LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN JULY

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Build It Bigger with the Imagination Playground
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for preschool-age 6.
    Join us for a morning of exploration and building fun as we work together to build it bigger with the Imagination Playground! These large, oversized modular building blocks promote cooperation as well as creativity. The Imagination Playground is provided in cooperation with the Springfield Greene County Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
  • 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 - Cowbell in Concert
    2 p.m. in the community room for preschool-grade 5.
    Local musicians Katie Carter and Hannah Sheehan will present a twistin' and twirlin' concert the whole family can enjoy together.
  • Library Center - Inventor's Workshop
    3 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 2-5.
    Learn some of the steps inventors use to plan, develop and create something new! Inquiry strategies are at the heart of this program presented by the Discovery Center of Springfield. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 3; call 616-0526.
  • Library Center - Learn to Play Chess
    6 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    Exercise your brain and make new connections while you learn to play chess like a champ. Join the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Chess Club for this introductory course over five Monday evenings (no course on July 3) that covers winning strategies and tactics.
  • Library Center - "The Great Locomotive Chase," Movie Night: not rated

    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
  • Library Station - Preserving Your Produce: Canning Tips & Tricks
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Library staff member and canning aficionado Krissy Sinor will share tips for canning fruits and vegetables from your garden, including recipes, canning techniques and more.

Tuesday, July 18, 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 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.
  • Ash Grove City Park - Tuesdays in the Park
    11 a.m. at Ash Grove City Park, 300 W. Parkway St. for infants-grade 6.
    Join us for fun activities including water and bubble play, experimentation, building and creating, crafting, reading and more.
  • 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 - Stories with Your Legislators
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Elijah Haahr.
  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Better World: Construction Challenge
    noon for preschool-grade 5.
    Small, large, solitary and collective challenges will be provided to test your architectural abilities.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "She Had Some Horses" by Joy Harjo

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
  • Library Center - StarLab: A Kid's Guide to the Galaxy
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Explore constellations, the solar system and galaxies. Take a trip inside the StarLab, where you'll learn about the stars in the night sky and stories that surround them. Our presenter will lead groups into the StarLab every 25 minutes, so register for your preferred time. This program is most appropriate for children in kindergarten and older. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Free eclipse glasses will be available, 2 pair per person while supplies last. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 3; call 616-0526.
  • Library Station - Cowbell in Concert
    2 p.m. in the Frisco Room for preschool-grade 5.
    Local musicians Katie Carter and Hannah Sheehan will present a twistin' and twirlin' concert the whole family can enjoy together.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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 staying between the lines, 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 Station - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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.
  • Hurts Donut Company - "War Horse" by Michael Morpurgo

    6 p.m. at Hurts Donut Company, 1111 E. Republic Road #164 for adults.
    Discuss the lives of fictional WWI men and women while enjoying doughnuts, a favorite wartime treat.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    6 p.m. for adults.
    Our summer book discussion series will focus on classic short stories that are sure to leave a lasting impression on the reader due to the challenging content explored in each story.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Elephant & Piggie: We're in a Library!
    6:30 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Meet this dynamic duo in person as we sing, dance, play and listen to some of our favorite Mo Willems’ books. Don't forget your camera!
  • Library Center - Percy Jackson Party
    6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
    Are you a Percy Jackson fan? Come to Camp Half-Blood to learn more about the mythology behind the books, play themed games, make crafts and train to be the ultimate half-blood.
  • Library Center - "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Pajama 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, July 19, 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 - Genealogy Workshop
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. "German Presence in Missouri." John A. Schmalzbauer, Missouri State University associate professor of religious studies, will discuss the influence German immigrants in Missouri had on ethnicity, food, religion and other aspects of cultural life.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Windows 10: Beyond the Basics
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Increase your understanding of the Windows 10 operating system with Beyond the Basics. Learn how to use the Windows Store to download apps. Understand the importance of performing regular backups to your PC with step-by-step instructions. Learn how built-in apps can help you get the most from the operating system. Use the Edge Internet browser to navigate the Internet. Prerequisites: Experience using the keyboard and mouse. Registration starts June 1; call 883-5341.
  • 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 - Storytime: Build a Better World by Recycling
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    We'll have stories and activities to teach our youngest readers the value of recycling and ways to limit waste.
  • 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. Registration starts June 1; call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Build a Better World by Recycling
    1-6 p.m. for grades K-4.
    There's so much junk and trash, what should we do with it all? Learn what can be recycled, how to sort it and where to take it, then we'll use recyclable items to build crazy structures and items that can be re-used. Bring your own clean recyclables from home or use ours.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    4-6 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, July 20, 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Life-sized Board Games
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Master the "Maze Challenge" and create your own twisting maze path before constructing tall towers with big blocks "Jenga."
  • 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 Center - Skype with Author Stuart Gibbs
    1:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
    Celebrate the anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, with a Skype visit with Stuart Gibbs, author of "Space Case." It's the story of a young boy who is part of the first group of humans to colonize the moon and was featured on the 2016-17 Mark Twain Award list. Stuart will talk about his writing and you can ask questions about his books. An Explore Space event.
  • Library Center - Build a Better World on Another Planet!
    2-9 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    A new planet has been discovered and it's up to you to colonize it! We need habitats, food, water and more. Drop by throughout the weekend to visit our planet, help us add to the space colony and see what others have made. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.
  • Library Station - Build a Better Thursday
    2-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Use your making skills to build a better world. Materials will be provided. Make gifts to donate to local senior centers .
  • Library Station - Yoga for Health
    6 p.m. in the Frisco Room
    Library staff member Kim Duquette, Registered Yoga Teacher, will highlight a different yoga tradition at each session including basic and more challenging styles. For age 13 and older. Kundalini Yoga. This energetic class will include floor and standing poses only; bring a mat or blanket.
  • Mother's Brewing Company - "Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present" by Alison Matthews-David

