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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.

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)

Reaching A Supernatural Crossroads

I first discovered Charlaine Harris’ acclaimed Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka the Sookie Stackhouse series) while in college.  At the time, I worked two jobs while finishing my bachelor’s degree, and I needed a vacation from the dense, academic drivel that consumed my evenings.

Following a recommendation from my mom, who is an avid mystery reader, I became immediately enraptured by Sookie’s paranormal world.  It served as the perfect escape from my never ending to-do lists, beckoning deadlines and helped me fall in love with recreational reading all over again. I not only devoured each of the books published at that point, but I also started my long-term relationship with the Urban Fantasy genre. Read More..

Kidsapalooza: Pet World

WED | Jul 13 | 2-3 PM | Ages 5-6 | Auditorium

Come meet some of the most adorable animals in the world from the coolest pet store in town. Pet World animal experts will be on hand to show off their radical beasts and creatures. Petting will happen. Registration required. Call (785) 843-3833 or register in person at the Children’s Desk.

 

Born to Move with Body Boutique

MON | Jul 11 | 6-6:30 PM | Ages 4-5 | Auditorium

Join your child in an imaginative exploration of movement to music. This 30 minute fun-fueled class will help children explore how their bodies work and develop a sense of self-awareness, balance, coordination, and concentration skills as they move to the beat. The class is led by a highly trained teacher who will ensure your child is engaged, active, and having a whole heap of fun!

Exploratorium: Martial Arts Day!

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

We’ll learn about Tae Kwon Do with amazing instructors Jacob Thibodeau and Grace Daniels from Parks and Recreation! Beginners to black belts are welcome.

Petal Power at the Percolator

SAT | Jul 9 | 10:30-11:30 AM | All Ages | Lawrence Percolator, 913 Rhode Island (in the alley)

Join Michael and Matthew at the Percolator for a special outdoor story time dedicated to flowers! Bring your green thumb and be ready to get your hands dirty!