LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN AUGUST

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Fizzy Fridays
    10:00 am for grades 2-5.
    Put your mad scientist skills to work as you explore hands-on fizzy, weird, wet, explosive science experiments! Be prepared to get messy!
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tech Days
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    We're bringing the best of new tech and old school together for some summer fun! Try out our new Xbox One and the latest in computing, Raspberry Pi.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    7:00 pm for all ages.
    View works of art created by teens from the Rare Breed Youth Drop in Center. Learn about how The Rare Breed is working with at-risk youth in the city and enjoy the creative talent these teens have to share. Springfield Writers' Guild members Paul Bass, Yvonne Erwin, Joyce Ragland and Julian Lynn will sell and sign their books.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - End of Summer Science Party
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for grades K-6.
    We've done super-cool science experiments all summer long and we're going to repeat the coolest ones to celebrate the end of summer!
    Registration starts July 21; call 883-1974.
  • Republic Branch Library - Smartphones for Tech Newcomers
    12:00 pm.
    Russell Cellular and library staff members will teach you how to use your smartphone, including settings, contacts, texting, email and apps. Bring your fully charged device and your Apple ID or Gmail password. Individual, hands-on-help will be available. Class limited to 20.
    Registration starts July 01; call 732-7284.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Super Science Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Drop by the Children's Department on Saturdays to explore science through crafts and activities. We'll examine a different science question each week. Materials will be provided.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Hubble Hullabaloo!
    1:00 pm for adults.
    We're going out of this world with space-related crafts and snacks in celebration of Missouri native and noted astronomer Edwin Hubble and his amazing telescope. Materials will be provided.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Pinterest Party
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Find out what Pinterest is all about. Start your own account and get pinning while we enjoy snacks and make a craft from Pinterest. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts July 21; call 883-1974.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturday
    2:00 pm for adults.
    Join us on the first Saturday of every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "March of the Penguins," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Listening and Speaking Mindfully
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Words have the power to hurt or heal, to bring us together or push us apart. David Ketchum, Conflict & Communication Center of the Ozarks, will help us reflect on the art of listening and speaking mindfully, and introduce ways to use meditation practice to strengthen healthy habits of communication.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • Library Center - American Experience: "The Abolitionists"
    1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    This 2013 PBS special dramatizes how abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that changed the nation. A Changing America event.

