KCKPL's Main Library cordially invites girls and boys ages 5-12 to dress in the best holiday outfit, grab their favorite doll, stuffed animal or toy and join us for an afternoon tea served on REAL china. Guests will be dining on finger sandwiches, tea and delectable sweets. Learn about Etiquette and Manners with a visit and stories from Ms. Manners! Click here to register for the event.
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Join us for this fantastic annual event to celebrate the American Bald Eagle as well as all birds of prey! This family-friendly event has something for all ages. The event will take place simultaneously at J.P. Davis Hall as well as the F.L. Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake, so be sure to visit both sites. Operation Wildlife will give numerous presentations on the live birds of prey on exhibit throughout the day at both locations. See the attached schedule. Birds on exhibit may include a Bald Eagle, owls, hawks, falcons, even a crow, and a turkey vulture. At the library, we will also have a children's craft area, binocular check out as well as a spotting scope station to view the migrating birds that visit Wyandotte County Lake in winter. Click here for more about the event.
As part of our Harlem Renaissance series, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will be presenting on Topeka-born Harlem Renaissance artists Aaron Douglas and African-American Art. A craft will follow.
Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1899 – February 3, 1979) was an African-American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator. He was born in Topeka, KS, and lived there until graduating from high school. He moved to Harlem in 1925 and began developing his art and style. He was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and his works influenced others for years after. He also helped set the stage for other African-American artists to enter the public realm through his involvement with the Harlem Artists Guild.
Seats are limited. Click here to register.