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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, May 9, 2014

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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Friday, May 9, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

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Friday, May 9, 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, May 9, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Enjoy a performance by the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Band! Here’s a chance to see what some of Kansas City’s talented youth have to offer.

Paseo Academy is a signature school in the Kansas City Public School District. Students with an interest in fine and performing arts audition for admission.

Appropriate for all ages.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

With bare cupboards and empty bellies, three hungry cats make a cunning plan. All they need is a penguin.
Can the penguin escape and be home in time for dinner?

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Come and celebrate your favorite series! We will read from the book, act out scenes, craft and play games. Ages 8-11.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Oh My Teen discusses Splintered by A.G. Howard. Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Be sure to bring your little one for fun activities and playtime! This playgroup offers a chance to develop early literacy skills for children ages three months to five years old. Stop by anytime between 10:30-11:30am.

Various activities will be stationed around the room, allowing you to move at your child’s pace. We’ll incorporate The Every Child Ready to Read initiative’s five key areas of early reading skills that are indicators of future reading success: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

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