Archive for Thursday, October 11, 2007

Free story time program

October 11, 2007

The Johnson County Library is joining the Johnson County Museum to present a free story time program for preschool age children and their parents at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Johnson County Museum of History, 6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee.

Kathy McLellan, Youth Outreach Librarian of the Johnson County Library, will lead the storytime, reading stories selected in honor of the museum's latest exhibit "Growing Seasons: An American Farm Family at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century."

Visitors are invited to stay after the stories to make a farm-themed craft to take home and visit the "Growing Seasons: An American Farm Family at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century" exhibit.

The exhibit is presented via casein paintings, artifacts and hands-on activities. Simulated activities include farm chores such as washing clothes, tending the vegetable garden, caring for the farm animals and baking a pie.

Groups of 10 or more are asked to call ahead for reservations.

For more information, call the Museum of History at (913) 715-2570 or visit the Web site at

  • The Johnson County Library will present "Drug Addiction Knows No Bounds" at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lackman Neighborhood Library, 15345 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa.

Professor Robert Waxler and his wife, Linda, will read from and discuss their book "Losing Jonathan," a tragic but moving story about the battle they waged with their son, Jonathan, against heroin.

A condensed version appeared in the Boston Globe magazine on Father's Day in 2000. Waxler has been a guest on several NPR stations.

No registration is required.

For more information, call (913) 261-2344.

Library Programs are free and open to the public. Interpretive services and other accommodations for those with special needs are available by contacting library staff at least 48 hours in advance of the program.

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