REPUBLIC BRANCH PROGRAMS

Wednesday, September 24, 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.

Friday, September 26, 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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • "Choose Kindness" Postcard Art Competition
    for grades 6-12.
    How does it feel to be bullied? Or to watch someone getting picked on? Here’s a chance to express your feelings through art about how we should be treating each other. Pick up an entry form at any Library branch and use any media (paint, collage, cut paper, etc.) to create a piece of postcard art. Submit your postcard to any branch by October 20. The final pieces will be displayed on our Tumblr page and at the Brentwood Branch Library during "An Evening with Tina Meier." Winner will receive a certificate and a $20 Hobby Lobby gift card. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help--they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these loveable friends.

Friday, October 3, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines, directories or other starting points.
    Registration starts September 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 732-7284.
  • 3rd Annual Owls of Harry Potter
    6:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Learn about the preferred Hogwarts method for letter sending--the owl. Play games, do crafts and eat snacks from the world of Harry Potter.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL"
    Common Reader Book Discussion
    10:00 am for adults.
    By Eric R. Greitens. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.

Monday, October 6, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • "Defending Jacob"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By William Landay. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.

Wednesday, October 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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to register for and use free Web-based email services and how to compose, read, reply to, save and forward email. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.
    Registration starts September 01; call 732-7284.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Alternative Medicine Cabinet: Garden Herbs and Plants for Healing
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn about ways to grow and use herbs and plants to promote better health from area gardener Anita Ball.

Wednesday, October 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.
  • "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.

Friday, October 24, 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.
  • "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.
  • Monster Mash-up
    6:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Have a truly monster-ish time with Halloween-themed activities, snacks and music. Dress in your ghoulish costume and come join the fun! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave before 8 p.m. without a parent or guardian.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • LEGO Block Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO blocks helps build memory and creativity skills, increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO blocks and you provide the imagination for your LEGO block creations.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • Little Monster's Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costumes and scare up some fun with silly, not-so-spooky stories, songs and activities.

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Little Monster's Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costumes and scare up some fun with silly, not-so-spooky stories, songs and activities.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help--they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these loveable friends.

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Minecraft Game Night
    6:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Build, destroy and build again with Minecraft! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave before 8 p.m. without a parent or guardian.

Wednesday, November 12, 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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • "The Language of Flowers"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
  • Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, November 19, 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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • LEGO Block Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO blocks helps build memory and creativity skills, increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO blocks and you provide the imagination for your LEGO block creations.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • Thanksgiving Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Get ready for Thanksgiving Day with crafts and stories about family, friends and the many things you have to be thankful for.

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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines, directories or other starting points.
    Registration starts November 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts November 01; call 732-7284.

Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts November 01; call 732-7284.
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