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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 20, 2016

Shakespeare’s Scribe by Gary Blackwood.
Drop by the Central Youth Services desk at the Central Library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.
For ages 8-12.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

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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Thursday, July 21, 2016

ompete 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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Saturday, July 23, 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, July 23, 2016
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Teens on the Fringe is the youth component of the Kansas City Fringe Festival and will be featuring performances by spoken word artists, musicians, dancers, and actors from all over Kansas City. We will also be featuring short films from local teens and providing acting and improv workshops. We welcome any teens who have the desire to take the stage to come and show us what you’ve got! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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Monday, July 25, 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, July 26, 2016

Create your own games and learn new ones! Something new each week!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come watch the movie, Disney's Sleeping Beauty, with us. It is rated G and is 75 minutes long.

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