Monday, August 4, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Mapping Your Ancestors' Migration. Learn how to use maps in your genealogical research. Member Fran Black will give an overview of the map collection at the OGS Library. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Mad Science: Explosions
    2:00 pm for grades K-4.
    Peeps, soap and Kool-Aid concoctions will erupt as experiments are performed in the safety of the Library. Be prepared to make a mess! Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Teen Library Council
    6:00 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!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime Tuesdays
    6:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm 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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Fractures" (Brown Bag Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "Fractures" by Lamar Herrin.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Funny, Scary and Amazing Optical Illusions
    2:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Seeing is not always believing at this program. Learn how art and science converge to fool the mind’s eye. Leave with some art and tricks up your sleeve. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    10:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Library Center - "Sid the Science Kid" and Scientists in Your Community
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for age 3-grade 3.
    A naturalist from the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and a meteorologist from KY3 will come and tell us about their jobs and the science behind them. Stay after the program and watch "Sid the Science Kid: I Want to Be a Scientist!"
  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    1:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Library Center - "Sid the Science Kid" and Recycled Creations
    3:00 pm in the auditorium for ages 3-grade 3.
    Enjoy "Sid the Science Kid: Reused Robot" and make a recycled creation. Materials will be provided.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Science of Illusions
    3:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Learn how art and science converge to fool the mind’s eye. Leave with some art and tricks up your sleeve. Materials will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these loveable friends.
  • Springfield Art Museum - American Experience: "Freedom Riders"
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Springfield Art Museum for adults.
    The 2010 PBS film documents the story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders, who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South. A Changing America event.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "& Sons" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By David Gilbert.
  • Library Center - 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): Award Winners. Bring an award-winning book to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Northview Center - "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am to 11:30 am Northview Center for senior adults.
    We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. No registration is necessary. "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Feature Films at the Library
    3:30 pm for all ages.
    "The Iron Giant," rated PG.
  • Library Station - 'Tween Town: Glowing Slime
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    It's glowing slime, what more can we say? Drop in to make some amazing and disgusting slime, hang out, play games and eat snacks. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - "What Does the Fox Say?"
    6:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 2-5.
    "Ducks say quack and fish go blub!" Enjoy stories and activities about animals and what they say.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Glowing Slime
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    Get your mad scientist on and create some disgusting, amazing, glowing slime! Plus all your Teen Night faves: gaming systems, computers and hanging out. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Great Early Literacy Apps!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for adults.
    Summer reading is over, but we can show you how to keep your kids excited about reading using fun computer apps that develop early literacy skills. Bring your device if you wish.
    Registration starts July 28; call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Bibliobop Dance Party
    10:00 am in the auditorium for ages 2-6.
    Get wiggly and shake your sillies out at our Library dance party! Listen to stories about music and dancing and join in the fun as we dance and play instruments.
  • Willard Branch Library - DigiTots Storytime
    10:00 am 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 combined with the latest technology. We'll explore the very best educational apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope" (Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups)
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope" by Emmanuel Guibert.
  • Library Center - "All Quiet on the Western Front"
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Join us for a screening of "All Quiet on the Western Front," not rated. Based on Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, this classic film won an Academy Award for Best Picture and Director in 1930. It remains one of the most powerful war movies ever made.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Saturday Matinee: Classic Noir Film Fest
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Kiss Me Deadly," not rated. Popcorn will be provided.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Saturday Matinee at the Library
    2:00 pm for all ages.
    "Meet the Robinsons," rated G.
  • Willard Branch Library - LEGO Block Challenges
    2:00 pm for grades K-6.
    Ready, set, build! Take part in a variety of engineering and artistic challenges using LEGO blocks. Kids and families will be given free time to play with LEGO blocks. Each session will also feature an engineering challenge designed to stimulate scientific thinking and foster ingenuity through creative competition.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    SouthWynn's. The SouthWynn's, started by John and Betty Wynn, have been steeped in family harmony for more than 20 years. The band is proud to showcase generations of the Wynn family and currently features Betty Wynn, Berry Wynn, Casey Freeland, Amanda Marlow and Alan Young.

Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Back to School Bash!
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    We want to welcome you back in style as we sing, dance and snack to celebrate your first day of school! Learn more about the Teen Room and the Library, and make plans to join us after school all year.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite!: Mario Tournament
    6:00 pm in meeting room B for grades 6-12.
    Pick your favorite Mario character and start your engines! Race to the finish line while avoiding obstacles, including that pesky banana peel. Finish first and claim your title as King of Kart!
  • Library Station - DigiTots Storytime
    6:00 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 combined with the latest technology. We'll explore the very best educational apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime Tuesdays
    6:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Instructions Not Included" ("No se Aceptan Devoluciones"), rated PG-13; in Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm 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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    The OGS Obituary Project. Panel members Imogene Bennett, John Carter, Patti Hobbs and Rita Wallace will discuss the history and objectives of the project, and offer suggestions for use in your research. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - "A Tale for the Time Being" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Ruth Ozeki.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Jim Henson: The Biography" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Brian Jay Jones.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Upcycled Crafts
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Recycle, reduce, reuse -- and turn it into art! Learn how to turn your trash into funky jewelry and decorations. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Pecan Man" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Cassie D. Selleck.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia" (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for an informal discussion of our monthly book pick. "The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia" by David Stuart MacLean.
  • Library Center - The Fairgrounds and Beyond: Auto Racing in the Ozarks
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Celebrate the rich history of auto racing in the Ozarks. Library staff member Michael Price will discuss well-known area drivers and the tracks that made them famous.

