LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 13, 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read STEAM Storytime
    11 a.m. for infants-age 6.
    We'll play with simple machines and read interactive stories during this special storytime.
  • 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 Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

    1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "The Time it Never Rained" by Elmer Kelton

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Get to Know Mazes
    3-5 p.m. for grades 1-4.
    Ever made your own Rube-Goldberg machine? It's like a tricky maze with simple machines. Use interactive STEAM toys to experiment with maze pathways and learn how to make your own mazes at home. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Wednesday for a relaxing session of staying between the lines. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, September 14, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    11 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Take charge of Scratch the Cat on the Raspberry Pi and use him to code and create your own story or program.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Britt Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
  • 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 "Toy Story," rated G.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Craft Thursdays
    3-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Work on a different craft with your friends each month. Materials will be provided. Perler bead crafts.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Board Up & Game On!
    4-6 p.m. for grades 6-8.
    Get your game on, enjoy some snacks and make some new friends in the Teen Department! Each session will feature a different board game, but we’ll have lots of other board, card and video games available for free play.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts August 24; call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogues
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. New Adventure Awaits with Geocaching. Learn about geocaching with expert geocache hunter and library staff member Andrew Mann.

Friday, September 15, 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 - Shake, Shimmy and Rock & Roll!
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Listen to great stories while we listen to great music and move our bodies to the beat.
  • 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: 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, directories or other starter points. Prerequisites: Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts August 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 August 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Stuffed Animal Sleepover
    3-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Your favorite stuffed animal is invited to a sleepover! Drop off your stuffed animal on Friday from 3-7 p.m. Pick them up on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and see pictures of what your animal was up to all night!
  • 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 - Meet the Library Night
    7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
    Meet the library in a sensory-safe environment. We'll lead small groups of families with children with special needs on a brief but detailed tour of the Library Center Children's Department, highlighting all the exciting services we have to offer families along the way. Presented in partnership with Include Ozarks. Registration starts September 1; call 616-0554.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Library Center - The Perfect Storm
    9-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. James Peterson will provide parents with direction and an understanding of how to get their child's nervous system balanced and healthy, to enhance and improve their child's function and development, no matter the disorder. Presented in partnership with Include Ozarks. Registration starts September 1; call 616-0554.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Club Van Gogh
    2 p.m. for grades K-5.
    Immerse yourself in art as we explore various artistic techniques. Each session will focus on a different medium, including watercolor, charcoal, paper-making, collage, sculpture and alternative painting methods. Then join us for a reception featuring participant's artwork from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Couples
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "To Have and Have Not," not rated, 1944.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Midtown Workshop Series
    2 p.m. for adults.
    Learn useful life skills on a variety of topics from area experts. Automotive Know-how for grade 10-adult. Join us in the parking lot where a Rick’s Automotive representative will demonstrate basic automotive maintenance and roadside skills you should know. Refreshments will be provided. Registration starts September 1; call 862-0135.

Monday, September 18, 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Make Your Own Comic!
    6-8 p.m. in the community room for grades 4-8.
    Do you enjoy comics, anime or graphic novels? We'll work together to brainstorm ideas, plan, write and illustrate a rough draft of our own comics. Snacks, resources and materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Fur, Feathers and Scales
    6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 2-5.
    Meet and learn bio facts about three animals with very different body coverings in this special program featuring our friends from Dickerson Park Zoo.
  • Library Center - Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "American Ulysses: The Life of Ulysses S. Grant" by Ronald C. White.

Tuesday, September 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 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.
  • 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 - "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Impromptu Inventor-noons
    3:30 p.m. for grades 2-6.
    Enjoy STEAM play in the afternoons with marble runs, mazes and inventor materials.
  • Library Center - Teen Night
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! Play games, talk about your favorite fandom and take part in other special activities.
  • 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 - "Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder" by Evelyn Waugh

