BRENTWOOD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Anthony Marra.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Animal Tales Presents Animal Science
    2:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    So many different animal types! Explore the topic of animal classifications as you meet and learn about a member of each of these animal types: bird, reptile, amphibian, mammal, invertebrate and maybe even a fish! The audience will be asked to interact with the animals through "hands-on" volunteering, question & answer and crowd participation activities. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Discovering Dermatoglyphics
    2:00 pm for grades 4-8.
    Arch, whorl, loop. Explore the science of fingerprint analysis, or dermatoglyphics. Learn how forensic specialists analyze and study fingerprints.
  • The Science of Beer and Home Brewing
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults age 21 and older.
    The process of brewing grain and sugar into beer has been a labor of love for more than 7,000 years. Experienced home brewer and chemistry teacher Robert Powers walks us through the fascinating process of brewing your own beer from scratch. The Home Brewery will display home brewing equipment and ingredients, and answer all of your questions about this exciting hobby.

Friday, July 25, 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 June 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 June 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • Big Brentwood Play Day
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Little ones learn through play! We'll make learning fun as kids explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based activities.

Monday, July 28, 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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • It's a Science-palooza!
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Explore zoology. Have fun with physics. Discover botany. Get excited about engineering. Join us as we play, build, read, examine, predict and experiment. We’ll share fun books, scientific activities and constructive crafts! Materials will be provided.

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Fizzy Fridays
    10:00 am for grades 2-5.
    Put your mad scientist skills to work as you explore hands-on fizzy, weird, wet, explosive science experiments! Be prepared to get messy!
  • Teen Tech Days
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    We're bringing the best of new tech and old school together for some summer fun! Try out our new Xbox One and the latest in computing, Raspberry Pi.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • End of Summer Science Party
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for grades K-6.
    We've done super-cool science experiments all summer long and we're going to repeat the coolest ones to celebrate the end of summer!
    Registration starts July 21; call 883-1974.
  • Pinterest Party
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Find out what Pinterest is all about. Start your own account and get pinning while we enjoy snacks and make a craft from Pinterest. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts July 21; call 883-1974.

Monday, August 4, 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, August 7, 2014

  • "& Sons"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By David Gilbert.

Friday, August 8, 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, directories or other starting points.
    Registration starts July 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 July 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

  • Great Early Literacy Apps!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for adults.
    Summer reading is over, but we can show you how to keep your kids excited about reading using fun computer apps that develop early literacy skills. Bring your device if you wish.
    Registration starts July 28; call 883-1974.
  • "Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope"
    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. "Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope" by Emmanuel Guibert.

Monday, August 11, 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, August 12, 2014

  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Instructions Not Included" ("No se Aceptan Devoluciones"), rated PG-13; in Spanish with English subtitles.

Monday, August 18, 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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg--modeled after Venice, built by Peter the Great and home to one of the largest art museums in the world, the Hermitage. Gary and Judy Brock will tell us about the people, art and culture of Russia, including the cities of Kizhi, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Moscow.

Friday, August 22, 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 July 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device.
    Registration starts July 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Big Brentwood Play Day
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Little ones learn through play! We'll make learning fun as kids explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based activities.

Monday, August 25, 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, August 26, 2014

  • "Me Before You"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jojo Moyes.

Friday, September 12, 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 August 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 August 01; call 883-1974.

Friday, September 26, 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 August 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 August 01; call 883-1974.

Friday, October 10, 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, directories or other starting points.
    Registration starts September 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 September 01; call 883-1974.

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 register for and use free Web-based email services and how to compose, read, reply to, save and forward email. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.
    Registration starts September 01; call 883-1974.

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.

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, directories or other starting points.
    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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