LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER

Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • Library Center - Artful Weaving for Kids
    2-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Learn the basic concepts of loom weaving and work on a simple project to take home. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - "Rollin' Down the River" with Larry Campbell
    2-3:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Local author Larry Campbell, professor emeritus of mathematics at Missouri State University, will discuss his trip chronicled in his new book, "Rollin' Down the River: Discovering People and Places Along the Missouri River." Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, October 2, 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 Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    3-5 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Registration starts September 1; call 865-1340.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Microsoft Office Basics
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Learn the basics of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Use Word to write, edit, and format documents. Learn how to use Excel spreadsheets to organize data and perform calculations. Create and customize a PowerPoint slideshow. Use OneNote to create searchable, digital notebooks with text, pictures, and screen captures. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts September 1; call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Revolutionary War Ancestors. OGS members Carmen Boyd and J. Howard Fisk will discuss researching Revolutionary War ancestors in relation to their respective hereditary societies, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.

Tuesday, October 3, 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.
  • 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 Tuesday
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grade 6-12.
    All teens are welcome to come and chat about your favorite books and movies and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan library events that you want to attend.
  • 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, October 4, 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: Internet Basics
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison 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 September 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 - "We Love Bats" Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. for infants-age 6.
    It's Bat Appreciation Month and we're going to talk about these silly, secretive creatures in storytime. Think bats are scary? Ease your mind as you learn more with books and activities about these winged mammals.
  • 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 September 1; call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Sarcastic Bat
    3:15-5 p.m. for grades 5-12.
    Bartok, THE famous sarcastic cartoon bat from "Anastasia," says "Oh sure, blame the bat...we're easy targets." Swoop on over to learn more about bats and emblazon your favorite line of sarcasm on a mug to share or keep. 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.
  • Library Center - History Explorers Presents: Revolutionary War Patriot Families
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Through marriage and cemetery records, we’ll explore the family connections of Revolutionary War Patriots David Bedell, Elisha Headlee and Samuel Steel to build a simple family tree. Examining migration patterns, we’ll look at the events that followed the long trail of our Patriot families to Missouri and connect their descendants with those living in Greene County today. Presented in partnership with the Sons of the American Revolution.

Thursday, October 5, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

    1:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry, loveable friends.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Midtown Workshop Series
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn useful life skills on a variety of topics from area experts. Sleep 101. Susan Clark with the CoxHealth Sleep Disorders Center will talk about getting a better night’s sleep, including common sleep issues and disorders, with a Q&A session at the end. Participants will receive a sleep brochure, presentation notes and a sleep mask. Registration starts September 21; call 862-0135.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - All About Ponies
    6 p.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate the opening of the new "My Little Pony" movie with stories, activities and crafts.
  • Library Station - Adulting 101
    6 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for ages 18-24.
    Wish you had classes on how to be an adult? Join us for life skills classes every first Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. Stick around after class to play games, make friends and unwind with your peers from 7-8 p.m. How to Rent a Home, by Library staff.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Urban Legends & Superstitions
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Ozarkers have always been captivated by local legends like Hatchet Man's Bridge and the Joplin Spooklight. Kaitlyn McConnell, founder of Ozarks Alive, will discuss some of the area's best-known urban legends and give insight into some of the most common superstitions from days gone by. An Oh, The Horror event.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - "Horrorstör" by Grady Hendrix. An Oh, The Horror event

