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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of 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 5, 2015

Have you got what it takes to be a superhero? Send your young hero to our training camp, where they can practice feats of strength, agility, and bravery, make crafts to keep and get an official Library Superhero certificate. Costumes encouraged, or make your own superhero disguise at the library!

Appropriate for all ages.
Parking is Free.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Do you have questions about how to use your Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, E-Reader or other mobile technologies? Want to know more about Overdrive, Hoopla, or other library e-resources? Bring your device to our Open Lab and ask the expert!

15 minute time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vault Level Multipurpose Room, Central Library. Questions? Email

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Friday, June 5, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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

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Friday, June 5, 2015
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Join a musical safari, encountering an array of African animals whose names are set to rhythm. Then, pick a percussion instrument and let the jungle jam begin. As the rhythms of the animals blend, a joyful sense of community begins to develop. Appropriate for all ages.

Additional appearances at the Library:

Tuesday, June 9 | 10 a.m.
Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

What did the magnets say they loved most about summer? Definitely, hanging around! Drop by Central Branch at 1pm as we create personal refrigerator magnets to hang on your own fridge! Bring your own photos and drawings if you want to make your own refrigerator magnet frames!

Parking is FREE!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Make reading come to life with “Stories Alive!” Professional actor Miles McMahon gets kids excited about reading with his engaging and highly energetic renditions of children’s literature, new and old.

Miles weaves classic stories, funny folk tales and charming poems to inspire children with the joys of reading. There is lots of audience participation, letting the kids be performers too.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A friendship bracelet is a handmade bracelet intended for a special person. It is made of several strands of threat or hemp that have been knotted to form intricate patterns.

All materials will be provided. Limit of 15 participants.
Teens only!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Make cool crafts! For teens

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

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