LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN DECEMBER

Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 17; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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 November 01; call 742-4258.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts November 17; call 837-5011.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 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 November 01; call 751-2933.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 November 17; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "All I Want for Christmas." Show and tell about your latest family research hardware and software "finds" and gadgets during our annual sharing session. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogy Society.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 18; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your own works.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 1st Tuesday 'Tween Tech
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 4-8.
    Learn and practice computer programming on the Library's Raspberry Pi.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts November 18; call 837-5011.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm to 6:30 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 instruction. Some instructional materials will be provided for use in the Library, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!
  • Library Center - Greene Teens Tuesday
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Chat about books and movies, play games and enjoy a snack.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    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
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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/thelibrary.org.
  • 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, December 3, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 19; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Expats" (Brown Bag Book Discussion)
    12:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "The Expats" by Chris Pavone.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 19; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 November 19; call 837-5011.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 20; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Explore
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Digital Photos
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of digital imaging including camera types, picture formats, file sizes and megapixels. Also learn basic image manipulation, make back-up CDs and organize albums using free Picasa software.
    Registration starts November 20; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Explore
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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, movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room! Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 November 20; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of the fairy tale television drama "Once Upon a Time," rated TV-PG. Snacks will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Ghost Bride" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By Yangsze Choo.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Bark: Stories" (Brentwood Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lorrie Moore.
  • 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.
    Celebrate the holidays and go home with a new read! Bring a gift-wrapped book from your own collection or purchased for $5 or less, then join us for our 5th Annual Holiday Book Swap. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, December 5, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 21; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm 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 732-7284.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Social Networking
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn what social networking is all about. Explore different types of social networking sites and learn how to create a Facebook and/or Twitter account and friend the Library or receive our tweets.
    Registration starts November 21; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 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 November 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting rooms A & B for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Library Center - Meet Author and Illustrator Jan Brett
    5:00 pm for all ages.
    Meet the author of "The Mitten," "Armadillo Rodeo" and "Hedgie" during this special event. Jan will visit with fans, demonstrate her drawing style and talk about her newest book, "The Animals’ Santa." Her talk will be from 5-5:20 p.m. in the central area of the library. Then visit with her in the auditorium where she will sign her new book, which will be on sale with some of her other favorites. The first 100 families to arrive for Jan's talk will get a free, signed poster. We’ll have free bookmarks designed by Jan, and bring your camera for a snapshot with Hedgie and Jan. Children’s activities will be available from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. Enter a drawing November 15-December 1 at any library branch for a signed copy of "The Animals’ Santa." Winner will be announced before her talk December 5.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night
    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
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On display: The Natural World: Animals and Nature in Harmony by Elaine Johnson.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Talk
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    "Revived Elements and Modern Innovations in American Southwest Pueblo Ceramics" presented by Missouri State University art history major Allison Robbins.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    Add a little frosty fun to your ornament collection by creating a bottle cap snowman. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Holiday Open House
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    All aboard for some Polar Express fun! We'll open early at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments, a craft for the kids and "The Polar Express," rated G. The Ash Grove Christmas parade will pass right in front of the library, so come and watch with us!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 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 November 22; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    9:30 am to 7:30 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Holiday Open House
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Help us kick off the opening of the Holiday Store during our Holiday Open House. Have fun with games and holiday crafts, listen to the "The Animals' Santa" by Jan Brett and get your picture taken with Santa Claus. Santa will be there from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Library Center - Holiday Open House
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Help us kick off the opening of the Holiday Store during our Holiday Open House. Have fun with games and holiday crafts, listen to the "The Animals' Santa" by Jan Brett and get your picture taken with Santa Claus. Santa will be there from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Library Station - Holiday Open House
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Help us kick off the opening of the Holiday Store during our Holiday Open House. Have fun with games and holiday crafts, listen to the "The Animals' Santa" by Jan Brett and get your picture taken with Santa Claus. Santa will be there from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Library Station - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us on the first Saturday of every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Bears," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Saturday Matinee
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    "The Muppet Christmas Carol," rated G.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Ratatouille," rated G.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.

