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BIG READ EVENTS ESPECIALLY FOR 'TWEENS & TEENS

April 13 - April 19 All Library Locations

Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Klondike Strike!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 p.m., Brentwood Branch
    Learn about rocks and minerals from a geologist with the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, then relive the Gold Rush days as we pan for gold, make poke bags to keep your treasures in, play rolling hoops and more. Materials will be provided. Registration starts April 11; call 883-1974.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Dog Tales
    Willard Branch Library
    2:00 p.m., Willard Branch
    Love dogs? Join us for a storytime all about dogs and puppies. We'll even have a special therapy dog from Kindred Spirits Pet Therapy. Its handler will tell us what therapy dogs do and how they get this important job. Kids and caregivers will have the opportunity to pet and read to the therapy dog.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Survival of the Fittest
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:00 p.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch
    Can you survive without electricity and computers? Learn about the tools that will make or break you in the wilderness, and hone your survival skills at this program that celebrates endurance and courage!
  • Survival of the Fittest
    Library Center
    6:00 p.m., Library Center
    Can you survive without electricity and computers? Learn about the tools that will make or break you in the wilderness, and hone your survival skills at this program that celebrates endurance and courage!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Teen Thursday: Survival of the Fittest
    Willard Branch Library
    3:00 p.m., Willard Branch
    Can you survive without electricity and computers? Learn about the tools that will make or break you in the wilderness, and hone your survival skills at this program that celebrates endurance and courage!
  • Conservation Kids' Club: Spring Symphony
    Offsite
    6:30 p.m., Springfield Conservation Nature Center
    Sweet-sounding bird songs fill the forests and fields with music and tell us that spring has arrived, but birds aren’t just "whistlin’ Dixie," their songs have purpose and meaning. Learn the lyrics to their melodies and find out what the singing means during this "Call of the Wild" program. Dress for an outdoor hike. Please, no younger siblings and only one adult per group of kids. Registration required, call 888-4237.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Tales on the Trail
    Willard Branch Library
    10:00 a.m., Willard Branch
    Enjoy the wild outdoors! Bring the whole family to the Willard Branch Library for nature-inspired stories and songs, followed by a 2-mile round-trip nature walk along the Frisco Highline Trail beginning at 10:30 a.m. On the trail, enjoy a seek-and-find scavenger hunt and a special treat provided by Sisters in Thyme at the walk’s halfway point. You can finish off the morning with a make-and-take craft at the branch. Presented in partnership with Willard Parks and Recreation.
  • Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater for Kids!
    Park Central Branch Library
    11:00 a.m., Park Central Branch
    Celebrate the Big Read with a Balto marathon at the Library! 11 a.m. "Balto," rated G; 12:30 p.m. "Balto II: Wolf Quest, rated G; 2 p.m. "Balto III: Wings of Change," rated G.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Bird Chorus
    Offsite
    2:00 p.m., Springfield Conservation Nature Center
    Spring migrants are arriving in Missouri and making their presence known with their appearance and songs. Some are just passing through on their trek to nesting grounds further north, while some are here for the season. Learn how to identify these birds through sight and by song during this indoor and outdoor "Call of the Wild" program with our friends at the Nature Center. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required, call 417-888-4237.

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