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The 22nd Annual Young Writers Contest is brought to you by the Reading Reptile Bookstore, the Kansas City Public Library, and the Johnson County Library. If you're between the ages of 5 and 12 and you have a story in your heart, we want to see it!
Print out the entry form, attach it to your story, and drop off at any branch of the Library or at the Reading Reptile Bookstore by January 28, 2015.
Join youth across the world for the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week,
December 8 - 14, 2014.
More than 15 million students in 170 countries learned some computer coding during last year’s event. This year, the goal is to reach 100 million worldwide participants.
Want to get involved?
Get all the info here!
Save the Enemy, by Arin Greenwood
Teen Reviewer: Abigail Borne
Zoey Trask’s life is a mess. A year ago her mother was killed and her father still isn’t out of mourning and gets more depressed with each day. Her brother has to be monitored constantly and the burden is left to her. She feels like it is impossible to put her life back together until a boy named Pete takes a sudden interest in her.
What do ballet, break-dancing, brain science and blind spots have in common with spoken word, experiential art and new perspectives on social media and youth activism? For TEDxYouth@KC it adds up to “Beyond Truth.” With additional presentations about equal rights, scientific research and how to thrive on nearly nothing, join the Kansas City Public Library on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 15. It will be beyond expectations.