    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 - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith.
  • Library Center - Springfield in the 1950s
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Library Local History Associate John Rutherford will highlight key government decisions, new forms of entertainment, recruitment of manufacturers and famous visitors including President Harry Truman, Nancy and Ronald Reagan and Elvis.
  • 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, September 20, 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: Learning Windows 10
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn about the Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View and the Snipping Tool. 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. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts August 1; call 883-5341.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Researching Church Records at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC). Glenn Gohr, reference archivist at the FPHC will provide a brief introduction to the Assemblies of God in Springfield and an overview of the historical records available at the FPHC. The presentation will be followed by a onsite tour of the FPHC archives.
  • 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue
    12:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Sit back, relax and explore a new place. You're welcome to bring a sack lunch. Drury Students Discover France. Journey with Drury University students to Tours, France, as they share experiences from their study abroad trip.
  • 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 August 1; call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - We're Pulling the Plug!
    3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    We're turning off the electricity in the Teen Room for one afternoon. Join us for old-fashioned games and activities -- no video games, computers or lights. Snacks will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Wednesday for a relaxing session of staying between the lines. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, September 21, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    11 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Take charge of Scratch the Cat on the Raspberry Pi and use him to code and create your own story or program.
  • South Side Senior Center - "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult

    1:30 p.m. at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. for adults.
    Liven up your afternoon by joining friends and library staff to talk about the monthly book selection.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursdays
    3-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Thursdays are for teens at the Willard Branch Library. All teens are welcome to come chat about their favorite movies and books and play games.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Board Up & Game On!
    4-6 p.m. for grades 6-8.
    Get your game on, enjoy some snacks and make some new friends in the Teen Department! Each session will feature a different board game, but we’ll have lots of other board, card and video games available for free play.
  • Library Center - Club Awesome!
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
    Join us the third Thursday of every month for activities just for tweens. Materials will be provided. "Harry Potter," "Percy Jackson," "Wings of Fire" -- Join us to talk about your favorite books, do book-themed crafts and eat snacks. .
  • Mother's Brewing Company - Books & Brew
    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. "Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal" by Abigail Carroll.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts August 24; call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - Yoga for Health
    6:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Join Library staff member and registered yoga teacher Kim Duquette on the third Thursday of the month for a gentle yoga class. Emphasis will be on basic yoga techniques designed to increase strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, enhance concentration and calm the nervous system.

Friday, September 22, 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: 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 August 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.
  • 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 August 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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    10 a.m.-noon for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "African Cats," rated G.
  • Republic Branch Library - Build-it Saturday
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    See what you can construct at the library using your imagination and LEGO bricks, blocks and other building materials.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Club Van Gogh
    2 p.m. for grades K-5.
    Immerse yourself in art as we explore various artistic techniques. Each session will focus on a different medium, including watercolor, charcoal, paper-making, collage, sculpture and alternative painting methods. Then join us for a reception featuring participant's artwork from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.
  • Library Station - Demonstration Saturday
    2-4 p.m. for adults.
    Drop by the lobby to watch arts and crafts demonstrations, ask the artists questions and see their works in progress. Springfield Fiber Artists will demonstrate spinning and weaving.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Schweitzer Brentwood's Got Talent: A Neighborhood Talent Show for All Ages
    2-4 p.m. for all ages.
    Celebrate the talent in our community as you watch your friends and neighbors perform in our neighborhood talent show! Do you or your group want the chance to perform in front of an audience and a panel of judges to see if your act has what it takes to win? There’s still time to enter Schweitzer Brentwood’s Got Talent! Children age 3 and older, teens and adults are encouraged to enter for a chance to perform. Pick up an entry form at any of the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch service desks and return it by Saturday, August 19. Entrants will be notified of their approval status by Saturday, August 26. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places for kids and adults.

Monday, September 25, 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.

