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Read these picture books from Bob Shea

Teaching the Kids to Outsmart Their Parents

Young listeners will giggle with delight as smaller characters play tricks on the big characters. The stories are told with sly irony and everyone wins (and hugs!) in the end, so parents won’t mind that their children are learning to sneaky tactics for competing against bigger, more powerful opponents.

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library time band

A love song for libraries

Nothing’s as sweet as reading to the beat! Take a listen to a little ditty called Library Time – a celebration of everything awesome about your library!

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Educator Appreciation Night!

Educators, get your free ticket to the Educator’s Appreciation Night on Thurs, November 6, 2014 from 4 – 7PM at the Kansas Capitol Visitors Center!

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Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein!

Although he died 15 years ago of a heart attack, Shel Silverstein‘s books are still enjoyed by children and adults today. Known for his willingness to try unusual ideas without concern for social conventions, Silverstein authored 20 books, which are now available in more than 30 different languages. With a quirky sense of humor some […]

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Book cover: Gaby, Lost and Found. Portrait of author Angela Cervantes at an animal shelter.

Meet Author Angela Cervantes

Save the date! On October 11 at 10 am, we welcome poet, storyteller, and animal-lover Angela Cervantes, author of Gaby, Lost and Found, to share the obstacles and joys involved in creating a story as well as the heartbreak and hope experienced by her main character, Gaby.

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storytelling workshop

How to tell a riveting story

Professional storyteller Rosie Cutrer will lead Storytelling for Adults, sharing the magic of her expertise with a crowd of novice storytellers at the library 1 p.m. Aug. 30

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