Magic and Science: That's "Big Kid Stuff" at Kearney Branch
Here at the Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch, we recognize that sometimes big kids just want something all their own.
This summer we have two afternoon programs designed for kids 7 and older.
Learn easy to perform magic tricks at MacGyver Magic, Thursday, June 23 at 2 p.m. Magic can be made with all sorts of items you can find at home. Amaze your friends and family with magic, and make points with mom by cleaning out your junk drawer too!
As a busy mom, I try hard to find things that my husband and daughter can do together. My daughter loves bugs, and she loves building things with her dad. When I saw that the program Bug Hut was coming to Claycomo, I knew without a doubt that this was something that they could do together. When I told my daughter about the program, she was ready to get started on a new project.
The Bug Hut program will be held at Claycomo on Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 pm. There is a $2.00 fee for materials.
Tomorrow, June 21, marks the official beginning of summer! In the Northern Hemisphere, summer begins with the summer solstice, which occurs at precisely 12:16 PM, June 21, 2011 here in Missouri. However, in the Southern Hemisphere, this day is the beginning of winter!
Firefighter Brian Kover visited the Blue Springs North branch before the 4th of July to educate kids about fire safety. They learned firework safety and how to "stop, drop, and roll!" When the fire truck arrived, everyone got to tour it, including a chance to sit behind the wheel!
Thanks to Brian and the firefighters of Blue Springs and all who came for making this educational program so much fun!
Brian Wendling performed Juggling From Around the World for the North Oak Branch on July 12th at 7:00 p.m. His performance was spectacular. He had children and parents rolling with laughter as he balanced on a ladder, juggled ping pong balls with his mouth, and taught the kids to spin a ball on their finger. He was non-stop fun and energy! Afterwards, he spent lots of time with each child as he showed them how they could practice and learn to juggle too.
Recently, the Claycomo Branch of MCPL hosted a program called Drawing With Kids. It was presented by artist and teacher Danna York. This was an exceptional presentation aimed at children aged 5 and up.
Danna is a talented and patient teacher who successfully engaged all the kids who attended. She gave them exercises which even the youngest could succeed at. The highlight of the program was her talking the young artists through a drawing of Starry Starry Night by Van Gogh. They were all able to take home their own version of the work.
Get Ready for Storytimes and Homeschoolers @ the Library!
Starting in September, our weekly programs will be starting up again at the Edgerton Branch!
Here at Edgerton, we have Family Storytime programs for all ages. Storytimes at MCPL offer a variety of book related experiences for young children. They strive to be developmentally appropriate, and can include picture book reading, storytelling, music, flannel board presentations, finger-plays, short videos, and/or simple crafts.