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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come learn about nutrition, see how to prepare a healthy snack and then taste test it! For families of all ages, tweens and teens. This program is put on in collaboration with the K-State Research and Extension Office.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come learn about nutrition, see how to prepare a healthy snack and then taste test it! For families of all ages, tweens and teens. This program is put on in collaboration with the K-State Research and Extension Office.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Start your summer fun at Turner Community Library with us as we explore the wonderful worlds of science and technology! We'll have crafts, games, & refreshments in our Star Wars-themed party. Stop by to meet your favorite Star Wars characters as members of the 70th Explorers and Rebel Legion will be on hand for a meet-and-greet and photos! For all ages.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Kick off your summer with our Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival. Carnival games, cotton candy and a petting zoo (feed the animals for $1.00) from 11-1; T-Bones mascot sizzle will be there from 12-1; Mad Science will perform the Spin, Pop, Boom show from 1-2. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Auditorium/AB
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Kick off your summer with our Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival. Carnival games, cotton candy and a petting zoo (feed the animals for $1.00) from 11-1; T-Bones mascot sizzle will be there from 12-1; Mad Science will perform the Spin, Pop, Boom show from 1-2. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Auditorium/AB
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 02, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Patrons of all ages are invited to help us water and maintain our garden!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 02, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for our first Monday craft and learn what happens when you add salt to paint! For grades 3-8. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Find out how weather is forecasted and what it takes to become a meteorologist.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Walkers (12 to 23 months) will experience upbeat one-on-one time with their favorite adult. We’ll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs and very short books followed by an optional playtime. Scarves, bean bags and other props are used to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to join us for an hour of stories, crafts, music and other fun activities! Pam Tisinger from K-State Research & Extension will do Kids-a-Cookin' on June 17 & July 15.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
We're dipping into the extraterrestrial part of science as we make our own unique alien puppets! Three eyes, four tentacles, two noses... make it any way you like!

For ages 3 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Children of all ages are invited to join us to learn how to make their own bubble solution and giant bubbles!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Let’s try out all different kinds of science by making our own lava lamps, a tornado in a jar, and an experiment with pop rocks. Will you be able to predict what happens next? For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Give your child a head start to becoming a life-long learner! Babytime serves as your child’s first introduction to a storytime setting. This program is specifically for newborns through pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. We focus on interaction between baby and their adult with songs, books, bonding activities, and fingerplays.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
What do you think an alien spaceship would look like? Bring your imaginary design to life by creating your own UFO!

For ages 5 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Disney.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are invited to learn how to make their own delicious ice cream in a zip-lock bag!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come learn about nutrition, see how to prepare a healthy snack and then taste test it! For families of all ages, tweens and teens. This program is put on in collaboration with the K-State Research and Extension Office.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Want your child to get a jump on higher reading performance in school? These proven 6 by 6 Storytime sessions “zoom in” on the 6 crucial pre-reading skills that your child should have by the time they turn 6 years old. We focus on reading interactive stories, rhymes, music, and hands-on instruction for child and parent/caregiver. After each story session, everyone gathers for game time. Our great games emphasize shapes, letters, colors, and counting, and every child leaves with fun, free activities to take home. Your child will have so much fun, they won’t realize that they are learning something that will help them for the rest of their lives! For kids 2 – 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Mysteries are always better when there is a little science to help solve them. Have you ever been curious how it works? Join us to explore the world of forensics and maybe solve a mystery or two. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
He was never in time for his classes...He wasn't in time for his dinner...Then one day he wasn't in this time at all. Join Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and a time-traveling DeLorean for the adventure as they travel to the past. Popcorn,too!
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 06, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Scientist are beginning to believe that absolutely everything, from the stars to cotton candy, may be made of very tiny string. Come explore this theory with us by making string art!
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Have you ever seen a garbage can launched 200 feet in the air? Here’s your chance! Learn the basics of rocket science at this action-packed program presented by the Kansas Cosmosphere. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be with an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 09, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Were the minions your favorite part of the Despicable Me movies? Now you can create your own from construction paper & accessorize to make it your own. Please pre-register children ages 8-12. Program is limited to 12. Call 913-722-7400.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 09, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Patrons of all ages are invited to help us water and maintain our garden!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 09, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
We will be making your very own catapult. Come see how far yours go! For grades 3-8. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Walkers (12 to 23 months) will experience upbeat one-on-one time with their favorite adult. We’ll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs and very short books followed by an optional playtime. Scarves, bean bags and other props are used to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to join us for an hour of stories, crafts, music and other fun activities! Pam Tisinger from K-State Research & Extension will do Kids-a-Cookin' on June 17 & July 15.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Grab some old CDs and make your very own wacky character!

