Holiday Hours

LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Saturday, December 20, 2014

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    10:00 am to 11:30 am 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, toddlers 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.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "On the Town," not rated, 1949.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • Movies at the Library
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Cars," rated G; 1 p.m. "Cars 2," rated G. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • Movies at the Library
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Cars," rated G; 1 p.m. "Cars 2," rated G. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.

Friday, December 26, 2014

  • Movies at the Library
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Despicable Me," rated PG; 1 p.m. "Despicable Me 2," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • Movies at the Library
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Despicable Me," rated PG; 1 p.m. "Despicable Me 2," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

  • Builderspace
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Like to build with blocks? Join us for a building party with different types of blocks. You provide the engineering skills and creativity.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

  • Crafterspace
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Join us for a morning of crafts. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.
  • Crafterspace
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 6-12.
    Feeling crafty? We'll provide the supplies for you to make and create.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

  • Movies at the Library
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess," not rated; 1 p.m. "Tangled," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • Movies at the Library
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess," not rated; 1 p.m. "Tangled," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.

Friday, January 2, 2015

  • 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 if you provide the enthusiasm. "Labyrinth," rated PG.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

  • Bibliobop Dance Party
    10:00 am to 10:45 am in the auditorium 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.

Tuesday, January 6, 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 Tuesday
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Chat about books and movies, play games and enjoy a snack.

Wednesday, January 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.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.
  • "Mudbound"
    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 Hillary Jordan. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, January 9, 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, January 10, 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.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series:
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Red Bridge Bluegrass. Enjoy a high energy show from this tradition-based bluegrass band that includes four lead vocalists, strong instrumentals and a variety of songs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, January 13, 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 December 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 December 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Genealogical Sources In and About Christian County." Member Mabel Phillips describes materials available to researchers on the people and records of Christian County, Missouri, in person, online, in media and in print.
  • 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.
  • "Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Tony Horwitz.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.
  • A Videographer’s Tale: Ozark Life Stories with Ed Fillmer
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    "Grist Mills of the Ozarks." Award-winning freelance video journalist Ed Fillmer will give video presentations with some of his most popular glimpses of Ozarks culture and its people. Fillmer’s "KY3’s Ozark Life" video stories aired during his 17 years as a reporter, photographer and producer at KYTV. He is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square.

Friday, January 16, 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the children's department 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.
  • Crazy for Cats
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 6-12.
    Take part in a variety of "CATivities" including our second annual "Cat Video Festival," where you can vote on your favorite hilarious cat video and provide captions for "I Can Has Cheezburger" pictures. We’ll have a prize for the best-dressed "cat lover" outfit.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "The Band Wagon," not rated, 1953.

Tuesday, January 20, 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.
  • Fandoms Unite!
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Disney: Do you believe in happily ever after? Hop on your magic carpet and fly over to the Library for a magical night of fun with games and activities.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Missouri State Archives: Where History begins." As the repository for state government records, the Missouri State Archives holds an abundance of genealogical resources. Archivist Christine Miller will provide an overview of the records available for research, including more than 62,000 reels of county records on microfilm; along with information on distance research through online databases and research requests. 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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.
  • Getting the Most From Ancestry.com
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Searching Ancestry.com can be daunting, especially when results reveal many people of the same name. Local History associate Patti Hobbs will teach you how to navigate the databases within Ancestry.com, search more efficiently and understand what you can expect to find.

Friday, January 23, 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, January 24, 2015

  • Digging for Dinosaurs
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Matt Forir, paleontologist and executive director of the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, will discuss recent excavations in Wyoming's Cretaceous badlands where the institute's crew excavated Henry the Triceratops. See the hot, humid landscape 67 million years ago through the eyes of one of the largest triceratops ever to roam the Mesozoic Era and find out what happened to Henry on his final days as the mighty bull of prehistoric Wyoming. Fossils from the excavation will be available for viewing after the lecture.
  • Colossal Dinosaur Extravaganza
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Love dinosaurs? Dig for dinosaurs, solve dinosaur puzzles and more!
  • 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.
  • Digital Device Post-Holiday Open House
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Have a new device or smartphone? Library staff will provide one-on-one instruction during this come-and-go event for using digital library products including downloading e-books and e-audiobooks during this come-and-go open house. Bring your device or smartphone fully charged and registered along with your account passwords.
  • Third Annual Mock Caldecott
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades K-adult.
    We're going to choose our very own Caldecott Medal winner with Library staff member and 2016 Caldecott Selection Committee member Sarah Bean Thompson. We'll talk about picture books, what makes the best illustrated book of the year and decide which book should win the Springfield Caldecott Medal for 2015. Ask a librarian for the picture book reading list so you can come prepared to discuss your favorite. Books will also be available to read at the event.

