August Pre-Teen Events

All events are for Pre-Teens, ages 9-12, unless otherwise noted.

“Cooking Matters” with Melissa - Odessa

Are your cooking skills limited to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and mac and cheese? There is so much more you can do with food. Tweens, 9-12, learn how to prepare delicious recipes in this 2-hour class, 6-week, hands-on course presented by Melissa Cotton from the University of Missouri Extension.  

Registration required; call the branch or sign up in person

Age: Pre-Teen

Thursday, August 2 - 1:00 p.m.

Fantastic Food Fun - Holden

You can play with your food! In fact, we insist! We’ll have food games, construct food creatures, and even eat our artwork! Bring a friend and an appetite.

Registration required; call the branch or sign up in person

Age: 12 years old and up

Friday, August 3 - 3:00 p.m.

Missouri State Parks Rock!

Join Knob Noster State Park Naturalists as they share fascinating information about Missouri’s geological features and what to look for when touring the park! Examples of native rocks and minerals will be shown and the Naturalists will answer your questions about all things rock.

Age: Everyone


Monday, August 6 - 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, August 15 - 10:00 a.m.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Food and Fitness - Odessa

Tweens, 9-12, join Terra from the University of Missouri Extension to learn fun and interesting facts about nutrition and fitness.  

Age: Pre-Teen

Tuesday, August 7 - 11:00 a.m.

End of Summer Bash - Knob Noster

Are you dying to try your hand at tie dye? Are you bubbling over with excitement over making your own bubbles? Are you ready to explode with curiosity at what a watermelon will do when wrapped tight with rubber bands? Then join us for these fun activities, prizes, and more!

Registration required; call the branch or sign up in person by August 8 to make a T-shirt (you may bring your own as well)

Age:8 years old and up

Saturday, August 11 - 11:00 a.m.

Message Blocks - Lexington

Get inspired to create a decorative plaque using a selection of words or initials. Bring ideas and a friend.  Snacks provided.

Age: Pre-Teen, Teen

Monday, August 13 - 3:00 p.m.

Jewelry 101 - Odessa

Tweens, 9-12, let’s make fun, funky jewelry together! Express yourself in this creative class while making bracelets and other one-of-a-kind-jewelry.

Age: Pre-Teen

Tuesday, August 21 - 4:00 p.m.

I’d Rather Be At Hogwarts - Concordia

No letter from Hogwarts this year? No worries, take a few wizardry classes at the library. There will be instruction on tea leaf reading, palm reading, a trivia quiz, and more. Snacks? Of course there will be snacks! Drop in any time after 2:30 p.m.

Age: Pre-Teen, Teen

Wednesday, August 29 - 2:30 p.m.