MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Understanding Autism from the Other Side of the Wall
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Aaron Likens, a public speaker, author and blogger, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, at age 20. Aaron shares with the world how the autism mind works as Easter Seals Midwest's Autism Ambassador, advocates for early intervention services and helps communities better understand how to interact effectively with someone with autism. His inspirational message promises to leave a lasting impression on people of all ages.

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    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!
    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.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • Bilingual Storytime
    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.
  • The Secret Life of Seeds
    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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this four-part series, you’ll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 15 cents per gram. Register once starting December 15 for the entire series. Prerequisites: An email address and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135.

Friday, January 27, 2017

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • National Seed Swap Day
    3-5 p.m. for adults.
    Bring your seeds of any type and swap seeds with other gardeners in the upstairs community room. Don't have seeds to share? You're still welcome to participate in the swap. Get information from the University of Missouri Extension, Springfield Community Gardens and Springfield Tool Library. Kids can stop by the Teen Room to make a garden craft; materials will be provided.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • Digital Makerspace
    3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Join us the first Wednesday of the month to check out some of the Library's digital devices. Make music, take photos and learn how to use some cool software.
  • Space, The Final Frontier
    3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Wednesday in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.
  • Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this four-part series, you’ll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 15 cents per gram. Register once starting December 15 for the entire series. Prerequisites: An email address and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Space, The Final Frontier
    11 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 3-6.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Thursday morning in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.
  • Online Dating Workshop
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about various online dating websites, account basics and tips for staying safe. We'll have a photo booth for taking profile pictures, and sugar cookies for snacking.

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    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.
  • All About Me
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Join us for stories, songs and activities about what makes each of us special and unique!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Meet and Greet Celebration: Show & Tell Mixer, Connecting with Millennial Youth and Family in a Title I Community
    1-2:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Moderator Christine Peoples presents 1 Word: Service; 4 Speakers & You. Theater director Jon Herbert, motivational speaker Rod Smith, Springfield Public Schools bus driver Mandie Williams and Regional Business Service representative Cynthia Collins will share their perspective on the word "Service" before everyone joins the conversation. Refreshments will be served. The celebration continues on Saturday, February 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room with a showing of the documentary "Can You Dig This" for adults.
  • "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout
    First Saturdays Book Discussion

    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. By Elizabeth Strout

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Space, The Final Frontier
    3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Wednesday in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.
  • Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this four-part series, you’ll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 15 cents per gram. Register once starting December 15 for the entire series. Prerequisites: An email address and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Space, The Final Frontier
    11 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 3-6.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Thursday morning in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.
  • "Lud-in-the-Mist" by Hope Mirrlees
    Dragons & Jetpacks

    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels. By Hope Mirrlees

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    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.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • Seed Saver Training
    1-3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    The Heirloom Seed Library is enlisting volunteers to save varieties of the seed collection and help replenish and maintain the seed library. University of Missouri Extension Horticultural Specialist Patrick Byers will train volunteers to save one to two varieties from the core collection in bulk. Call or email Gina Marie Walden starting February 1 to register or for more information at 616-0508 or ginamariew@thelibrary.org.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Space, The Final Frontier
    3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Wednesday in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Space, The Final Frontier
    11 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 3-6.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Thursday morning in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Bilingual Storytime
    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.
  • "Can You Dig This" Documentary
    1-3:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Can You Dig This," not rated, follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely urban gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. Film includes adult content, adult language and adult situation. Watch the trailer http://ronfinley.com/ This event is part of the Meet & Greet Celebration on February 4.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • Space, The Final Frontier
    3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Wednesday in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Space, The Final Frontier
    11 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 3-6.
    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth-kind! Come explore the wonders of space as we navigate the stars and planets and get to know the scientists who helped us Earthlings see past our own blue sky. Join us each Thursday morning in February for some out-of-this-world fun and activities.

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    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.
  • Chase the Winter Blues Away
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Chase the cold away with stories and songs about fun in the sun! Then we'll play with sand, beach balls and more.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
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