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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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

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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!

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come watch the movie, Shrek, with us. It is rated PG and is 90 minutes long.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Get ready for NaNoWriMo in November with Camp NaNoWriMo in July! Join us for an hour-long write-in session for teens where you can write, do word sprints, compete with each other, talk about writing projects, and share ideas for NaNoWriMo in November.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

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 9, 2016
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 on July 9 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 the dog.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

It's the latest suburban adventure - keeping laying hens in your own backyard. You no longer have to live on a farm to own chickens!

Join Christine Shuck, writer, artist, community educator, and owner of the Deadly Nightshade Farm, along with her favorite hen, Little Miss Crankyfoot (don't worry - she's as sweet as can be), and learn about the basics of good chicken care, their behaviors, the benefits, and how to start your own backyard flock!

Admission is FREE.

To register, call Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565, or go to:

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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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Monday, July 11, 2016

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

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