All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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 23, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and 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.
  • DIY Herbal Remedies for Summer
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Gina Marie Walden will demonstrate how to make herbal sunblock and insect repellent, and share some herbal iced tea recipes that will keep you refreshed during those hot summer days.
    Registration starts May 12; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Brewing Kombucha for Beginners
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Kombucha is a bubbly, healthful drink that retails for $4 a bottle. Did you know it's easy and cheap to brew your own at home? Kombucha aficionado Sabra Zay and Library staff member Cassie Fox will teach you how to make homemade kombucha and answer questions about the brewing process.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • "Pale Fire"
    Tea and Classics Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a cup of tea and tackle some of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov.

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, June 1, 2015

  • Oh, Pioneer!
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Sing along with Judy Domeny Bowen as she performs lively folk songs from the Ozarks. Learn about pioneer life and see artifacts such as animal skulls and hides, quilts, washboards and figurines that help convey the heritage of the Ozarks. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this fun musical presentation!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • Science of Superheroes: Flight School
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern can all fly with their superhero powers. Learn about the exploration of flight and the science behind it as we fly paper airplanes in the Teen Room.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • Stories with Your Legislators
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Charlie Norr
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, June 6, 2015

  • Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "The Jungle Book," rated G, 1967, designed for children with special needs, with quieter volume and turned-up lights. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Animal crackers and water will be provided, but patrons may bring their own snacks. All ages are welcome with an adult.
    Registration starts May 26; call 862-0135.

Monday, June 8, 2015

  • Hapless Heroes and Their Funny Feats
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Some are born to be heroic and others just bumble into it. Jay and Leslie from Laughing Matters explore feats of skill, feats of daring and feats of dumb luck! Highlights include plenty of juggling, a touch of magic and the adventures of library hero Dewey Decimal.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Alibi.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • Science of Superheroes: Telepathy
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Marvel Comic's Professor X has the ability to read and control minds. We'll explore the science of mind reading and test your ESP (extrasensory perception) strength!
  • Craft Night: Comic Book Decoupage
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Turn that ordinary household object into a kitschy masterpiece using pages from comic books and simple decoupage methods. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • "The Age of Innocence"
    Classics Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton.

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, June 13, 2015

  • Springfield Batman
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Join us for stories, songs and crafts, and then have your picture taken with the Queen City's local superhero!
    Registration starts June 01; call 862-0135.

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the basement meeting room for adults.
    3-D printing allows people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines at home, and for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator 2 will print a 3-D object right before your eyes.
  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Breakup.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • "The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Edward Kelsey Moore.
  • Science of Superheroes: Invisibility
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Is it possible to disappear or is invisibility all smoke and mirrors? We'll examine some real-life invisible scenarios including the U.S. military's secret Quantum Stealth Invisibility Cloak.
  • Fire Safety with the Springfield Fire Department
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    The Springfield Fire Department responds to nearly 500 residential fires each year. What can you do to protect your home and family? SFD's Fire and Life Safety Educator Cara Erwin will talk about basic fire safety tips and techniques.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • A Shakespearean Evening with David Smith
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a unique night of theatrical performance and audience participation as Dave Smith, acting coach, director and performer for more than three decades, reprises roles from some of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, including "King Lear" and "Othello." Between monologue performances, Smith will invite the audience to participate in games and acting exercises that will shed fresh light on Shakespearean texts.

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • Dad Is Our Hero!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate Father's Day with stories, crafts and activities.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, June 20, 2015

  • World Travelers:The Netherlands
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Juneteenth Celebration
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    On the parking lot. The Springfield NAACP, in partnership with the Library, will host this year’s annual Juneteenth Celebration. The event, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. and spotlighting diversity in our own community, will include booths from various community organizations, storytelling and children’s book giveaways, crafts, educational and health resources, snacks, live music and more.

Monday, June 22, 2015

  • Nature Heroes
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Many animals play an important role in the ecosystem such as cleaning the environment, ridding us of pesky insects and controlling rodent populations. Our friends from the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will share stories about amazing animal feats and how animals use their special adaptations to survive.
  • Oculus Rift Demonstration
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Oculus Rift is an immersive, virtual reality headset used for gaming, therapy and architectural modeling. David Beach, architecture professor at Drury University, and his students will demonstrate some of what this exciting, cutting-edge technology can do.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: Leakin Park.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • Science of Superheroes: Reality Warps
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Superheroes are known for their abilities to manipulate the world around them. We'll explore scientific laws to see how it's possible to bend our version of reality.
  • Cooking With MaMa Jean: Superfoods!
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Superfoods pack a powerful punch! Chef Geoff Underwood from MaMa Jean's Natural Market will demonstrate simple ways to incorporate the most nutrient-dense foods into your everyday meals.
    Registration starts June 10; call 862-0135.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Fiction Writers Meet-up
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer opportunities for open-minded, constructive feedback.

