All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, teens

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Compete against other teens on the Wii to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. We'll also have an Xbox 360 system and board games available for when you're waiting for your turn. All game systems will be simultaneously in play until approximately 6:00 pm.


Friday, May 2, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!


Friday, May 2, 2014

Students from Kansas City’s Community School #1 will perform their play “The Clowns,” in which stories and songs celebrate friendship and working together.

Community School #1 is a small, independent elementary school built on the principles of academic excellence, responsible citizenship, and sense of community.

Appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Don't Mock My Printz is a gathering for teen readers, who avidly enjoy teen fiction and graphic fiction. As a team, we'll decide the differences between good books and great books and determine which 2014 titles deserve to be noticed and in the spotlight for the Printz award. We'll also have book trivia, pizza, and prizes for participants.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Share your inner otaku by meeting other anime and manga fans while watching some of the most popular anime.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Authors Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat introduce young readers to the newly re-illustrated Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot book series – written by Pilkey and drawn by Santat.

Pilkey is the man behind the popular Captain Underpants and Super Diaper Baby series of children’s books. Santat, an award-winning author and illustrator, created the animated Disney Channel series The Replacements.

Books purchased during the event will be available for signing after the presentation.


Friday, May 9, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Enjoy a performance by the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Band! Here’s a chance to see what some of Kansas City’s talented youth have to offer.

Paseo Academy is a signature school in the Kansas City Public School District. Students with an interest in fine and performing arts audition for admission.

Appropriate for all ages.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
book jacket

Oh My Teen discusses Splintered by A.G. Howard. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Compete against other teens on the Wii to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. We'll also have an Xbox 360 system and board games available for when you're waiting for your turn. All game systems will be simultaneously in play until approximately 6:00 pm.