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January-June 2017

Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Build It, Knock It Down, Build It Up Again!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    We'll read Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Block City" and the 2016 Missouri Building Block Award nominee "Rex Wrecks It" by Ben Clanton, then spend time building with blocks large and small.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    Republic Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and Start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer. Prerequisites: Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 1; call 732-7284.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Republic Branch Library
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 1; call 732-7284.
  • Teddy Bear Hibernation Sleepover
    Willard Branch Library
    4:30-6 p.m. in the community room for infants-age 7.
    Bring your Teddy Bear or another stuffed animal friend for a special storytime about hibernation. We'll enjoy bear-themed books, songs, crafts and activities before you say goodnight to your friend. Join us from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, to pick up your stuffed friend and find out about their sleepover adventure. Donuts and drinks will be provided Saturday morning.
  • Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.
  • Springfield-Greene Mock Book Awards
    Library Center
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adults.
    Each year the American Library Association chooses the most distinguished books in children's literature for the Newbery, Printz and Caldecott awards. Join Librarian Sarah Bean Thompson, former Printz Committee and Caldecott Committee member, to discuss the nominees and choose our own award winners. Ask a librarian for the reading list for each session. To participate in the discussion, you must read at least two titles from the list. Interested in how award committees work but can't read the books in time? Sit it on the discussion and watch the process. Mock Newbery

Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • Bilingual Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Bibliobop Dance Party
    Library Station
    11 a.m. in the Frisco Room for ages 2-6.
    We'll listen to stories about music and dancing, then get wiggly and shake our sillies out with musical instruments and awesome dance moves!
  • The Secret Life of Seeds
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1-3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and more from Master Gardener Gina Marie Walden Registration starts January 9; call 862-0135.
  • Cartoon Club
    Library Station
    1:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    Join us once a month to celebrate the best in anime and animation from around the world with crafts, discussions and more! "Adventure Time," TV-PG
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    Library Center
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "Meet Me in St. Louis," not rated, 1944
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