Monday, January 26, 2015

  • "The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Bruce Levine

Tuesday, January 27, 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 December 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: 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 December 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, January 28, 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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.

Friday, January 30, 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the children's department 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.
  • Disney Masquerade
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Disney fans unite and join us for an evening of letting it go, Disney-style. Dress up as your favorite Disney character and be our guest at the best dance of the new year.
    Registration starts January 16; call 882-0714.

Monday, February 2, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "ProShow: Photo Slideshow Creator Part I" Member Charlie Dischinger will explain how ProShow Gold allows you to easily create stunning photo slideshows for friends, family, business or just for fun. Part II is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, March 2. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, February 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.
  • Greene Teens Tuesday
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Chat about books and movies, play games and enjoy a snack.

Wednesday, February 4, 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.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
    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 Rachel Joyce. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, February 6, 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the children's department 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 if you provide the enthusiasm. "Warm Bodies," rated PG-13.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

  • Teen No-Bake Dessert Battle
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Grab your aprons and chef hats for an afternoon of baking mayhem. Using secret ingredients, teamwork and a bit of luck, see if your team can create the best no-bake desserts for the judges.
    Registration starts January 28; call 882-0714.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Judy Domeny Bowen performs traditional Ozarks folk songs highlighting The Max Hunter Collection, an archive of more than 1,600 folk songs recorded by the former traveling salesman and now housed at the Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, February 10, 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 January 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 January 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Unrestricted Warfare: The 1916-17 Streetcar Strike." Erin Smither, manuscript specialist for the State Historical Society of Missouri, will discuss the cause of the strike, analyze community support for striking workers, and reveal how a kidnapping and murder affected the outcome. 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 Rosie Project"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Graeme Simsion.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Abraham Lincoln: From Kentucky to the White House
    7:00 pm to 8:15 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Historian Hal Funk will highlight Lincoln's life from his birth in Kentucky to leaving Springfield, Ill., for the White House. The slide presentation features Lincoln's boyhood farms in Kentucky and Indiana, and his adult life in New Salem and Springfield, Ill.

Friday, February 13, 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, February 14, 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.
  • Alice in Wonderland "Un-Valentine’s Day" Party
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Venture down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a mad manner with crafts, tea and maybe even a jabberwocky or two. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts February 01; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, February 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.
  • Fandoms Unite!
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    My Little Pony: Do you love "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"? Enter the world of Equestria as we play some Pony trivia and make fabulous crafts. Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, February 18, 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, February 20, 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the children's department 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, February 21, 2015

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "An American in Paris," not rated, 1951.
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for families, all ages.
    Help us welcome the Year of the Sheep with games, crafts, music, treats and special surprises!

Tuesday, February 24, 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 January 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: File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device.
    Registration starts January 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Then and Now." John Sellers, executive director of the History Museum on the Square, will present historic photographs of Springfield sites and what is there today. He'll also talk about challenges in finding some locations due to changing street numbers and names through the years. 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.

Friday, February 27, 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, February 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read at Home
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Children learn through play! Get them started on the road to reading at this come-and-go event where you can play with your young children and learn awesome ideas for helping them build the skills they need to be ready to learn to read. We’ll have samples of homemade toys and activities with tips, reading suggestions and more.
  • Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Monarch’s first Negro League World Series championship in 1924, award winning author Phil S. Dixon is visiting 90 cities, including Springfield where the Monarchs played African-American teams at White City Park. Phil, co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, will discuss the history of African-American ball players in the Negro Leagues through stories, colorful baseball poetry and photographs. Books available for purchase and signing at the 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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

  • 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 February 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 February 01; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, March 24, 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 February 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 February 01; call 882-0714.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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