Holiday Hours

LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN FEBRUARY

Monday, February 2, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 January 01; call 742-4258.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 January 16; 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 January 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop.
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "ProShow: Photo Slideshow Creator Part I" Member Charlie Dischinger will explain how ProShow Gold allows you to easily create stunning photo slideshows for friends, family, business or just for fun. Part II is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, March 2. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 - 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 January 20; 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, February 4, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 January 01; call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Maid’s Version". (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 Maid’s Version" by Daniel Woodrell.
  • 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 January 21; 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 January 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.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - 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 - 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 January 22; 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    3:30 pm 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 - 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.
  • 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 all ages.
    Make like a couch potato at the Library as we watch two episodes of the fairy tale TV drama "Once Upon a Time," rated TV-PG. Snacks will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - "China Dolls". (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    By Lisa See.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Confabulist". (Brentwood Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Steven Galloway.
  • Library Center - "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry". (NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings)
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By Rachel Joyce. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, February 6, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 January 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 January 23; 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 January 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    4:00 pm in the children's department 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 - Friday Night Film Fest.
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for age 13-grade 12.
    Kick back and enjoy a film on the big screen. We'll provide the popcorn if you provide the enthusiasm. "Warm Bodies," rated PG-13.
  • 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 Talk.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    "Three Spaces: Critical Utopianism for Contemporary Audiences" presented by Drury University art history and architecture student Kevin Rogan.
  • 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. Sit back and enjoy the music from Springfield Regional Opera's Operazzi open mic night starting at 7 p.m., or bring your sheet music and be part of the show. On display: Digital Art by Alan O'Neal.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Fusion Bead Art.
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Grab a friend and stop by the Library to make fusion bead art. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 it's wonders. Disneynature's "Wings of Life," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meet and Greet Celebration.
    11:30 am to 4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Step into a recreation of the famed 135th St. Branch Library in Harlem through displays and performances. The event honors Afro-Puerto Rican historian Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, whose collections of art, literature and artifacts became the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. This program is coordinated by Peoples Etiquette and the Library in collaboration with the NAACP Springfield Branch, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Art Inspired. 11:30 a.m. Storyteller Cynthia Collins will portray Clementine Hunter in "The Painted Word." Hunter was a self-taught folk artist who could neither read nor write. Hunter’s story, "Art From Her Heart," by Kathy Whitehead and illustrated by Shane Evans, will be on display. In the Children's Department. 1 p.m. Living history portrayals of African-Americans including Arturo Alfonso Schomburg. 3 p.m. Students and friends of Ozarks Technical Community College will perform a storytelling skit based on the book "Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table," by author/illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton. In the downstairs meeting room.
  • 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 Lego Movie," rated PG.
  • Library Center - Teen No-Bake Dessert Battle.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Grab your aprons and chef hats for an afternoon of baking mayhem. Using secret ingredients, teamwork and a bit of luck, see if your team can create the best no-bake desserts for the judges.
    Registration starts January 28; call 882-0714.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    5:00 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Gone with the Wind," rated G.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series.
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Judy Domeny Bowen performs traditional Ozarks folk songs highlighting The Max Hunter Collection, an archive of more than 1,600 folk songs recorded by the former traveling salesman and now housed at the Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, February 9, 2015

  • 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - A Videographer's Tale: Ozark Life Stories with Ed Fillmer.
    11:00 am in the Frisco room for all ages.
    "Old General Stores of the Ozarks." Award-winning freelance video journalist Ed Fillmer will give video presentations with some of his most popular glimpses of Ozarks culture and its people. Fillmer’s "KY3’s Ozark Life" video stories aired during his 17 years as a reporter, photographer and producer at KYTV. He is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square.
  • 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 January 26; 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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 January 01; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - I "Heart" Pete the Cat Storytime.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Pete the Cat loves Valentine's Day! Celebrate with him at the Library during this special storytime.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library 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 January 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.
  • 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 - Internet Basics.
    5:15 pm to 7:15 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 January 27; call 837-5011.
  • 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. Flowers That Won’t Freeze. Paper will be provided; bring scissors and glue if you have it or use ours.
    Registration starts January 27; 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Gloria," rated R; in Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop.
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Unrestricted Warfare: The 1916-17 Streetcar Strike." Erin Smither, manuscript specialist for the State Historical Society of Missouri, will discuss the cause of the strike, analyze community support for striking workers, and reveal how a kidnapping and murder affected the outcome. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Whooo Will Be My Valentine?.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate the loveliest day of the year with stories, songs and a valentine you can make yourself.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 January 28; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "The Rosie Project". (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Graeme Simsion.
  • Willard Branch Library - "Elmer Gantry". (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    By Sinclair Lewis.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Of Mice and Men". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By John Steinbeck.
  • 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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 - 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 January 29; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - "And the Mountains Echoed". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Khaled Hosseini.
  • 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 - 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    3:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night.
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    Make like a couch potato at the Library as we watch two episodes of the fairy tale TV drama "Once Upon a Time," rated TV-PG. Snacks will be provided.
  • Library Center - Abraham Lincoln: From Kentucky to the White House.
    7:00 pm to 8:15 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Historian Hal Funk will highlight Lincoln's life from his birth in Kentucky to leaving Springfield, Ill., for the White House. The slide presentation features Lincoln's boyhood farms in Kentucky and Indiana, and his adult life in New Salem and Springfield, Ill.
  • - "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter".
    8:00 pm for age 21 and older.
    The 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. "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers.

