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All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Oh My Teen discusses Splintered by A.G. Howard. 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.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Be sure to bring your little one for fun activities and playtime! This playgroup offers a chance to develop early literacy skills for children ages three months to five years old. Stop by anytime between 10:30-11:30am.

Various activities will be stationed around the room, allowing you to move at your child’s pace. We’ll incorporate The Every Child Ready to Read initiative’s five key areas of early reading skills that are indicators of future reading success: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Compete against other teens on the Wii to duel on Super Smash Brawl, Mario Party, Mario Kart, and other Wii games. We'll also have an Xbox 360 system and board games available for when you're waiting for your turn. All game systems will be simultaneously in play until approximately 6:00 pm.

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Friday, May 16, 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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Friday, May 16, 2014

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

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Friday, May 16, 2014
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade, then put your best deck to the test!

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Friday, May 16, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Chain Reaction serves up solid science with a side of silliness. One thing leads to another in a hilarious chain reaction machine comprised of audience volunteers. Come enjoy this adventure with Jay and Leslie Cady of Laughing Matters.

In celebration of Children’s Book Week, Plaza Branch staff will also recognize the winners of the Kansas City Public Library’s annual Children’s Bookmark Contest.

Appropriate for all ages.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kids Team up for Art and help us create a work of art with professional artists to be displayed at our branch. Kids 7-13 are welcome to attend.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Loud, boisterous Elephant learns how to be friends with calm, quiet Giraffe.

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