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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Games, songs and stories for children ages 3-6.
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Kids Code: Beginners

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Learn to code in a programming language that's beginner-friendly! Enjoy learning to code with the Google CS First curriculum and Scratch. This 4-week class is aimed at those who have not taken a coding class with us before. Participants are encouraged to bring their own headphones and need to be proficient in reading, typing, and working semi-independently. For ages 9-11. Registration is required and begins June 18; call 261-8500 or register online. (Participants will register for all 4 classes at once as the curriculum builds on what is learned in past sessions.)
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Kids Code: Open Coding Time

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Make progress on your own projects or get started on something new. Staff will be available to answer questions, help you start a new project, or investigate a new coding language. No registration is required, but tickets will be available starting 30 minutes before the program in the Children's Pavilion for the 12 available seats. This session is for coders ages 9-11 who have already taken a coding class at the library. 
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Cuentos Bilingües / Preschool Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Whether you want to expose your children to another language or they already hear it in the home, enjoy a unique storytime presented in both English & Spanish for children ages 3-6.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Games, songs and stories for children ages 3-6. This program is for children only. 
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Tween Clue Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Reading Theatre

See if you have what it takes to solve our puzzles and bust open the locked box! Take your brain to the next level and solve a different set of puzzles on a new theme weekly. This week's theme: Simple Machine Mystery. For ages 8-12.

And join us on our final Tween Clue Club next Tuesday, July 24 when our theme is Mr. Magnetic.

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Johnny & Adam: Rhythm & Music

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Linwood Park
Recreation Center Gymnasium
Stomp, clap, jump, wiggle, and play percussion and drums with Johnny and Adam! Everyone can participate in fun rhythm activities, songs and games... no musical knowledge needed! Experience the magic of community rhythm-making with Kansas City-area musicians Johnny and Adam! For children ages 3-11.
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Throwback Movie: The Karate Kid

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center A
Nostalgic for the good ol' movies from the 80s? Join us for a throwback movie and beat the summer heat! We will be screening the original version of The Karate Kid, a story about a bullied teen who learns self-defense and self-confidence from a sage handyman. The film is 126 minutes and is rated PG. For children ages 6 and up.
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Johnny & Adam: Rhythm & Music

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Angelou Northeast
Meeting Room
Stomp, clap, jump, wiggle, and play percussion and drums with Johnny and Adam! Everyone can participate in fun rhythm activities, songs and games... no musical knowledge needed! Experience the magic of community rhythm-making with professional musicians Johnny and Adam! For children ages 3-11.
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World Emoji Day

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room
Are you sad? Glad? Mad? Wink! Decorate a cookie emoji and let the world know! And while you're at it, make an emoji bookmark and magnet, and solve some word puzzles to celebrate the fifth anniversary of World Emoji Day. Registration is required, beginning July 3; call 303-8181 or register online. For ages 8-11.
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Cuentos Bilingües / Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room
Whether you want to expose your children to another language or they already hear it in the home, enjoy a unique storytime presented in both English & Spanish for ages 3-6.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westlink
Meeting Room
An interactive storytelling for children ages 2-6. 
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Games, songs and stories for children ages 3-6.
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Cinderella Around the World

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Where in the world is her slipper? Hear Cinderella stories from other cultures, play games inspired by the stories, and take your picture with the Cinderellas. For children ages 5-10.
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Culture and Music with the Griots

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center
The Wichita Griots, a group of African-American storytellers, will share traditional tales filled with wonder, adventure, and history. Dance along as they drum, sing, and rap! Experience oral history in a whole new way. Join the Griots on their journey to remember the struggles while also preserving values and character. For children ages 3-11.
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Library Club: Robert Munsch and Smelly Socks

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre
Explore the worlds of well-loved children's authors. Each week, we'll focus on a different author through activities, reading aloud, crafts, and a snack. This week we’ll feature Robert Munch and Smelly Socks. For ages 5-8. Registration is required for each child attending and is open 2 weeks before each program; call 261-8500 or register online.
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Stories and More

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
These storytimes will feature songs, activities, stories, and a craft for children ages 3-8 and their families.
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Preschool Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Reading Theatre
Children ages 3-6 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, & enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Fairy Tale Challenge

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Once upon a time, there were magical games from fairy tales brought to life. Compete in fun challenges like building Rapunzel's tower and finding Cinderella's glass slipper. For ages 6-11.
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Preschool Storytime

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Children ages 3-6 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, & enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Here's the Scoop!

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Make ice cream in a bag! Add flavors and taste all the creations. Join us for family ice cream night. All ages are welcome.
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Adventure Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre

Let's go on a series of different adventures together. Experience art, science, engineering, and games in new ways as we draw, build, and play together. Join us for a new adventure every Friday in July! For ages 5-8.

  • July 6 - Adventure in Art: a wet and dry experience with watercolors and chalk
  • July 13 - Adventure in Chemistry: a liquid journey through density and color
  • July 20 - Adventure in Engineering: a test of flight using wind and paper
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Open Game Time for Kids

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Children's Pavilion
Enjoy cards, board games, video games, and other special surprises on Friday afternoons at the Library. Have fun, make new friends, and play to win! For ages 5-11.
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Sounds of Nature Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories about the sounds of nature such as rain and thunder and the rattle of a rattle snake. Participate in songs and rhymes during the stories then enjoy activities including making a rain tube. For kids ages 3-8.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Games, songs and stories for children ages 3-6.
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