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How to register:  No registration necessary unless otherwise noted.


Program Name:  A World of Girls Workshop (It’s Your Story – Tell It!)

Who:  Brownies

When: Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Gardner Neighborhood Library located at 137 E. Shawnee, Gardner, KS 66030

What:  The Cinderella story has been told in many ways around the world. Hear two different versions, 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, but is open to all 2nd-3rd graders. An adult with each group is needed to assist with the small group work.

How to register:  Registration begins February 25. Call (913) 826-4600 and ask for the Gardner Library to register.

Questions: Call (913) 826-4600 and ask for the Gardner Library with questions.

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Program Name:  Teen Volunteer Fair

Who:  Cadettes (13 and over) - Ambassador

When: Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:  Blue Valley Neighborhood Library located at 9000 W. 151st Street, Overland Park, KS 66221

What:  Girl Scout teens can donate time to help a worthy cause and get volunteer credits for school. Teen Volunteer Fair community representatives are ready to talk with you about opportunities with their organizations. Stop by and ask questions, pick up volunteer applications and see which organizations would fit you best. Registration is not necessary.

Questions: Call (913) 826-4600 and ask for the Blue Valley Library Youth Services desk with questions.

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Program Name:  Creation Exploration: Story Writing

Who:  Families

When: Thursday, April 16 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Gardner Neighborhood Library located at 137 E. Shawnee, Gardner, KS 66030

What:  Your family has interesting stories to tell. In this family session, you’ll discover how to use language, rhythm, pencil and paper to collect and create a book of family stories to take home. Experimentation is encouraged, and all skill levels are welcome. Families are encouraged to attend together.

Questions: Call (913) 826-4600 and ask for the Gardner Library Youth Services desk with questions.

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Program Name:  El Tiburón: A Made-Up Cuban Folk Story

Who:  Families

When: Friday, April 24 from 5 – 5:30 p.m. (Blue Valley) and on May 8 from 5 – 5:30 p.m. (Oak Park)

Where:  Blue Valley Neighborhood Library located at 9000 W. 151st Street, Overland Park, KS 66221 or the Oak Park Neighborhood Library located at 9500 Bluejacket St. Overland Park, KS 66214

What:  Theater Night at the Library! Imagine: the dark streets of “Little Havana,” friends playing baseball, and mean Señora Arniella who eats little kids and has 20 cats! This charming story by aspiring Johnson County playwright Koki Sabatés explores how children learn to distinguish between gossip and reality. Registration is not necessary. Presenter: Academic Theater of Johnson County Community College

Questions: Call (913) 826-4600 and ask for the Blue Valley or Oak Park Library with questions.

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Program Name:  Dia de los Niños/Children’s Day

Who:  All Grade Levels

When: Thursday, April 30 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Oak Park) and Thursday, April 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. (Cedar Roe)

Where:  Oak Park Neighborhood Library located at 9500 Bluejacket St. Overland Park, KS 66214 or Cedar Roe Neighborhood Library located at 5120 Cedar St. Roeland Park, KS 66205.

What:  Children’s Day/Books Day is an international celebration of children, families and reading on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of children’s literacy and education. Join the Library for a bilingual jamboree of interactive songs, stories, dancing and a world musical instrument “petting zoo.” Participants will make their own recycled instrument to take home.  Program is in Spanish and English. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not necessary.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros es una celebración internacional de los niños, las familias y la lectura el 30 de abril. La celebración hace hincapié en la importancia de la alfabetización y la educación de los niños. Únete a la Biblioteca para una celebración bilingüe de canciones interactivas, cuentos, bailes y un instrumento musical mundial “mini-zoológico.” Los participantes harán su propio instrumento reciclado para llevarlo a casa. Todas las edades son bienvenidas. El programa está en español e inglés. Se servirá un refrigerio. No es necesario registrarse.

Questions: Call (913) 826-4600 and ask for Christine Peterson with questions.