The Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of June. The library is located at 6131 Raytown Road. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-353-2052.
• Brazilian Music: For ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. June 5. Discover the important role music plays in Brazilian culture with a hands-on lesson using traditional instruments to explore the music’s core rhythms.
• Resume Help with Work Express: For adults, 10 a.m. June 6. A Work Express professional will be at the Library to help you write or update your resume on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Please pick up a Resume Creation worksheet at the Library prior to the program.
• Yoga for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 10 a.m. June 6. Kids will hiss like snakes and flutter like butterflies in this animal-inspired yoga class guaranteed to strengthen young bodies, minds, and imaginations.
• Stories of Note: For all ages, 6:30 p.m. June 7. Join Jay and Leslie as they demonstrate how libraries make our lives better every day. Be amazed as they juggle fake rocks, solve a mystery by taking a musical turn, and add more laughs to everyone’s day.
• Create with Lego Bricks – Rescue Robot: For ages 6 and older, 2 and 3:30 p.m. June 12. Programs are built around our special model plans designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks.
• PAW-Etiquette for Pooches and People – Dog Safety: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. June 14. Dogs like people who know proper canine etiquette. Learn the proper way to greet a dog, when to leave a dog alone, and strategies to avoid dog attacks. Discover how dogs communicate through body language and how to read that body language.
• Making Memes, Library Posters, and So Much More: For teens, 2 p.m. June 16. Using basic Adobe Illustrator tools, photos, and typography, learn to make your own memes and posters. Each participant will make two memes.
• Operation Wildlife Presents – The Night Shift: For all ages, 2 p.m. June 19. Ever seen a barn owl up close? Come see it and other owls as Operation Wildlife tells us about these beautiful birds and gives us insight into their habits of the night.
• Teen Screen: 6:30 p.m. June 20. Showtime!
• Libraries Rock with Mad Science and the Sounds of Summer: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. June 21. Discover how the sounds of woodland creatures can come together to create some awesome tunes. Through experimentation and audience participation, Mad Science will rock the Library with a one-of-a-kind nature band.
• Didgeridoo Down Under Show: For all ages, 2 p.m. June 25. Join us for this high energy, Australian-themed program that combines music, art, puppetry, comedy, environmental education, character building, and audience participation. Perfect for the whole family! Visit their website at www.didgrevolution.com.
• Science City – Every Which Wave: For ages 9 and older, 2 p.m. June 26. What do light, sound, and vibrations all share? They’re all created by waves. Experience the wonder of waves through a fascinating display of sound and light.
• Shooting Video: For teens, 6:30 p.m. June 28. Get a hands-on look at how to shoot video. Discover what it takes to get that perfect shot for video and photography. See some of the most iconic shots in cinema history and get a chance to sit behind a camera and make your own history.
– Jillayne Ritchie