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Republic Branch Library - Minecraft Game Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Build, destroy and build again with Minecraft! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave before 8 p.m. without a parent or guardian.
  • Park Central Branch Library - House of Cards
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    With the sleight of hand, cards up your sleeve and towering card houses, we're having a night of cards! Join us for card games, card building and more. Playing cards will be provided.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - Your Résumé
    9:00 am to 11:00 am for adults.
    Learn how to create a résumé that will get the results you want. This session will cover how to use résumé software and/or templates and provide some résumé tips, tricks and winning résumé examples. Experience using a mouse and keyboard is required. Microsoft Word skills are recommended.
  • Library Center - Tracing Your World War I Ancestor
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Library staff member Michael Price will present tips and techniques for researching your ancestors who fought in World War I.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic musical. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," not rated, 1954.
  • Republic Branch Library - Republic Recipe Club
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Join us for a recipe club and trade recipes and cooking tips with other foodies. Bring a copy of a new or favorite recipe of your own or one from the Library's collection of cookbooks. We'll talk about our cooking successes and failures. Beginner and experienced home chefs are welcome.
  • Library Center - DigiTots Storytime
    2:30 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 combined with the latest technology. We'll explore the very best educational apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.

Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.
  • Library Center - Slavery in America: The Final Chapters, 1863-1865
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation marked the beginning of the end of slavery, but it would take two more long years of struggle before the peculiar institution would finally disappear from American life. Learn what happened during those years from Dr. Greg Renoff, associate professor of history at Drury University. A Changing America event.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Blue Asylum" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Kathy Hepinstall.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime Tuesdays
    6:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm 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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg--modeled after Venice, built by Peter the Great and home to one of the largest art museums in the world, the Hermitage. Gary and Judy Brock will tell us about the people, art and culture of Russia, including the cities of Kizhi, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Moscow.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Springfield, Then and Now" with John Sellars, executive director with the History Museum on the Square.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • - "Americanah" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration is necessary. "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Library Center - Chill Fridays
    3:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Start the weekend right when you join us once a month in the teen area for video, board and card games! Feel free to bring your favorite game.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Library Center - Mighty Men of War: The Carthage Light Guard in World War I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In the fall of 1918, a company of Carthage soldiers took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the largest battle in U.S. Army history to that time. Author Jeff Patrick will discuss how these men from small towns and farms in southwest Missouri experienced some of the most ferocious combat of the Great War.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Big Brentwood Play Day
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Little ones learn through play! We'll make learning fun as kids explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based activities.
  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Block Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO elements 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 for your LEGO creations.
  • Library Center - Soldiers of the Great War
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Local living historians will describe the experiences of common soldiers in World War I as they display original and reproduction military equipment and explain how it was used. A presentation on the topic will begin at 2 p.m.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Giver," The Game!
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    You've read the book -- this month you can see the movie! Celebrate with a live-action game based on Lois Lowry's "The Giver."
  • Strafford Branch Library - Otaku Club
    2:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Anime fans unite! Join us every month for anime films and Asian treats.

Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Me Before You" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jojo Moyes.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Build All the Things!
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Tap into your childhood creativity as we build structures with LEGO blocks, cards, books, paper, boxes, blocks and more. We'll have team contests. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime Tuesdays
    6:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm 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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Save Your Research for Future Generations. Member Susan Muñoz has compiled her family history information into an entertaining and educational form. Susan will share her techniques and methods. Bring your own family history compilations for a show-and-tell session following the presentation. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Monthly Macabre
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Join us the last Wednesday of the month for snacks and supernatural cinema. It's all about mad scientists this summer as we watch your favorite movies featuring creatures, ghosts and ghouls from decades past. "Metropolis," rated PG-13, 2001.
  • - "And the Mountains Echoed" (Downtown Book Club)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at the Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • Library Station - "The Weight of Blood" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "The Weight of Blood" by Laura McHugh.

Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and 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.
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