All Library branches will be closed Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter.

LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Tiny Tots Stay & Play
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-12 months.
    Sing songs, read stories and stay and play in our special storytime for the youngest readers.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Silent Comedy Greats
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a silent comedy classic. Feel free to bring your own snack. Harold Lloyd's "Speedy," not rated, 1928.

Monday, April 21, 2014

  • Talk Time: Practice Your English
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Grafton room for adults.
    Are you learning to speak English and would like to improve? Meet with other members of the international community for casual conversations. Community volunteers lead the informal sessions.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • 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
    10:00 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: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn how to download audiobooks, pictures, games, plug-ins, updates and other software programs from the Internet.
    Registration starts March 01; call 882-0714.
  • Survival of the Fittest
    6:00 pm in meeting room A for grades 6-12.
    Can you survive without electricity and computers? Learn about the tools that will make or break you in the wilderness, and hone your survival skills at this program that celebrates endurance and courage! A Big Read event.
  • Jack London’s Unforgettable Adventure: The Literary Influence of "The Call of the Wild"
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    With "The Call of the Wild," Jack London created a classic, unforgettable adventure that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. Learn more about its lasting literary influence from Dr. Joel D. Chaston, Distinguished Professor of English at Missouri State University. A Big Read event.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • Genealogy Workshops
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Genetic Genealogy: DNA, the Newest Tool for Family History Research Part II. Now that you have the results, what do they say? Learn how to interpret the DNA test results from Library staff member Patti Hobbs and apply the data to your family history research. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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 25, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • 'Tween Craftapalooza
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Do you cringe or smile when you hear the words DIY and decoupage? Never fear! This program is for everyone, from the crafting novice to the crafting master. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Tweets, Friend Requests & Hashtags: Parenting in the Digital Age
    10:00 am in meeting room A for adults.
    Learn about the benefits and hidden dangers your children could be exposed to through texting, cyber-bullying and social networks during this educational seminar no parent should miss. The presentation will include information about popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of ComputerCop, a computer monitoring software purchased with confiscated drug money. Sponsored by the Greene County Sheriff's office and the Library.

Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Talk Time: Practice Your English
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Grafton room for adults.
    Are you learning to speak English and would like to improve? Meet with other members of the international community for casual conversations. Community volunteers lead the informal sessions.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • "Code Name Verity"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By Elizabeth Wein. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, May 2, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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, May 3, 2014

  • Bibliobop Dance Party
    10:00 am in the auditorium for ages 2-6.
    Get wiggly and shake your sillies out at our library dance party. Listen to stories about dancing. dance and keep the rhythm going with instruments and shakers.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • May the Fourth Be With You!
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-12.
    Celebrate Star Wars Day with other fans. We'll have trivia, galactic-inspired activities and a life-size Yoda cutout for photo-ops. Costumes are welcome!

Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Talk Time: Practice Your English
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Grafton room for adults.
    Are you learning to speak English and would like to improve? Meet with other members of the international community for casual conversations. Community volunteers lead the informal sessions.
  • Genealogy Workshops
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Armchair Research: Member Doris Wilson will discuss online blogs and webinars that can increase your knowledge and research skills. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Teen Library Council
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Let your voice be heard by joining the Teen Library Council in the teen area. Read new, unpublished books and help plan the summer programs. You get volunteer credit, insider library information and cool prizes!
  • Stargazing with the Springfield Astronomical Society
    8:30 pm Patio 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. Rain Date: May 13.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • Gardening in Miniature
    11:00 am in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Create a tiny, living garden in a pot! We'll provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Living and Decoding Asperger's Syndrome
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Aaron Likens, a public speaker, published author and avid blogger, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome - a high-functioning form of autism - at age 20. Now 30, Aaron will share how the Autism Spectrum Disorder works in a talk about his book, "Finding Kansas: Living and Decoding Asperger’s Syndrome." Aaron is also an Autism Ambassador at Life Skills/TouchPoint Autism Services. Aaron will sell and sign his book at the event.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • 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.
  • Fandoms Unite!
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Are you a nerd, geek or gamer? Join us for a monthly themed activity with time to chat and game afterwards. Decoding BBC's "Sherlock."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Genealogy Workshops
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Research Trip Follow-up: Members will discuss their experiences from the regional repository research trip to Kansas City. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Denise Kiernan.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Silent Comedy Greats
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a silent comedy classic. Feel free to bring a snack. Buster Keaton's "The Cameraman," not rated, 1928.
  • Geezerfest Spring Fling Concert
    7:00 pm Patio for all ages.
    Geezer will perform its great blend of 60s and 70s rock along with a few newer numbers. Meet the new drummer, David Sharon, as he joins Richard Struckhoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasquale, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift and Jana Henderson to help us celebrate spring and get ready for summer. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, May 19, 2014

  • "Shiloh"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    By Shelby Foote.

Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Chill Friday
    3:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    The school week is finally over! Start the weekend right by joining us in the teen area for video, board and card games. Feel free to bring your favorite game.
  • Mini Drive-In
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for ages 2-6.
    Go Car-azy at the Library! We'll supply everything children need to construct and decorate their own kid-size cars, and show a special "drive-up" storytime on the big screen.
    Registration starts May 09; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, May 27, 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 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 28, 2014

  • Genealogy Workshops
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Working on the Railroad: If your ancestor worked for a railroad there may be records about his employment and his family. Library staff member Renee Glass will show you how to determine if an ancestor worked for the railroad and where records about him or her can be found. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Learn How to Check Out Library E-books
    7:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    Learn to check out and download e-books from the Library and read them on your digital device, e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Bring your device fully charged and registered along with your account passwords. If you have an e-ink device you’ll also need a USB cord and a laptop (if you have one). No registration required.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • 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, directories or other starting points.
    Registration starts May 01; call 882-0714.
  • 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 May 01; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • 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: Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 May 01; call 882-0714.
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