Holiday Hours

LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN JANUARY

Friday, January 2, 2015

  • Brentwood Branch Library - DIY Day.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Calling all crafters! Brush off the winter break boredom and join us for a variety of art activities, including doodle art, brushless painting, recyclable replicas, confetti creations and more. Materials, music and hot chocolate will be provided.
  • 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: Computer Skills I.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts December 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 December 01; call 732-7284.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - DIY for Teens!.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Did you resolve to take up a new craft in the new year? We can help. Paint, paper, yarn--choose your medium. We've pulled the best from Pinterest so you can try out fun, new projects! Materials will be provided.
  • 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. "Labyrinth," rated PG.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts, and special events.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk.
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On display: Storm Drain Reveal 2014, James River Basin Partnership.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Talk.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    "Developments in Hazar Baf: Architectural Innovation in the Persian Middle Ages" presented by Missouri State University art history major Drew Pilkenton.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Bingo!.
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Kick off the new year with Bingo at the Library. Prizes will be awarded, so don't miss out!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

  • Library Center - Bibliobop Dance Party.
    10:00 am to 10:45 am in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Get ready to shake your sillies out at our Library dance party. Listen to stories about dancing and keep the rhythm going with instruments and shakers.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays.
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us on the first Saturday of every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "African Cats," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Saturday Matinee.
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Turn over a new leaf with a "Despicable Me" double feature! "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2," both rated PG.
  • 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! "Iron Man," rated PG-13.

Monday, January 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.
  • 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 December 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 - Meet the Computer.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts December 15; 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 December 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.

Tuesday, January 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.
  • 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 - 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 December 15; 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, January 7, 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 for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts December 01; call 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 Bees". (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 Bees" by Laline Paull.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts December 15; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts December 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, January 8, 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.
  • 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 December 15; 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Empty Mansions:The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    "Empty Mansions:The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - "The Martian". (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By Andy Weir.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders". (Brentwood Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jennifer Finney Boylan.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.
  • - "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory".
    7:00 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. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory" by Caitlin Doughty.
  • Library Center - "Mudbound". (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 Hillary Jordan. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, January 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts December 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.
  • 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 - "Room". (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. "Room" by Emma Donoghue.
  • 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: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts December 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Digital Devices.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Try out and compare a variety of tablets and e-readers in this hands-on session. Learn how to check out and download e-books from the Library, plus how to access Library and Web resources using mobile devices. Bring your fully-charged gadget, if you have one, so you can follow along.
    Registration starts December 15; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - 'Tween Town: Rubber Band Art.
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Drop in to 'Tween Town, where we make crazy (and sometimes incredibly messy!) crafts, play games, and eat cookies! This month, we'll make three different printed art projects using nothing but rubber bands and paint. Materials will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - Minecraft Game Night.
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Build, destroy and build again with Minecraft! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 5:30 p.m. and picked up by 7 p.m. Participants may not leave before 7 p.m. without a parent or guardian.
  • Library Station - Teen Night: Return to 221B Baker Street!.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    According to Internet rumor, BBC's "Sherlock" returns sometime in early 2015, so we're celebrating! Test your knowledge and powers of deduction with a quizzes and trivia, and rehash your favorite cases and conspiracy theories with other fans. Cosplay is encouraged, so start polishing your cheekbones to look just like Bandicoot Cucumberpatch...um, we mean, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Saturday, January 10, 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime! .
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm 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 Egypt
  • 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 - "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)".
    1:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    Discuss a lively mix of fiction genres with others. "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling.
  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York". (Book Discussion)
    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. "A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York" by Liana Finck.
  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds.
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Enjoy a performance by Neil Pille, aka Two Wheel Neil, whose folk-rock vibe and original music are perfect for a Saturday afternoon. 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! "Batman Forever," rated PG-13.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series:.
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Red Bridge Bluegrass. Enjoy a high energy show from this tradition-based bluegrass band that includes four lead vocalists, strong instrumentals and a variety of songs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday, January 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.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts December 15; 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, January 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.
  • 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: Computer Skills I.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts December 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 - Rubber Ducky Storytime.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate everyone's favorite bath time pal during this special National Rubber Ducky Day storytime!
  • 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.
  • 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 December 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 in the meeting room 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 - Email for Beginners.
    5:15 pm to 7:15 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 December 15; call 837-5011.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime.
    6:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "The Science of Sleep," rated R; in French, English and Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - How to Buy the Perfect Gift for Your Sweetheart.
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    This workshop will help you know how to give your sweetheart the perfect gift for Valentine's Day or any other holiday. Presented by Dr. Kristina S. Brown, a licensed marital and family therapist at Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions and director of the Marriage & Family Therapy Program at Forest Institute.
  • Library 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, January 14, 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.
    "Genealogical Sources In and About Christian County." Member Mabel Phillips describes materials available to researchers on the people and records of Christian County, Missouri, in person, online, in media and in print.
  • 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 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 December 15; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War". (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Tony Horwitz.
  • Willard Branch Library - "Lila". (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm for adults.
    By Marilynne Robinson.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Jane Pauley.
  • 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, January 15, 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 December 15; call 837-5011.
  • - "Flight Behavior". (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. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Throwback Gaming Night.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12..
    Remember the original Nintendo video game console? Operation? Twister? Join us at the Library to play some old-school games and eat your favorite retro candies.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - A Videographer’s Tale: Ozark Life Stories with Ed Fillmer.
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    "Grist Mills 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.
  • 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, January 16, 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 December 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 - Maintaining and Securing Your PC.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to keep your computer in good health by taking precautions to protect it from viruses and performing the appropriate tasks to maintain it.
    Registration starts December 15; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: 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 December 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 - Crazy for Cats.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 6-12.
    Take part in a variety of "CATivities" including our second annual "Cat Video Festival," where you can vote on your favorite hilarious cat video and provide captions for "I Can Has Cheezburger" pictures. We’ll have a prize for the best-dressed "cat lover" outfit.
  • 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 - History of the Square Now and Then.
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    John Sellars, executive director of the History Museum on the Square, will talk about and share images illustrating how Park Central Square has changed over the years.