    7:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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: File Management
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device. Prerequisites: Computer Skills II or experience using the keyboard and mouse. Registration starts September 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 September 1; call 732-7284.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    Join us for First Friday Art Walk and the opening of a new exhibit. Gypsy Pitts will discuss inspiration and answer questions about her series of graveyard photographs. On Display: Paparazzi for the Dead: Photographs by Gypsy Pitts.
  • 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. First Friday Anime Night: Meet fellow anime fans, watch your favorite shows, rated TV-13 or under, and geek out.
  • Library Center - Family Movie Night at the Library
    6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us each month to watch a movie on our big screen along with an activity. Dance along with "Trolls," rated PG.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • 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!
  • 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 - Horror Decor
    2-4 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Use book pages and frightful ephemera to make a wreath and recycled items to make an eerie luminary in time for Halloween. Materials will be provided. An Oh, The Horror event. Registration starts September 18; call 616-0683.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Classic Horror Matinee
    2:30-4:30 p.m. for adults.
    We'll screen just-creepy-enough horror favorites each Saturday in October. An Oh, The Horror event. "Jaws," rated PG.
  • Library Center - My Little Pony Get-Together
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the release of "My Little Pony: The Movie" with trivia, discussions, crafts and a sing along.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. The award-winning Finley River Boys will play a mix of traditional bluegrass and gospel songs .

Tuesday, October 10, 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 - Flying Needles
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Bring your knitting and crochet projects and join other fiber artists on the second Tuesday of every month. Work on your current projects, share patterns and ideas, and check out our knitting and crochet resources. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Tea Bar & Bites - "The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities" by Will Allen. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU staff member will lead the discussion

    1:30 p.m. at Tea Bar & Bites, 621 S. Pickwick Ave. for adults.
    Perk up your week with friendly conversation in a cozy atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Coffee House Afternoon
    4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    In honor of Teen Read Week, we want to showcase our local teen writers, artists and other creative talents! We invite you to come and share your works with your peers or just chill out and listen. Coffee, tea and snacks provided. Join us when you can, leave when you must.
  • Library Center - Finding Your Voice with Author Varian Johnson
    5:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for age 14-adult.
    Children's author Varian Johnson will lend his expertise to this workshop designed to help you find your unique voice for your stories. Fun written exercises will be used to cover topics including point of view, tense, style and word choice. Registration starts September 26; call 882-0714.
  • 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith

    6:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
  • Library Center - A Life in Revision
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for age 12-adult.
    The author of seven novels including the "Jackson Greene" middle-grade series, Varian Johnson will tell you how a structural engineer became a children's book author through hard work , lots of revision and choosing to be brave in his writing. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
  • 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, October 11, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

    1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - The Bloody Benders: Horror at "The Devil’s Inn"
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Westward expansion after the Civil War was fraught with dangers. Weary travelers stopping at the Bender Inn in Cherryvale, Kan., were enchanted by Kate Bender, the mysterious and beautiful proprietress. However, travelers had a tendency to disappear, and over time it was dubbed "The Devil's Inn." Bestselling comic writer Michael L. Frizell and artist and illustrator D.A. Frizell discuss the deadly true story behind "Bender: Volume One" and how they brought it to life. Books will be available for purchase and signing. An Oh, The Horror event.

Thursday, October 12, 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 - "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
  • Republic Branch Library - After-School Movie
    3-6 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 "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," rated PG.
  • 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. Classic movie silhouette art.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Music at Midtown: The Cider Sessions
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Let's toast the start of fall with warm apple cider and intimate musical performances by our favorite local artists. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Emily Higgins, producer and host of "The Mulberry Tree," will perform original songs from her "91 Acres" collection, the musical chronicle of a Douglas County land reclamation.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Literary Trivia Night
    7-9 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Join Lauryl and Kyle, longtime hosts of Patton Alley Pub's Trivia Binge, for a night of trivia inspired by your favorite books and authors. Teams of 4-6 will compete on a variety of bookish subjects. Participants may bring snacks, and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Registration starts September 28; call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Fighting Fake News: Evaluating Information
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn how to evaluate news stories and protect yourself against fake news in this hands-on class. Missouri State University Libraries staff members Tracy L. Stout, head of Research and Instructional Services, and Jessica L Bennett, reference and e-learning librarian, will provide a step-by-step process for assessing the credibility of information. Presented in partnership with Missouri State University Libraries. Registration starts October 2; call 883-5341.