    6 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. for adults.
    Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss aspects of American culture.
  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn quilling and paper crafting basics. Materials will be provided.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
    Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration is full for this series. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703.
  • 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. Adventures in the Ozarks: Jennifer Johnson, environmental scientist and Ozarks Conservation Program coordinator for the Missouri Sierra Club, will share stories of hiking and kayaking adventures in the Ozarks as inspiration for your own "microadventures".

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Library Center - Build a Better World on Another Planet!
    8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    A new planet has been discovered and it's up to you to colonize it! We need habitats, food, water and more. Drop by throughout the weekend to visit our planet, help us add to the space colony and see what others have made. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.
  • 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.
  • 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: Understanding Facebook
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline, and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts June 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. Registration starts June 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Escape from Hogwarts
    6-9 p.m. in the meeting rooms A and B for adults.
    Discover the world of sorcerers and magic as you explore the castle and figure out secret codes and clues to solve puzzles and rescue everyone from Hogwarts. Registration for this program is full. Registration starts July 7; call 883-5341.
  • 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. Materials will be provided. Spread the Post-It Note Love: Write down something nice on a Post-It note and hide it around the library to brighten someone’s day. .

Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • Library Center - Build a Better World on Another Planet!
    8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    A new planet has been discovered and it's up to you to colonize it! We need habitats, food, water and more. Drop by throughout the weekend to visit our planet, help us add to the space colony and see what others have made. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.
  • 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. "Chimpanzee," rated G.
  • Republic Branch Library - Build-It Saturday
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    Love to build? See what you can construct at the Library using your imagination and LEGO bricks, blocks and other building materials.
  • Library Station - Intergalactic Spray Paint Art
    5-7 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Join artist Taylor Hopkins in the south parking lot as he demonstrates how to make space-themed art using spray paint. Then work together to create a giant picture of outer space to display in the library. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

  • Library Center - Build a Better World on Another Planet!
    1-5 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    A new planet has been discovered and it's up to you to colonize it! We need habitats, food, water and more. Drop by throughout the weekend to visit our planet, help us add to the space colony and see what others have made. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Wiggle and Groove with Brett Johnston
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for preschool-grade 5.
    Sing, wiggle, dance and bop with local musician Brett Johnston. We'll rap and sing songs about our favorite picture books, rock out to original tunes and more. Wear your dancing shoes!
  • 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 Center - What Does It Matter?
    3 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for preschool-grade 2.
    Water, steam, ice: all are the same substance, but each represents a different state. Explore fun experiments with solids, liquids and gasses with this hands-on program presented by the Discovery Center of Springfield. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 10; call 616-0526.
  • Library Center - Learn to Play Chess
    6 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    Exercise your brain and make new connections while you learn to play chess like a champ. Join the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Chess Club for this introductory course over five Monday evenings (no course on July 3) that covers winning strategies and tactics.
  • Library Station - Movie Monday
    6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us for a movie and popcorn every fourth Monday of the month. "Moana," rated PG.