For ages 3 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are invited to challenge their friends to fun games on our Nintendo Wii video game system.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Get ready for the Ani-Kurabu: the all teen anime and Japanese culture club! Watch some great anime and learn some more about Japanese Culture. Free and open to the public. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Give your child a head start to becoming a life-long learner! Babytime serves as your child’s first introduction to a storytime setting. This program is specifically for newborns through pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. We focus on interaction between baby and their adult with songs, books, bonding activities, and fingerplays.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Blast off into spaaaaaaaaaaaace! You will get to create an awesome jet pack from two liters and duct tape.

For ages 5 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Dusty is a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Disney.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Can you walk on eggs without breaking them? How do you make a naked egg? How can you tell if an egg is raw or cooked without removing the shell? Find the answers to these and many more questions as we learn about incredible eggs.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Want your child to get a jump on higher reading performance in school? These proven 6 by 6 Storytime sessions “zoom in” on the 6 crucial pre-reading skills that your child should have by the time they turn 6 years old. We focus on reading interactive stories, rhymes, music, and hands-on instruction for child and parent/caregiver. After each story session, everyone gathers for game time. Our great games emphasize shapes, letters, colors, and counting, and every child leaves with fun, free activities to take home. Your child will have so much fun, they won’t realize that they are learning something that will help them for the rest of their lives! For kids 2 – 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
It takes a little bit of science to make some great art. Come and experiment with rorshach paintings and help build the pendulum to make a unique painting. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Kansas City Zoo will bring some live animals to see and learn about.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
What does a forensic Scientist do? Learn how CSI use the scientific method to identify and classify evidence during a hands-on presentation given by the Johnson County Crime Lab.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 13, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Description
Teens who are entering 6-12 grades this fall are invited to join us for a special science-themed lock-in! Registration with a signed permission slip is required, pick up a permission slip at the front desk.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
VOLTS & JOLTS: Electricity is illuminated in a series of shocking experiments. See, hear, and feel the energy! All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Auditorium/AB
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children ages 8-12 are invited to make fun, Chinese paper lanterns to decorate their rooms. Class size is limited to 12 kids. Please pre-register at 913-722-7400.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Patrons of all ages are invited to help us water and maintain our garden!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come paint a masterpiece, but we’ll be using magnets instead of brushes. For grades 3-8. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to the public. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Walkers (12 to 23 months) will experience upbeat one-on-one time with their favorite adult. We’ll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs and very short books followed by an optional playtime. Scarves, bean bags and other props are used to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to join us for an hour of stories, crafts, music and other fun activities! Pam Tisinger from K-State Research & Extension will do Kids-a-Cookin' on June 17 & July 15.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ever wonder about the science behind some of your favorite sweet treats? Want to see what happens when you start to do a little home chemistry of your own? Join us today at KCKPL Main for a variety of fizzing, popping, sparking experiments using the joy of candy - AND chemistry!
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn all about magnets by designing your own maze on a bottle.

For ages 3 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sometime running from zombies requires a little more skill than just running. We’ll play some fun zombie games that will give you the escape skills you need in the coming apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Children 6 and up are invited to join us to learn how to do cool things with our new iPads!
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Give your child a head start to becoming a life-long learner! Babytime serves as your child’s first introduction to a storytime setting. This program is specifically for newborns through pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. We focus on interaction between baby and their adult with songs, books, bonding activities, and fingerplays.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Attention all astronauts: before venturing out into the awesomeness of space, you need your own helmet first! Stop by to design a piece of headgear fit for an up-and-coming cosmonaut!

