BRENTWOOD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • "Choose Kindness" Postcard Art Competition
    for grades 6-12.
    How does it feel to be bullied? Or to watch someone getting picked on? Here’s a chance to express your feelings through art about how we should be treating each other. Pick up an entry form at any Library branch and use any media (paint, collage, cut paper, etc.) to create a piece of postcard art. Submit your postcard to any branch by October 20. The final pieces will be displayed on our Tumblr page and at the Brentwood Branch Library during "An Evening with Tina Meier." Winner will receive a certificate and a $20 Hobby Lobby gift card. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • "The Good Lord Bird"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By James McBride.

Friday, October 3, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Express Yourself: Exploring Emotions Through Art
    3:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 2-6.
    Self-expression and awareness are key in helping kids understand and deal with their emotions, leading to a healthy self-esteem and inner strength. Kids will be free to explore their emotions through drawing, painting, sculpture and collage in an effort to show them how art can provide a source of calm and inspiration in good times and bad. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Healthy Hounds
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Making your own dog food and treats can be affordable and fun. Library staff member Katie Hopkins will demonstrate how to make your own dog food and talk about storage methods. Participants will make their own no-bake pup treat to take home.
    Registration starts September 22; call 883-1974.

Monday, October 6, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week 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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • 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.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • "Last Days of an Immortal"
    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. "Last Days of an Immortal" written by Fabien Vehlmann and illustrated by Gwen de Bonneval.
  • Saturday Sounds: Don Harmening
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Local attorney by day, singer/musician by night, Don Harmening will take you back to the 60s and 70s with your favorite songs from those eras. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Teen Tuesday
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Games, computers, crafts, snacks? What's your pick? 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 in the meeting room for adults.
    "Key of Life," not rated; in Japanese with English subtitles.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: My Space Camp Experience
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever wanted to go to Space Camp? Library staff member Heather Cottle-Dillon will talk about her adventures at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Adult Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • Neighborhood School Night
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the children's dept for preschool-grade 5.
    Do you go to school in our neighborhood? Celebrate your school and neighborhood at this community-building event. Bring your family, teachers and friends to the Library for music, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, crafts, prize drawings and stories.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Bully Blockers
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 4-12.
    Know what to do when someone is picking on you! Theron Sturgess, owner of Dynamic Edge Martial Arts, will present a common sense approach to bullying, using confidence and conflict resolution techniques. He will also offer helpful tips on what to do in emergency situations. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
    Registration starts October 08; call 883-1974.
  • "Bully" Film Showing
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for age 13 and older.
    Join us for a special presentation of the award-winning "Bully," rated PG-13, a character-driven documentary following the serious impact of bullying on five kids and their families over the course of a school year. There will be opportunity for discussion after the film. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Monday, October 20, 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.
  • "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 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 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.

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? What's your pick? 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, 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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