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Programs for Kids

Tuesday, April 22nd

  • 6:00 PM - Children's Author Vist: Carolyn Mueller
    Carolyn Mueller, a St. Louis author and zookeeper, will be on hand to talk about her newest book, "Lily: A True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado." Mueller's book is based on Lily's experiences as a search and rescue dog. The 6 year old Weimaraner is most famous for helping after the tornado that struck Joplin in May 2011, but Carolyn touches on more--the story of Lily's adoption, her training, and even a scary illness that almost took her life. The program is most relevant to children 6-12 years of age, however, adults of all ages are welcome! Changing Hands Book Shoppe will be on hand with copies of Mueller's books for sale and the author will be providing autographs. For more details contact the Children's Desk at 417-623-2184.

Wednesday, April 23rd

Thursday, April 24th

Saturday, April 26th

  • 10:00 AM - Kindergarten Quest
    A class intended to teach parents/caregivers and children kindergarten readiness skills. This month’s topic: Fine & Gross Motor Skills For children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2014 (no siblings, please) Space is limited and registration is required. Visit to register

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Screen Actors Guild Members read children's books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lessons.

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