WILLARD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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.
  • Making Sense of Numbers Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 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.
  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • Teen Thursday: Drop Everything and Read
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate "Drop Everything and Read" at the Library! A representative from the Children's and Young Adult Book Review Board of Missouri will discuss what makes a good book review. Participants may sign up for the Book Review Board and the Library's GreeneTeens book review program at the event.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Monday, May 4, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts April 01; call 742-4258.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Otaku Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Have fun with everything manga, anime, and more at this special Otaku-themed Teen Thursday!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • 'Toons and Treats
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you like cartoons from the 80s and 90s? Enjoy an old-school Saturday morning with some of your favorites, rated TV-G or PG. Come in your PJs, bring your stuffed animal and we'll provide tasty treats.
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • "After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    By Michael Hainey.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Exploring Native American Flutes with Jerry Fretwell
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
    Native American flute maker Jerry Fretwell will discuss the cultural history behind Native American flutes and perform a few songs. A selection of his flutes will be on display.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Monday, June 1, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts May 01; call 742-4258.
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