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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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

International Jugglers Association team champion Brian Wendling tosses his juggling skills and audience antics into high-energy fun! Give Brian three or more objects, and he’ll juggle them. Add three or more spectators, and you’ll wonder if he’s juggling the objects or the people! Participate in a lively family show suitable for all ages

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Join a top secret mission to find the perfect pet; not all animals make good pets.
With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connect with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and of course, live animals.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch the second Saturday in July (July 11) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

Everyone’s got a story inside, and we've got the paper to put it on! Come by Central Branch as we create, fold, and seal our very own storybooks! Bring your own photos and drawings if you want to add cool personal imagery to your storybook!

Parking is FREE!

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Play video games and board games with your friends. For kids and teens.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Join us as we watch a fun, family friendly movie. Bring your blankets and pillows! Children under the age of nine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Have you got what it takes to be a superhero? Send your young hero to our training camp, where they can practice feats of strength, agility, and bravery, make crafts to keep and get an official Library Superhero certificate. Costumes encouraged, or make your own superhero disguise at the library!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Get trained in the best ways to work with your animal side kicks in this special super hero training session with special guest Gina Levra from the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

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