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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.

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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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

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Tuesday, November 11, 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, November 11, 2014

In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Oh My Teen discusses The Story of Owen: Dragonslayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston. 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.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Learn sewing, machine safety, troubleshooting, and how to sew in a straight line. The basics of seams, stitches and bobbins will also be included. Finally, get your hands on a real pattern to learn symbols, cutting instructions and lots more.
The class is four weeks long and Sign up is required. Ages 12-18 Only!
Sign up at the Plaza Library Kid Corner Desk!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

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Wednesday, November 12, 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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