LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 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, August 6, 2015

  • Fantastic Family Film Festival
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Watch some of your favorites on the big screen while you take part in special activities. "Incredibles" Superhero Costume Contest. Rated PG.
  • Save Money & Eat Less Ramen: How to Get College Textbooks for Less
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for age 17 and older.
    Get tips on how to get the best deals on textbooks, including information on comparison shopping, textbook rentals, e-textbooks and more.
  • Reader's Choice
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Science Fiction. Bring a science fiction title to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Superheroes." Share your love of superheroes at our super party to end summer reading.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Watch "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," rated G, and share your love of American Girl with other fans.

Saturday, August 8, 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, August 9, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Happy Plunkers, a volunteer ukulele group, has been together since 1989 and is just as energetic and plucky as ever! Singing along is encouraged. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, August 10, 2015

  • Skyscraper Appreciation Day
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    We'll celebrate the tallest buildings by reading books and building skyscrapers out of tubes, straws and blocks.

Tuesday, August 11, 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 July 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 July 01; call 882-0714.
  • Maker Camp
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the children's department for age 8-12.
    Far-out Future: Step into the future with personal fab projects using new materials and strut your shiny stuff in a Far-Out Fashion Show. Materials will be provided. Call 616-0526 or 616-0706 to register.
    Registration starts June 23; call 882-0714.
  • "Doctor Who" Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Customize your own "Doctor Who" T-shirt and try other crafts, themed snacks and games. Costumes welcome! Bring a plain T-shirt to decorate; other materials provided.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Research in Dade County & Thereabouts. Thomas Hobbs, OGS member and president of the Dade County Genealogical Society, will provide an update on the records available in the DCGS archives. He'll also discuss the ongoing microfilming of Dade County records which the organization is doing in cooperation with Dade County officials and the Missouri Secretary of State's office. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Rachel Joyce.

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Cook-a-Book
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5 and parents.
    Join our super family book club and talk about a different title every month. Pick up dinner from the Mudhouse or brown bag it. "Kung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking!" by Cyndi Marko.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • Summer Reading Art Gallery Reception
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages, families.
    Drop in anytime and see all of the artwork created by our super young readers during the Summer Reading Program.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Military Might
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a wartime classic. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Sergeant York," not rated.

Monday, August 17, 2015

  • "Missouri, the Battle Ground, is Redeemed"
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    When Missouri approved its emancipation ordinance on January 11, 1863, the Daily Missouri Democrat declared, "The work is done. After a struggle extending through long years, freedom has triumphed, and Missouri, the battle ground, is redeemed." Dr. Jeremy Neely, Missouri State University history professor and author of "The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line," considers the legacies of the Civil War for Missourians as they struggled over the meanings of freedom and loyalty in the years that followed. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Co-sponsored by Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • MAKE-ing a Difference
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Looking for ways to get volunteer hours this summer? Are you crafty and like to help out in the community? We need awesome teens to help us make a difference this summer. Each month we will create something super to benefit a different organization in our area. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Legacies of the Civil War
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    A panel of American Civil War historians and professors will explore the lasting impact of the war on American culture and memory, including why the Civil War is still relevant today, changes in Civil War scholarship, the understanding of the roles women played in the conflict and how technology has expanded our understanding of the Civil War. A Q&A will follow. Moderated by Dr. David Dalton, College of the Ozarks, panel members include, Connie Langum, historian at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Dr. Jeremy Neely, Missouri State University, Dr. William Piston, Missouri State University, and John Rutherford, Springfield-Greene County Library District. Co-sponsored by Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • Reader's Choice
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    Bring your favorite Civil War book to share with the group.
  • Missouri Over There
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Project director Brian Grubbs will provide a brief overview of the new "Over There: Missouri and the Great War" website and talk about the history of WWI commemoration in Missouri. Dr. Christopher Capozzola, associate professor of history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of "Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen," will discuss how WWI transformed the relationship between individual citizens and the federal government using resources from missourioverthere.org.

Tuesday, August 25, 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 July 01; call 882-0714.
  • 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 July 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Researching the DAR Website via Public Access. Daughters of the American Revolution registrar Mary Yarber of the Rachel Donelson Chapter will discuss new information available on the DAR website and tips for researching your ancestors. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this fall! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events and programs that you want to attend.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • Super STEAM: Tech Take-Apart Day
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Curious about how technology works? Join us for a family tech take-apart day where you'll get to explore the insides of various gadgets. Take them apart, see how they work and try to put them back together if you can! Gadgets will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate.
  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.
  • "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
    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 Rebecca Skloot. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

  • Fantastic Fiction
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Love to write stories and fan fiction? Bring your stories to share and learn writing tips.

