MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Friday, August 1, 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, August 2, 2014

  • Super Science Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Drop by the Children's Department on Saturdays to explore science through crafts and activities. We'll examine a different science question each week. Materials will be provided.
  • Listening and Speaking Mindfully
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Words have the power to hurt or heal, to bring us together or push us apart. David Ketchum, Conflict & Communication Center of the Ozarks, will help us reflect on the art of listening and speaking mindfully, and introduce ways to use meditation practice to strengthen healthy habits of communication.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  • 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 Tuesdays
    6:00 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 6, 2014

  • "Fractures"
    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. "Fractures" by Lamar Herrin.

Friday, August 8, 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, August 9, 2014

  • Saturday Matinee: Classic Noir Film Fest
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Kiss Me Deadly," not rated. Popcorn will be provided.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Back to School Bash!
    3:30 pm to 5:30 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.
  • 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 Tuesdays
    6:00 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 13, 2014

  • Upcycled Crafts
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Recycle, reduce, reuse -- and turn it into art! Learn how to turn your trash into funky jewelry and decorations. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • "The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia"
    Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for an informal discussion of our monthly book pick. "The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia" by David Stuart MacLean.

Friday, August 15, 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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • 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 Tuesdays
    6:00 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 20, 2014

  • Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Springfield, Then and Now" with John Sellars, executive director with the History Museum on the Square.

Friday, August 22, 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, August 23, 2014

  • "The Giver," The Game!
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    You've read the book -- this month you can see the movie! Celebrate with a live-action game based on Lois Lowry's "The Giver."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • 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 Tuesdays
    6:00 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, August 28, 2014

  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 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, August 29, 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, August 30, 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.
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