All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Thursday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

BRENTWOOD BRANCH PROGRAMS

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.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

  • "Bark: Stories"
    Brentwood Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lorrie Moore.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

  • Holiday Open House
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Help us kick off the opening of the Holiday Store during our Holiday Open House. Have fun with games and holiday crafts, listen to the "The Animals' Santa" by Jan Brett and get your picture taken with Santa Claus. Santa will be there from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

  • Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 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.
  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Day Break," not rated; in Farsi with English subtitles.

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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Icelandic Adventure
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for all ages.
    Find out about the natural features and other wonders of Iceland from Drury University professor Bob Robertson. He and his family spent six days exploring Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, and driving around the southern part of the country.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • "Cold Comfort Farm"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Stella Gibbons.

Friday, January 2, 2015

  • DIY Day
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Calling all crafters! Brush off the winter break boredom and join us for a variety of art activities, including doodle art, brushless painting, recyclable replicas, confetti creations and more. Materials, music and hot chocolate will be provided.
  • DIY for Teens!
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Did you resolve to take up a new craft in the new year? We can help. Paint, paper, yarn--choose your medium. We've pulled the best from Pinterest so you can try out fun, new projects! Materials will be provided.

Monday, January 5, 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, January 8, 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.
  • "Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders"
    Brentwood Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jennifer Finney Boylan.

Friday, January 9, 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 December 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 December 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth and young children learn through play. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • "A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York"
    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. "A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York" by Liana Finck.
  • Saturday Sounds
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Enjoy a performance by Neil Pille, aka Two Wheel Neil, whose folk-rock vibe and original music are perfect for a Saturday afternoon. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, January 12, 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, January 13, 2015

  • Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "The Science of Sleep," rated R; in French, English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Thursday, January 15, 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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Rome
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us as Laura Provance, co-owner of Arts & Letters, shares her love of ancient Rome and familiarity with contemporary Roman culture in this unique travelogue.

Thursday, January 22, 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, January 23, 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 December 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 December 01; call 883-1974.

Monday, January 26, 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, January 27, 2015

  • "We Were Liars"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By E. Lockhart.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • Audio Books Live: "The Princess Bride"
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Sit back, relax and enjoy a reading from "The Princess Bride."

Thursday, January 29, 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, January 31, 2015

  • Comic-palooza
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Curious about what it takes to make a comic book? In this two-part series, Springfield artist/cartoonist Jared George will explore the history of comics, explain what goes into publishing comics and show you how to make your own mini-comic. Ask questions of Jared, comic artist Ryan Wheaton and other local experts, and discover ways to connect with the local comic scene. Materials will be provided.

Monday, February 2, 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, February 5, 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.
  • "The Confabulist"
    Brentwood Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Steven Galloway.

Monday, February 9, 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, February 10, 2015

  • Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 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.
  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Gloria," rated R; in Spanish with English subtitles.

Thursday, February 12, 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, February 13, 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 January 01; call 883-1974.
  • Star Struck
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Does your heart belong to "Star Wars" or "Star Trek"? Show your loyalty with games, crafts, challenges, photo ops and face painting. Costumes are welcome.
  • "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek"
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Show your love for your favorite sci-fi series with trivia, villian debates and "spacey" crafts. We'll "go where no man has gone before" to determine who is the better captain, Kirk or Solo? Costumes encouraged! Materials will be provided.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • "Kill My Mother"
    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. "Kill My Mother" by Jules Feiffer.
  • Saturday Sounds
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm for all ages.
    Kick off your romantic Valentine's Day evening with a performance by premier a cappella singing group Queen City Sound Chorus, a chapter of the Sweet Adelines International. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Musical Ireland
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    In the summer of 2014, Library staff member Charity Huechteman sang her way across the Emerald Isle with members of Sound of the Heartland Ensemble. Listen as Charity shares the sights and sounds of this breathtaking country.

Thursday, February 19, 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.

Monday, February 23, 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, February 24, 2015

  • "All the Light We Cannot See"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Anthony Doerr.

Thursday, February 26, 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, February 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 January 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 January 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

  • Comic-palooza
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Curious about what it takes to make a comic book? In this two-part series, Springfield artist/cartoonist Jared George will explore the history of comics, explain what goes into publishing comics and show you how to make your own mini-comic. Ask questions of Jared, comic artist Ryan Wheaton and other local experts, and discover ways to connect with the local comic scene. Materials will be provided.

Friday, March 13, 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 February 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 February 01; call 883-1974.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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