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All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence 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, July 24, 2015
5:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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

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Friday, July 24, 2015
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Dads and longtime musicians Chuck Folds, Steve Willard, and Eddie Walker are a high-energy, power-pop band—Big Bang Boom—whose mix of alternative, hip-hop, country, pop, and other genres makes it hard for both kids and grownups to stay in their seats. Youngsters can take the stage for the Sponge Bob Chorus and take on their parents in the Hokey Pokey Challenge. Appropriate for all ages.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Swing by Central Every Saturday this Summer for CRAFTS@CENTRAL!

It’s never the wrong time to start saving! Today we’ll be making our very own Cash Bottle Piggy Banks! Come by Crafts@Central, and I guarantee you’ll leave a little bit richer!

Parking is FREE!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
1:30pm @ Waldo Branch

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE!! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Community experts and local teens conduct workshops on activism and empowerment. Among the speakers: Dawson Barrett, an assistant history professor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, whose book Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists from the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow examines the policies and political struggles that have shaped the lives of high school students over the past century.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

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

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Make cool crafts! For teens

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

Some are born to be heroic, and others just bumble into it. Jay and Leslie explore feats of skill, feats of daring, and feats of dumb luck! Highlights include plenty of juggling, a touch of magic, and the adventures of library hero, Dewey ecimal.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A young superhero describes his awesome powers, when he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Sometimes problems seem too big or overwhelming for one individual to make a difference. Little Nigel the beaver is learning the work of the big beavers when disaster strikes in the form of a forest fire. All the creatures of the forest run away or stand panic stricken waiting for someone else to solve the problem. Only the little hummingbird dares to help. This local rendition of the African tale is an homage to Wangari Maathai, who studied environmentalism in Kansas before returning to Kenya.

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