The Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of June. The library is located at 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-224-8772.
• Young Artist Exhibition: Kids, you're invited to participate in the Library's Young Artist Exhibition. Entries will be displayed at the Blue Springs North Branch June 1 through July 31. Submissions will be accepted through July 16 for ages 7 to 18. Winners will be given awards. For complete details, pick up an entry form at the Blue Springs North Branch.
• Film Series: Kansas City Connections: For adults, 2 p.m. Sundays. The road to Hollywood seems to have started right here in Kansas City for many silver screen stars. Join film critic and enthusiast Robert Butler for a look at films with Kansas City connections.
• Kids Create: For ages 6 and older, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.
• The Air Guitar Rock and Roll Tour: For ages 5 and older, 2 p.m. June 5. Join balloon artist Sammy J for a rockin’ good time complete with air guitar heroes and balloon-sculpted rock and roll costumes. Be ready to join the band and rock the Library.
• Around Since the Dinosaurs: For ages 8 and older, 10:30 a.m. June 9. They might not be exactly the same as their ancestors, but some of the animal species we know today definitely shared the world with dinosaurs. Discover how bats, fish, opossums, turtles, crayfish, and others all co-existed with the T-Rex and Hadrosaurids.
• Words are Powerful Sculpture – What is Your Favorite Word?: For teens, 6:30 p.m. June 12. Say it with wire. Express yourself by making your favorite word into a unique sculpture using wire and embellishments.
• Libraries Rock!: For aged 5 and older, 10 a.m. June 12. See how libraries rock in this new show by Miles McMahon. Get ready for plenty of audience participation.
• WildHeart Presents – Critters Rock!: For ages 5 and older, 2 p.m. June 13. Rock the Library with Emmy® award-winning singer and songwriter WildHeart! Get ready for toe-tapping, wild-wiggling tunes chocked full of fun facts on wild critters. Plan to rock with reptiles and roll with the fun as you learn about animals and their habitats.
• Facebook Advertising: Using Video: For adults: 6:30 p.m. June 14. Are your Facebook posts not getting any attention? Do you want to use video but not know how? Join Library business specialists for an in-depth class to help you identify the correct format for images, form a strategy, and create short videos. We will demystify iMovie and help you reach more customers. Bring your favorite device with you for demonstrations.
• Tools for Job Seekers: For adults, 2 p.m. June 14 and 21. Acquire the basic tools needed when applying for jobs in this two-part series. Session One will include resume assistance and tips for filling out online job applications. Session Two will include cleaning up online profiles and effective online communication that will help you put your best foot forward in today’s tough job market.
• Mystery at Camp Runnamucka with Oh My Gosh Josh: For ages 5 and older, 10 a.m. June 19. Someone is trying to ruin all the fun at Camp Runnamucka. Who could it be? Join Oh My Gosh Josh in collecting clues at the campfire sing-a-long to solve the mystery and save everyone’s good time.
• Teen Anime: 6:30 p.m. June 26. Join fellow fanatics for fun!
• Didgeridoo Down Under Show: For all ages, 2 p.m. June 26. 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.
• Libraries Rock with Mad Science and the Sounds of Summer: For ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. June 30. 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.
– Jillayne Ritchie