Monday, December 8, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 24; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 7:30 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 November 24; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 November 24; call 837-5011.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "A Christmas Carol" (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for adults.
    By Charles Dickens. Hot cocoa and hot apple cider will be served.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 25; call 837-5011.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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 - 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.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 7:30 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • 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 - Stories for Life
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed specifically for older or memory-impaired adults, this series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    Bring your knitting and crochet projects and join other fiber artists on the second Tuesday of every month. Work on your current projects, share patterns, ideas and questions, and check out our knitting and crochet resources. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Games, computers, crafts, snacks - we'll have some or all of these on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Christmas Cards and Cocoa
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for parents and preschool-grade 4.
    Celebrate the upcoming holiday with your little one by crafting a Christmas card and sipping cocoa together. Materials and cocoa provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your own works.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts November 25; call 837-5011.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    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
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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/thelibrary.org.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Day Break," not rated; in Farsi with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - Love Language for Couples
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Do you know what your love language is? What about your partner's? Love languages, developed by Dr. Gary Chapman, are five different ways that we give and receive love. This workshop will help you understand your own love language and that of your partner's, and how they work together. Presented by Dr. Kristina S. Brown, a licensed marital and family therapist at Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions and director of the Marriage & Family Therapy Program at Forest Institute.
  • Library Center - Wicked Springfield: The Seamy Side of the Queen City
    7:00 pm to 8:15 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    From its founding in the early 1830s, Springfield was a rough frontier town where whiskey flowed freely, gunplay and fistfights abounded and gambling thrived. Join author Larry Wood as he digs beneath the surface of Queen City history to expose notorious characters and capers. Larry will have books available for purchase and signing.
  • 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, December 10, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 26; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Symbols of the Season." Member Rosemary Bane presents seasonal customs from a variety of cultures. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 7:30 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Holiday Horns
    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Springfield Symphony's Brass Quintet performs festive music at this annual concert sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Beverages and snacks will be provided.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 November 26; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "And the Mountains Echoed" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Khaled Hosseini.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Moonflower Vine" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    By Jetta Carleton.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "The Story of Rose O'Neill: An Autobiography" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    Edited by Miriam Formanek-Brunell.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 November 26; call 837-5011.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 26; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 7:30 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:45 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts November 26; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Robert B. Parker.
  • Willard Branch Library - Minecraft Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Join us for an afternoon of Minecraft-themed fun! We'll play Minecraft, eat snacks and have crafts available for those who don't play. Bring a friend! Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Baubles and Beads
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own jewelry using paper beads, duct tape, string or other materials. Materials and snacks will be provided.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films and Asian treats.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 November 26; call 837-5011.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of the fairy tale television drama "Once Upon a Time," rated TV-PG. Snacks will be provided.
  • - "A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal"
    7:00 pm for age 21 and older.
    he librarian has carefully trawled the stacks and selected books guaranteed to make you think. Read the pick of the month, and then meet to discuss it over Cabernet (or soda) at Q Enoteca Wine Bar, 308 W. Commercial St. "A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal" by Ben Macintyre.

Friday, December 12, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 November 26; call 837-5011.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting 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 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 7:30 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Northview Center - "Oryx and Crake" (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am Northview Center for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood.
  • 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting 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 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 November 26; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - 'Tween Town: Salt Painting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Drop in to 'Tween Town, where we make crazy (and sometimes incredibly messy!) crafts, play games and eat cookies! This month, we'll combine ordinary table salt, glue and food coloring to make beautiful salt paintings. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - Teen Night: Gyotaku
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    In Japanese, "gyo" means "fish" and "taku" means "rubbing." Create beautifully detailed prints with this traditional Japanese art form. There may be actual fish involved, so come prepared to get a little messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Jane Austen Christmas Ball
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that Christmas should be celebrated with the utmost gaiety and mirth. Make merry in your best Jane Austen-inspired costume and party like it’s 1814!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 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 November 29; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Winter Outdoor Safety & Preparedness
    9:30 am to 11:00 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Missouri Master Naturalist Melvin Johnson will tell you how to prepare for being stranded in your car or home during a winter storm, and what to do if you are lost in a remote location or fall into cold water. Sponsored by the Park Board.
  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    10:00 am to 7:30 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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 pj's, bring your stuffed animal and we'll provide tasty treats.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Time Travel Explorers!
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Go back in time and visit cultures of the ancient world through games, art and mythology. Ancient China
  • Republic Branch Library - Holly Jolly Family Festival
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us for a holiday celebration featuring a live performance by local musician Dallas Jones, refreshments and make 'n take crafts for the whole family. Materials will be provided.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"
    1:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    Discuss a lively mix of fiction genres with others. "The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Park Central Branch Library - DIY Rubber Ducky
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Get creative and accessorize a rubber ducky for yourself or to give as a gift. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Saturday Matinee: Classic Movie Musicals
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Meet Me in St. Louis," not rated. Popcorn will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - LEGO Brick Challenges
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-6.
    Ready, set, build! Take part in a variety of engineering and artistic challenges using LEGO bricks. Kids and families will be given free time to play with LEGO bricks. Each session will also feature an engineering challenge designed to stimulate scientific thinking and foster ingenuity through creative competition.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Air Bud," rated PG.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

