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Kansas Trail Guide

On Monday, July 18 from 7-8:30 PM in our Auditorium, siblings Jonathan and Kristin Conard will talk about their book, Kansas Trail Guide, which outlines where to go, what to do, where to eat, where to sleep, and what to bring with you as you get out and explore Kansas.

Kidsapalooza: Masters of the Garden

WED | Jul 20 | 2-3 PM | Ages 5-6 | Auditorium

Fruits, flowers, vegetables, and fun! We’ll be joined by the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners for homegrown snacks, wheelbarrow racing, and more.  Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

Exploratorium: Master Gardeners

MON| Jul 18 | 2-3 PM | Ages 7-11 | Auditorium

Join the Master Gardeners for wheelbarrow races, garden games, and snacks! Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


Mysterious Mustache Movie and Book Club

SUN | July 24 | 1:30-4:30 PM |  Ages 8-12 | Auditorium For our summer meetings we’ll watch the movie, then compare it to the book! This month it’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We’ll also have snacks and pass out a book for the next meeting. Ask at the Children’s Desk for a copy!  Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

Magic Tree House Club

SAT | Jul 16 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Ages 5-8 | Readers’ Theater 

It’s the Jack and Annie fan club! Join us for crafts and fun with a historical twist about book #23, Twister on Tuesday. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.


Kidzapalooza: Pet World is Coming!

Kids ages 5-6 and their families will meet some of the most adorable animals in the world from the coolest pet store in town at Kidzapalooza on Wednesday, July 13 at 2 PM.

Pet World animal experts will be on hand to show off their radical beasts and creatures. Petting will happen. Registration required: (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

LEGO Pictionary at Frank’s

Grab some friends and head over the bridge this Thursday, July 14 at 7 PM for a 3D-take on the classic game of Pictionary at Frank’s North Star Tavern.

Using Legos, you’ll have to build a person, place, animal, object, action, and tricky words for your teammates to guess.

Beverages and hilarity will flow.

Teaching Teachers

On Tuesday, July 12 from 9:30-1:45, we’re hosting an educational day in the Auditorium for teachers looking to integrate computer science into their curriculum.

Teaching Computer Science Fundamentals presents the basics of computer science and you’ll leave with ideas for teaching these basics to students. Bring your laptop or iPad, and eat free pizza!

Registration required. Questions? Email Melissa.

Image courtesy of Huffington Post.

Sweet Sounds of FIRE DOG

St. Louis’ pop-rock band FIRE DOG has an album just for kids—literally, it’s called Just for Kids—and they’re performing this week with two all-ages shows on Thursday, July 14 at 11 AM and 1 PM.

School’s out for summer, so come dance with us in their high-energy world! Meet up in the Library Auditorium. Listen.

FIRE DOG is so awesome. I love the way they sing. –Leila (3rd Grade)
FIRE DOG did a great job. They know how to play their instruments. –Demontez (4th Grade)

Multicultural Storytime: German

SAT | Jul 16 | German | 10:30-11 AM | Readers’ Theater

Stories and songs for all ages with guest presenters highlight a featured language or culture!