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Summer Reading

Paul Mesner Puppet Theater: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf

Think you know the real story behind the huffing and puffing? Think again. Paul Mesner will be telling us all about it on Thursday, July 6  at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium. In this revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story. For years we have only known this story from the pigs point of view. Mr. A. Wolf tells all about what really happened to those three little houses made of straw, sticks, and bricks and the three pigs who lived in them. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Kidsapalooza: LEGOS

Everything is Awesome! Or at least it will be when you join in on the LEGO fun! On Wednesday, July 5 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, Matt Lord, LEGO Builder extraordinaire, will help us build LEGO greatness! Program is for ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Pollinators!

On Monday, July 3 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, join the Master Gardeners to explore the incredible world of bees! Create a bee bomb, learn about pollinators, and taste honey! Program is for ages 7-11! Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Tween Club: Pool Day

Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends. On Friday, July 7 from 3:30-5:30 PM, we are going to the POOL. Meet up in the Readers’ Theater, then we’ll walk over! A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11!  Tweens must have permission slip to participate. Permission slips can be picked up at the Children’s Desk. Register for clubs at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

¡Español is fun!

Expand your world and have fun learning a bit of Spanish this summer! Two 4-week sessions will be held for different age groups. The July Session for Ages 7-11 goes from 7/11- 8/1 from 2-3 PM in the Readers’ Theater. Registration is required; space is limited. Call 785-843-3833.

Jumping Jambalaya

 On Thursday, June 29 at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium, we have African drumming, shekere playing, singing, diverse stories and creative folk tales by our favorite storytellers, Kucha and Baba Tony. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Exploratorium: Build a Better World!

On Monday, June 26 from 2- 3 PM in the Auditorium, we’ll explore how we can improve our world through innovative technology, creating videos, therapy animals, and more! This program is for ages 7-11! Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.

Design Your Life Workshop I

What does a meaningful life look like for you?

Join us on Tuesday, June 27 from 7-8:30 PM in Meeting Room B for part one of this workshop.

Inspired by one of Stanford University’s most popular courses, this 4-part workshop will take you through the process of applying design-based thinking to crafting a fulfilling life.

RSVP required–call 785-843-3833 to reserve your spot!  Have questions? Email Amanda:

Dino O’Dell: Build a Better World

Join award-winning educator, author, and songwriter Dinosaur O’Dell for a trip around the world on Thursday, June 22 at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Auditorium! Whether you’re swimming with the piranhas in South America, jumping with kangaroos in Australia or fixing spaceships in Europe, Dino’s stories and songs are not only fun, but interactive and educational. TWO FREE SHOWS! ALL AGES!

Kidsapalooza: This Is Not a Box…

It’s a city… plane… train! We’re building cardboard creations with local artist Juniper Tangpuz on Wednesday, June 21 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium! Program is for Ages 5-6. Register: 785-843-3833 or at Library Chidren’s Desk.