LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN MARCH

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10 a.m.-noon 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. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Piggie Party
    10 a.m. in the community room for preschool-grade 2.
    Celebrate National Pig Day with Mo Willems' stories about Piggie, games and crafts. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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
    1-3 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - STEAM Teens
    3:30-5 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with crafts and other activities. Materials will be provided. Dr. Seuss Stack. Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and his iconic cat and ask yourself, how high can you build your hat? .

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Movie Thursdays
    3-5:30 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us every Thursday for a movie (rated PG-13 or under) and popcorn. "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 p.m. in the community room 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 furry, loveable friends.
  • Library Center - Accessing and Using SHSOM Material in Springfield
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Doing genealogical, local or historical research? Archivists from the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Springfield Research Center will discuss all of the research materials available including manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, art and editorial cartoon collections. Learn how to access these materials and get tips on what to look for and where to find it among their collections.
  • Library Center - NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi .

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - One Fish, Two Fish
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Join us to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday with some Seuss-tastic stories, songs and activities.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Staying Safe and Secure in the Digital World
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    It's a big, online world out there. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the Internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, Internet privacy and how to keep your personal information safe. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Teen Advisory Board
    5:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Want your voice to be heard? Stop by Teen Central every first Friday of the month to meet new people and share your ideas about library programs and services for teens.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Join us for First Friday Art Walk and the opening of a new exhibit. At 6 p.m., Mu Theta, Drury University's Music Therapy student organization, and the Queen City Rock Camp Volunteer Band will perform a variety of songs. On Display: Pen and Ink Drawings by Eric Ray..
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.
  • Library Center - Peppa Pig Pajama Party
    6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 2-5.
    Wear your PJs and join us to celebrate National Pig Day and one of our favorite fictional pigs with games and Peppa Pig-themed crafts.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • Library Center - How-To Festival
    10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. for adults.
    1 day, 35 presentations, 100 percent free. The Library Center will be a one-stop, how-to extravaganza with dozens of local experts joining Library staff in a lively series of lessons and hands-on experiences. The How-To Festival includes sessions on beekeeping, meditation, drawing, origami, worm farming and more, and information tables where you can find out about Raspberry Pi programing, the Library's 3-D printer and get help with your digital devices. Visit thelibrary.org/howtofestival for a schedule of topics and presenters.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Playtime
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date 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 as well as enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - First Saturdays Book Discussion
    2 p.m. for adults.
    Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. "Bettyville: A Memoir" by George Hodgman .
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    3 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Photo cube votive holder . Enjoy an afternoon devoted to the joy of crafts and crafty conversation on the first Saturday of the month as we create, design and play our way through a new project. Materials will be provided. Seating is limited. Registration starts February 18; call 865-1340.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Sunday Poets Series
    3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Spend your afternoon sharing in the work of our diverse and prolific community of poets as they take turns reading, fielding questions and talking poetry. Drury University senior and graduating student poets with discussion curated by Chair of Languages and Literature Dr. Jo Van Arkel.

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    10 a.m.-noon in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Learn how to download, install and uninstall a program, and explore different types of downloads, PDFs and streaming. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using anti-virus programs. Prerequisites: Internet Basics and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 865-1340.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Dr. Abraham Gonce: Murder & Intrigue. Learn about the "Infamous Dr. Gonce," one of the most complicated characters in Stone, Christian and Taney County history, from "The Old Record Collector" Wayne Glenn. The supposed "doctor" spent time in prison for bigamy and murder..

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 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
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 a.m. 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 - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-6:30 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Tuesday for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Teen Tuesday Advisory Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
    All teens are welcome to come and chat about your favorite books and movies, and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events that you want to attend.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Container Gardening
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist, will address the benefits of using portable container gardens to replace or complement traditional garden beds, including plant and container selection and tips for creating a thriving, small-scale garden.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been made possible through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Code and move with Bee-Bots®.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7 p.m. 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, March 8, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. 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 a.m. 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 - Book Discussion
    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd .
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Book Discussion
    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White
    Parent & Child Book Discussion

    4 p.m. in the community room for grade 3-adult.
    Parents and children are invited to join us for a monthly discussion of classic stories and contemporary favorites that readers of all ages can enjoy.
  • Library Center - Meet Author and Illustrator Kevin Henkes
    7 p.m. for preschool-adult.
    Caldecott award-winning illustrator Kevin Henkes will talk about his art, books and writing during a special presentation at the Library. He’s the author and illustrator of fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers and novels including "Kitten's First Full Moon," 2005 Caldecott Medal, and "Waiting," a 2016 Caldecott Honor recipient. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event or you may bring your own from home. Signing will be limited to two books per person. In the center of the branch.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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 - Book Discussion
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Maisie Dobbs" by Jaqueline Winspear. A One Read event..
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Movie Thursdays
    3-5:30 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us every Thursday for a movie (rated PG-13 or under) and popcorn. "Remember the Titans," rated PG.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.

Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device. Prerequisites: Computer Skills II or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Northview Center - Northview Book Discussion
    10:30 a.m. at Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage St. 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. "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read event.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 883-1974.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Bookies
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    Discuss a lively mix of genres with others. "Mr. Fox" by Helen Oyeyemi.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.
  • Library Station - Art Reception: Unveiling the Classics
    6-8 p.m. for all ages.
    Through a Library Foundation grant, the Library Station will unveil new art in the study rooms by artist Alison Simmons, inspired by the iconic cars: GTO, Thunderbird, Camaro, Corvette, Firebird and Mustang. Alison will discuss her work at the reveal; light refreshments will be provided.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.
  • Fair Grove Elementary School - Babaloo!
    6 p.m. at Fair Grove Elementary School, 132 N. Main St. for grades K-5.
    Babaloo is a one-man musical comedy act for kids. His show is fun, fast-paced and packed full of audience participation. You'll witness hilarious original tunes, flying bean-bags, billions of bubbles and five-gallon bucket beating, not to mention a sky full of flying toilet paper. Get ready to laugh, sing, dance and make big noise with the award-winning Babaloo.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fix-it Fair
    9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Throw it away? No way! Give your household appliances, computers, bicycles or even clothes a new lease on life at the Fix-it Fair. Volunteer experts will be on hand, eager to assist you with your repairs. No registration required, but feel free to call us after February 25 to find out if a specific fixer will be on hand to assist with your item. A Fix-it Fair is a great way to reduce waste while learning a valuable repair skill. Presented in partnership with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks Tool Library.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Second Saturday Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Babaloo!
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Babaloo is a one-man musical comedy act for kids. His show is fun, fast-paced and packed full of audience participation. You'll witness hilarious original tunes, flying bean-bags, billions of bubbles and five-gallon bucket beating, not to mention a sky full of flying toilet paper. Get ready to laugh, sing, dance and make big noise with the award-winning Babaloo.
  • Library Station - Babaloo!
    2 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades K-5.
    Babaloo is a one-man musical comedy act for kids. His show is fun, fast-paced and packed full of audience participation. You'll witness hilarious original tunes, flying bean-bags, billions of bubbles and five-gallon bucket beating, not to mention a sky full of flying toilet paper. Get ready to laugh, sing, dance and make big noise with the award-winning Babaloo.
  • Willard Branch Library - Second Saturday LEGO Brick Challenge
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for grades K-12.
    It's a LEGO brick free-for-all! Drop in anytime to make LEGO brick creations. We'll have LEGO brick challenges and building templates to help spark your creativity, or go wild and build anything you can imagine.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Bluefield is blessed with five people who love to sing and a song selection ranging from traditional bluegrass to grassed-up rock.

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    7 p.m. in the community room 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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 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
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 a.m. 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 - Flying Needles
    1:30 p.m. in the community room 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.
  • Tea Bar & Bites - Center City Book Club
    1:30 p.m. at Tea Bar & Bites, 621 S. Pickwick Ave. for adults.
    Perk up your week with friendly conversation in a cozy atmosphere. "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-6:30 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Tuesday for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.
  • Hurts Donut Company - Donuts & Death
    6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West for adults.
    Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. "The Witches of Worm" by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Beauty and the Beast" Release Party
    6 p.m. in the community room for grades 4-8.
    Celebrate the release of Disney's new live-action "Beauty and the Beast" with themed crafts, snacks and activities.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been made possible through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Build marble runs and Gravity Mazes®.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7 p.m. 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, March 15, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Genealogy Resources at the Library Center. Local History and Genealogy Department staff members Ben Divin and Patti Hobbs, Certified Genealogist, will talk about the resources available for genealogy research including two current digitization projects, Dr. William K. Hall's "Index to Items of Genealogical Interest" and "From the Darkroom: Springfield’s Historic Newspaper Photographs.".
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Learning Windows 10
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View, Virtual Desktop, and Cortana. Explore the Start menu and Settings menu, and use File Explorer to manage, move, and rename files and folders. Use tiles to launch apps and to access other programs on the computer. Learn to use the Edge browser to surf the Internet. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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
    1-3 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    3:30-6:30 p.m. for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Movie Thursdays
    3-5:30 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us every Thursday for a movie (rated PG-13 or under) and popcorn. "Beauty and the Beast," rated G, 1991.
  • Library Station - Yoga for Health
    6 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Library staff member Kim Duquette, Certified Yoga Teacher, will highlight a different yoga tradition at each session including basic and more challenging styles. Traditional Hatha Yoga & Energetic Vinyasa Flow. For those familiar with yoga or looking for a challenge; standing and floor poses only. Bring a mat. Teens welcome.
  • Mother's Brewing Company - "Bad Feminist: Essays" by Roxane Gay
    Books & Brew

