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Earn Points with These Programs

More than 100 programs will be held, many of them space-themed! 

The Story Center Speaker Series

Join author J. Ryan Stradal on July 24 for a discussion of his second novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota.

Global Family Reunion

Celebrate family connections across the globe in a day-long party. Global Family Reunion is a live worldwide family reunion, festival, fair, and genealogy convention created by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs.

Fit for Life with KC Wolf

Join KC Wolf for an entertaining lesson for kids on making wise fitness and nutrition choices.

Summer Learning Program

From May 20 through July 31, participating kids and teens can earn free books and win great prizes by reading, attending Library programs, and taking part in educational activities at home.

Galaxy of Giggles!

It’s a UFO (Unbelievably Foolish Occasion)! Join @WillStuck to enjoy silly stories, songs, and surprises about awful aliens, amazing astronauts, and out of this world fun.

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Fit for Life with KC Wolf

Thu, Jun 20 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration Required
As an NFL mascot, KC Wolf knows the importance of staying in shape and eating right. Join KC Wolf for an entertaining lesson for kids on making wise fitness and nutrition choices.

Shakespeare Off the Cuff

Thu, Jun 20 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Explore the art of improvisation in a fun workshop presented by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival designed to help with creativity, awareness, and "thinking on your feet."

Aliens, Asteroids, Planets, and Moon Rocks

Fri, Jun 21 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration Required
Create your own alien to stand guard over the asteroids, planets, faux gold, and moon rocks you’ll make at the Library. Then put all your treasures in a handmade pouch to take home.

Kansas City Jazz: The Golden Years

Sat, Jun 22 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration Required
Join jazz historian Kent Rausch for an exploration of the golden years of Kansas City jazz through vintage images and audio recordings.

"Resilience" Film Screening and Discussion

Tue, Jun 25 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration Required
Join us for a screening of the documentary "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope." This film explores how Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) alter brain development, leaving a las

Broadway Our Way! (Rescheduled from 7/25/2019)

Wed, Jun 26 2019
7:00pm - 7:50pm
Registration Required
From "Camelot" to "Frozen," Kansas City jazz singer Millie Edwards and her band perform variety of Broadway standards and hits in their own special style.

Space Warriors: The Force of Bacon

Fri, Jun 28 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration Required
Join Theatre of the Imagination’s Miles McMahon for an adventure that transports kids to a galaxy far away filled with silly jokes, crazy skits, and tons of audience participation.
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