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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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Children's songwriter Dino O'Dell sings and tells stories of space aliens, monsters under the bed, and swimming in peanut butter. Put on your Halloween costume and join in the fun at the North-East branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

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Friday, October 31, 2014
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

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

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Attention all Minecraft users ages 12-18! We need your help to construct a group community in Minecraft. The Digital Media Lab will provide the equipment for participants to build and teach others how to use Minecraft. Together we will build our neighborhoods with the vision we create. This group will meet every Friday from 3-5 through the end of October.

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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, October 31, 2014

Come dressed in your costume as we play games, make creepy crafts, and explore a haunted maze.

Appropriate for ages 5-12

Children under the age of nine must accompanied by an adult.

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Friday, October 31, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

If trick-or-treating isn’t your thing, join us a screening of Tim Burton’s 1993 classic animated film.

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Jack Skellington – the Pumpkin King – longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

Rated PG, the movie is recommended for ages 8 and up.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
8:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Keepers chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance is transforming The Plaza Library into Hogwarts to celebrate all things Harry Potter! Bring gently used clothing, coats, hats, and gloves to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City and to earn points for your house! Dress as your favorite Harry Potter character and help your team win the House Cup! We will have games, refreshments, a costume contest, and more!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children's books, while young audience members enjoy an opportunity to “jump into the story” – adding their own improvisation. Dramatic Story Times take place one Sunday every month at 2 p.m. throughout the 2014-2015 school year, beginning October 5th, 2014.

November's Selection:
The Night the Scary Beasties Popped Out of My Head by Daniel & David Kamish

Appropriate for all ages.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

The 15th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration offers folk tales, multicultural stories, and animal stories, songs, and rhymes.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

In the Midnight Library, a little librarian helps all the animals find the perfect book. The library is always peaceful and quiet until one night when some squirrels, a wolf, and a tortoise stir up a little trouble. Luckily, the little librarian knows just how to turn a little trouble into a lot of fun.

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