All Classes and Events

  • Build a Better World

    Build a Better World

    Through programs and events for all ages, we encourage you to build a better world.

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  • Fringe Fest

    Three Ways to Fringe

    It's almost time for the 2017 KC Fringe Festival! We give you three ways to Fringe. Join us for:

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  • Teen takeover

    Teen Break-Out Challenge

    Five ... Four ... Three ... Two ... One ... Break-out!

    Join us for two special after-hours break-out challenge just for teens!

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  • Come meet Ann Ingalls, author of the kids' book Fairy Floss: The Sweet Story of Cotton Candy.

    Meet the Author

    Kids, step right up and learn about the debut of cotton candy at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair from our visiting author Ann Ingalls! Register now for one of three sessions on Wednesday, July 12!

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  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    Movie in the Park

    It's a night worthy of Veruca Salt's jealousy! Live music and the 1971 Gene Wilder classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, outdoors under the stars.

    Saturday, July 8
    8 p.m., movie at dusk
    Two locations

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E.g., 06/29/2017
E.g., 06/29/2017

We want to introduce kids and teens to current technology in a fun and creative way. Librarians will demonstrate new technologies, and kids can self-learn and mentor others. You’ll find Snap Circuits®, Makey Makey™, Lego® animation and more. All skill levels welcome. You can bring your own tech toys to share and demonstrate. Grades 4-8.

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The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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Pickard Conference Room

The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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Crafters and makers often work in solitude but you don’t have to! Join the Maker community at this weekly meet-up. Socialize with other experienced makers, share your expertise with beginners or get advice on a new project. Some of our members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making.

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The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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Crafters and makers often work in solitude but you don’t have to! Join the Maker community at this weekly meet-up. Socialize with other experienced makers, share your expertise with beginners or get advice on a new project. Some of our members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making.

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The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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STEAM on into the Library and spend some time in hands-on discovery of “potential” and “kinetic” energy. We’ll have Snap Circuit® kits, Hexbug® nanos and Stixplosion materials available to explore and enjoy.
 

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The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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Pickard Conference Room

The MakerSpace Passport Program is a great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills. Each week a new project is presented by our Library Maker team. Participants can complete a series of different weekly projects using a variety of materials and methods. This is an open, walk-in program: you come in, make something with us, and take home something awesome. Pick up a Summer MakerSpace Passport and get it stamped after your workshops. Kids who complete one of each week’s activities will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Best for ages 6-12, and this is a kids-only activity – no...

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