Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship by Victor Appleton
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Released between 1910-1941, the 40 adventure novels in this series feature a young inventor named Tom Swift, who lives in a small town in upstate New York.

Fancy Nancy Tea Parties by Jane O’Conner and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
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Dress up in fancy clothes and play with perfect etiquette. Isn’t there something special about a tea party!

According to Emily Clede, hostess of the web series Teatime with Emily, joining to share tea has been “a symbol of friendship and hospitality” for generations. The practice dates back to the time of kings and queens, to ancient Roman emperors, and Chinese monks.” However, it is a tradition that we can enjoy, too.

WIRED Magazine
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You now have more digital resources available for free through the Library's collection! Magazines are now offered through OverDrive, and Comics and Graphic Novels from publishers including DC Comics are available on hoopla!

Math Fables by Greg Tang and illustrated by Heather Cahoon
AnnaGarcia

Math. I was never great at it. In fact, for a while math homework brought me to tears. Now, I watch my daughter face the same struggle. I am determined to break the cycle. Math is just another way to understand our world. Luckily, there are some authors who do a much better job than I do of making that clear.

Greg Tang has written eight books that the library has which all are about math. He has books of riddles and fables. While they have different illustrators, one thing that they all have in common is bright pictures.

 Taxes, the Tea Party, and those Revolting Rebels : a Comics History of the American Revolution by Stan Mack
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Independence Day is more than fireworks and barbecues. There is a reason for the barrage of red, white, and blue.

Yes, in the Revolutionary War American colonists separated from Great Britain. But here are a few facts you might not know:

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Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin is a fantastic, comprehensive, and concise history of stand-up comedy during the 1960s & 1970s, from the death of Lenny Bruce to the ascendance of stand-up into the mainstream.

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How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

publication date: 2014
pages: 325
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9869-3

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June 6th - 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Open to those ages 11-18!The Biggest Smash Bros Tournament in the World! - Plaza

Join us for a massive tournament where 8 players will go head-to-head at a time. Smash your friends on the big screen and root for your friends! Be the champion and win some amazing prizes!

For more info call (816) 876-6637.

The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
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During the First World War, American poet E.E. Cummings was briefly imprisoned in a French military detention camp for expressing anti-war views. This experience served as the basis of his autobiographical novel, The Enormous Room.

American Flag
AnnaGarcia

Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day are flag-waving celebrations when we all think about those who serve are country. For some kids, though, this awareness is part of their lives every day. They have a family member deployed. On Sesame Workshop’s website, it details their initiative to support families with members in the military.

Your library is a resource too. We have several books about kids who have family members serving overseas. These are great not only for kids who are experiencing this but also for their friends who want to understand what it is like.

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End-of-the-Year Celebration: Hogwarts House Cup Award Ceremony Program: 6-11 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Enjoy food and fun at this magical event presented by the KC Keepers chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance and Plaza Branch Teen Services. Awards go to the House with the most points from the school year.

Transportation to the event is available at our North East, Central, Bluford, Trails West, and Southeast Libraries with a completed permission slip!

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Twenty-five Kansas City households with school-age children will get free wireless Internet access at home as part of a pilot program allowing them to "check out" the service from the Library.

National Digital Inclusion Alliance
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Computers and the Internet, including high speed connectivity, are essential in today’s digital society. Those on the wrong side of this digital divide are being left further and further behind.

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Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off at the Central Library this Saturday! Pickup will be available at many KC Public Library locations with a completed permission slip. Talk to your local teen librarian or call (816) 876-6637 for more info!

Mental Health Month 2015
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Not everyone talks about it. We don’t understand mental illness. There is a stigma that makes people look down on those who suffer from it. According to Mental Health America, May is Mental Health Month.

We can take steps to increase our own awareness. There are books that fly in the face of ignorance. They courageously confront the challenges that teens face, including those connected to mental illness. Some books are fact-based. Others are stories of characters who strive to succeed despite being racked by their own internal struggles.

It is rare to find help for such distress. According to Pat Wingert in Newsweek's cover story for one of its 2002 editions,"Young and Depressed": “Most of the nearly 3 million adolescents struggling with depression never get the help they need because of prejudice about mental illness, inadequate mental-health resources and widespread ignorance about how emotional problems can wreck young lives.” So, having the library as a safe place to learn about what they or their friends are facing, to not feel alone, is monumental.

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