All Events & Activities: anytime, any location, all ages

Friday, June 17, 2016

Come enjoy some of your favorite online and board games at the Ruiz Branch on the third Friday of each month. Join your pals for a friendly game of LIFE, SORRY, Apples to Apples, or any other game in our collection. The computers will be available for online games as well.
For ages 12-18, and a parental permission form must be signed.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet’s timeless tale of star-cross’d lovers adds an undead element in Warm Bodies (PG-13, 98 min., 2013), a romance between R, a young zombie (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer), a girl who helps him feel a bit more human.

    May 20 – Strange Brew (1983)
    June 17 – Warm Bodies (2013)


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Race down to the Central Library Third Fridays and Saturdays in June and July at 1pm for kids programs guaranteed to entertain and spark the imagination. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, challenges both mental and physical, and a little friendly competition. Ages 4-14.


Saturday, June 18, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Truly by-youth, for-youth. The Teen Leadership Council will facilitate workshops on local issues, invite local leaders to come and speak about issues effecting teens, and teaching young people how to organize for the betterment of their communities. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Monday, June 20, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.


Monday, June 20, 2016
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In this 60-minute workshop, you will learn how to:

  • How to select a credit card
  • How to understand FICO scoring models
  • How to read your credit report
  • How to make a positive impact on your credit

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Was the Bard an old-school Jay Z?

Shakespeare’s theatre isn’t as far removed from modern-day hip hop as you might think. Both represent energetic and inventive forms of expression, featuring poetry, wordplay, and lyricism. Both deal with what it is like to be human, with real issues in people’s lives.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood.
Drop by the Central Youth Services desk at the
Central Library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.
For Ages 8-12.


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