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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, November 5, 2014
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This workshop will focus on many aspects of theater including improv, movement, C.R.O.W. (Character Relationship Objective Where), story telling, literature, basic theater terms, team building, voice, imagination and most important, having fun!

This workshop will not be performance focused. There is no “final performance” at the end of the four week session, so if you can’t make every session don’t worry! Youth can earn DIY badges after the workshop.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Find your voice. Share your voice. Create your own story. Design a website or a game. Produce a podcast or a web series. Create! Create! Create! Open to youth ages 13-18.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

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, November 7, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

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Friday, November 7, 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, November 7, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

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

Opening the evening is a Friday Night Family Fun concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Kids’ Corner with LaRita Wright and Rosie Best-Cutrer. All ages are welcome.

It’s followed by a ghost-tales session at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum Auditorium featuring four visiting storytellers: Lyn Ford, known for her “Affrilachian” tales; singing storyteller Anthony Clark; bilingual Carrie Sue Ayvar; and Antonio Rocha, a native Brazilian whose career spans nearly three decades and six continents. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
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 2014 and April 2015 (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, November 8, 2014
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to tap their creative energies and create masterpieces at Westport Center for the Arts’ “Kids Team Up for Art” Workshops at the Kansas City Public Libraries. For artists age 5-14; friends and families of any age welcome!

Led by artists Michelle Kozubek and Rosie Vega.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Storyteller Lyn Ford, known for her “Affrilachian” tales; singing storyteller Anthony Clark; bilingual Carrie Sue Ayvar; and Antonio Rocha, a native Brazilian whose career spans nearly three decades and six continents, return to the Truman Forum Auditorium to share funny tales, interesting folklore from different cultures, poignant lessons, and more. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Co-sponsored by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods.

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