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Military Band Lunchtime Concert

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center BC
The 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, will perform a lunchtime concert at the Advanced Learning Library. Prairie Winds Woodwind Quintet will play contemporary and popular music for all ages. Bring a lunch for this free concert, or purchase one from Reverie Roasters at the library.  
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TeenView Magazine

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Teen Pavilion
Join us for the monthly launch of TeenView Magazine, a local digital publication created by teens, for teens. Be among the first to see the new issue of TeenView, listen to a panel of teen writers discuss featured articles, and learn more about how you can become involved. For teens ages 12-17.
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Little Astronauts

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Evergreen
Parkview Room A
Not your ordinary storytime. Join us as we move to the beat, listen to stories, and have fun with crafts all with an outer space theme. For ages 3-6.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Children ages 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Johnny & Adam - Rhythm & Music

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Linwood Park
Recreation Center Gymnasium
Stomp and clap, jump and wiggle, and play percussion and drums with Johnny and Adam! All ages can participate in fun rhythm activities, songs and games... no musical knowledge needed! Experience the magic of community rhythm-making, with Johnny and Adam! For children ages 3-11 with parents and caregivers.
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Middle School Mondays

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre

Join us and become a Middle School Mad Scientist this summer! We'll do crazy experiments and see if we can predict the results. This program is for students in grades 6-8. Seats are limited; tickets will be available up to 30 minutes before the program in the Teen Pavilion for entry.

  • Week One: Martian Mud and Galaxy Slime
  • Week Two: Rubber Band Blaster & Can Crusher
  • Week Three: Newton's Cradle
  • Week Four: Exploding soap, geysers, and baking soda
  • Week Five: Hot to Handle
  • Week Six: Wax Resist
  • Week Seven: Screaming Balloons and Bottle Rockets
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Baby's First Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Westlink
Study Room
Music, rhymes, activities and stories for caregivers with babies ages birth to nine months.
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Cuentos Bilingües / Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Whether you want to expose your children to another language or they already hear it in the home, enjoy a unique storytime presented in both English & Spanish for children ages 3-5.
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Children aged 2 and under will develop a love of learning as they sing, dance, and enjoy simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills.
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Children aged 2 and under will develop a love of learning as they sing, dance, and enjoy simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Develop literacy skills through singing, dancing, playing games, and enjoying books in a large group setting. This session is for children only. For ages 3-5.
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Johnny & Adam - Rhythm & Music

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Angelou Northeast
Meeting Room
Stomp and clap, jump and wiggle, and play percussion and drums with Johnny and Adam! All ages can participate in fun rhythm activities, songs and games... no musical knowledge needed! Experience the magic of community rhythm-making, with Johnny and Adam! For children ages 3-11 with parents and caregivers.
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Teen Tuesdays: Secret Book Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Teen Pavilion
Come gather in the Teen Pavilion and discover a new book with us. We'll play "Bring Your Own Book," a game where you race to find answers in the book you're currently holding... trade recommendations with fellow teens, and enjoy some snacks together. For teens ages 12-18. 
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A Very Harry Potter Evening

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Celebrate Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! Wear your Hogwarts regalia and join us for a celebration of all things Harry Potter. Ages 8 and up.
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Children aged 2 and under will develop a love of learning as they sing, dance, and enjoy simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Develop literacy skills through singing, dancing, playing games, and enjoying books in a large group setting. For ages 3-6.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Children ages 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Preschool Storytime - Cuentos Bilingües

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room
Immerse your child in another language or in a familiar language, with a storytime in both English and Spanish. For ages 3-5.
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The Wichita Griots

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center
The Wichita Griots will share music, song, drums, and stories in a special performance. This troupe of storytellers will inspire, entertain and educate. Led by former Wichita Public librarian Jean Pouncil-Burton, the tellers are committed to keeping the oral tradition alive. Their repertoire includes African-American folktales, drumming, and stories with messages that empower and enlighten young people to be their best and aspire to their highest potential. For ages 3-11 and their families.
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Family Adventure Time

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre
Families with children ages 3-8 will enjoy crafts, songs, and more! This experience is designed for children and their caregivers to enjoy together as you build literacy skills through fun activities. Use all five senses to play, sing, rhyme, dance, and have a great time! 
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Develop a love of learning through song, dance, and simple stories while encouraging a child's language skills. For ages 2 and under. 
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Baby's First Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Music, rhymes, activities and stories for caregivers and babies aged birth to nine months.
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Baby's First Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Music, rhymes, activities, and stories for caregivers and babies aged birth to nine months.
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Dog Days of Summer: Therapy Dogs

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Evergreen
Parkview Room
With special training, dogs can have a job of their own.  Learn more about therapy dogs, what they are trained to do and who they help.  Ages 5-11.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Reading Theatre
Children ages 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting. 
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