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This page shows all events and activities, in all branches, for kids and teens. The most current events and activities display at the top.

To see events and activities for kids or teens, by location and date, use the "Check out Library events" dropdown menus to the left.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00am @ Plaza Branch

An offshoot of KC FilmFest’s annual Reel Spirit youth film competition, this all-day family event screens award-winning shorts and a free family feature and offers interactive filmmaking workshops on important storytelling principles.

Making a special appearance is Hallmark Cards artist and head of character development Pedro Martin, who works with the animated hoops&yoyo characters and created Asteroid Andy. He discusses and shows clips of his work, including the conception of new Hallmark character Penny Paperheart, and introduces the animated movie hoops&yoyo’s Haunted Halloween.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

This workshop will focus on many aspects of theater including improv, movement, C.R.O.W. (Character Relationship Objective Where), story telling, literature, basic theater terms, team building, voice, imagination and most important, having fun!

This workshop will not be performance focused. There is no “final performance” at the end of the four week session, so if you can’t make every session don’t worry! Youth can earn DIY badges after the workshop.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 7-13 are welcome to attend.

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Monday, October 27, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

PG-13 horror movies still manage to pack in a lot of thrills and chills! Not for the faint of heart!

Mondays at 6 p.m. - Truman Auditorium at the Plaza Library

October 6, 2014 - When a Stranger Calls (2006)
October 13, 2014 - Insidious
October 20, 2014 - Drag Me To Hell
October 27, 2014 - Gremlins

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In this version of the classic tale, a hungry goat pays a visit to the house of the three bears.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us for songs, stories, occasional crafts and fun! Birth to age 5. Every Tuesday at 10. Parking is Free!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Drop by between 4 - 6 p.m. to make cool crafts! For teens.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Looking to volunteer at your library? Stop by and find out the many ways you can participate to gain the volunteer hours you might need to graduate. We'll collaborate together to plan teen events at the library. Meetings are approximately 1 hour 15 min in length. In October we'll finalize our plans for the haunted maze and our walk in the Independence Halloween parade.

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