Saturday, January 17, 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 Station - Bibliobop Dance Party.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Frisco room for ages 2-6.
    Get wiggly and shake your sillies out at our Library dance party! Listen to stories about music and dancing and join in the fun as we dance and play instruments.
  • 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 - "Frozen" Fiesta.
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 4.
    Enjoy the "Frozen" soundtrack playing in the background as we create icy art and chilly crafts. We'll watch "Frozen," rated PG, at 2 p.m.
  • 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. "The Band Wagon," not rated, 1953.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Saturday Matinee: Classic Movie Musicals.
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Mary Poppins," rated G. 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! "Spider Man," rated PG-13.

Tuesday, January 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.
  • 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 - "The Pearl that Broke Its Shell". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Nadia Hashimi.
  • 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 January 06; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite!.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Disney: Do you believe in happily ever after? Hop on your magic carpet and fly over to the Library for a magical night of fun with games and activities.
  • 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. New Year, New Outlook.
  • 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, January 21, 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.
    "Missouri State Archives: Where History begins." As the repository for state government records, the Missouri State Archives holds an abundance of genealogical resources. Archivist Christine Miller will provide an overview of the records available for research, including more than 62,000 reels of county records on microfilm; along with information on distance research through online databases and research requests. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts December 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: Rome.
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us as Laura Provance, co-owner of Arts & Letters, shares her love of ancient Rome and familiarity with contemporary Roman culture in this unique travelogue.
  • 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 January 07; 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 December 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Treasure Map Your Way to Success.
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    A treasure map is a visual representation of what you want to manifest in your life. Think of it as a good way to keep those New Year’s resolutions at the front of your mind. Learn how to create your own personalized map at this hands-on craft session. Basic supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring additional images or embellishments for your map.
    Registration starts January 07; call 862-0135.

Thursday, January 22, 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 - 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 08; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - "Enemy Women". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "Enemy Women" by Paulette Jiles.
  • 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 6:30 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 Station - Conquer Your Fear of Pie Baking.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Celebrate National Pie Day at the Library! Library staff member Konrad Stump will talk about easy pie making techniques, including the no-fail pie crust. Enjoy pie samples while we review our favorite go-to cookbooks. Session is limited to 20; call 616-0683 to register.
    Registration starts January 08; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Cooking with MaMa Jean: Roasted Winter Vegetables.
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Geoff Underwood from MaMa Jean’s Natural Market will demonstrate basic techniques for roasting winter vegetables to make hearty and delicious cold-weather meals. Samples will be provided.
    Registration starts January 08; call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - Getting the Most From Ancestry.com.
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Searching Ancestry.com can be daunting, especially when results reveal many people of the same name. Local History associate Patti Hobbs will teach you how to navigate the databases within Ancestry.com, search more efficiently and understand what you can expect to find.

