Great Free Resources for Leaders and Troops in Johnson Co., KS
The Johnson County library offers a variety of classes related to many topics including environmental, storytelling, arts and more. All classes are free. It is not necessary to be a resident of Johnson County to attend. Check the library’s website for locations and additional classes.
Some upcoming programs of interest to Girl Scouts:
and the Magic Tree
Friday, April 4, 5:00 PM
Theatre night at the library! This children’s play is performed in
traditional Chinese style and tells the story of a Prince who will be allowed
to marry the Princess of the Stars only if he can find a happy man. Presented
by The Academic Theatre of the Johnson County Community College. Registration is not necessary. This program would tie into the Brownie
journey, “World of Girls”.
It’s Your Story-Tell It!
Blue Valley Neighborhood Library Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 10:15 AM-12:30 PM
Gardner Neighborhood Library, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Cinderella story has been told in many ways around the world. Hear different versions and then work in small groups to write, illustrate and share your own stories and bind them into a book to be displayed at the library. All supplies are provided. This program is designed for Brownie Girl Scouts. Girl Scout leaders and parents are asked to assist with the small group work.
Poetry in Motion
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM
DeSoto Neighborhood Library
Engage your imagination in this rhythmic and rhyming program celebrating National Poetry Month (April). Storyteller Jo Ho presents a very fresh and funny approach to poetry as she invites listeners to chime in and move to the beat of words with pizzazz! All ages. Registration is not necessary.
Call in/Online Registration begins two weeks before each event. Register online or call 913-826-4600. If attending as a troop call 913-826-4600 to register. Please register only the child.
Ongoing Opportunities at the Johnson County Library:Power SucksHow much power is your home sucking? What is it costing you? Find out by checking out a Kill A Watt® meter (for free, of course) from any Johnson County Library. Plug the meter in to your home appliances and electrical devices to read the wattage used and converted into dollars. This is a great resource for Junior troops working on the Get Moving Journey.
Maker SpaceLibrary HoursCentral Resource LibraryThe MakerSpace is a place you can go to learn new skills and software, make cool stuff and customize your world. Use the space to play, tinker and experiment with media, design and electronics in an open and collaborative environment. There are no age limits here; however children under 8 require adult supervision.
Visit www.jocolibrary.org/makerspace for more information and a list of available tools!
Questions and Reservations
Visit www.jocolibrary.org for more information.