Friday, October 13, 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: Email for Beginners
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn how to register for and use free Web-based email services and how to compose, read, reply to, save, forward and include an attachment in email. Prerequisites: Internet Basics and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts September 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.
  • Northview Center - "Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West" by Tom Clavin

    10:30 a.m. at Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage St. for senior adults.
    Join us at the Northview Center in Doling Park for this library-sponsored book group just for seniors.
  • 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 September 1; call 883-1974.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    Discuss a lively mix of genres with others.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Is Midtown Carnegie Haunted?
    6 p.m. for adults.
    The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, over a century old, has many stories behind its walls. Join the 417 Paranormal Research Society for an after-hours guided tour to see what spirits might be lingering in the library. An Oh, The Horror event. Registration starts October 1; call 862-0135.
  • 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.
  • Moxie Cinema - "The Exorcist" at The Moxie
    8-10 p.m. at Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell Ave. #101 for adults.
    "The Exorcist," the tale of an innocent girl possessed by a horrifying entity and the battle to save her soul, has haunted viewers for decades. Experience the terrifying classic, rated R, on the big screen during this free Friday the 13th presentation. An Oh, The Horror event.
  • Moxie Cinema - "The Exorcist" at The Moxie
    10:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m. at Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell Ave. #101 for adults.
    "The Exorcist," the tale of an innocent girl possessed by a horrifying entity and the battle to save her soul, has haunted viewers for decades. Experience the terrifying classic, rated R, on the big screen during this free Friday the 13th presentation. An Oh, The Horror event.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Symposium
    9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Learn tips for digging into your family history. Drop in for one session or attend all four. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Going Digital: Bringing Your Family History into the Digital Age. Local History Associate Historian Gary Larson will show how to plan and execute a basic digitization project. The class will focus on family photos and documents, so you can bring your family history into the digital age. 11 a.m.-noon. Beginning Genealogy. Local History Associate Renee Glass will present the basics of genealogy, including how to begin your family research, what records to look for and how to use the information to establish a family tree. 1:30-2:30 p.m. England: Church Records and Indexes. Claire V. Brisson-Banks, AG®, is the owner of Timeless Genealogies, a provider of ancestral and forensic research services, and is accredited in England and Mountain States research. She will discuss understanding jurisdictions from a Chapelry to a Province in connection with the Church of England, along with baptisms/christenings, marriages, burials and the many indexes available online and in nonconformist church records. 3-4 p.m. Records and Reunion: Researching Civil War Veterans. Researching the veteran's history does not have to end with wartime documents and pensions. Local History Associate Michael Price will describe the records you can use to discover his life as a Civil War veteran.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Playtime
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys. Music Playtime: Sing, dance and play instruments .
  • Library Station - Meet Bad Kitty!
    10 a.m.-noon for all ages.
    Join us in the Santa Fe and Frisco Rooms for stories, games, crafts and more celebrating our favorite black cat! Bad Kitty will pose for photos in the Story Hour Room, so bring your camera. Visit the service desk in the Children's Department beginning at 9 a.m. to pick up your number to meet Bad Kitty. Numbers will be called in groups when it's time for your visit with our special guest.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Second Saturday Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Itsy Bitsy Science Club
    11 a.m. for ages 3-5 .
    Dress to get messy and discover your inner scientist as we explore, build and create with science, technology, engineering, art and math.
  • Common Grounds - "Paperbacks from Hell" Book Discussion
    1 p.m. at Common Grounds, 100 E Pine St for adults.
    Filled with haunted houses, satanic children and evil snakes, "Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction" is a hilarious, nostalgic romp through the horror paperback boom of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Discuss the book over coffee and snacks, then hear author Grady Hendrix talk about "Paperbacks from Hell" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, at The Library Center. An Oh, The Horror event.
  • 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 - Fun with Lou LeBrun
    2-3:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Lou LeBrun, a studied classical musician and USO performer in World War II, will keep you on your toes with her accordion performance in an array of musical styles.
  • Willard Branch Library - Second Saturday LEGO Challenge
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for grades K-12.
    It's a LEGO brick free-for-all! Drop in anytime to make LEGO brick creations. We'll have LEGO brick challenges and building templates to help spark your creativity.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Classic Horror Matinee
    2:30-4:30 p.m. for adults.
    We'll screen just-creepy-enough horror favorites each Saturday in October. An Oh, The Horror event. "Gremlins," rated PG.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Rare and Valuable Books: What They Are and How to Collect Them
    5 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Local book collector and seller Joshua Arnett will provide insight into evaluating, collecting and caring for rare, collectible and valuable books. Perfect for used-book hunters, rare-book aficionados and the curious novice.
  • Library Center - St. Louis Possessed: The Case that Inspired "The Exorcist"
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Considered by many to be "the scariest movie of all time," the 1973 film "The Exorcist" was inspired by the 1949 exorcism of a 14-year-old boy identified as "Roland Doe." Beginning in Maryland, ending in St. Louis and involving several Jesuit priests from St. Louis University, it's a story of shaking mattresses, unexplained bodily scratches, levitation and possession. John Waide, St. Louis University archivist, recounts eyewitness testimony and diary excerpts to tell the true story behind the classic film. An Oh, The Horror event.

