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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, October 7, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Share your inner otaku by meeting other anime and manga fans while watching some of the most popular anime on Crunchyroll.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

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Friday, October 9, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Play, trade and discuss great card games like: Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, Vampire the Masquerade, White Wolf, Naruto, Munchkin, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and many more.

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Friday, October 9, 2015
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Celebrate Alice’s 150th birthday at a Mad Hatter tea and birthday party. Come in an outlandish hat or make your own. Crafts, games, snacks, and other silly fun suitable for all ages.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch the second Saturday each month between September 2015 and April 2016 (excluding December and January) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Star Wars Reads Day is back! We’ll learn the secrets of the Force with crafts, games, and snacks. Come dressed as your favorite character! Appropriate for ages 5-12.

Star Wars Reads Day is a chance for kids to celebrate literacy and Jedis, Siths, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars!

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Monday, October 12, 2015
(All day)


In partnership with Harvesters: The Community Food Network, the Kansas City Public Library announces its annual Food for Fines Week from October 12-18, 2015.

During this period, Library patrons are encouraged to bring undamaged and unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any Library location. Each single food item will be applied as a $1 credit toward the reduction of existing overdue fines.

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