Friday, February 13, 2015

  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 January 01; call 883-1974.
  • 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 - "Will You Be My Valenswine?" And Other Animal Tales of the Heart.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for some lovely stories, songs and activities.
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Whooo Will Be My Valentine?.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate the loveliest day of the year with stories, songs and a valentine you can make yourself.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Northview Center - "Wild". (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. "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Star Struck.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Does your heart belong to "Star Wars" or "Star Trek"? Show your loyalty with games, crafts, challenges, photo ops and face painting. Costumes are welcome.
  • 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 January 30; call 837-5011.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek".
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Show your love for your favorite sci-fi series with trivia, villian debates and "spacey" crafts. We'll "go where no man has gone before" to determine who is the better captain, Kirk or Solo? Costumes encouraged! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - 'Tween Town: Foam Dough.
    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're making foam dough, a mysterious substance that's kind of like outer space Play-doh. It feels like foam and molds like clay.
  • Library Station - Teen Night: Fractal Tetrahedron.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    We're going to build a giant, lightweight pyramid out of drinking straws, string and the power of the world's coolest scientific concept -- fractals! Help us construct something truly amazing. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - The History of Springfield: Then and Now.
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    John Sellars, executive director of the History Museum on the Square, presents Springfield Then and Now including images illustrating how Springfield has changed over the years.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Library Station - Valentine's Day Party!.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Frisco room for infants-age 6.
    It's Valentine's Day, so let's celebrate with a party! We'll read stories and sing songs about pets, family, food and friends. Then we'll make valentines to show our love for all the things that make our lives delightful.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the children's department 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 - "The Snow Child".
    1:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    Discuss a lively mix of fiction genres with others. "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
  • 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 - I Love LEGO Bricks!.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for preschool-grade 4.
    Show your love for LEGO bricks by building a custom design at the Library. You can also construct a valentine card to take home to someone special. Materials will be provided.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Kill My Mother". (Graphic Novels for Grown-ups)
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Kill My Mother" by Jules Feiffer.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - I Love to Play!.
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Learning begins at birth and play is how children learn, so come play with us on Valentine's Day! We'll have heart-filled activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Many of these activities can be recreated at home.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Origami for Your Valentine Needs.
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    We've got your valentine needs covered! Create origami swans, hearts and flowers for that special someone in your life. Materials and instructions 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.
  • Library Center - Alice in Wonderland "Un-Valentine’s Day" Party.
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Venture down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a mad manner with crafts, tea and maybe even a jabberwocky or two. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts February 01; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds.
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm for all ages.
    Kick off your romantic Valentine's Day evening with a performance by premier a cappella singing group Queen City Sound Chorus, a chapter of the Sweet Adelines International. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • 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 Notebook," rated PG-13.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Daughters of Time". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Kaalii Cargill.
  • 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 - Discover the Web.
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Explore portals and starting spots, directories and the invisible Web. Learn tips and tricks to simplify your Web search and find out how search engines work.
    Registration starts February 03; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite!.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    My Little Pony: Do you love "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"? Enter the world of Equestria as we play some Pony trivia and make fabulous crafts. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - Ted Talk Tuesdays.
    6:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Watch and discuss some of the most entertaining, inspiring and mind-blowing TED Talks. Each week we'll watch two talks on a particular topic then discuss. Reading lists will be provided for those wanting a more in-depth topic view. What is Love?
  • 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, February 18, 2015

