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


Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Genealogy Symposium
    Library Center
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Join the Library's Local History and Genealogy Department for a one-day Genealogy Symposium. A handout covering all sessions will be given to participants. 9-10 a.m. Beginning Genealogy. Library staff member Renee Glass will present the basics of genealogy, including what records to search and how to use the information to establish a family tree. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. DNA: the Newest Tool in Genealogy. Library staff member Patti Hobbs will explain how DNA testing works and how it can enhance your genealogical research. 1:30-3 p.m. Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor. Library staff member Michael Price will present tips and techniques for researching your Civil War ancestors. Learn about records available for studying Civil War soldiers and how to trace their military experiences throughout the war. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Researching Native American Ancestors. Library staff member Renee Glass will show you where to look and what to look for in various records and tribes. No registration required. Call 616-0534 for more information.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm 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.
  • Science Saturdays
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Chimpanzee," rated G.
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 am 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.
  • Science Saturdays
    Strafford Branch Library
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynatures "African Cats," rated G.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Hidalgo," rated PG-13.

Monday, March 30, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10:00 am 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Neighborhood School Night
    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for grade K-5, families.
    Do you go to school in our neighborhood? Public, private and home-schooled students and families -- join us for a night of games, activities, music, stories and crafts that celebrate books, schools, your library and community.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10:00 am 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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 am 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Willard Branch Library
    11:00 am 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
    Strafford Branch Library
    11:00 am 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
    Library Station
    11:15 am 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
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