PARK CENTRAL BRANCH PROGRAMS

Take Center Stage at Park Central
Are you an acoustic musician, poet or thespian? Perhaps you're a comic, mime or ventriloquist looking for a place to try new material? What better place than the community stage at the Park Central Branch Library? There's already a performance schedule in place and it's free! Drop by the branch, or call 831-1342 for more information.

Visit the Library on First Friday
Make the new Park Central Branch Library part of your First Friday Artwalk festivities. The District's ninth facility, situated in the heart of downtown Springfield, will display works by area artists along with other galleries and businesses downtown. Take a stroll to the southwest corner of the Square -- where arts, entertainment and information meet.

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Discover Haunted Springfield
    7:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you believe in ghosts? Skeptics and ghost enthusiasts alike are welcome to a discussion on paranormal activities in the City of Springfield with hosts Chris and Dustin Johnson, lead investigators of the Springfield Paranormal Research Society. They will talk about their most exciting investigations and what it takes to become a ghost hunter.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Casper's Halloween Special," not rated, and "The Jetsons: Haunted Halloween," rated TV-Y.
  • Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included. "Hocus Pocus," rated PG.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers," rated TV-Y.
  • Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Origin: Spirits of the Past," not rated.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. View photos by award-winning photographer James Wiebe, whose love or photography started in 1965 while in the Army and stationed in Germany. Authors Lisa Medley, Elizabeth Obrey, Rosalie Stanton and T. Sue Versteeg, members of Ozarks Romance Authors, will sell and sign copies of their books.
  • First Friday Art Talk
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Exploring Guatemalan Textiles. Art expert Christina Bradshaw will show five different Guatemalan textiles while discussing the materials, colors, weaving techniques and purposes of Maya textiles. Christina will also talk about Maya dress and how the Maya have preserved their textile traditions and clothing styles, while also adapting some forms to the modern tourist industry.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers," rated TV-Y.
  • Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Fruits Basket," rated TV-PG.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons," rated TV-G.
  • Turtles, Lizards and Snakes, Oh My!
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Can a tortoise crawl out of its shell? Does a bearded dragon breathe fire? Does a milksnake drink milk? Staff from Dickerson Park Zoo will help us see and learn the truth about some of our reptile friends.
  • Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone," rated PG-13.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons," rated TV-G.
  • Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Full Metal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa," rated PG-13.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons Meet the Flinestones," not rated.
  • Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "A League of Their Own," rated PG.
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