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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.

Monday, May 30, 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, May 31, 2016

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

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.
Parking is free.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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 31, 2016
4:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Teen EATS is a six-week class that opens up a whole new world of healthy and delicious food choices and empowers youth to choose wisely. Full of hands-on activities and fun learning opportunities, the program helps low-income teens look at health and nutrition in a new light. The class also includes discussion on media and self-esteem, and why we make the choices we do. Teens receive a free bag of groceries at each class.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Teen craft night every Wednesday in the Plaza Library Teen Space! Join us for fun arts, crafts, and science experiments every week!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Join us in this three week session to learn basic American Sign Language.

These classes will meet Wednesdays June 1, 8, & 15 at 6:30pm.

Instructor Sharon Brady taught at Oregon School for the Deaf and is currently a sign language interpreter with Blue Springs School District. She has taught Baby Signs and ASL for 19 years.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Come join Folk Dance instructor and children's librarian Nancy Stegeman to learn some simple folk dances from around the globe. Families welcome. Recommended for ages 5-12.

Call Central Youth Services to reserve your spot! 816-701-3447

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Friday, June 3, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

There may be no better way to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare than through a production of his enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Colorful and lively, it involves magic, fairies, mistaken identities, and plenty of action.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The KC Keepers will conduct a celebration of the Hogwarts House with the most points at the end of the school year. Enjoy food and fun at this magical event and root for your house. Will Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Griffindor take the cup? Muggles allowed! This event is a part of the Mayor's Nights summer event series.

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