Friday, January 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.
  • 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 December 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 - Baby It's Cold Outside.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Warm up at the Library with stories, crafts and treats. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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: Computer Skills II.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts December 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 January 09; call 837-5011.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Ponypalooza Party!.
    3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for all ages.
    Show off your Pony love with My Little Pony races, crafts, trivia and a pony personality quiz. Materials will be provided.
  • 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, January 24, 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 - Digging for Dinosaurs.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    Matt Forir, paleontologist and executive director of the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, will discuss recent excavations in Wyoming's Cretaceous badlands where the institute's crew excavated Henry the Triceratops. See the hot, humid landscape 67 million years ago through the eyes of one of the largest triceratops ever to roam the Mesozoic Era and find out what happened to Henry on his final days as the mighty bull of prehistoric Wyoming. Fossils from the excavation will be available for viewing after the lecture.
  • Library Center - Colossal Dinosaur Extravaganza.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Love dinosaurs? Dig for dinosaurs, solve dinosaur puzzles and more!
  • 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Movies at the Library.
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Turn over a new leaf this year with a "Despicable Me" double feature! Both films rated PG.
  • Library Center - Digital Device Post-Holiday Open House.
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Have a new device or smartphone? Library staff will provide one-on-one instruction during this come-and-go event for using digital library products including downloading e-books and e-audiobooks during this come-and-go open house. Bring your device or smartphone fully charged and registered along with your account passwords.
  • 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 "Oceans," rated G.
  • Library Center - Third Annual Mock Caldecott.
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades K-adult.
    We're going to choose our very own Caldecott Medal winner with Library staff member and 2016 Caldecott Selection Committee member Sarah Bean Thompson. We'll talk about picture books, what makes the best illustrated book of the year and decide which book should win the Springfield Caldecott Medal for 2015. Ask a librarian for the picture book reading list so you can come prepared to discuss your favorite. Books will also be available to read at the event.
  • 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! "Superman," rated PG.

Monday, January 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.
  • 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 December 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 - 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 January 12; 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 December 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.
  • Library Center - "The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South". (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Bruce Levine

Tuesday, January 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.
  • 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 December 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.
  • 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: Computer Skills II.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts December 01; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "We Were Liars". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By E. Lockhart.
  • 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. January's topic: snow.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild.
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your own works.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I.
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts January 13; 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.
  • 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.Amazing Vegetable Stamp Prints. Paper and vegetables will be provided; bring scissors and glue if you have it or use ours.
    Registration starts January 13; call 862-0135.
  • 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, January 28, 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.
  • 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 - 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 January 14; 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.
  • - "Shadow of Night". (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. "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness.
  • 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 - Audio Books Live: "The Princess Bride".
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Sit back, relax and enjoy a reading from "The Princess Bride."

Thursday, January 29, 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Celebrate National Puzzle Day.
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for all ages.
    Get your puzzle on at Library for National Puzzle Day! We'll provide jigsaw puzzles of all types and sizes throughout the day. Completed puzzles will be glued and displayed in the library.
  • 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 - 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 15; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • 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 - An Introduction to Contract Bridge.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 08; call 882-0714.

Friday, January 30, 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 - 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Downloading Made Easy.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts January 16; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Disney Masquerade.
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Disney fans unite and join us for an evening of letting it go, Disney-style. Dress up as your favorite Disney character and be our guest at the best dance of the new year.
    Registration starts January 16; call 882-0714.

Saturday, January 31, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Soup-er Bowl Saturday.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for preschool-grade 2.
    Get ready for the Super Bowl with some soup-er stories, crafts and activities. Materials will be provided. Feel free to bring a can of soup to donate to a local food pantry.
  • 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 - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Super Easy Seed Saving Class.
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and more from Patrick Byers, regional horticulture specialist for the Greene County Extension Center. You'll have plenty of seeds next year for yourself, your neighbors and the community.
    Registration starts January 19; call 862-0135.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Outdoor Photography with Bob Ball.
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for adults.
    Bob Ball, photographer and member of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, will talk about the challenges and benefits of outdoor photography and give tips for improving your own photography.
  • Library Station - Super Easy Seed Saving Class.
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and more from Patrick Byers, regional horticulture specialist for the Greene County Extension Center. You'll have plenty of seeds next year for yourself, your neighbors and the community.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Avengers," rated PG-13.
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