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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

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, 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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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Get Ready... Get Set... Read! Bike, run, or swim your way to the library for games, activities, crafts, and more! Join the North-East library for this fun and festive event for the whole family

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The KC Keepers will conduct a celebration of the Hogwarts House with the most points at the end of the school year. Enjoy food and fun at this magical event and root for your house. Will Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Griffindor take the cup? Muggles allowed! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

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

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Monday, June 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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Monday, June 6, 2016
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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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