Tuesday, September 8, 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 August 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 August 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Show-Me Military Records. State Archivist John Dougan will explore unique records documenting military service and life after service for Missouri soldiers by using records from the state Adjutant General's Office. 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.
  • "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Karen Abbott.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 11, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Mock Newbery Book Club
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-adult.
    The American Library Association awards the annual Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Join us for a Mock Newbery Book Club to discuss and vote on what we think should win the Newbery Medal. "The War That Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • Potty Party
    10:00 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 4.
    Join us for songs, stories and games about getting ready to use the potty.
    Registration starts September 01; call 882-0714.
  • Potty Party
    11:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 4.
    Join us for songs, stories and games about getting ready to use the potty.
    Registration starts September 01; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM: Tech Take-Apart Day
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Curious about how technology works? Join us for a family tech take-apart day where you'll get to explore the insides of various gadgets. Take them apart, see how they work and try to put them back together if you can! Gadgets will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate.
  • 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 Struckhoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasquale, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift, Jana Henderson and David Sharon. Bring a lawn chair and join us on the patio (or in the auditorium in case of bad weather). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series: Fun with Lou LeBrun
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Les Grande Dames will present an exciting program of accordion solos, duets, quartets and surprise guests performing hymns, comedy and a short trip to Slovenia. You won't want to miss the special arrangement of "Beer Barrel Polka" or The Gentle Squeeze performing "The William Tell Overture." Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, September 14, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.

Tuesday, September 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.
  • Cosplay Club
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Working on a fabulous costume for a Con or Halloween? At Cosplay Club, we'll create awesome accessories such as masks, helmets and other gear, using cardboard, duct tape and other household items. Some materials will be provided; feel free to bring a roll of silver duct tape.
  • "The Painted Veil"
    Books You Always Meant to Read
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By W. Somerset Maugham.

Wednesday, September 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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Comedy Classics
    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. "Houseboat," not rated, 1958.
  • "Maze Runner" in the Library
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    This year's "Maze Runner" party will top last year's. Create your own mazes using boxes and other supplies and see if you can survive the Grievers! Snacks will be provided.

Monday, September 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Toddler Messy Art Monday
    11:00 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Join us for a messy art day. We'll try finger painting, play dough and more. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, September 22, 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 August 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 August 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Magna Carta. In honor of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the national traveling exhibit's visit to Missouri State University, Pat Haas will talk about her trip to England and the National Society of Magna Charta Dames and Barons, of which she is a member. 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, September 24, 2015

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 25, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!

Saturday, September 26, 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.
  • Maker Meetup and Discussion
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Stacy and Heath Rust from DreamIT MakeIT will lead a discussion on maker topics and issues, and demonstrate some maker projects.

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Armchair University Science Series: A Trip to Antarctica
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the world's most southern active volcano. Dr. Kevin Mickus, geology professor at Missouri State University, will discuss his recent trip to Mount Erebus and the research he conducted there.
  • "Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Michael Korda.

Tuesday, September 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.

Wednesday, September 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.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Super STEAM: Cardboard Challenge
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Think you can design an arcade-style game from cardboard? Learn about levers and ramps, and build a cool game you can play with friends. Materials will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate in these programs.
  • "The Secret Life of Violet Grant"
    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 Beatriz Williams. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, October 2, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

  • How England Gave Rise to Magna Carta
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Celtic folk music by harpist Drew Holt sets the mood for this trip back in time to 1215. Holt will perform from 2-2:30 p.m., followed by a scholarly talk by Dr. Thomas Russo, Drury University associate dean of international relations and art history professor. Unique societal and political factors were at play 800 years ago that gave rise to Magna Carta. Russo will discuss those and the cultural and political landscape of the medieval world.

Monday, October 5, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Computer Clean-up. Andrew Cummins, president of Interactive Computer Owners Network (ICON), will offer safe and reliable methods for getting rid of unwanted files. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, October 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.
  • Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this fall! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events and programs that you want to attend.

Wednesday, October 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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Mock Newbery Book Club
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-adult.
    The American Library Association awards the annual Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Join us for a Mock Newbery Book Club to discuss and vote on what we think should win the Newbery Medal. "Circus Mirandus" by Cassie Beasley.