Monday, October 16, 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 - Horror in Pop Culture Panel
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From the Headless Horseman to "The Bride of Frankenstein," things that go bump in the night have long captivated our collective imagination. Drury University professors Erin Kenny, Katie Gilbert and Chris Panza, and Missouri State University professor Christie Cathey will reflect on centuries of animated corpses, dark princes and ghostly visitants to explore how our fascination with horror has evolved and why it persists. An Oh, The Horror event.
  • 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, October 17, 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 - "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz

    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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Fur, Feathers and Scales
    5:30 p.m. in the community 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 - Teen Night
    6-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room A 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 - "Brimstone" by Cherie Priest

    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.
  • Republic Branch Library - 6th Annual Owls of "Harry Potter"
    6:30-8 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Learn about the preferred Hogwarts method for letter sending -- the owl. Play games, do crafts and eat snacks from the world of "Harry Potter."
  • Library Center - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "Sula" by Toni Morrison.
  • 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, October 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 Center - Edge Mobile Class: Staying Safe and Secure in the Digital World
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison 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 September 1; call 883-5341.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Trail of Tears. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join Jackie Warfel, chairman of the Greene County Historic Sites Board, and Terry Whaley, director of Ozark Greenways, for a screening of The Department of the Interior National Park Service short film, "Trail of Tears," not rated, exposing one of the darkest chapters in American history. After the film, Jackie and Terry will discuss the Greene County routes of this National Historic Trail .
  • 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. Haunted Springfield. Join Library Center Local History Associate John Rutherford for an afternoon of eerie tales revealing the haunted pasts of buildings and sites around Springfield..
  • 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 September 1; call 882-0714.
  • 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Ozarkian Campfire Tales
    7:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Cozy up to the sounds of a crackling campfire, enjoy some s'mores and get spooked with weird tales presented by the authors of "Feral: A Journal of Ozarkian Gothic." Drawn from local legends and superstitions, these stories bring to life dark corners of hill country and the howls of the booger dog. S’mores will be provided. An Oh, The Horror event.

Thursday, October 19, 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 - "The Maid's Version" by Daniel Woodrell

    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 Harrison Room for grades 4-8.
    Join us the third Thursday of every month for activities just for tweens. Materials will be provided. Do you like scary stories? We'll have a spooky time as we build reading forts, eat s'mores, share scary stories and watch "Goosebumps," rated PG.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Music at Midtown: The Cider Sessions
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Let's toast the start of fall with warm apple cider and intimate musical performances by our favorite local artists. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Singer songwriter Steve Ames will share the songs that have made him an Ozarks favorite and fixture on the local music scene.
  • 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. "Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction" by Grady Hendrix. An Oh, The Horror event.
  • 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.
  • 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. An Ozarks Haunted Road Trip. From Wilson's Creek National Battlefield to the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark., the Ozarks is full of sites purported to be haunted. