Special Events—All Ages
Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove
Art Starts at the Library Featuring the Kansas City Symphony's Instrument Petting Zoo
Didgeridoo Down Under
Exotic Animals R Us
Mr. Kneel: Hip-Hop for Families
Jay & Leslie's Laughing Matters: Stories of Note
Will Stuck: RUMPUS! Tuneful Tales and Musical Mayhem
Mad Science: The Science of Music
Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Eight players will go head-to-head in our auditorium playing Super Smash Bros Wii U. Smash your friends on the big screen!
The Kansas City Youth Empowerment Summit
The Fourth Annual Kansas City Youth Empowerment Summit is all about "Finding Your Voice!"
Teen Lock-ins in Your Community
Teens are the only people in the Library during an after-hours fun event with games, food, and more!
Talk Book to Me
Discuss the newest books in teen fiction, practice writing reviews, and participate in book-review writing workshops.
Kansas City Digital Media Lab
Check out the new home of the Kansas City Digital Media Lab (KCDML), which recently opened at the Southeast Branch in the Goppert Media Center. Available to teens ages 12-18, the space offers opportunities to learn maker activities (3D design, Arduino, and more) and audio production. For summer hours and workshops, visit our website or call 816.701.3733.
Read It / Watch It Discussion Group
Join Library staff for a film screening and conversation centered on a cinematic adaptation of a book that fits the Rock & Read theme.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
RSVP required | Call 816.701.3683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's Read It / Watch It precedes the July 20 Off-the-Wall Film presentation. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source book prior to the discussion. This discussion is open to both adults and teens.
Summer Reading and Learning Activities
In between books, check out some of the cool things to do around Kansas City this summer—or make up your own. Check out some suggestions to get you started: