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All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for 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 10, 2016
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

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Saturday, June 11, 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 June 11 and July 9 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 the dog.

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Saturday, June 11, 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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Saturday, June 11, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Eight players at a time will compete to be the reigning smash champion on the big screen. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate. We will also feature 2D craft stations, engaging technology, and teens can make pennants to root for their favorite character. This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

The entire family can enjoy a celebratory afternoon of special, Shakespeare-centric activities. Learn the basics of stage combat. Make a trebuchet (a catapault) suitable for launching pom-poms or ping pong balls at a Shakespearean target. Or do some Mad Libbing. First Folio Family Fun also features poetry readings, soliloquies, short scene enactments, and Shakespeare on the screen in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.

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Monday, June 13, 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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Monday, June 13, 2016
4:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Every Monday at the Plaza Library Teen Space! Learn how to play, take part in competitions, and build new creations on Minecraft Mondays. Ages 12-18.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Paul Mesner Puppets Presents: Old MacDonald's Rhyming Ranch

Sing along with the farmer we all know and love!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Enjoy a free healthy snack at the library. Snacks are reserved for youth ages 18 and under.

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