BRENTWOOD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • "Incredible Me" Storytime
    9:30 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    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.
  • "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:30 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to create an email account using free Web-based email services. We'll cover how to compose, read, reply to, forward and include an attachment in email.
    Registration starts September 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Uncle Gregory's Monster Bash
    2:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Join Uncle Gregory for scary stories, monster dancing, crafts, games and prizes!

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    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.
  • An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • "Wonder"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By R.J. Palacio. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • "The Enchanted"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Rene Denfeld.

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Thankful for Green
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Fall colors are beautiful, but we're celebrating green this month. John Green that is, along with his books and blog. We'll also celebrate our GreeneTeens for participating in the book review blog!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"
    Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast.
  • Saturday Sounds: Red Shoe Pickers
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    An Americana-style acoustic music duo, the Red Shoe Pickers are Paul Phariss and Rebecca Holt. She plays hammered dulcimer, guitar and keyboards; he plays six- and 12-string guitar, Native American flute and foot rhythm (tambourine/shaker). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    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.
  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "The Deflowering of Eva Van End," not rated; in Dutch with English subtitles.

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 883-1974.

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Teen Tuesday
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Games, computers, crafts, snacks - we'll have some or all of these on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Beside the Seaside
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Michelle Breazeale will talk about the British tradition of visiting the seaside. Learn about popular destinations and the differences in the beaches and climates of the English landscape.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Smartphones for Tech Newcomers
    7:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff members will teach you how to use your smartphone, including settings, contacts, texting, email and apps. Bring your fully charged device and your Apple ID or Gmail password. Individual, hands-on-help will be available. Class limited to 20.
    Registration starts November 06; call 883-1974.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • WonkaFest!
    2:00 pm for all ages.
    Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is turning 50! Celebrate with games, crafts, prizes and more.

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • "In the Blood"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lisa Unger.

Friday, December 12, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts November 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts November 01; call 883-1974.
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