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  1. Emporia Public Library Adult Summer Reading Passport

    May 25, 2017 - July 24, 2017 @ Emporia Public Library

    Adults, visit the public service desk on the 2nd floor to obtain your Summer Reading Passport. It’s simple: Read six books, visit the six locations in downtown Emporia listed on the passport, and turn in your passport for a prize and to be entered into a drawing for a grand prize at the end of summer!

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  2. Emporia Public Library Your Leadership Edge

    May 25, 2017 - July 24, 2017 @ Emporia Public Library

    Learn more about the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and how the KLC leadership principles are equipping people to lead all over the state! Access the Your Leadership Edge website at the library for free. Participate in group video chats lead by KLC instructors throughout the summer. Check out a copy of “Your Leadership Edge” by Ed O’Malley and Amanda Cebula. Ask at the public service desk on the 2nd floor about how you can participate in the Your Leadership Edge library program and be eligible for prizes!

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  3. Young Adult Global Book Chat

    June 21, 2017 - June 28, 2017

    Readers wanted! From June 21st through 28th, Emporia Public Library will be participating in a digital book group on Facebook with teens from Fife Libraries in Scotland! To participate, a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

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  4. Live Music with Dillon Ray @ Bourbon Cowboy

    June 24, 2017, 10:00 PM - June 25, 2017, 12:00 AM @ Bourbon Cowboy

    This country singer songwriter out of Manhattan, Kansas plays covers, original music, and let's be honest, he's easy on the eyes. A free summer concert!

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  5. David Traylor Zoo Open House

    June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ David Traylor Zoo

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  6. Sundays on the Porch @ Red Rocks

    June 25, 2017, 2:00 PM @ 927 Exchange

    This popular series is inspired by the White family's hospitality.

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  7. Emporia Public Library Pat-A-Cake Club

    June 26, 2017, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Birth to 18 months

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  8. Emporia Public Library Mother Goose Time

    June 26, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Toddlers to 36 months

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  9. Emporia Public Library Preschool Storytime

    June 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Ages 3-5

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  10. EAC Presents: Missoula Children's Theatre: Peter and Wendy (Auditions)

    June 26, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Emporia High School

    Workshops provided by MCT will be available during the day, the week of rehearsal. Info will be handed out at auditions. Generously underwritten by: GLENDO LLC

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  11. Emporia Public Library Preschool Storytime

    June 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Ages 3-5

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  12. Emporia Public Library Young Adult Program: Building with Nature

    June 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Emporia Public Library

    Here’s your chance to redesign the Emporia Public Library! The only catch? You have to design a sustainable building! Professionals from Kaw Valley Engineering will guide us through the design process and give tips!

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  13. Missoula Children's Theatre - Acting Workshop 1st-4th Grade

    June 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center - Davis Theatre

    The basic tools of an actors's trade - observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination are presented and explored in an entertaining manner. The students participate in a variety of fun exercises, learning to apply the actor's tools to both performing and everyday life.

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  14. ESU Summer Theatre: Don't Hug Me

    June 28, 2017, All Day @ Bruder Theatre @ ESU

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  15. Missoula Children's Theatre - Acting Workshop 5th - 8th grade

    June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    The basic tools of an actors's trade - observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination are presented and explored in an entertaining manner. The students participate in a variety of fun exercises, learning to apply the actor's tools to both performing and everyday life.

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  16. Emporia Public Library Kids' Koncert: Rissi Palmer

    June 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Emporia Public Library

    It's going to be the "Best Day Ever" with fun family music by North Carolina's singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer.

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  17. Missoula Children's Theatre - Improv 9th -12th grade

    June 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center - Davis Theatre

    Participation and teamwork are emphasized as the students learn to act without a script. This workshop can be geared to all skill levels of students from beginners to more experienced performers.

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  18. Emporia Public Library Young Adult Program:

    June 28, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Emporia Public Library

    Join other teen readers for a chance to share what you’re reading this summer! We will meet every Wednesday from May 31st to July 19th (except July 5th) in the Young Adult Department on the 2nd floor.

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  19. Emporia Farmers Market

    June 28, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ 7th Avenue between Merchant and Commercial

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  20. ESU Summer Theatre: Don't Hug Me

    June 29, 2017, All Day @ Bruder Theatre @ ESU

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  21. Emporia Public Library Pat-A-Cake Club

    June 29, 2017, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Birth to 18 months

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  22. Emporia Public Library Mother Goose Time

    June 29, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Toddlers to 36 months

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  23. Emporia Public Library Preschool Storytime

    June 29, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Ages 3-5

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  24. Emporia Public Library Young Adult Program: Trash Machines

    June 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Emporia Public Library

    Stop in and learn how to shape gears, pulleys, and many more simple machines from cardboard and other recyclable material!

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  25. Clay Hand Building

    June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    Grades 9-12 & Adults. Learn how to make a variety of ceramic pottery pieces using pinch, coil, and slab techniques. Tools and other items will be used to add texture and design to your artwork. ALL skill levels are welcome, as each student receives individualized instruction.

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  26. Clay Wheel Throwing

    June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    Grades 9-12 & Adults. Beginners will learn the basics of wedging, centering and throwing simple forms. Handles, lids and texture can be added as skill levels progress. Larger, more complicated forms await advanced students. ALL skill levels are welcome, as each student receives individualized instruction.

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  27. Watercolor Workshop

    June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    This class is structured for beginners, but you will be an expert after 3 sessions with Jan Spade! She will guide you through the challenges and joys of working with water paints. You will walk away with several amazing works of art and the confidence to continue painting with watercolors on your own!

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  28. Live in the Lot

    June 29, 2017, 6:30 PM @ 7th Ave, Emporia KS

    Live Music, Food, Beverages Come enjoy the fun!

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  29. Young Adult for Adults Book Discussion: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    June 29, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mulready's Pub

    Did you enjoy such awesome books as The Hunger Games, The Giver, Divergent, and more? You don’t have to be a young adult to read these books! This book club is for adults (ages 18–118) who enjoy reading the YA genre. The group will meet at a different location each month to chat about the book of the month.

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  30. Emporia Municipal Band Concert

    June 29, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Fremont Park

    The EMB is a Community Band in the great tradition of City bands in America. We perform on selected Thursdays in June and July at 8:00 PM in Emporia's Fremont Park (4th and Union). Concerts are a wide mix band literature including marches, traditional, contemporary, patriotic, sing-alongs, and show tunes. All concerts are family friendly and free of charge. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and we hope to see you at the bandstand in Fremont Park this summer!

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  31. ESU Summer Theatre: Don't Hug Me

    June 30, 2017, All Day @ Bruder Theatre @ ESU

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  32. Emporia Public Library Children's Program: Worm Races

    June 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Emporia Public Library Courtyard

    We’re building Champion Worm Racers at Emporia Public Library! Bring your own worm and see who has the fastest worm in Emporia!

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  33. EAC Presents: Missoula Children's Theatre: Peter and Wendy (Performance)

    June 30, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Emporia High School Auditorium

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