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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.

Thursday, July 7, 2016
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come watch the movie, Shrek, with us. It is rated PG and is 90 minutes long.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Come hang out at the Southeast Branch and go head to head in all kinds of video games. XBOX One, XBOX360 and Wii are available plus various boardgames.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Get ready for NaNoWriMo in November with Camp NaNoWriMo in July! Join us for an hour-long write-in session for teens where you can write, do word sprints, compete with each other, talk about writing projects, and share ideas for NaNoWriMo in November.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connect with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and of course, live animals.

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Friday, July 8, 2016
10:30am @ Central Library

Tommy is a big kid that shows up to watch his Uncle Fumpernutter perform his magic show. When no one can find Uncle Fumpernutter, Tommy takes over. Unfortunately, Tommy's never done magic before, but with the help of the kids and the Magician's Handbook, everyone has a great time.

Parking is free!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Main Event Entertainment will offer tips, and interesting info about the history of bowling. Those that attend will be entered into a drawing for passes to Main Event.
Appropriate for all ages.

Registration is requested. To reserve your seat, please call 816.701.3483.

For more information about Main Event Entertainment, visit their website at: http://www.mainevent.com/

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Friday, July 8, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Kids in the audience help Tommy Diaz’ alter ego, Tommy Terrific, save the day when Uncle Fumpernutter fails to show up for a magic show. It’s an enchanting, laugh-out-loud experience.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
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 on July 9 as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with the dog.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

It's the latest suburban adventure - keeping laying hens in your own backyard. You no longer have to live on a farm to own chickens!

Join Christine Shuck, writer, artist, community educator, and owner of the Deadly Nightshade Farm, along with her favorite hen, Little Miss Crankyfoot (don't worry - she's as sweet as can be), and learn about the basics of good chicken care, their behaviors, the benefits, and how to start your own backyard flock!

Admission is FREE.

To register, call Amy Morris, Ruiz Branch Supervisor, at 816-701-3565, or go to:

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Let us be your guide into the exciting high fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We wish to introduce new and experienced players to the pen and paper role-playing games, show them how to get the most out of this hobby and meet local players.

What You'll Be Doing/Learning:

  • The rules of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
  • Build fantastical characters.
  • Work within a group to defeat monsters and clear dungeons.
  • Run your own games as a Dungeon Master.
  • Apply basic painting techniques to character miniatures.
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