For ages 5 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 20th Century Fox
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are invited to learn how to make their own playdough!
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come learn about nutrition, see how to prepare a healthy snack and then taste test it! For families of all ages, tweens and teens. This program is put on in collaboration with the K-State Research and Extension Office.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Want your child to get a jump on higher reading performance in school? These proven 6 by 6 Storytime sessions “zoom in” on the 6 crucial pre-reading skills that your child should have by the time they turn 6 years old. We focus on reading interactive stories, rhymes, music, and hands-on instruction for child and parent/caregiver. After each story session, everyone gathers for game time. Our great games emphasize shapes, letters, colors, and counting, and every child leaves with fun, free activities to take home. Your child will have so much fun, they won’t realize that they are learning something that will help them for the rest of their lives! For kids 2 – 5 years old.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
A nice pillow, a good book – what better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon? We will make some comfie pillows using our sewing machines. Limited to the first 15 teens. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Mad Science will come to the library for some scientific fun!
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Build your own steam powered boat which has the simplest engine you will ever see. It has no valves, no moving parts, yet you can propel this boat easily across the largest swimming pool or quiet duck pond. After we build the boats we will customize them for an action packed race!
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Did you know that reading aloud to a dog can help children improve their confidence and reading skills? Get cozy while you read a book to a new puppy pal! These extensively-trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs from the Pets for Life Organization will provide a safe and exciting environment for children to read and flourish. For kids ages 5-11 only. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to the first 40 children. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead (913) 596-5800 x1016.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Would you like to practice your drawing skills? Kids 8-12 can join us and design their own Zentangle posters by transforming a drawing into a beautiful mix of patterns on paper. Class is limited to 12. Please pre-register & call 913-722-7400.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
See what tricks your eyes can play on you and make your own color spinners. For grades 3-8. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Patrons of all ages are invited to help us water and maintain our garden!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Walkers (12 to 23 months) will experience upbeat one-on-one time with their favorite adult. We’ll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs and very short books followed by an optional playtime. Scarves, bean bags and other props are used to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to join us for an hour of stories, crafts, music and other fun activities! Pam Tisinger from K-State Research & Extension will do Kids-a-Cookin' on June 17 & July 15.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Ever wondered how electricity really works? Ever wanted to control your own electric path? Today at KCKPL Main you can get your hands on Squishy Circuits, an electrically conductive dough, and have a blast seeing what happens when the power of the power is in YOUR hands!
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Invent your own robotic buddy using cardboard tubes and other materials.

For ages 3 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Have you ever thought about how you could make s’mores without a fire? We’re going to use the sun, some tin foil and a pizza box to make this great campfire treat without the campfire! Limited to first 15 teens. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Give your child a head start to becoming a life-long learner! Babytime serves as your child’s first introduction to a storytime setting. This program is specifically for newborns through pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. We focus on interaction between baby and their adult with songs, books, bonding activities, and fingerplays.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Gru is back with more outrageous characters including the minions and the girls. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Universal.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists ever... and he had a great head of hair! Create your own Einstein with cardboard tubes, cotton, and more!

For ages 5 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are invited to make groovy lava lamps!
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Want your child to get a jump on higher reading performance in school? These proven 6 by 6 Storytime sessions “zoom in” on the 6 crucial pre-reading skills that your child should have by the time they turn 6 years old. We focus on reading interactive stories, rhymes, music, and hands-on instruction for child and parent/caregiver. After each story session, everyone gathers for game time. Our great games emphasize shapes, letters, colors, and counting, and every child leaves with fun, free activities to take home. Your child will have so much fun, they won’t realize that they are learning something that will help them for the rest of their lives! For kids 2 – 5 years old.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
This summer the focus is all on science. Find out how, with a little elbow grease, you can save yourself a lot of science by making (and taking) your own reuseable t-shirt bag with you where-ever you go! ATTENDEES MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN T-SHIRT.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electricity is illuminated in a series of shocking experiments! Explore
electrons and protons as the Van de Graaff generator creates volts of hair raising excitement. Observe the Tesla Coil send arcs of electricity through the air and watch a lamp mysteriously light up.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Before there were scanners and copy machines, there were hectographs. Learn how to make your own copies with some gel, a pen, and paper. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Ring in the summer with lots of joyous sounds! This musical storytelling program introduces little ears to unique rhythms and sounds as an "orchestra" is created using some fun home-made instruments. The audience will make some happy chimes and clangs, and even a few booms and bangs in delightful musical tales. A whole lot of shakin' going on for all ages!
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Turn an old CD into a work of art! Learn how to paint and scratch beautiful designs with just a few household tools.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come be amazed at our magic show and see how balloon animals are made! Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us in the lab for some science fun and scrumptious snacks! Ages 3 & Up. Registration required. Please call 913-722-7400 to register.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 30, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ever wanted to create a unique banner to hang in your room? Now's your chance! Make your banner to suit your personality or your room. Program is limited to 12 kids ages 8 to 12. Please pre-register & call 913-722-7400.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Make your own ocean to take home! For grades 3-8. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Patrons of all ages are invited to help us water and maintain our garden!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Walkers (12 to 23 months) will experience upbeat one-on-one time with their favorite adult. We’ll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs and very short books followed by an optional playtime. Scarves, bean bags and other props are used to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to join us for an hour of stories, crafts, music and other fun activities! Pam Tisinger from K-State Research & Extension will do Kids-a-Cookin' on June 17 & July 15.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
No, not pie! Pi! Today is the day to finally make your own, hand-held computer! Come to KCKPL Main today to check out Raspberry Pi and take a crack at being a computer builder, developer, and programmer.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Let your imagination zoom off with your own rocket ship, made from a baby food jar! Let your creativity run wild as you design your own craft for traveling the wonders of space.