    6 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. for adults.
    Enjoy a cold glass of beer while we discuss books about American culture. At Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogue
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. Detouring Around Douglas County: Local nooks and crannies offer a variety of must-see (but perhaps little-known) places to stop and enjoy, including Douglas County, home to a monastery, a trout hatchery and historic businesses. Ozarks Alive founder Kaitlyn McConnell will tell the stories of several of these places to eat, stay and shop that are chock-full of Ozarks history and culture .

Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the community 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 - Luck of the Irish!
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate St. Patty's day with green stories, songs and activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn how to download, install and uninstall a program, and explore different types of downloads, PDFs and streaming. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using anti-virus programs. Prerequisites: Internet Basics and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Karaoke Night: Pick out your favorite song to sing solo or with your friends..

Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll 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.
  • Library Station - Cartoon Club
    1:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for age 14-grade 12.
    Join us once a month to celebrate the best in anime and animation from around the world with crafts, discussions and more. "Gravity Falls," rated TV-Y7.
  • Library Center - Afternoon at the Movies: "Beauty and the Beast"
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy the Disney animated classic "Beauty and the Beast," rated G, 1991, on the big screen.
  • Library Center - "Beauty and the Beast" Escape Room
    2 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
    Use your knowledge of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and your mystery solving skills to escape the enchanted castle before the last petal falls from the rose.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Hunting Morels
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    'Tis the season for morel madness! Experienced hunters and novices alike will benefit from the guidance of Missouri Mycological Society member Dan Liles as he discusses hunting, identifying and preparing these highly coveted yet elusive wild mushrooms.
  • Library Station - GIANT Game Day
    2-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
    Bring a friend, or make a new friend at the library, and play life-size versions of your favorite games, including "Jenga," "Sorry" and "Scrabble."

Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. 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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 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
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 a.m. 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 - Book Discussion
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-6:30 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Tuesday for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.
  • Hurts Donut Company - Doughboys & Donuts
    6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 1111 E. Republic Rd. #164 for adults.
    Discuss the lives of fictional WWI men and women while enjoying donuts, a favorite wartime treat. "The Return of the Soldier" by Rebecca West.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been made possible through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Learn about simple machines with Gears! Gears! Gears! ® and Makedo™ construction kits..
  • Library Center - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories" by Flannery O'Connor.
  • Library Center - Get to Know the 2017 One Read Title "Finding Winnie"
    7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
    Hear from 2016 Caldecott Committee Member and Library staff member Sarah Bean Thompson about her experience on the Caldecott Committee. The 2016 winning title was "Finding Winnie" by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, which is also the Library's One Read pick. Get a head start on the One Read, learn why "Finding Winnie" is a book for all ages and hear about what it takes to be on an award committee. A One Read event.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7 p.m. 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, March 22, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Hats, Hats, Hats!
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. for infant-age 6.
    Funky hats, colorful hats and hats with a purpose -- let's celebrate hats all day long. We'll have crafts and activities inspired by Jon Klassen's hat-themed book trilogy and a special storytime at 11 a.m.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Good Hearts Knitting Circle
    noon for adults.
    Join knitting enthusiast Margaret Gruetzemacher and other knitters once a month for an hour of knitting and socializing. Knit for yourself or others. A list of local charities needing knitted items will be provided. Don’t know how to knit? No problem, we’ll show you how! All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Beauty and the Beast" Rewatch
    3:30-5:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 4-12.
    Celebrate the new live-action version of "the tale as old as time" by watching the Disney animated classic, "Beauty and the Beast," rated G, 1991, and making duct tape roses. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - "The World's Largest Man" by Harrison Scott Key
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Movie Thursdays
    3-5:30 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us every Thursday for a movie (rated PG-13 or under) and popcorn. "The LEGO Movie," rated PG.
  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn quilling and paper craft basics. Materials will be provided.

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your home page and add a website to your favorites. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. "Legend of Zelda" Night: Celebrate "The Legend of Zelda" video game series with crafts, snacks, and, of course, video games .
  • Library Center - Power Pony Up with The Shake Ups!
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring The Shake-ups in Ponyville, a power pop music collective dedicated to creating and performing original music inspired by "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!"

