BRENTWOOD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • 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 February 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts February 01; call 883-1974.

Monday, March 30, 2015

  • 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.
  • Neighborhood School Night
    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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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
    3:30 pm 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.
  • "My Salinger Year"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Joanna Rakoff.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • Hypertufa Pots
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Hypertufa is a rock-like substance you can use to make your own beautiful garden pots or decor. Learn how to mix and mold your own hypertufa creations to personalize your garden.
    Registration starts March 27; call 883-1974.

Monday, April 6, 2015

  • 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, April 9, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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
    3:30 pm 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.

Friday, April 10, 2015

  • 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 March 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 March 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

  • A Cub Bella Sing-a-long & "Pitch Perfect" Movie Party
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the meeting room for age 13-grade 12.
    Can't wait for the release of "Pitch Perfect 2"? Join us for a sing-a-long with special guests A Cub Bella, Missouri State University's premier female a cappella group. We'll sing along to your favorites from the original, have Cup Song competitions (or training), then settle in with snacks and watch "Pitch Perfect," rated PG-13. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • "Seconds"
    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. "Seconds" by Bryan Lee O'Malley with Jason Fischer, Dustin Harbin and Nathan Fairbairn.
  • Saturday Sounds
    4:30 pm for all ages.
    DUkes and QCUCs! Members of Drury University's Ukulele Club, the DUkes, and the Queen City Ukulele Club, the QCUCs, will perform a variety of tunes using the traditional instrument of Hawaii in both old and new styles. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • 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, April 14, 2015

  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" not rated; in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Ozark Life Stories with Ed Fillmer -- Grist Mills of the Ozarks
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Award-winning freelance video journalist Ed Fillmer will give video presentations with some of his most popular glimpses of Ozarks culture and people. Fillmer's "KY3's Ozark Life" video stories aired during his 17 years as a reporter, photographer and producer at KYTV. He is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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
    3:30 pm 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.
  • Dystopian Literature
    7:00 pm to 8:30 am in the meeting room for all ages.
    Dr. Joel Chaston, distinguished professor of English at Missouri State University, will give a lecture about dystopian literature in celebration of the One Read title, "The Giver." A One Read event.

Friday, April 17, 2015

  • Friday Fun Hour
    4:00 pm for all ages.
    Grab some friends or family members for an hour of fun and learning at the Library! Each month we'll try new STEM-related activities with games, hands-on crafts and simple science experiments the family can do together.

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Making Sense of Numbers Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Even young children need to understand the concept of money. But first they need to understand how numbers and counting work. We'll read fun stories, sing songs and do activities that build early math skills. A Money Smart Week event.
  • 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, April 23, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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
    3:30 pm 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.
  • Making Sense of Numbers Storytime
    3:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Even young children need to understand the concept of money. But first they need to understand how numbers and counting work. We'll read fun stories, sing songs and do activities that build early math skills. A Money Smart Week event.

Friday, April 24, 2015

  • 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 March 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 March 01; call 883-1974.

Monday, April 27, 2015

  • 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, April 28, 2015

  • "The Giver"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lois Lowry. A One Read event.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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
    3:30 pm 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, May 2, 2015

  • Vintage Garden Mosaics
    9:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Get inspired in this two-part workshop taught by mosaic artist Pam Powell. Learn about the mosaic process while creating a bird feeder for your garden using broken vintage dishes. Bring a 4-inch terracotta pot and 8-inch terracotta saucer, all other materials will be provided. Register once for both sessions.
    Registration starts April 24; call 883-1974.
  • Volunteer-O-Rama
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the meeting room for ages 14-18.
    Looking for something to do during summer break? Did you know that volunteering at the Library could help you get into college, or even help you get a job? We need teens to help us put together crafts, design props and come up with awesome programs for kids and teens at the Library! Learn about teen volunteer opportunities and pick up a volunteer application. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • "Station Eleven"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Emily St. John Mandel.

Friday, May 8, 2015

  • 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 April 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 April 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • Vintage Garden Mosaics
    9:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Get inspired in this two-part workshop taught by mosaic artist Pam Powell. Learn about the mosaic process while creating a bird feeder for your garden using broken vintage dishes. Bring a 4-inch terracotta pot and 8-inch terracotta saucer, all other materials will be provided. Register once for both sessions.
    Registration starts April 24; call 883-1974.
  • "RASL"
    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. "RASL," by Jeff Smith with Steve Hamaker.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "The Auction," not rated; French with English subtitles.

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • Friday Fun Hour
    4:00 pm for all ages.
    Grab some friends or family members for an hour of fun and learning at the Library! Each month we'll try new STEM-related activities with games, hands-on crafts and simple science experiments the family can do together.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: RAGBRAI -- Bicycle Parade Across Iowa
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Since 1973, biking enthusiasts have participated in RAGBRAI, The (Des Moines) Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Library staff member Miranda Stringer will share her experiences from this amazing and colorful 450 mile "bicycle parade."

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • 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 April 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts April 01; call 883-1974.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • "Some Luck"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jane Smiley.

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • 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 May 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 May 01; call 883-1974.

Friday, June 26, 2015

  • 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 May 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music, and downloading games. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts May 01; call 883-1974.
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