Saturday, October 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.
  • "Star Wars" Reads Day
    11:15 am to 2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us for Intergalactic fun on Star Wars Reads Day. Meet members of Garrison 66 and read a story to one of our costumed guests. We'll have Jedi and Storm Trooper training games, book giveaways and photo opportunities. Costumes are welcome. A special "Star Wars"-themed storytime will kick off our event at 11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series: The Finley River Boys
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Finley River Boys, featuring Bill Crider, Brad Reynolds, Bret Dudenhoeffer and Alan Johnston, perform a variety of old-time bluegrass, country and gospel music. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, October 13, 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 September 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 September 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshops
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Doling Park: Then & Now. Ozarks Genealogical Society member Gail Mitchell and Doling Museum Curator Peggy Mahan will provide an overview of sites and activities taking place at Doling Park between 1850 and today, including the cave, lake, picnics, fireworks, amusement rides and roller skating, and discuss the importance of this piece of Springfield 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.
  • "City of Thieves"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By David Benioff.

Friday, October 16, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Magna Carta Movie
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for age 13 and older.
    Watch "Robin Hood," rated PG-13, 2010. Russell Crowe portrays the legendary hero in this glimpse of life in medieval England.
  • "Supernatural" Fandom Party
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for age 14-grade 12.
    Are you a Sam and Dean fan? Vote for your favorite character, talk about the new season and prepare for Halloween with an episode of "Supernatural," rated TV-14.
  • Super STEAM: Cardboard Challenge
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Think you can design an arcade-style game from cardboard? Learn about levers and ramps, and build a cool game you can play with friends. Materials will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate in these programs.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Comedy Classics
    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. "Pillow Talk," not rated, 1959.
  • International "Ivy + Bean" Day
    4:00 pm in the children's department for grades 1-3.
    Grab your best friend and join us for games, crafts and activities that celebrate friendship.
  • Cook-a-Book
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-3 and parents.
    Join us for a family book discussion to celebrate International Ivy + Bean Day! We'll talk about "Ivy + Bean" by Annie Barrows and make a special Ivy + Bean-themed treat to share.

Monday, October 19, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.

Tuesday, October 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.
  • Art That Makes You Shiver
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate Teen Read Week by creating one-of-a-kind, creepy book covers and spooky illustrations with the help of illustrators Jared George and Ryan Wheaton. Artwork will be displayed during Coffee House Teen Night on October 22 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
    Registration starts October 12; call 882-0714.
  • "Frankenstein"
    Books You Always Meant to Read
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By Mary Shelley.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • A Videographer's Tale: Musicians of the Ozarks
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports produced during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.

Friday, October 23, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • "Back to the Future" Day
    11:15 am to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The future has finally arrived! Celebrate the day Marty McFly travels to at the end of "Back to the Future" -- October 21, 2015 -- with movies, trivia and futuristic activities. 11:15 a.m. Technology of the Future Storytime in the Story Hour Room. 1-9 p.m. Crafts and activities for kids in the Story Hour Room. Materials will be provided. 1 p.m. "Back to the Future," rated PG. 3:30 p.m. "Back to the Future Part II," rated PG. 6:30 p.m. Flashback 80s Trivia Contest for ages 8-adult. Call 616-0526 to register your team of four for the trivia contest.

Monday, October 26, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Armchair University Science Series: Ethical Dilemmas of Global Disease Eradication Programs
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Deborah Corcoran, a medical geographer, will discuss who decides which diseases should be eradicated, and the history and progress of three different international disease eradication programs.

Tuesday, October 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 September 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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    The Making of Union True: The Daughters of Union Veterans Honor Their Ancestors. Ozarks Genealogical Society member Fran Black, DUV Mary Whitney Phelps Tent No. 22, will talk about the DUV chapter's newly published second volume of biographies of Union Civil War soldiers. The new volume includes 80 updated biographies from the first volume and 75 biographies including one about a Union female courier. 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.
  • Haunted Springfield
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Library Center Local History Associate John Rutherford will share eerie tales about local buildings with haunted pasts.

Friday, October 30, 2015

  • Halloween Storytime & Parade
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    It's our annual Halloween Storytime! Wear your costume to the library for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the library.
  • Halloween Storytime & Parade
    11:15 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    It's our annual Halloween Storytime! Wear your costume to the library for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the library.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Mystery Program
    5:30 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    "Scooby-Doo, where are you?" Show off your super sleuthing skills and help us solve a mystery at the library! Then, curl up and watch episodes of "Scooby-Doo," rated TY-G and Y7, enjoy some Scooby snacks and play a live-action board game.

