LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN AUGUST

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Patrick Mureithi, a Kenyan documentary filmmaker and singer-songwriter living in Springfield, will show excerpts from his two films, "ICYIZERE: hope" and "Kenya: Until Hope is Found," play songs from his album, "This I Believe," and share the stories behind his songs.

Monday, August 14, 2017

  • 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 - Bring your favorite Civil War book Bring your favorite Civil War book

    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Pajama Storytime
    7 p.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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • 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 - Storytime Campout
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a special end-of-summer storytime complete with camp songs around the "campfire" and other camping activities.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 - "River Flow: New and Selected Poems" by David Whyte

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
  • 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 - "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway

    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.
  • Library Center - "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

    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, August 16, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. "Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Library and Museum." Wilson's Creek National Battlefield staff members Jeff Patrick and Alan Chilton will talk about helping patrons identify artifacts and the care of the library and museum collections housed at the Battlefield.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Understanding Facebook
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison 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 July 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.
  • 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 - 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 July 1; call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Back to School Bash!
    3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    We want to welcome you back in style as we sing, dance and snack to celebrate your first day of school! Learn more about the Teen Room and the Library and make plans to join us after school all year.
  • 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, August 17, 2017

  • Library Station - Yoga for Health
    2 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 adults. Gentle Chair Yoga. Ideal for beginners and older adults; standing and sitting poses only.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Calmer World
    3:30 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    The school year is starting, and that can mean more stress. Learn about school success strategies, library resources and stress-coping methods, then build an emoji stress ball or create a soothing glitter galaxy jar. Materials will be provided.
  • Mother's Brewing Company - "Hair: A Human History" by Kurt Stenn

    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 - DIY Tissue Holder
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn machine sewing basics from library staff and make a fabric tissue holder. Bring a machine if you have one or use one of ours. Materials, pattern and guidance will be provided.
  • 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. Hiking the Buffalo River Trail: Savannah Waszczuk, senior editor for 417 Magazine, will share a backpacking hike along the Buffalo River Trail end to end, plus tips for planning your own northwest Arkansas hiking adventure.

Friday, August 18, 2017

  • 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: Computer Skills II
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer. Prerequisites: Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 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 July 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. Materials will be provided. Scratch Art Part II: Now that the paint is dry, it's time for Step 3, scratch away some of the black paint to create a beautiful design.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Apartment Therapy 101
    10:30 a.m. for adults.
    Bare walls and empty book cases? Join us for three mornings of crafting household decor items that will jazz up any small space. Materials will be provided. Decoupage switch plates.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Stories on the Spot!
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for all ages.
    Too busy for storytime during the week? Join us for a short story break as we stop, drop and read in the children's department. We'll also sing a song, make a craft, and send you home with an activity to do with your child!
  • Library Center - 3rd Annual LibraryCon
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. for all ages.
    Geek out with fellow fans and cosplayers! The day will include a Geeky Storytime, Draw-alongs with illustrators, fandom meet-ups, a Comic Illustrators and Authors Panel, Self-publishing Panel, Tabletop Gaming Demo room, Getting Started in Cosplay and more. Family-friendly cosplay is welcome. Watch the website, thelibrary.org/librarycon, for a complete schedule of events and special guests that you won't want to miss!
  • Library Station - Bibliobop
    11 a.m. in the Frisco Room for ages 2-6.
    We’ll listen to stories about music and dancing, then get wiggly and shake our sillies out with musical instruments and awesome dance moves!
  • Library Station - Cartoon Club
    1:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for age 14-grade 12.
    Enjoy anime and other forms of animation from around the world with crafts, discussions and more! "Fairy Tail," rated TV-14.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Neil Simon Classics
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "The Odd Couple," rated G, 1968. This event is canceled due to LibraryCon. Celebrate your fandoms and geekiness at our 3rd annual, all ages event.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Stories on the Spot!
    3 p.m. in the Children's Department for all ages.
    Too busy for storytime during the week? Join us for a short story break as we stop, drop and read in the children's department. We'll also sing a song, make a craft, and send you home with an activity to do with your child!

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • 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.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing at MSU
    11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Offsite for all ages.
    A total solar eclipse is one of the most amazing natural phenomena one can experience. The moon passes in front of the sun, blocking its light in part or totally for up to three hours. This incredible wonder has not been seen over the continental United States since 1979. While not in the path of totality, those in Greene County can expect to experience the eclipse at about 96% totality. Missouri State University College of Natural and Applied Sciences invites the public to safely view the eclipse from Plaster Stadium, weather permitting. Free eclipse glasses will be provided to everyone who attends. Free parking will be available in the parking lot on East Trafficway across from Hammons Field, with shuttle service provided to the MSU campus. An Explore Space event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, August 23, 2017

  • 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 - 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 - Relax & Unwind
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. for adults.
    Join us in the lobby for some stress-reducing activities including coloring, tangrams, puzzles, games and more. Feel free to stop by for a few minutes or the whole afternoon.
  • 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Library Station - "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Landlords: Rights & Responsibilities
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Attorney Michael Miller of Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law will help landlords understand their rights from the beginning of the landlord-tenant relationship to the end. Topics include best contract practices with tenants, enforcing contracts during the tenancy and ending contracts at the end of tenancy.
  • The Coffee Ethic - "Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?" by Ethan Brown

    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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Board Game Night
    6-8 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Celebrate the beginning of the school year with an evening of board game fun for the whole family. Board games and snacks will be provided.

Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Windows 10: Beyond the Basics
    10 a.m.-noon in the community 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 July 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. Registration starts July 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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • 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. "Wings of Life," 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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

  • 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 age 13-grade 12.
    Join us for a movie and popcorn every fourth Monday of the month. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," rated PG-13.
  • Library Station - Seed Saver Training
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    The Heirloom Seed Library is enlisting volunteers to save varieties of the seed collection and help replenish and maintain the seed library. University of Missouri Extension Horticultural Specialist Patrick Byers will train volunteers to save one to two varieties from the core collection in bulk.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • 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.
  • 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 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 - After-School Movie
    3-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Relax after school with "Freaky Friday," rated PG, 2003, on the big screen. Snacks will be provided.
  • 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.
  • 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, August 30, 2017

  • 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 - 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.

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