MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, September 1, 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 7:00 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.
  • Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:30 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.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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.

Friday, September 4, 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, September 8, 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 7:00 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.
  • Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  • We're Pulling the Plug!
    3:15 pm to 4:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    We're turning off the electricity in the Teen Room for one afternoon. Join us for old-fashioned games and activities -- no video games, computers or lights. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • "1984"
    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. "1984" by George Orwell

Friday, September 11, 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, September 12, 2015

  • World Travelers: France
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "Finding Nemo," rated G, designed for children with special needs, featuring 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 September 01; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, September 15, 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.
  • Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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, September 16, 2015

  • "The Life and Death of Sophie Stark"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Anna North.
  • Crafternoons at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Spend the afternoon getting crafty in the Teen Room. We'll provide materials and snacks, you bring the creativity.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.

Friday, September 18, 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, September 21, 2015

  • Sing, Sign and Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Learn basic American Sign Language through songs and stories at these interactive storytimes during Deaf Awareness Week.

Tuesday, September 22, 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.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    5:00 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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, September 24, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Fiction Writers Meetup
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for age 18 and older.
    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 the opportunity for open-minded, constructive feedback.

Friday, September 25, 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 these interactive storytimes during Deaf Awareness Week.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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, September 29, 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 7:00 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, October 1, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:30 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.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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.

Friday, October 2, 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, October 6, 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 7:00 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, October 8, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • "Rebecca"
    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. "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier.

Friday, October 9, 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, October 10, 2015

  • World Travelers: India
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "Monsters Inc." rated G, designed for children with special needs, featuring 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 October 01; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, October 13, 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 7:00 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, October 14, 2015

  • Crafternoons at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Spend the afternoon getting crafty in the Teen Room. We'll provide materials and snacks, you bring the creativity.
  • The Creation of a Community: Gay and Lesbian Springfield, 1945-Present
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Holly Baggett, professor of history and gender studies at Missouri State University, will draw from oral histories in the Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives at Meyer Library to discuss how LGBT people have sought a sense of community, beginning with World War II and touching on the early years of AIDS, "The Normal Heart" controversy of 1989 and the No Repeal campaign of 2015.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.

Friday, October 16, 2015

  • All Things Pete the Cat!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a groovy storytime all about Pete the Cat. Count your buttons and keep singing along with stories, songs and activities.
    Registration starts October 05; call 862-0135.
  • 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 17, 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 playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 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, October 20, 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 7:00 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, October 21, 2015

  • "Saint Mazie"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Jami Attenberg.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Coffee House Teen Night
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    In honor of Teen Read Week, we're showcasing our local teen writers, artists and other creative talents! Share your works or just chill out during this special event in the Teen Room. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
  • Fiction Writers Meetup
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for age 18 and older.
    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 the opportunity for open-minded, constructive feedback.

Friday, October 23, 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, October 24, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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.
  • One-Way Ticket to Murderville: An After-Hours Mystery Game
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for adults.
    Tensions are running high at the Annual Mystery Writers Symposium! Amidst accusations of plagiarism, ancient grudges and scandalous rumors, best-selling author Eve Mayhew has turned up dead. Who dared lay a finger on America’s most beloved writer? Was it the slightly obsessed president of the Eve Mayhew Fan Club? Her bitter literary rival? It's up to you to help Detective Clarence Club solve this heinous murder using the library catalog, clues found in books and other evidence hidden throughout the building.
    Registration starts October 10; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, October 27, 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.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    5:00 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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, October 29, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Paranormal Investigating with One True Paranormal
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever encountered a ghost? The investigators from One True Paranormal willl talk about some of their creepier cases local haunts, the methods they use and the most compelling evidence they've found to date.

Friday, October 30, 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.
  • Whoop, Holler and Howl
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for Infants-age 6.
    Wear your costumes to storytime and celebrate Halloween with stories, music and crafts.

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

Tuesday, November 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 7:00 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, November 5, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:30 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.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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.
  • A Videographer's Tale: Big Shots of the Ozarks
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports about local movers and shakers filmed during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.

Friday, November 6, 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, November 7, 2015

  • Dance-a-palooza! Preschool Concert
    11:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for infants-age 7.
    Everybody dance! Join local musicians and moms of preschoolers Hannah Sheehan and Katie Carter for a performance of your favorite kids' songs. Your family will recognize some old favorites and learn new music to sing together at home!

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

Tuesday, November 10, 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 7:00 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, November 12, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • "Go Tell It on the Mountain"
    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. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" by James Baldwin.

Friday, November 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, November 14, 2015

  • World Travelers: Sweden
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • Hunger Games Celebration!
    3:15 pm to 5:30 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the upcoming release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" with trivia, crafts and a showing of "Mockingjay, Part 1," rated PG-13.
  • National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

Tuesday, November 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 7:00 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, November 18, 2015

  • "The Round House"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Louise Erdrich.
  • Crafternoons at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Spend the afternoon getting crafty in the Teen Room. We'll provide materials and snacks, you bring the creativity.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Storytelling with John Hernandez
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Join John Hernandez, member of the Apache Nation and professional storyteller, for an evening of Native American songs, stories and drumming in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

Friday, November 20, 2015

  • "Run, Turkey, Run!"
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Thanksgiving means giving thanks, unless you're a turkey! Help save the turkey from the farmer and celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs and crafts.
  • 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 21, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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.

Monday, November 23, 2015

  • National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

Tuesday, November 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.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    5:00 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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.

Friday, November 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.

Monday, November 30, 2015

  • National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
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