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

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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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

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Thursday, July 3, 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.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ms. Crystal Faris will provide information on program.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Teen readers and Oh My Teen book group members meet with Bethany Hagen, author of the teen dystopian novel Landry Park. This event provides the rare opportunity for readers to discuss the book with the author! We'll also construct our own Cherenkov lanterns. Sign-up is required. Call the Trails West branch to reserve a spot (816.701.3483).

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pegasisters and Bronies unite! Together we’ll sew our own Little Ponies, watch episodes, and feast on pony poop. Sign-up is required. Call the Trails West branch to reserve a spot (816.701.3483).

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Model builder Victor Allen displays his 8 foot model of the USS Enterprise, the legendary star ship from the classic television series "Star Trek", and discusses how the model was built. Models of the USS Enterprise will be on display in the Library display case for the month of July.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Teen readers discuss Bone: Volume 1, Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith. Graphic Fiction Readers is a comic and manga book group for teens that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Trails West branch. Copies of the selection are available for request or checkout.

In Out From Boneville, the three Bone cousins are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them, and their adventures are only just beginning.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ms. Crystal Faris will provide information on program.

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Tuesday, July 22, 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.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Don’t miss this opportunity to combine crafts with technology. At this first event, we’ll learn embroidery basics and will design an image that incorporates a blinking light. Then on July 31 at the second event, we’ll sew LED gadgets into the design to complete our projects. Sign-up is required. Contact the Trails West branch to reserve a spot (816.701.3483).

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