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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, February 26, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

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

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drop by between 4 - 6 p.m. to make fun crafts! For kids ages 5-12

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Compete 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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Friday, February 27, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

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Friday, February 27, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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

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Friday, February 27, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!

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Friday, February 27, 2015
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Celebrate the Irish in everyone with a performance by Kansas City’s O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance. The academy has offered a wide range of classes for both children and adults of all levels and backgrounds for more than 20 years. Appropriate for all ages.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Join us as we enjoy Dr. Seuss inspired games, crafts, and more!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of spelling bee organizers, the start time for the Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee championship has been changed to 1:30 p.m.

Last year’s Jackson County Spelling bee delivered an unforgettable duel between two finalists — one a fifth-grader, the other a seventh-grader — that stretched into overtime, lasting 95 rounds and attracting worldwide attention.

An expanded bee is back. This year’s contest included qualifiers from 102 schools in both Jackson and Clay counties who went through division competition earlier in the month. Those still standing now contend for the Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee championship, with a single winner advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

The bee is presented in partnership with the Mid-Continent Public Library and Local Investment Commission (LINC), and is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Federation of Teachers and School Personnel.

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