What do City of Thieves, Mad Science and Green Projects have in common? They are programs being offered at Riverside Branch.
The week of July 12th through the 14th is full of activities for adults, kids and teens. It's not to late to pick up a book for bookclub or register for the programs. Best of all, events at the library are free!
Mr. Stinky Feet rocked out the Blue Springs North Branch on July 11. He performed songs such as, "Rockin’ the Library", "Bop Bop Dinosaur", and "Slug Bug." He let the kids form a band and play instruments for a couple of songs. He even let the parents join in on the fun!
Keep an eye out for future Mr. Stinky Feet performances full of fun and imagination!
Mr. Stinky Feet, aka Jim Cosgrove, made an appearance at the North Oak Branch on Saturday. He entertained one and all with his many funny songs like "Rockin' the Library", "Stinky Feet", "Drink", and a few new songs from his newest CD - "Swimming in Noodles"!
Children were dancing and bopping as he played guitar and sang. Some children got to join him "on stage". While they played instruments, Mr. Stinky Feet sang. They really rocked the library! We had great fun with Mr. Stinky Feet and can't wait until his return in December.
Have a Musical Time With the Chambers Family Band!
Take a break from the summer weather with the sounds of live music. A family band of multi-talented musicians will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch to perform a variety of tunes, ranging from classical to bluegrass. The band consists of five children (ranging in age from 10 to 21, plus mom). The fact that they are performing in our nice air-conditioned library is a bonus. Don't miss out on this musical treat that will also give you a look at types of music that kids can perform at an early age.
Are you ready for a free, exciting journey around the world? Come and join us as we celebrate our One World, Many Stories summer reading successes!
All summer reading participants and their families are welcome, including teens! "Passengers" traveling with us will obtain a passport, and make their way around the world one last time this summer, playing a game for each continent. At the final destination, each traveler can trade their passport in for a souvenir bag.
Whatever your preference in music, come join Dino O'Dell and rock your way through country, swing, ska, polka, and reggae. Dino O'Dell brings a guitar and a box of musical instruments for a jam session. Included are such hits as "The Pizza Polka", "I Dig Pigs", and "Worms, They Really Hit the Spot".
The Liberty Branch recently hosted a weather program presented by Mad Science and special guest, Katie Horner, chief meteorologist for KCTV5. Lois Butler, a Liberty staff member, attended the event with her grandchildren. Braxton James and Emily Sanford are pictured with Katie Horner. They found the program to be funny, as well as educational and entertaining.
The North Oak Branch of MCPL will host this fun program on September 24th at 2:00 p.m. Popular with all ages (1st grade through adult), this program teaches words of greeting in different languages coupled with the expression of individual artistic ideas by decorating T-shirts as wearable art.
Thanks to a grant from Francis Family Foundation, the T-shirts will be provided! Check out their website for other fun events in an area near you!
Colbern Road has unbelievable upcoming programs as part of our Homeschoolers @ The Library series. Every month, kids can experience a new topic first-hand. These programs supplement a homeschool curriculum, with a focus to Missouri’s Show-Me Standards subject areas. However, they are open to both homeschoolers and traditionally educated children, ages 5-12.