843-3833.

Invent a Toy!

Would you like to make the next great toy? Join us Friday, October 13th from 2-4 PM in the Readers’ Theater! Use your imagination and creativity to make your toy design come to life. Program is for ages 7-11! Registration required. Please call 785-843-3833.

Star Wars Reads Day

On Saturday, October 7th, bring your best Wookie yell and celebrate all things Star Wars! We’re kicking things off at 2 PM and festivities will last ’til 4 PM in the Auditorium. We’ll perform Jedi mind tricks, create lightsabers, and more! Free + All Ages!