LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • "A Lesson Before Dying"
    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 Ernest J. Gaines. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, March 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.
  • 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. "The Amazing Spider-man," rated PG-13.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Rowan's Crossing, an acoustic music trio featuring Jennifer Wilson, James Bennett and Robert Adkison, preserve and perform traditional music of the Irish and the Ozarks. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, March 9, 2015

  • LEGO Brick Build-A-Long
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Watch "The LEGO Movie," rated PG, on the big screen as you build with LEGO bricks to create your own master builder masterpiece. We'll provide the LEGO bricks, you provide the imagination.

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.
  • 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 February 01; call 882-0714.
  • Super Smash Bros. Tournament
    2:30 pm in meeting room B for grades 6-12.
    Play to win in our "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" tournament. Controllers and snacks will be provided.
    Registration starts March 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Digging Up Records at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Lainie Sutherland, a new Ozarks Genealogical Society member and a retired archivist from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will discuss Tennessee records available for genealogical researchers just in time for the OGS research trip to Nashville in April. 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 Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Rebecca Skloot.
  • Scavenger Hunt Day
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the children's department for preschool-grade 5.
    Drop by the Library for an afternoon of scavenger hunts. Find the clues and spot hidden pictures throughout the Library to win a prize.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

  • Spring Break Crafternoon
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for preschool-grade 5.
    Join us for an afternoon of crafts. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.
  • Spring Break Crafternoon
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us for an afternoon of crafts in the Teen Department. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.

Friday, March 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.
  • Fairy Tale Bash
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for preschool-grade 5.
    Calling all lords and ladies, princes and princesses! Create your own happily ever after as we play games, sing songs and tell stories.

Saturday, March 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.
  • Pi Day
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Drop in for some math fun as we celebrate Pi Day and the birthday of Albert Einstein with a variety hands-on science and math challenges.

Monday, March 16, 2015

  • Appy Hour
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Want to learn how to do more with your smartphone and tablet? Learn about apps--what they are and how to find them--as we talk about popular social media apps, games, productivity apps and more. Feel free to bring your device.

Tuesday, March 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 in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Sherlock: Are you Sherlocked? Celebrate the greatest detective of all time with games, trivia, and all things 221B Baker Street.

Wednesday, March 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, March 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.
  • "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Giant Wiggle
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Day and help us create a giant caterpillar wiggle around the Library. We'll listen to stories, sing songs and make crafts inspired by Eric Carle's beloved book. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, March 21, 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. "Nothing Sacred," not rated, 1937.
  • Cinderella Celebration
    2:00 pm in meeting room B for grades 4-8.
    Celebrate one of the most beloved Disney princesses of all time with crafts and activities before you see the new live-action movie! Materials will be provided.

Monday, March 23, 2015

  • "A Stillness at Appomattox"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Bruce Catton.

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.
  • 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 February 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Searching Online Catalogs. Ozarks Genealogical Society and Library staff member Patti Hobbs will provide tips and techniques for finding genealogy resources in online catalogs, including the Library's COOLcat.org. 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, March 26, 2015

  • "The Teeth of the Souls"
    7:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    Author and Springfield native Steve Yates will talk about his book, "The Teeth of the Souls." This sequel to "Morkan's Quarry" set in Civil War Springfield, tells of a marriage betrayed, a lifelong and secret love, and an Ozarks city riven by an Easter lynching. Books will be available for purchase.

Friday, March 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, March 28, 2015

  • Genealogy Symposium
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Join the Library's Local History and Genealogy Department for a one-day Genealogy Symposium. A handout covering all sessions will be given to participants. 9-10 a.m. Beginning Genealogy. Library staff member Renee Glass will present the basics of genealogy, including what records to search and how to use the information to establish a family tree. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. DNA: the Newest Tool in Genealogy. Library staff member Patti Hobbs will explain how DNA testing works and how it can enhance your genealogical research. 1:30-3 p.m. Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor. Library staff member Michael Price will present tips and techniques for researching your Civil War ancestors. Learn about records available for studying Civil War soldiers and how to trace their military experiences throughout the war. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Researching Native American Ancestors. Library staff member Renee Glass will show you where to look and what to look for in various records and tribes. No registration required. Call 616-0534 for more information.
  • 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 31, 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.
  • 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. Durable Powers of Attorney and Guardianships.

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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • "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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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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