Tuesday, July 25, 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 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.
  • Ash Grove City Park - Tuesdays in the Park
    11 a.m. at Ash Grove City Park, 300 W. Parkway St. for infants-grade 6.
    Join us for fun activities including water and bubble play, experimentation, building and creating, crafting, reading and more.
  • Ash Grove City Park - KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    11 a.m. at Ash Grove City Park, 300 W. Parkway St. for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news personality. Paul Adler.
  • 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
    2:30-4 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 staying between the lines, 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 Station - Babaloo!
    6 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Missouri's Meteorite Impact Structures: Three Strikes and a Hypothesis is Out?
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Weaubleau, Decaturville and Crooked Creek are meteorite impact structures that are aligned across the Missouri Ozarks. Some investigators have suggested that they resulted from serial impacts comparable to the Shoemaker-Levy 9 cometary impacts on Jupiter in 1994. Learn about meteorite impact structures and more from Dr. Kevin Evans, geology professor at Missouri State University. Free eclipse glasses will be available, 2 pair per person while supplies last. An Explore Space event.
  • Library Center - Intergalactic Spray Paint Art
    7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
    Join artist Taylor Hopkins as he demonstrates how to make space-themed art using spray paint. Then work together to create a giant picture of outer space to display in the library. Materials will be provided. Free eclipse glasses will be available, 2 pair per person while supplies last. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 11; call 616-0526.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Pajama 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, July 26, 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 - National Lasagna Day
    11 a.m.-4 p.m. for infants-grade 4.
    Have you ever tried to make lasagna? It takes lots of skill to build! Join us for a special storytime at 11 a.m. followed by activities throughout the day as we celebrate Garfield's favorite food, build a giant casserole and have snacks.
  • 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 provided, or bring your own.
  • Library Station - Tenants: Know Your Rights
    6 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Landlord and tenant disputes are a stressful part of the rental process. Attorney Joe Hills with Legal Services of Southern Missouri will discuss the legal rights and protections available to tenants as well as what to expect when navigating the court process.

Thursday, July 27, 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.
  • Willard Recreation Center - Read Aloud
    10 a.m. at Willard Recreation Center, 133 N. State Hwy Z for grades K-5.
    Kids will teach kids at this event featuring round robin reading stations. Join our Summer Day Camp leaders as they read aloud picture books and help you with crafts and other activities.
  • 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 - "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
  • Library Station - Build a Better Thursday
    2-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Use your making skills to build a better world. Materials will be provided. Plant a kitchen counter herb garden for tasty family meals .
  • The Coffee Ethic - "Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime" by Val McDermid

    6 p.m. at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square for adults.
    Do you have a "favorite" serial killer? Are you fascinated by forensics? This true crime book discussion is for you.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
    Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration is full for this series. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703.

Friday, July 28, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Midnight on the Moon." An Explore Space event.

    9:30-11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-4.
    Travel with Jack and Annie to distant times and faraway lands as we explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Registration starts June 30; call 751-2933.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10 a.m.-noon in the community 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 June 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Astronomy Abounds
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades 3-6.
    Explore our solar system and the relationship to our planet as we investigate the shadows and movements of the planets with Discovery Center of Springfield staff. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 14; call 759-2637.
  • 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. Registration starts June 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. Materials will be provided. Nature Art: Use objects found in nature to create art you can leave outside to decorate your porch, yard and more.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Summer Reading with Babaloo!
    1-4 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us on the parking lot as we wind down the Summer Reading Program. The fun begins with a performance from Babaloo, a one-man musical comedy act, from 1-2 p.m. Be prepared to laugh, sing, dance and make big noise! Stay the afternoon for games, activities and light refreshments. In case of rain, event will be held in the upstairs meeting room.
  • Library Station - Happy Birthday, Harry!
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12 and adults.
    Are you the ultimate Harry Potter fan? Join us for a trivia contest in honor of Harry Potter’s birthday. Teams of four will compete to determine if they are the true trivia champions of the wizarding world! Registration starts July 15; call 865-1340.

Monday, July 31, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 Center - Astronomy Abounds
    3 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 3-6.
    Explore our solar system and the relationship to our planet as we investigate the shadows and movements of the planets with Discovery Center of Springfield staff. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 17; call 616-0526.

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