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Ozarks Genealogical Society member Janice Nusbaum will share search techniques and websites that can assist in locating deceased ancestors and their kin. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, November 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.
  • Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this fall! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events and programs that you want to attend.

Wednesday, November 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.
  • "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Jonathan Safran Foer.
  • Researching Native American Genealogy
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Library staff member Renee Glass will show you where to look and what to look for in various records and tribes.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

  • Super STEAM Gets Electrified
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Learn how to make a simple electric circuit, and make a TapeTricity card that lights up. Materials will be provided.
  • "The Martian"
    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 Andy Weir. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • Bibliobop Dance Party
    10:00 am in the auditorium for ages 1-6.
    Get wiggly and shake your sillies at our library dance party! Listen to stories about dancing, dance and keep the rhythm going with instruments and shakers.
  • Thanksgiving Primer with Chef H.J. Schumer
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Join Chef H.J. Schumer, dietary manager and chef at Lakewood Assisted Living, for the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner primer. Chef H.J. will share proven recipes and cooking techniques, from how to brine the perfect turkey to delicious, creative sides and unforgettable desserts. Whether you're responsible for the entire meal or just bringing a side dish, you'll learn tips for a holiday meal to remember.
    Registration starts October 26; call 882-0714.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

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

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.

Tuesday, November 10, 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 October 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 October 01; call 882-0714.

Friday, November 13, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe will provide a dazzling presentation of authentic dances from Mexico, Central and South America. This program is provided in partnership with the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and is funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
  • Mock Newbery Book Club
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-adult.
    The American Library Association awards the annual Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Join us for a Mock Newbery Book Club to discuss and vote on what we think should win the Newbery Medal. "Echo" by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

Saturday, November 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.
  • Super STEAM Gets Electrified
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Learn how to make a simple electric circuit, and make a TapeTricity card that lights up. Materials will be provided.
  • "Hunger Games": Final Arena Challenge
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the final chapter of "The Hunger Games" at the Library Capitol! Tributes will complete physical and intellectual challenges to earn points and survive. You have a chance to defeat the Capitol and win fabulous prizes. Dress as your favorite character and see who won the "Hunger Games" Tribute Couture Design Contest. May the odds be ever in your favor!
    Registration starts November 01; call 882-0714.

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • "Cesar Chavez" Screening
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for age 13 and older.
    Witness the struggle and determination of civil rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez during a free screening of the 2014 biopic "Cesar Chavez," rated PG-13, starring Michael Pena. This program is provided in partnership with the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and is funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Tuesday, November 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.
  • Old School Afternoon
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Wish you could play with little kid toys again? Take a break from finals and join us for retro games, LEGOs and other activities in the Teen Department.
  • Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Watch "Episode 1: Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)" from the landmark PBS documentary series "Latino Americans," rated TV-PG+V+L. After the screening, Dr. John Chuchiak, professor of Colonial Latin American History at Missouri State University, will lead a discussion about the impact of colonization. Funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
  • "The House of Mirth"
    Books You Always Meant to Read
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By Edith Wharton.

Wednesday, November 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, November 20, 2015

  • Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • International Game Day @ Your Library
    11:00 am to 4:30 pm in the story hour room for grade 2-adult.
    Celebrate International Game Day @ Your Library. Whether you want to learn to play "Settlers of Catan" and other Euro-games, or join in a live-action board game, library staff will be on hand to teach you. Games will be provided. Drop-in Games: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Live-Action Monopoly: 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Comedy Classics
    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. "Sabrina," not rated, 1954.

Monday, November 23, 2015

  • Thanksgiving Stories
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Listen to Thanksgiving stories around the "fireside." Bring a friend and relax with some cold-weather treats.

Tuesday, November 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 October 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 October 01; call 882-0714.

Monday, November 30, 2015

  • Armchair University Science Series: Sherlock Holmes and Flavia de Luce: Comparing the Science
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. Tammy Jahnke, dean of Missouri State University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences, and Dr. James O’Brien, author of "The Scientific Sherlock Holmes," will discuss the science used by popular literary characters Sherlock Holmes and Flavia de Luce to crack their cases.
  • "Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Andrew Ferguson.

Tuesday, December 8, 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 November 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 November 01; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, December 22, 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 November 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 November 01; call 882-0714.
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