All Library branches will be closed on Sunday, Apr. 5, in observance of Easter.

LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • "Tell the Wolves I'm Home"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By Carol Rifka Brunt. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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 Night Film Fest
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for age 13-grade 12.
    Kick back and enjoy a film on the big screen. We'll provide the popcorn. "Ghostbusters," rated PG.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • Bibliobop Dance Party
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Get ready to shake your sillies out at our Library dance party. Listen to stories about dancing and keep the rhythm going with instruments and shakers.
  • Percy Jackson's Demigod Camp
    7:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Have you always wanted to go to Camp Half-Blood? Here is your chance to enjoy games, a quest and some demigod snacks.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Greene Teens Tuesdays
    6:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Chat about books and movies, play games and enjoy a snack.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    What's in the News? Ozarks Genealogical Society and Library staff member John Rutherford will discuss newspapers available through the Library and what researchers can find of value besides obituaries. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • "The Giver"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Lois Lowry. A One Read event.

Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, April 11, 2015

  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: A Family Scrapbooking Event
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the children's department for grades K-6 and families.
    Bring your family photos to the Library and preserve them through the art of scrapbooking at this drop-in event. You provide the photo memories and we’ll provide the supplies you need to create an artful page that can be added to a scrapbook or displayed in a picture frame. A One Read event.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the children's department 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.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Sac River Bluegrass Band, formed in 2008, enjoys playing traditional bluegrass and old-time mountain music. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • Memory, Meaning and Oral History: Preserving Cultural Heritage Through the Ages
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Dave Richards, Missouri State University associate professor of library science, will discuss how people have preserved and provided access to their history. The program will include how humans transmitted their cultural heritage from ancient times to the present, and what methods and materials people have used to record and preserve their thoughts, myths and history. Dave will also discuss the relatively recent use of oral history and its role in recording and preserving family and local history in Springfield through initiatives such as the Route 66 Oral History Project and the Ethnic Life Stories Project. A One Read event.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts March 01; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 March 01; call 882-0714.
  • Conversations with Ellen Hopkins and Chris Crutcher
    7:00 pm to 9:15 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Authors Ellen Hopkins and Chris Crutcher will speak about their works, and their experiences when their books were challenged by authorities. They will also conduct a Q&A, followed by a book signing session. Books will be available for purchase. A One Read event.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, April 17, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Meet Pete the Cat Pajama Party
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for ages 2-8.
    Pete the Cat is coming to the Library to celebrate National Library Week! Join us in your jammies for stories, crafts, games and photo opportunities with Pete. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Screwball Comedies
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Top Hat," not rated, 1935.
  • Baseball and Med School: Matt McCarthy Tells All
    2:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    From wild days as a "minor league misfit" to a memoir about his medical training, author Matt McCarthy weaves best-selling, talked-about tales with humor. McCarthy will talk about his new Random House book, "The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly," as well as his New York Times bestseller, "Odd Man Out, A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit," during this special author event. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Retirement Planning Strategies in Today's Economy
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    An investment officer from U.S. Bank will discuss asset allocation, risk tolerance and portfolio construction in a low-interest-rate environment. Attendees will also learn techniques to evaluate individual retirement savings. A Money Smart Week event.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Fandoms Unite!
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Star Trek: Space, the Final Frontier. Take a voyage into the great unknown as we explore who was the best Captain--Picard or Kirk, do logical activities and create alien crafts. Materials will be provided.
  • Estate Planning Basics
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Confused about the estate planning process? An expert from Ozarks Elder Law will cover a different aspect of estate planning during each session of this three-part series. Estate Planning and Probate Matters. A Money Smart Week event.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Publishing Your Family History. Based on his own experience, Eric Wells, Jack of all trades, will discuss using your genealogical research to publish a family history. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, April 24, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the children's department 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 28, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 March 01; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn how to create an email account using free Web-based email services. We'll cover how to compose, read, reply to, forward and include an attachment in email.
    Registration starts March 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, May 1, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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 Night Film Fest
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for age 13-grade 12.
    Kick back and enjoy a film on the big screen. We'll provide the popcorn. "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13.

Monday, May 4, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Mastering RootsMagic Genealogy Software. Don Pruitt, Ozarks Genealogy Society member and longtime user of RootsMagic, will share his experience and expertise. Bring your laptops and mobile devices with the software or app installed for a hands-on session. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • Greene Teens Tuesdays
    6:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Chat about books and movies, play games and enjoy a snack.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • "All the Light We Cannot See"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for age 20-39.
    By Anthony Doerr. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the story hour 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, toddler 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, May 12, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 April 01; call 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 April 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Greene County Resources on the Secretary of State’s Website. Leslie James, field archivist with the Local Records Preservation Program, will demonstrate some of the online resources available on sos.mo.gov, including the Judicial Database and Missouri’s Union Provost Marshal Papers Index. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • "The Weight of Blood"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Laura McHugh.

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • "Pretty Little Liars" Party
    5:30 pm in the Harrison room for age 14-grade 12.
    Are you as obsessed with "Pretty Little Liars" as much as we are? Help us count down to the top three scariest episodes, rated TV-14, vote for who you think "A" is, meet other liars and get ready for the summer premiere.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Screwball Comedies
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "The Awful Truth," not rated, 1937.
  • GeezerFest
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Patio for all ages.
    Enjoy an evening of classic rock'n'roll from the 60s and 70s with Geezer, featuring Richard Struckoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasquale, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift, Jana Henderson and David Sharon. Bring a lawn chair and join us on the patio! Event will move to the auditorium in the case of rain.

Monday, May 18, 2015

  • "A Year in the South: Four Lives in 1865"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Stephen V. Ash.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Fandoms Unite!
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    All the Fandoms: Find out which fandom is the best in this extra special night of all things geeky. Be prepared to defend your favorites as we enjoy fun fandom activities and geeky snacks.
  • Estate Planning Basics
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Confused about the estate planning process? An expert from Ozarks Elder Law will cover a different aspect of estate planning during each session of this three-part series. Nursing Home and Long Term Care Planning.
  • Stargazing with the Springfield Astronomical Society
    8:30 pm to 10:00 pm for all ages.
    Members of the Springfield Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes on the Library Center's south lawn to give us an "up-close" view of the night sky. Expect to view Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and the moon if the sky is clear. Rain date: May 21.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 April 01; call 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 April 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Footprints to Land Records: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Your Ancestor’s Land." Author Donnis Slusser Crane’s new book begins with the 1803 Lewis and Clark expedition from St. Louis. Most of the land from there West, including Missouri, was mapped using the Government Rectangular Survey method. Donnis will show how that mapping system works. Books will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts May 01; call 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 May 01; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 May 01; call 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music, and downloading games. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts May 01; call 882-0714.
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