MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:00 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
    10:00 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, October 25, 2014

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am 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.
  • Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs 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

  • Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. That House Burned Down 10 Years Ago: Scary Stories to Tell During Lunch
  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 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 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Haunted Springfield
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library Center Local History Associate John Rutherford will share eerie tales about local buildings with haunted pasts.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.
  • Frankenstein Day
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate Frankenstein Friday with us on THURSDAY! It's all about the monster you create! We'll read excerpts from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," make monster crafts, play monstrous games and watch an old Frankenstein flick, rated PG or under.

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • 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.
  • "Click, Clack, Boo!"
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume to celebrate Halloween. We'll "party 'til the cows come home" with stories, songs and activities.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Celebrate Mexican culture with an afternoon of activities marking the Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday honoring loved ones who have died. Decorate your own skull/calavera mask, taste sweet pan de muerto, learn the history of the holiday, and watch a folkloric dance performed by Grupo Latinomericano Dance Troupe. Bring a photograph of a beloved family member, friend or pet that has passed on for a craft; other materials provided.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 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 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler.
  • Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • 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, November 8, 2014

  • Crafts for a Cause
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Give back to the community and satisfy your crafting urge while doing it! Each session will focus on one easy-to-make craft, and everything we make will be donated directly to a charity, including Bill's Place, Project Linus and Operation Write Home. Drop in for a while or stay the whole time. Make blank cards for soldiers abroad so they can write to their families. Bring white card stock or use ours.
  • Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • 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, November 15, 2014

  • Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Melinda Mullins and Bo Brown Share Songs from The Johnny Mullins Collection
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Experience part of Springfield music history during this intimate afternoon performance of Ozarks legend Johnny Mullins’ timeless songs, performed by his daughter Melinda Mullins and musician Bo Brown. The late Johnny Mullins wrote songs for famous country artists such as Emmylou Harris, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn, and was nominated for a Grammy for writing "Blue Kentucky Girl."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. Storytelling by John Hernandez, member of the Apache Nation, for Native American Heritage Month.
  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 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 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • Mock Some Jays!
    3:15 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the upcoming release of the "Mockingjay" movie with survival training, trivia, crafts and "Catching Fire," rated PG-13.
  • Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.
  • Documentary Film Discussion Series
    5:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for a screening of a critically acclaimed documentary; short discussion to follow. "Thunder Soul," rated PG. The story of high school band leader "Prof" Johnson, who took the jazz band of Kashmere High School and transformed it into the legendary funk powerhouse in the 1970s. Decades later, his students prepare to gather and celebrate him.

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Turkey, Pumpkins and Pie, Oh My!
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a Thanksgiving storytime with all the trimmings--songs, 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, November 22, 2014

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am 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.
  • Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:00 pm to 5:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.
  • Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!

Friday, November 28, 2014

  • 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.
  • National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
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