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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, February 20, 2015
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

This year’s winners of the 22nd Annual Young Writers Contest are recognized at a reception sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, Johnson County Library, and Reading Reptile.

The contest is open to youth ages 5-12, with entries ranging from poems to essays to short stories. Appropriate for all ages.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

You are invited to celebrate the launch of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Long Haul!!

• Watch the book trailer
• Read an excerpt
• Play Wimpy Kid games
• Participate in activities and fun crafts

Snacks and refreshments provided! Parking is free!
Pre-registration required. Please call or sign-up online to register.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Black is big like a star-filled sky and tiny like the sparkle in my daddy's eye. Black is a look, a taste, a speed, an emotion. It's the surprising stripes on a zebra, the taste of dark chocolate, the scary, exciting feeling of going inside a tunnel, and a mother's voice as her daughter falls asleep.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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, February 24, 2015
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

Through storytelling and song, vocalist and cultural historian Brother John helps young audience members explore the hidden, coded meanings and messages of classic spirituals and folk tunes used by Underground Railroad conductors in spiriting fugitive slaves to freedom.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
9:30am @ Waldo Branch

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

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
10:30am @ Waldo Branch

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

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