  • 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.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: File Management.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room 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 January 01; call 865-1340.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Musical Ireland.
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    In the summer of 2014, Library staff member Charity Huechteman sang her way across the Emerald Isle with members of Sound of the Heartland Ensemble. Listen as Charity shares the sights and sounds of this breathtaking country.
  • 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 February 04; 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 January 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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 February 05; call 837-5011.
  • - "Cold Comfort Farm". (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Cold Comfort Farm," by Stella Gibbons.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Minute to Win It!.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Can you win it in a minute? Put your skills to the test in a variety of Minute to Win It challenges as you compete against others to win a prize.
  • 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 - Boredom Busters.
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Beat the winter blues with some fast-paced games including Uno, Minute It To Win It challenges and teen books-to-movies charades. We have it all, including snacks.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    3:30 pm 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 - 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night.
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for all ages.
    Make like a couch potato at the Library as we watch two episodes of the fairy tale TV 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.
  • Library Station - World War II in Springfield.
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Library local history associate Michael Price will discuss life in Springfield during World War II, 1941-1945. Learn about the hardships and patriotism on the home front during this decisive period in American history.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime.
    7:00 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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 January 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 February 06; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: 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 January 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    4:00 pm in the children's department 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 - 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.
  • Springfield Conservation Nature Center - Birding for Everyone: Meet John C. Robinson.
    7:00 pm Springfield Conservation Nature Center for all ages.
    Meet and hear a talk by award-winning ornithologist, best-selling author and wildlife biologist John C. Robinson. The author of "Birding for Everyone: Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers," Robinson has researched and been an advocate for how to connect youth to nature through the wonder and magic of bird watching. The program is co-sponsored by the Library. For more information about John C. Robinson's appearance, call the Nature Center at 888-4237. At the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime! .
    10:00 am to 11:30 am 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 - 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 Greece
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Movies at the Library.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    "Muppets Most Wanted," rated PG.
  • 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 "Bears," rated G.
  • Library Center - Chinese New Year Celebration.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for families, all ages.
    Help us welcome the Year of the Sheep with games, crafts, music, treats and special surprises!
  • 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. "An American in Paris," not rated, 1951.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Saturday Matinee: Classic Movie Musicals.
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "West Side Story," not rated. Popcorn will be provided.
  • 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! "Dirty Dancing," rated PG-13.

Monday, February 23, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 January 01; call 736-9233.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 February 09; 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 January 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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts January 01; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Stuffed Animal Sleepover.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Your stuffed animal is invited to spend the night at the Library! Drop off your friend anytime before 3 p.m. on Monday, February 23. Come back the next morning, February 24, at 11 a.m. for storytime and see what your stuffie was doing while you were sleeping!
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: File Management.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 January 01; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "All the Light We Cannot See". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Anthony Doerr.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Book Soup.
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for parents and ages 4-8.
    Join us to talk about your favorite picture and nonfiction books and hear about other books during this monthly book discussion group for kids and parents. Children are invited to "show and tell" their favorite books related to the monthly topic. February's topic: animals in winter.
  • 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 - 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 February 10; 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.
  • 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, February 25, 2015

  • 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop.
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Then and Now." John Sellers, executive director of the History Museum on the Square, will present historic photographs of Springfield sites and what is there today. He'll also talk about challenges in finding some locations due to changing street numbers and names through the years. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 February 11; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • - "The Book of Life". (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. "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 February 12; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - "The Aviator's Wife". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin.
  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    3:30 pm 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 - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Upcycle This!.
    4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Join us for some upcycling activities that involve the reuse of materials that might otherwise go into the landfill. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night.
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    Make like a couch potato at the Library as we watch two episodes of the fairy tale TV drama "Once Upon a Time," rated TV-PG. Snacks will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - A Videographer's Tale: Ozark Life Stories with Ed Fillmer.
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Ozarks Ghost Towns." Award-winning freelance video journalist Ed Fillmer will give video presentations with some of his most popular glimpses of Ozarks culture and its people. Fillmer’s "KY3’s Ozark Life" video stories aired during his 17 years as a reporter, photographer and producer at KYTV. He is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square.
  • Library Station - Cole Closser: World-Class Cartoonist.
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Frisco room for teens and adults.
    Cole Closser, graduate of Missouri State University and The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, will talk about the growing world of comics and graphic novels, including his own projects, and answer audience questions. His graphic novel, "Little Tommy Lost," was named one of the 10 best graphic novels of 2013 by The Onion’s A.V. Club.

Friday, February 27, 2015

  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 January 01; call 883-1974.
  • 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 - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: 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 January 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Mac Basics.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Mac elements including the desktop, Finder, Dock, menu bar, Spotlight and Notification Center. You'll also find out how to search, use the menu bar and explore various settings to personalize your Mac experience. Seating is limited.
    Registration starts February 13; call 837-5011.
  • 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, February 28, 2015

  • 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.
  • Library Center - Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Monarch’s first Negro League World Series championship in 1924, award winning author Phil S. Dixon is visiting 90 cities, including Springfield where the Monarchs played African-American teams at White City Park. Phil, co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, will discuss the history of African-American ball players in the Negro Leagues through stories, colorful baseball poetry and photographs. Books available for purchase and signing at the event.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read at Home.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Children learn through play! Get them started on the road to reading at this come-and-go event where you can play with your young children and learn awesome ideas for helping them build the skills they need to be ready to learn to read. We’ll have samples of homemade toys and activities with tips, reading suggestions and more.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Comic-palooza.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Curious about what it takes to make a comic book? In this two-part series, Springfield artist/cartoonist Jared George will explore the history of comics, explain what goes into publishing comics and show you how to make your own mini-comic. Ask questions of Jared, comic artist Ryan Wheaton and other local experts, and discover ways to connect with the local comic scene. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the children's department 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 - 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 - Acoustic Guitar with Don Harmening.
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for adults.
    Join us for an afternoon of classic acoustic folk and rock music performed by Don Harmening.
  • 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! "10 Things I Hate About You," rated PG-13.
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