Holiday Hours

LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN DECEMBER

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 Center - Movies at the Library
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Cars," rated G; 1 p.m. "Cars 2," rated G. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Movies at the Library
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Cars," rated G; 1 p.m. "Cars 2," rated G. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • 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 Center - Movies at the Library
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Despicable Me," rated PG; 1 p.m. "Despicable Me 2," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • 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 - Movies at the Library
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Despicable Me," rated PG; 1 p.m. "Despicable Me 2," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • 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

  • Library Center - Movies at the Library
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess," not rated; 1 p.m. "Tangled," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • 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 - Movies at the Library
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Catch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. 10 a.m. "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess," not rated; 1 p.m. "Tangled," rated PG. Come-and-go activities will be available in the Children’s Department throughout the day.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Night Springfield
    8:00 pm to 11:00 pm for all ages.
    Springfield’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration includes the Library! Catch performances by area entertainers the Fishin’ Magicians at 8 and 9 p.m., followed by music from Hamburger Cows at 10 p.m.
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