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Programs for Teens this Summer

Archie | Garden City | Harrisonville | Northern Resource Center (Belton) | Pleasant Hill 


Teen "Agents": This time is reserved for the Tweens & Teens (6th grade up). We will have structured progams on June 4, 18, 25, July 9 & 23. Other Thursdays there will e a "Self-directed" activity for the Teen "Agents" to work on. Thursdays, 3:00pm through July 23.

eBooks for Tweens & Teens: Need help with your E-reader? The library's technology coordinator, Steve Erichsen, will be here to answer your questions. Parents you are also invited to attend and learn about what's available for your Tween or Teen. Thursday, June 25, 3:00pm.

Garden City
SRP Kick Off—Think Before You Ink: A lesson in ink safety and some beautiful Henna art. Sign up for Summer Reading Program. Wednesday, June 3, 4:30pm.

Comic Art and Trading Cards: Got a flair for art? Come create and trade artist trading cards and learn a little about creating Comics as well. Wednesday, June 10, 4:30pm.

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver DIY: A timey-wimey-wibbly-wobbly party culminating in the creation of your very own Sonic Screwdriver. Wednesday, June 17, 4:30pm.

Super Crafts: You want crafts? April’s got ‘em and she’s bringing them to the library. Wednesday, July 1, 4:30pm.

Cosplay: Costume tips and supplies. Wear your own and impress your fellow cosplayers. Wednesday, July 8, 4:30pm.

Water Battle: Prepare for the wettest battle in Garden City—Hunger Games Style. Wednesday, July 15, 4:30pm.

SRP Heroes vs. Villains Ending Party: Are you a hero or a villain?  Dare to find out?  Food—Games—Prizes—Noise! Tuesday, July 28, 5:00pm.

Chaotic Teens—Writer’s Block: Love to write? Bring your stories. Bring your poetry. Bring yourself. We’ll share andworkshop. Wednesday, August 5, 4:30pm.

Book Folding for Crafty Teens: Turn old books into works of art. Wednesday, March 18, 4:30pm

Every Hero has a Story Carnival: Kick off the summer with life-sized jenga, food, superhero bracelets, hulk-worthy stress balls, and more! Monday, June 1, 6:00pm.

Get Your Superhero Attire: Come to the library as we make villain masks, Captain America shields, Wolverine claws, assorted wrist cuffs and other hero-themed accessories! Thursday, June 4, 3:30pm.

Jurassic Park Movie Screening: Bring blankets and be prepared for a screening of the original Jurassic Park. Join us and be ready for the sequel, Jurassic World, when it's released in theaters the following week! Saturday, June 6, 10:00am.

Community Heroes: An officer from the Harrisonville Police will be speaking about his career and how law enforcement benefits the community. We will also be making mini survival kits so that you may exercise your own heroics when the time comes! Thursday, June 11, 3:30pm.

Super Candy: All day long we will have materials available in the Young Adult section of the library to make a miniature superhero cape. Bring the completed cape to the front desk and receive a tootsie pop to complete the craft. While supplies last. Thursday, June 18, 9:00am.

Ninja Camp: Ninja camp at the library will be an information session about the historical accuracy of ninjas, as well as obstacle courses, games, and other activities to help you hone your ninja abilities. Thursday, June 25, 3:30pm.

Literary Heroes: On July 2nd, we will be discussing your favorite literary heroes, as well as making crafts associated with those characters. Come and make your own Harry Potter wand, Hobbit feet, or Riptide pen! There will also be games featuring book characters, and ways to determine if you are a hero, villain, or sidekick yourself. Thursday, July 2, 3:30pm.

Historical Villains: An expert historian from the Cass County Historical Society will be discussing the notorious James gang and their involvement in Cass County. We will also be playing games popular during the time of the Civil War. Thursday, July 9, 3:30pm.

Wii & Pizza: Grab a slice of pizza and play Wii games. Celebrate the end of summer reading with  lots of prizes. The grand prize drawing for all the  teen summer events will be held approximately an hour into the party. Thursday, July 16, 3:30pm.

The Legit Readers Teen Book Club: Come enjoy light refreshments and a book discussion. 
House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo. Thursday, August 13, 3:30pm.

Silent Library Teen Program: A perfectly silent game show for teens. Come and compete in a game show where the contestants have to remain library level quiet and compete for prizes. Thursday, August 20, 3:30pm.

Northern Resource Center 
Dr. Who
: Let the summer begin with an awesome Dr. Who Party! "In the fight for survival there are no rules." ~ The 8th Dr. Who. Patrons 6th-12th grade. Thursday, June 4, 2:00pm.
Mini-golf: See if you can make it through our book-filled mini-golf course! 6th - 12th grade only. Thursday, June 18, 2:00pm.
Super Smoothies: Get super-strong with delicious super-ingredient super-smoothies. Make & taste here at the library, take home recipes to make more at home! Thursday, June 25, 2:00pm.
Superhero Training Academy: Test your mental and physical agility with our super games! Thursday, July 2, 2:00pm.
Jewelry Making: Learn some super jewelry making skills. We will have materials on hand and provide guidance, but your creation will be your own! Thursday, July 9, 2:00pm.
Life-Sized Candyland: Bring the game to life-sized fun! Thursday, July 23, 2:00pm.
Cosplay: Come as you are or dressed like your favorite character and end the summer reading program with a bang! pop! pow! Thursday, July 30, 2:00pm.

Page Turners Book Club: A NEW popular fiction book club just for teens, just for summer! Join us for snacks and discussion on the last Thursday of every month. Ages 14 - 18.
Ungifted by Gordon Korman. Thursday, June 25, 6:30pm.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu. Thursday, July 30, 6:30pm.
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Thursday, August 27, 6:30pm.

Minecraft: Love Minecraft? Love making things? Join us as we combine the two! For teens age 6th - 12th grade. Thursday, June 11, 6:30pm.

Comic Book Artist: Special guest Rob Schaumbarger (an example of his work at right) will teach you how to make art and make it as an artist. Mr. Schamberger is a Kansas City born and bred artist with a lifelong love of comic books, illustration, street artists, quality crime dramas, and other hipster things. Take a look at his gallery here. All ages welcome. Thursday, July 16, 6:30pm.

Folded Books Class: Learn to make beautiful book sculptures using a simple origami technique. It's a lot easier than it looks! The only skill required is the ability to fold a piece of paper. See the example on display at the circulation desk. Thursday, August 20, 6:00pm.

Pleasant Hill
Win It or Make It Mondays: Stop by on Monday afternoons at 2:00. We'll either be making a DIY project or playing a game. Ages 10 & up. Sponsored by Dogwood Energy. Mondays, 2:00 through July 20.

Superhero Movie Afternoon: Beat the summer heat and come by the library to enjoy a superhero movie in the cool air conditioning. Feel free to bring a pillow or sleeping bag to make yourself comfortable. All ages. Tuesday, July 7, 2:00pm & Tuesday, July 14, 2:00pm.

Hot Dog & Bingo Party: Enjoy a hotdog at lunchtime with a drink and stay to play a few games of bingo. Prizes will be awarded to bingo winners. All ages. Tuesday, July 21, 12:00pm.

Summer Reading Program Ending Celebration: The ending celebration will be held on July 23rd. When you complete the reading program, you will be given an invitation with all of the details.

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