LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Fandom Starts Early
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    Geek out at storytime as we learn our opposites with "Star Trek," ABCs with "Star Wars," create Daleks and other geeky goodies. Materials will be provided.
  • "One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864"
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In the spring of 1864 the "Brown Water Navy" participated in its final major campaign. Supported by a fleet of ironclads and transports, Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks pushed up the Red River, intending to capture Shreveport, La., and defeat Confederate forces under Gen. Richard Taylor. Gary Joiner, associate professor of History at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, will discuss the disastrous Red River Campaign and its repercussions. A Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864 event.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts 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: 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 September 01; call 882-0714.
  • "James Longstreet and the Confederate Cause in 1864"
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Throughout much of his career as a Confederate Gen. James Longstreet acted as second-in-command to Robert E. Lee in Virginia, but he also saw action in Georgia and Tennessee. Longstreet’s experiences in 1864, which included the Battle of the Wilderness in the spring and the siege of Petersburg in the fall, encompassed some of the most critical moments of the Civil War. Dr. William Piston, history professor at Missouri State University, will provide an examination of Longstreet during the period that underscores both the opportunities and the dilemmas facing the Confederate high command during the last full year of the war. A Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864 event.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • 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 31, 2014

  • Halloween Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Dress up in costume 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.
  • 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.
  • Halloween Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Dress up in costume 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.
  • 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.
  • Halloween Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Dress up in costume 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.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary Celebration
    4:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's timeless tale with games, trivia, lots of chocolate and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," rated G. Look for golden tickets hidden in the Library Center during October. If you find one, be sure to come to the party for a surprise!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Baby Book Club
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-12 months.
    Join us for a storytime for the youngest readers! We'll read books, sing songs and play with scarves.

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Organizing Your Research. Learn about using word processing, database and spreadsheet software to assist in recording your research results. Member Janice Nusbaum will share her experiences, pro and con. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • 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 Library Council
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Help plan teen events YOU want to see happen at The Library Center--your input matters!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • 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, November 6, 2014

  • "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption"
    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 Laura Hillenbrand. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the 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, November 8, 2014

  • Beginning Genealogy
    9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Harrison room for adults.
    Begin searching for your ancestors and learn library resources from staff members from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Bring family information and a generation chart, available at http://thelibrary.org/genealogyforms. Computers will be available to access Ancestry Library Edition and other websites, or we can help you find information in our book collection. Limited to 10 participants; call 616-0534 to register.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Beginning Genealogy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Begin searching for your ancestors and learn library resources from staff members from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Bring family information and a generation chart, available at http://thelibrary.org/genealogyforms. Computers will be available to access Ancestry Library Edition and other websites, or we can help you find information in our book collection. Limited to 10 participants; call 616-0534 to register.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Sunday Music Concert: Library Center's 15th Birthday Party!
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Library Center is turning 15! We're celebrating with a special Sunday concert featuring local legends Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf. Mark, of Big Smith fame, and Cindy perform on the Americana/folk and singer-songwriter circuit. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • The Library Center is 15!
    3:00 pm in meeting room B for all ages.
    What do "Holes" by Louis Sachar, "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Toy Story 2," and The Library Center have in common? They're all 15. Take a trip back in time with crafts and activities that celebrate things that are 15.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    What we learned at the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. Ozarks Genealogical Society members John Carter, Tom Hobbs and Rita Wallace will discuss information gleaned from the 2014 conference in San Antonio, Texas. This program will include officer elections and the annual OGS Memorial Service. 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 Namesake"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Jhumpa Lahiri.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Monsterology
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 2-5.
    Crazy about cryptids? Mad about monsters? Go on a monster hunt, test your knowledge with creepy trivia and play spooky games. Don't forget your flashlight!

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • 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.
  • A Taste of Mexico
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Salsa--is it a dance or something you eat? Try a little of both! Sample salsas and queso dips, sing songs in Spanish, practice salsa dancing, make mini-pinatas and compete with friends in a bean race. Call 616-0526 to register.
    Registration starts October 26; call 882-0714.
  • DigiTots Storytime
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad, with a focus on Racing to Read skills. We'll explore the very best education apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • National Game Day
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 2-12 and families.
    Celebrate National Game Day at your library. Learn new games or play some old favorites. Want to learn to play Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride? Library staff members will be on hand to teach you.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Drama Classics
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "On The Waterfront," not rated, 1954.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • 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! Doctor Who
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Blue boxes, bowties and fezzes. If you can connect these words, you'll fit right in as we explore all things Whovian!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • 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.
  • Armchair University Science Series: Nature and the Human Condition
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    How does nature affect people? Dr. Janice Greene from Missouri State University’s Department of Biology will discuss the positive impact of nature and the outdoors on individuals' physical and psychological health, and the many benefits of nature to individuals and society as a whole. Part of the Armchair University Science Series.

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the 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, November 22, 2014

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Thanksgiving Stories
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Listen to wonderful Thanksgiving stories around the "fireside." Bring a friend and relax with some cold-weather treats.
  • "A Separate Country"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    By Robert Hicks.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 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 October 01; call 882-0714.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • Puzzle Day
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 2-10.
    Love puzzles? Try your hand at puzzles of all types. We'll even make our own.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. 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.
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