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Weaving, a Melted Crayon Craft, Sewing + More!
March is National Craft Month--and it's also Spring Break time! We're celebrating both with some extra-fun creative offerings over on the Children's side.

Here's what's coming up this month--click on the links to register!

Melted Crayon Butterflies
Thurs, Mar 16 @ 10 am
Join us for a fun craft making butterflies using crayon shavings and paint! Register here.

I Literally Can Knot: Weaving 101 Mon, Mar 20 @ 10 am
Join us this spring break as we craft a special blanket for a cardboard llama inspired by the long history of weaving traditions in Peru. It will be a whole llama fun! Register here.

DIY Hand-Sewn Bears
Thurs, Mar 23 @ 10 am
We can bearly contain our excitement! Join us over spring break for a beginners sewing class. Using our bear hands you will make your own DIY teddy bear. This little cub will be about 4 inches tall. Join us for an unbearably fun time! For makers ages 8 and up. Register here.
STEM CLUB: Snake Science on March 11!
Join us for STEM Club on Saturday, March 11, at 1 pm! (STEM/STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) In honor of Snake Saturday, the topic this month is The Science of Snakes. No live snakes at the library, though (only live tortoises!).

This STEM Saturday event is geared toward kids ages kindergarten-5th grade.
For more info about upcoming dates, times, and topics, and to register, go to
Join us on March 22 for a Storybook Tea!
Hey kids! Join us over Spring Break for a celebration of your favorite books at a special, mid-week Storybook Tea Party! That's Wed, Mar 22, at 2 p.m. Tea time!

If you want, come dressed as your favorite storybook character. We'll enjoy some tea and cookies, play games, and make crafts--and we'll chat about our favorite storybooks, of course. Hope you can join us! Register here.
Come for the stories, stay for crafts + play!
Join us on Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. for Pre-k Storytime! These sessions include read-aloud stories, songs/movement, and a super-simple craft/activity. If you want, plan to stay after for Stay-and-Play time with LEGOS/Duplos. Sometimes NKC Schools' Parents as Teachers will join us during this time and provide educational toys for infants and toddlers and creative play kits for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Interested in Sensory playtimes? Join us twice monthly on Friday mornings for sensory-oriented play sessions geared toward neuro-diverse, pre-k-aged kiddos. Find those March dates and details here.

Questions about Storytime, or about other Library offerings for kids and families? Email Jennifer Shea.
Special Storytime: Wed, Mar 8 with our PBS pals!
We’re excited to partner with KCPBS to bring you Daniel Tiger’s Life’s Little Lessons program. This program aims to introduce preschool aged children to ideas about how to manage everyday social and emotional challenges. Our next topic? Alike & Different.

Join us in the orange room on Wed, Mar 8 @ 10 am (our regular Wednesday Storytime) for this don't-miss visit from our PBS friends!
Come sew! Offering classes + by appt usage!
Want to start a new project or learn a rewarding new skill? Consider sewing! There's always something new to make, or a new technique to explore. And with access to the Library's in-house sewing studio, you can expand your knowledge all year long--absolutely free!

This month, we've got three classes on the docket, all taught by instructor Patty Ibarra:

Tues, Mar 7 from 10 am-1 pm
Bring your WIP and use one of our sewing studio's machines to make some progress on your project! Remember that our embroidery machine and sergers are available for your use, too!

Wed, Mar 8 from 6-9 pm (Session 1 of 2)
Wed, Mar 22 from 6-9 pm (Session 2 of 2)
This is a two-part hat-making class! Join us for both sessions, and make EITHER a cotton bucket hat with a brim OR a slouch fleece hat! This one's for intermediate sewists and is BYO fabric. Click the link above for fabric details and to register!

At this time, these sewing classes are for adult sewists only. Beginners are welcome at most of these offerings. Have questions, or want to reserve the sewing room for private/individual or group use? Email us!
For a full list of the Library's classes and events for adults (including crafting, Medicare, yoga options, and more), and to register for a class, go to