The Fair Grove Branch Library will be closed Monday, June 19, through Monday, June 26, for carpet replacement and shelf rearrangement.

Zinio and InstantFlix services will be down for approximately 14 hours beginning 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, while Recorded Books performs maintenace to their system.

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Special Events All Summer at the Library

Frequent library customers know that live performances and classes are as much a part of the library as are bestsellers, children’s storytimes and free Wi-Fi. Summer is a particularly good time to bring in special guests, and we’ve got a full lineup this week.

  • Today, (6/12) Lost Hill Bluegrass will provide another Sunday music concert at 2 p.m. in the Library Center auditorium. The Friends of the Library is sponsoring this afternoon of traditional bluegrass.
  • On Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Station Santa Fe Room, a Master Gardener will present “The Dirt on Gardening: Pest Control in the Garden,” with tips on controlling them with minimal negative effects on the environment.
  • This week award-winning storyteller and author Richard Alan Young will entertain children in preschool through fifth grade with a half hour of Native American folktales from his great-grandmother’s Seneca Indian tribe.

    His schedule: 10 a.m. Monday in the upstairs meeting room of the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library; 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday at the Republic Branch Library; 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ash Grove Elementary School; 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Library Station Frisco Room.
  • Author Judy Young will portray Basil B. Barnswhitten, the explorer from her award-winning book, “The Hidden Bestiary of Marvelous, Mysterious, and (Maybe Even) Magical Creatures,” and share tales of his journeys around the world in search of his favorite creatures.

    Her one-hour programs for preschoolers through fifth-graders are at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Strafford Elementary School; 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fair Grove Elementary School and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brentwood Branch Library.
  • Ronald McDonald will entertain kids in a special program with puppets and games to teach them safety tips in Play It Safe this summer. His half-hour program for children in preschool through grade 5 will be at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday at the Library Center.
  • SuperCharge! is the name of an energetic Springfield rock band that will perform classic, contemporary and original rock music from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Library Station Frisco Room for kids in grades 3-6. The band includes four youths ages 12-14 that first performed in their school talent show at Field Elementary and have since recorded two demo CDs.

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