Tuesday, September 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Howard Smith Community Park - Take a StoryWalk®!
    11 a.m. at Howard Smith Community Park, 410 E Bumgarner Blvd. for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a Racing to Read storytime at the Howard Smith Community Park where we’ll launch a StoryWalk® featuring "Leaves" by award-winning author David Ezra Stein. StoryWalks® combine three important elements that promote learning: reading, moving and enjoying the outdoors. After we read our StoryWalk® title, we’ll walk along the trail and enjoy the book displayed on signs along the way. The "Leaves" StoryWalk® will be available through October. Co-sponsored by the City of Strafford.
  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Impromptu Inventor-noons
    3:30 p.m. for grades 2-6.
    Enjoy STEAM play in the afternoons with marble runs, mazes and inventor materials.
  • Library Center - Anime Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for age 13-grade 12.
    Anime fans Unite! Join us every month for an anime showing rated TV-13 or under
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Ninjago Party
    6 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Celebrate the release of "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" with LEGO bricks and other themed crafts and activities.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From Allergies to Zika Virus, the Good and Bad of the Immune System. Dr. Chris Lupfer, with the Department of Biology at Missouri State University, will discuss current research on the benefits and harmful aspects of the immune system as it relates to infections, allergies and autoimmune diseases .
  • 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, September 27, 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.
  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - My Little Pony Party
    3:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 3-12.
    Head to the library to celebrate "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" with your fellow fans! Find out which pony you are, what your cutie mark is, compete in My Little Pony trivia, make magical crafts and eat rainbow snacks.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Wednesday for a relaxing session of staying between the lines. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, September 28, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    11 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Take charge of Scratch the Cat on the Raspberry Pi and use him to code and create your own story or program.
  • Library Station - "We Were the Lucky Ones" by Georgia Hunter

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Movie Thursdays
    3-5 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us for a movie, rated PG-13 and under, and popcorn on the last Thursday of the month. Snacks are welcome. "Moana," rated PG.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Board Up & Game On!
    4-6 p.m. for grades 6-8.
    Get your game on, enjoy some snacks and make some new friends in the Teen Department! Each session will feature a different board game, but we’ll have lots of other board, card and video games available for free play.
  • The Coffee Ethic - "The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of a Serial Killer" by Jason M. Moss

    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 club is for you.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts August 24; call 883-1974.

Friday, September 29, 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 faraway lands as we explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. "Dingoes at Dinnertime" by Mary Pope Osborne. Registration starts September 1; 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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Library Station - Full Steam Ahead: Garden Railway Expo
    9 a.m.-2 p.m. for all ages.
    Join our friends with the Ozark Garden Railway Society (OGRS) for an all-day expo featuring indoor and outdoor activities and information sessions for model railway and train enthusiasts of all ages. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Frisco Room: Kit Bashing Come and Go. Bring your unwanted train kit pieces and trade with or give them to other train enthusiasts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the south parking lot: OGRS Train Trailer and Train Activities for Kids: The engineered train trailer folds down on all sides so you can view the highly-detailed train layout inside complete with two trains and multiple dioramas. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 2-6 in the Children's Department: Thomas the Tank Engine Day. OGRS members maintain our model train and are bringing Thomas the Tank Engine and friends for this special event. Watch them chug down the train track, and celebrate trains with stories, crafts, games and other special activities! Learn about garden railway creation during informational sessions in the Santa Fe Room: 9-9:30 a.m. What is a Garden Railway? OGRS members will cover the basics of starting your own miniature railway. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Train Kits, Scratch Building and Kit Bashing Explained. Perfect for all garden railway enthusiasts, especially newcomers, this class will include where to find G-Gauge starter kits, when to build from scratch versus kit, adding signage and décor, and kit bashing basics. 12:30-1 p.m. Best Materials for Best Effects. Learn about the best paints, stones, glue and other materials to use in building your garden railway. 1:15-1:45 p.m. Toot! Toot! Get information on adding sound effects to your layout.
  • Library Station - Thomas the Tank Engine Day
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 2-6.
    Watch Thomas the Tank Engine and friends chug down the train track in the Children's Department and celebrate trains with stories, crafts, games and other special activities during the Garden Railway Expo. Ozark Garden Railway Society members maintain our model train and are bringing us Thomas the Tank Engine and friends for this special event.
  • Library Center - Doctor Noize Unplugged
    10:30 a.m. in the auditorium for preschool-grade 4.
    The Doc will dazzle and inspire you during this hopping concert full of zany and creative fun! You won't want to miss this performance by Stanford-educated father, chart-topping recording artist, author, award-winning teacher and general goofball.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Club Van Gogh
    2 p.m. for grades K-5.
    Immerse yourself in art as we explore various artistic techniques. Each session will focus on a different medium, including watercolor, charcoal, paper-making, collage, sculpture and alternative painting methods. Then join us for a reception featuring participant's artwork from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.

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