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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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

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

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Thursday, June 2, 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, June 2, 2016

Needing something new to read this summer?

Bring in your beloved teen books from your personal library to exchange for something new to read. An old book for you could be new for someone else. Or bring in your favorite books to share with others. For each teen fiction book you bring that is in good condition may grant you a book exchange to take home.

Don't have any books to swap?
Don't worry about that. We've got plenty of books to go around.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

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Friday, June 3, 2016
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Come join Folk Dance instructor and children's librarian Nancy Stegeman to learn some simple folk dances from around the globe. Families welcome. Recommended for ages 5-12.

Call Central Youth Services to reserve your spot! 816-701-3447

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Friday, June 3, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

There may be no better way to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare than through a production of his enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Colorful and lively, it involves magic, fairies, mistaken identities, and plenty of action.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.
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