Summer Reading Performers

There is a whole universe of stories, and we’re excited to bring just a few of them to you this summer with our talented performers. Our library was lucky to receive special grant funding for a number of these award-winning performers and we hope you’ll join us for their visits! All events are suitable for families unless otherwise noted. As always, all library events are free of charge.
 


A Universe of Songs with Mömandpöp!

Mömandpöp is a musical comedy duo that our smallest patrons will love, and so will their parents! With award-winning original music, crazy costume changes, lots of audience participation, and an emphasis on caring and kindness, the Mömandpöp show is a laugh out loud, on your feet dance party! Funding for Mömandpöp is drawn from generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Missouri Arts Council, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Trails thanks the Mid-America Arts Alliance for making these shows possible. Did you see Momandpop? Please fill out our VERY brief survey!



Lexington

Thursday, May 30 - 10:00 am

Odessa

Wednesday, May 29 - 10:00 am

Warrensburg

Wednesday, May 29 - 2:00 pm

Waverly

Friday, May 31 - 10:00 am

Concordia

Thursday, May 30 - 2:00 pm

Corder

Friday, May 31 - 2:00 pm

Holden

Tuesday, May 28 - 2:00 pm

Knob Noster

Tuesday, May 28 - 10:00 am

 


Dino O’Dell: Out of This World

Join Dino O’Dell at any of our eight branches this June for an interactive music and storytelling show about outer space science. He’ll have kid-friendly demos of gravity, a song about meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites, plus the story of Neil Armstrong to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing!



Concordia

Tuesday, June 11 - 1:00 pm

Corder

Wednesday, June 12 - 10:00 am

Holden

Tuesday, June 11 - 4:00 pm

Knob Noster

Tuesday, June 11 - 10:00 am

Lexington

Thursday, June 13 - 10:00 am

Odessa

Wednesday, June 12 - 4:00 pm

Warrensburg

Thursday, June 13 - 1:00 pm

Waverly

Wednesday, June 12 - 1:00 pm


Mesner Puppet Theatre Presents: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Deathstar

What if George Lucas had decided to turn his epic space saga into a musical puppet show? Find out in this wacky parody of Star Wars written by Curt Bright and adapted for puppet theater by Associate Artistic Director Mike Horner. Suggested for adults and kids ages 12 and older. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.



Concordia

Thursday, June 27 - 3:00 pm

Lexington

Wednesday, June 26 - 10:00 am

Odessa

Thursday, June 27 - 10:00 am

Warrensburg

Wednesday, June 26 - 3:00 pm

 


Brian Wendling: Juggling! Comedy! Energy!

Join veteran juggler and all-around hilarious performer Brian Wendling in a free juggling and comedy show sure to delight all ages!



Concordia

Thursday, July 25 - 2:00 pm

Holden

Tuesday, July 23 - 10:00 am

Knob Noster

Friday, July 26 - 10:00 am

Lexington

Thursday, July 25 - 10:00 am

Odessa

Tuesday, July 23 - 2:00 pm

Warrensburg

Friday, July 26 - 2:00 pm


Mad Science Workshops: Living In Space

Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission, build a model space station and make your very own Cosmic Chronometer watch to measure the time here on Earth! This workshop is for  children ages 6-12. Registration is required with a limit of 25 participants.



Corder

Wednesday, July 10 - 10:00 am

Waverly

Wednesday, July 10 - 1:00 pm


Mad Science Presents: Walking on the Moon

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with a program about the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. This spectacular show will encompass a special time that took place in July 1969.

Lexington

Thursday, July 11 - 10:00 am

Odessa

Thursday, July 11 - 3:00 pm

Warrensburg

Thursday, July 11 - 1:00 pm