Friday, June 26, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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.
  • Sing, Sign and Storytime
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Learn basic American Sign Language through songs and stories at this interactive storytime.
  • Boredom Busters
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Beat the summer heat with Minute to Win It challenges, parlor games and crafts. Snacks provided.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and 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.
  • Duets by Juanita Lee & Kenny Key
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Join Juanita Lee and Kenny Key for an afternoon of eclectic musical duets in the folk, country, gospel and pop traditions. Lee and Key have been singing together for more than 20 years and perform with the bluegrass band Blue Train.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: Inconsistencies.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Craft Night: DIY Piñatas
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to make small piñatas, perfect for Fourth of July festivities or summer birthday parties. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.

Friday, July 3, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, July 6, 2015

  • Super Magic with Marty Hahne
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Marty Hahne, "The Reading Magician," is back, with his all-new show, " Super Magic!" Find out what each of the letters H-E-R-O stands for, and enjoy non-stop magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss the surprise appearance of our live bunny rabbit! After you see it, you still won't believe it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:15 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: Route Talk.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • "Ragtime"
    Classics Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow.

Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, July 13, 2015

  • Embrace Your Geekness
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Are you a sci-fi, computer or video geek? Whatever your brand of geekness, celebrate with games, trivia and snacks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Case Against Adnan Syed.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • "The Sense of an Ending"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Julian Barnes.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Confidence: How to Get It
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Confidence is critical for success but can be difficult to achieve. This workshop by Patricia Click, director of the NAMI Hope Center, will teach you how to overcome your insecurities by cultivating a good attitude, dealing with your emotions, practicing self-care, setting goals and taking risks.

Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, July 18, 2015

  • World Travelers: Kenya
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Game On!
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for grades 3-7.
    Have fun with other players of your favorite game as you trade cards and watch "Pokemon: Heroes," rated G.

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Super-palooza!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Can you build tall structures? Do you have super speed? Are you super smart? We’ll have super stories and outstanding activities that will keep you moving, thinking and creating like a summer reading superhero!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Opposite of the Prosecution.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Christmas Crafts in July
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Get a head start on holiday plans while it’s still hot out! Paper crafter Lois Zerrer will teach how to upcycle that stack of old Christmas cards into new cards and other seasonal decorations. Bring any old holiday cards you have, or use ours.
    Registration starts July 08; call 862-0135.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Fiction Writers Meet-up
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer opportunities for open-minded, constructive feedback.

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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.
  • Boredom Busters
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Beat the summer heat with Minute to Win It challenges, parlor games and crafts. Snacks provided.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and 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, July 27, 2015

  • Magical Superheroes
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic show features a huge magic trunk containing a huge Magician's Comic Book. Inside that are magic tricks representing superheroes from Batman to Spiderman and beyond. With the help of the Magician's Comic Book, kids will guide Tommy Terrific through a fun, interactive, magical adventure! Along the way, kids will discover how books can inspire their own imaginations and make their favorite superheroes come to life!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Deal with Jay.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: To Be Suspected.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Best Defense is a Good Defense.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • 28 Ways to Motivate Yourself
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever wondered how successful people stay motivated? NAMI Hope Center Director Patricia Click will talk about 28 ways to motivate yourself and identify the methods that will work best for you.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

  • Back-to-School Bash!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    We want to welcome you back in style as we sing, dance and snack to celebrate your first day of school! Learn more about the Teen Room and the Library, and make plans to join us after school all year.
  • "A Farewell to Arms"
    Classics Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway.

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, August 15, 2015

  • World Travelers: Japan
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Super Easy Seed Saving Class
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and more from Patrick Byers, regional horticulture specialist for the Greene County Extension Center. You'll have plenty of seeds next year for yourself, your neighbors and the community.
    Registration starts August 03; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: Rumors.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • "The Book of Unknown Americans"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Cristina Henríquez.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Craft Night: Origami Magic
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Mallory Leicht will demonstrate how to fold several origami designs for beginners. Materials will be provided.

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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, August 22, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and 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 25, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: What We Know.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    3:15 pm to 4:15 pm in the basement meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Need a new part for your Batmobile? Print it out! 3-D printing is happening right now at the Library. In this demonstration, the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator 2 will print a 3-D object right before your eyes.
  • Fiction Writers Meet-up
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer opportunities for open-minded, constructive feedback.

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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.
  • Boredom Busters
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Beat the summer heat with Minute to Win It challenges, parlor games and crafts. Snacks provided.
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