For ages 3 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Children ages 6 and up are invited to join us to learn to make their very own stomp rocket!
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Capturing fireworks on film is always hard. In this workshop, we will learn how to make some great photographs. Bring your camera! For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Give your child a head start to becoming a life-long learner! Babytime serves as your child’s first introduction to a storytime setting. This program is specifically for newborns through pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. We focus on interaction between baby and their adult with songs, books, bonding activities, and fingerplays.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Lava lamps are awesome, but did you know you can easily make your own? Stop by and learn exactly how (hint: it involves SCIENCE!).

For ages 5 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016. Warner.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are invited to learn how to make their own fizzy pop rocks!
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come learn about nutrition, see how to prepare a healthy snack and then taste test it! For families of all ages, tweens and teens. This program is put on in collaboration with the K-State Research and Extension Office.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Want your child to get a jump on higher reading performance in school? These proven 6 by 6 Storytime sessions “zoom in” on the 6 crucial pre-reading skills that your child should have by the time they turn 6 years old. We focus on reading interactive stories, rhymes, music, and hands-on instruction for child and parent/caregiver. After each story session, everyone gathers for game time. Our great games emphasize shapes, letters, colors, and counting, and every child leaves with fun, free activities to take home. Your child will have so much fun, they won’t realize that they are learning something that will help them for the rest of their lives! For kids 2 – 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Cool off in the heat with this new take on hitting a pinata! We'll string up several water balloons and see who can break the most while blindfolded.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Robots out of toothbrushes? We will make some very cool robots and learn a little bit about electricity during this program. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Cynthia Ziesman, the Queen of Theme, will be back to celebrate patriotic pride and the Fourth of July! Wear something red, white & blue and get a chance at a door prize!
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This hands-on team-based workshop helps students develop critical thinking skills using LEGO Mindstorm robotics. Teams will assemble, program and test their robots in head-to-head battle...I mean, competition.

For ages 13 & up. Limit 15. Please call 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn to make the ever popular rubber band bracelets. This class is limited to 12 students ages 8 to 12. Please call 913-722-7400 to pre-register.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 07, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Patrons of all ages are invited to help us water and maintain our garden!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 07, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
See what direction the wind blows with your new wind vane and make some shaving cream clouds. For grades 3-8. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Walkers (12 to 23 months) will experience upbeat one-on-one time with their favorite adult. We’ll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs and very short books followed by an optional playtime. Scarves, bean bags and other props are used to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to join us for an hour of stories, crafts, music and other fun activities! Pam Tisinger from K-State Research & Extension will do Kids-a-Cookin' on June 17 & July 15.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Eeewwww.....what is that?! The world is full of all kinds of soft, slimy, sticky, fluffy, and fizzly substances. Come to KCKPL Main today to put your hands on some very weird stuff - and make some to take home for yourself!
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Did you know you can do crafty things with old computer junk? We've got a bunch of old RAM we're going to turn into name tags! How creative can you get?

