MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Friday, February 27, 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, February 28, 2015

  • 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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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, March 4, 2015

  • "The Ghost Bride"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "The Ghost Bride" by Yangsze Choo.
  • Minute to Win It Wednesdays!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us the first Wednesday of every month for some crazy fun games. Prizes and snacks provided.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Fun with Paper Crafts
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to turn paper into beautiful, usable art at this monthly craft series. Materials provided; bring scissors and glue if you have them, or use ours. Paper Containers: Make sturdy boxes and other containers perfect for storage or gift-giving.

Friday, March 6, 2015

  • "Oh, The Places You'll Go"
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens as we celebrate 2015 Read Across America with stories 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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

  • Stories for Life
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed for older or memory-impaired adults, this topical series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • 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, March 11, 2015

  • Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us for "Pac-Man" and "Mario Kart" tournaments. Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition!
  • What Do I Read Next? A Group for Book Lovers
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about the best new and upcoming books, along with lesser-known classic gems. Feel free to bring recommendations of your own to share. Irish Authors and Themes.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the workday and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • Start Your Own Community Garden
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn the ins and outs of creating a community garden in your neighborhood. Maile Auterson from Springfield Community Gardens will cover everything from planting the right seeds for the space you have and managing volunteer gardeners to preserving and cooking the food that you grow.

Friday, March 13, 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, March 14, 2015

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room 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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Basic Garden Planning
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    It's almost spring, and that means it’s time to plant seeds! Library staff member and garden hobbyist Jennifer Gaffke will tell you how to get the most out of Missouri’s growing season and optimize the garden space you have.

Friday, March 20, 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, March 24, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • "Death Comes for the Archbishop"
    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. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather.

Friday, March 27, 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, March 28, 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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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, April 1, 2015

  • "Arcadia"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "Arcadia" by Lauren Groff.
  • Minute to Win It Wednesdays!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us the first Wednesday of every month for some crazy fun games. Prizes and snacks provided.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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, April 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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • 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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:45 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.
  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Fun with Paper Crafts
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to turn paper into beautiful, usable art at this monthly craft series. Materials provided; bring scissors and glue if you have them, or use ours. Blackout Poetry: Create unique and frame-worthy literary art in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Friday, April 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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Stories for Life
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed for older or memory-impaired adults, this topical series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing. This program will focus on the history of memory keeping. A One Read event.
  • 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.
  • 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, April 15, 2015

  • What Do I Read Next? A Group for Book Lovers
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about the best new and upcoming books, along with lesser-known classic gems. Feel free to bring recommendations of your own to share. Impressive Debuts.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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, April 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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

  • Digitizing History: Preserving Missouri's World War I Artifacts Online
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Over There: Missouri and the Great War" is a statewide digitization project that aims to preserve Missouri's World War I history by making rare documents, photographs and other media available online. Library staff members Gary Larsen and Ben Divin will provide an overview of the project's fascinating finds and discuss the process of digitizing valuable historical items.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • "Brideshead Revisited"
    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. "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh.

Friday, April 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.
  • Making Sense of Numbers Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Even young children need to understand the concept of money. But first they need to understand how numbers and counting work. We'll read fun stories, sing songs and do activities that build early math skills. A Money Smart Week event.

Saturday, April 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. 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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 4:45 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, May 1, 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, May 5, 2015

  • Cinco de Mayo at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the history and traditions of Cinco de Mayo with trivia, games and food.
  • 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 6, 2015

  • "State of Wonder"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett.
  • Minute to Win It Wednesdays!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us the first Wednesday of every month for some crazy fun games. Prizes and snacks provided.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Fun with Paper Crafts
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to turn paper into beautiful, usable art at this monthly craft series. Materials provided; bring scissors and glue if you have them, or use ours. Mini Notebooks: Fold your own functional book using one of several basic bookbinding techniques.

Friday, May 8, 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, May 12, 2015

  • Stories for Life
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed for older or memory-impaired adults, this topical series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • 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 13, 2015

  • A Videographer's Tale: Ozark Life Stories with Ed Fillmer.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Strangely Named Towns of the Ozarks." Award-winning freelance video journalist Ed Fillmer will give video presentations with some of his most popular glimpses of Ozarks culture and people. Fillmer's "KY3's Ozark Life" video stories aired during his 17 years as a reporter, photographer and producer at KYTV. He is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:45 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.

Friday, May 15, 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 16, 2015

  • Midtown Neighborhood Block Party and Summer Reading Kickoff
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages, families.
    We're celebrating the Midtown Cargnegie Branch's 110th anniversary and kicking off summer reading in style. Join us in the parking lot for refreshments, music, crafts and activities for all ages. Music sponsored by Friends of the Library. Event will take place in the upstairs meeting room in the case of rain.

Tuesday, May 19, 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 20, 2015

  • What Do I Read Next? A Group for Book Lovers
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about the best new and upcoming books, along with lesser-known classic gems. Feel free to bring recommendations of your own to share. Smart Beach Reads.

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.
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