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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The book we know as the First Folio wasn’t given that title by the two colleagues who posthumously published Shakespeare’s plays in 1623. Its formal name, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, is more functional, laying out genres for the 36 collected plays.


Friday, June 24, 2016

(Ruiz, Bluford, NE, SE, Trails, Waldo) 5:00-11:00
Several of our branches will be holding a lock-in tailored specifically to their communities. There will be programming, games, dancing, food, and a different educational component to each branch. Through digital media we will connect each of the branch lock-ins so it will take place virtually across the whole city! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Library continues its 10th season of Script-in-Hand performances and more than six months of special programming surrounding one of the cultural events of the year – an exhibit featuring a rare, nearly four-centuries-old First Folio collection of Shakespeare’s plays.

Karen Paisley, the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s producing artistic director, created this collage of readings of some of Shakespeare’s greatest text, images of the text from the First Folio, and scene enactments. The production highlights popular and well-known passages while flushing out older more obscure ones and hopefully introducing and reintroducing Shakespeare in a visceral and exciting way.


Monday, June 27, 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 27, 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.


Wednesday, June 29, 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!


Monday, July 4, 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.


Wednesday, July 6, 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!


Saturday, July 9, 2016
6:30pm

Based off of the comic book series Lumberjanes – The MO Parks Department will be hosting a campout at the Plaza Library! Teens will have the chance to earn badges just like in summer camp. Learn archery and earn the Robyn Hood badge, face your stage fright with the Space Jamboree badge, and see if your words can earn you the title Pungeon Master! There are many more badges and big prizes to those who can collect them all! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.


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