For ages 3 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are invited to challenge their friends to fun games on our Nintendo Wii video game system.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Get ready for the Ani-Kurabu: the all teen anime and Japanese culture club! Watch some great anime and learn some more about Japanese Culture. Free and open to the public. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Give your child a head start to becoming a life-long learner! Babytime serves as your child’s first introduction to a storytime setting. This program is specifically for newborns through pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. We focus on interaction between baby and their adult with songs, books, bonding activities, and fingerplays.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Are you a Jedi (or Sith) in training? Do you have a lightsaber? WHAT?! YOU DON'T?! Well, learn how to craft your own out of pool noodles and duct tape.

For ages 5 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A garden snail with dreams of becoming the fastest in the world just might see his dreams come true. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 20th Century Fox
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are invited to join us to compete in wet and wild water games!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Want your child to get a jump on higher reading performance in school? These proven 6 by 6 Storytime sessions “zoom in” on the 6 crucial pre-reading skills that your child should have by the time they turn 6 years old. We focus on reading interactive stories, rhymes, music, and hands-on instruction for child and parent/caregiver. After each story session, everyone gathers for game time. Our great games emphasize shapes, letters, colors, and counting, and every child leaves with fun, free activities to take home. Your child will have so much fun, they won’t realize that they are learning something that will help them for the rest of their lives! For kids 2 – 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Piper High School Robotics Team stops by to talk about how to make robots, compete with them, and more. Stick around for a demonstration of one of their robots in action!
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Food does some crazy stuff when you add color to it or try to build with it. Join us for some fun food science and see what you can create! For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join Kansas City's own environmentally friendly Elvis impersonator, Matthew Riggs. Get all shook up about taking care of the environment!
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
The Midwest premiere face painters are coming to decorate you! First come, first served. Children under 9 must be with an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 14, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to learn the simple art of Japanese paper folding. The class will be limited to 12 students. Please call 913-722-7400 to pre-register.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 14, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Patrons of all ages are invited to help us water and maintain our garden!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 14, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Make your own hovercraft out of CDs and we’ll see whose goes the farthest! For grades 3-8. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Groups of 6 or more must call ahead at (913) 586-5800 x1016.
Location
Children's Craftroom
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Walkers (12 to 23 months) will experience upbeat one-on-one time with their favorite adult. We’ll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs and very short books followed by an optional playtime. Scarves, bean bags and other props are used to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children are invited to join us for an hour of stories, crafts, music and other fun activities! Pam Tisinger from K-State Research & Extension will do Kids-a-Cookin' on June 17 & July 15.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Recycle those old keyboard keys by making magnets! Glue a bunch together to make your name or draw your own design.

For ages 3 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Read Ender’s Game, The Maze Runner, Cinder, Uglies, or Unwind and join us at our Science Fiction Book Club to talk about these really great books. For teens grades 6-12.
Location
Conference Room B
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
What exactly is a Rube Goldberg machine? Ever played the popular game "Mousetrap"? Well, today at KCKPL Main we are using all kind of found objects to put together wacky, silly, "see what happens next" machines - all while learning about some of the fascinating forces in our world.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join us to learn to solder and make their own LED badge.
Location
Storytime Area
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Give your child a head start to becoming a life-long learner! Babytime serves as your child’s first introduction to a storytime setting. This program is specifically for newborns through pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. We focus on interaction between baby and their adult with songs, books, bonding activities, and fingerplays.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
You might not be old enough for a real computer, but who says you can't make one of your own?! We'll be converting egg cartons into modern day (pretend) computing machines!

For ages 5 & up. Limit 15. Please call the library at 913-596-1404 to register.
Library
KCKPL - Turner Community Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
See how Mike met Sulley while studying at college, where they start off as rivals, but slowly become best friends. All ages welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Disney.
Location
Auditorium
Library
KCKPL - West Wyandotte Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn about chemical reactions with fun and fizzy science demonstrations!
Location
Front Grounds
Library
KCKPL - South Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come learn about nutrition, see how to prepare a healthy snack and then taste test it! For families of all ages, tweens and teens. This program is put on in collaboration with the K-State Research and Extension Office.
Location
YS Storytime / Craft Room
Library
KCKPL - Main Library

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