  • Library Center - Holiday Store
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in meeting room A for all ages.
    Holiday shopping for families, friends and teachers is fun and affordable at the Library's annual Holiday Store. Children through age 18 can shop for gifts priced from 25 cents to $5. Friends of the Library volunteers help children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts. Proceeds from the Holiday Store help support the children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Christmas Songs with Dallas Jones and Molly Healey. One of Springfield's most celebrated duos will play traditional and pop Christmas songs with guitar, fiddle and piano. Sing along and get into the holiday spirit! Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, December 15, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 December 01; call 837-5011.
  • 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 - 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 November 01; call 736-9233.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 December 01; call 837-5011.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 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 November 01; call 759-2637.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 December 01; call 837-5011.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 December 02; call 837-5011.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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 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 - "Some Luck" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Jane Smiley.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your own works.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm 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 December 02; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite!
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Harry Potter: Muggles and wizards unite for an evening of Hogwarts-approved crafts and activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fun with Paper Crafts
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to turn paper into beautiful, usable art at this monthly craft series. Deck the Halls with Ornaments and Garland. Paper will be provided; bring scissors and glue if you have it or use ours.
    Registration starts December 02; call 862-0135.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    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
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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/thelibrary.org.
  • 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, December 17, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 December 03; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 865-1340.
  • Republic Branch Library - Countdown to Christmas
    10:00 am to 10:45 am for infants-age 6.
    We'll count down to Christmas with stories, songs and activities.
  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Icelandic Adventure
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for all ages.
    Find out about the natural features and other wonders of Iceland from Drury University professor Bob Robertson. He and his family spent six days exploring Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, and driving around the southern part of the country.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate the Holidays with Courthouse Chorale
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    This vocal ensemble of Greene County officials and employees will perform holiday favorites.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts December 03; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 December 03; call 837-5011.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Have a Muppet Christmas!
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for ages 4-9.
    Cozy up with Muppet-themed snacks and a Christmas classic brought to you by Gonzo and Kermit as we watch "The Muppet Christmas Carol," not rated.
  • - "A Discovery of Witches" (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. "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 December 04; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts December 04; call 837-5011.
  • South Side Senior Center - "Still Life" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Still Life" by Louise Penny.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Christmas Cookies and Crafts
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Get into the holiday spirit by decorating Christmas cookies and creating a fun craft. Cookies and materials will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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, movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room! Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 December 04; call 837-5011.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of the fairy tale television drama "Once Upon a Time," rated TV-PG. Snacks will be provided.
  • - Library Game Night at Mother's
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for age 21 and older.
    Gather at Mother’s Tasting Room and show off your literary knowledge! Join library staffers to play literary games over a pint of your favorite craft beer. At Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave.
  • Republic Branch Library - Polar Express Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to "The Polar Express," make a special craft and sing songs. Materials will be provided.

Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 December 05; call 837-5011.
  • 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 - Holly Jolly Storytime
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Get into the holiday spirit with books, songs and a holiday craft. Materials will be provided.
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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 November 01; call 732-7284.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learning Windows 8
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to personalize the Metro Interface (the start screen), use the search feature, work with windows and utilize the desktop. Find out about available apps and how to download them from the Windows Store.
    Registration starts December 05; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night
    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, December 20, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 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 December 06; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Playtime!
    10:00 am to 11:30 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth and young children learn through play. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Holiday Movie Marathon
    10:00 am to 4:30 pm for all ages/families.
    Enjoy a day of classic and not-so-classic holiday movies. Popcorn provided. "The Polar Express," rated G, 10 a.m.; "The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol," rated G, noon; "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure," rated PG, 12:40 p.m.; "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," not rated, 1966 version, 2:15 p.m.; "The Nightmare Before Christmas," rated PG, 2:45 p.m.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Earth," rated G.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "On the Town," not rated, 1949.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Black Stallion," rated G.

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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 December 08; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Beyond Google: Internet Searching
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Improve searching skills with an in-depth look at search engines, directories and the invisible Web, including advanced searching options and tips.
    Registration starts December 08; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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 December 08; call 837-5011.

Tuesday, December 23, 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 - A Very Grinchy Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Help the Grinch find his holiday spirit during this very Grinchy storytime! We'll watch 1966 classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," not rated, and read other holiday titles.
  • 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 - "Cold Comfort Farm" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Stella Gibbons.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your own works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    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
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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/thelibrary.org.
  • 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.

Friday, December 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.
  • 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 Night
    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, December 27, 2014

  • Library Center - Builderspace
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Like to build with blocks? Join us for a building party with different types of blocks. You provide the engineering skills and creativity.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Disneynature's "Bears," rated G.

Monday, December 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.
  • Library Station - Winter Break Crafternoon
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Got the winter break doldrums? Drop in any time to create boredom-busting crafts for a variety of skill levels. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

  • Library Center - Crafterspace
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Join us for a morning of crafts. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Crafterspace
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 6-12.
    Feeling crafty? We'll provide the supplies for you to make and create.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your own works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    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
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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/thelibrary.org.
  • 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, December 31, 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.
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