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Symposium
    9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Learn tips for digging into your family history from the Library's Local History and Genealogy Department. Drop in for one session or attend all five; no registration is required. 9-10 a.m. Researching Your German Ancestors. Local History Associate John Rutherford will help you identify your German family members and provide tips to help you determine their origins. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Tracing Your World War I Ancestor. Local History Associate Michael Price will present techniques for researching your ancestors who fought in World War I. Although millions of World War I service records were destroyed in a fire, learn how to use surviving documents to discover your ancestor's wartime experiences. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tracking Ancestors Using Google Earth. Google Earth is a fabulous tool enabling genealogists to set their ancestors in their geographical locations. Local History Associate Patti Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist, will demonstrate Google Earth tools by locating and marking ancestral properties and showing how to import and overlay old maps. 2-3 p.m. Finding Female Ancestors. The stories of women’s lives are often lost--hidden behind a man’s name. Through multiple case studies, Local History Associate Konrad Stump will explain how to look at female-centric sources, social histories, objects and relationships to find and piece together stories about these lost women. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Researching Native American Ancestors. Curious about the story of Native Americans in your family tree? Learn how to begin the research needed to identify your Native American ancestors and what records they might be found in from Local History Associate Renee Glass.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    10 a.m.-noon for adults.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Oceans," rated G.
  • Republic Branch Library - STEAM Play Saturday
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    STEAM play encourages logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, creative problem solving and an appreciation for their connection to art. We’ll supply LEGO bricks, Raspberry Pis, simple circuits and other materials – just bring your imagination!
  • Strafford Branch Library - Belle and Beast Bash
    11 a.m. in the community room for preschool-grade 4.
    Whether you love the classic cartoon or the new live-action movie, come dressed as Belle or a beast to celebrate the tale. Yummy treats, whimsical crafts and fun games will be provided.
  • Library Station - LEGO Brick Mania
    1-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-5.
    Drop in anytime during this LEGO brick free-for-all. We'll have LEGO brick challenges and building templates to help spark your creativity, or go wild and build anything you can imagine.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Naturescaping Basics
    3-5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Missouri Department of Conservation Educator Jeff Cantrell will share naturescaping basics including information on butterfly and hummingbird gardens, rock gardens, shrubs and flowering trees. Registration starts March 14; call 862-0135.

Monday, March 27, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Movie Monday
    6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for grades 6-12.
    Join us for a movie and popcorn every fourth Monday of the month. "The BFG," rated PG.
  • Library Center - "Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War" edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher
    Civil War Book Discussion Group

    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 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
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 a.m. 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
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Word Wizardry
    3:30-5 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Is your brain bursting with story ideas? Join other teen writers every month to ignite your imagination with new techniques and diverse prompts. Feel free to bring your writing and receive helpful feedback.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-6:30 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Tuesday for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson
    Coffee & Crime

    6 p.m. for adults.
    Our spring series will focus on true crimes involving missing people and will explore the answered and unanswered questions unique to missing person cases. Sip coffee and discuss the book along with podcasts or documentaries related to each title.
  • Library Center - OverDrive, Hoopla & RBdigital (Zinio), Oh My!
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Learn how to access library e-books, audiobooks and magazines on your smartphone, tablet or computer using our free services -- OverDrive, Hoopla and RBdigital (Zinio). Feel free to bring your fully charged device.
  • Library Center - Teen Art Club One Read Edition: Redesigning a Classic
    6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
    This year's One Read title is "Finding Winnie," the true story of Winnie the Pooh. Gear up for the One Read by updating the covers of classic Winnie the Pooh books with new artwork and modern reimaginings. Materials will be provided. A One Read event.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been made possible through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Explore electricity with Snap Circuits®.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7 p.m. 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, March 29, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 - The Sisters of Mercy, St. John’s, and the Smallpox Epidemic of 1899
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From their arrival in 1891 to open St. John's, the city's first hospital, the Sisters of Mercy helped shape the city's history. Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss the legacy of St. John's--from its early days to the Sisters' service during the smallpox epidemic of 1899 to the establishment of a modern hospital in 1952 and beyond.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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 - After-School Movie
    3-5 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Relax after school by watching a movie at the library. Snacks will be provided. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl," rated PG-13.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Movie Thursdays
    3-5:30 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us every Thursday for a movie (rated PG-13 or under) and popcorn. "Matilda," rated PG, 1996.

Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Adventures in the Magic Tree House
    9:30-11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-4.
    Travel with Jack and Annie to distant times and lands as we explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. "Lions at Lunchtime" by Mary Pope Osborne. Registration starts February 24; call 751-2933.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.
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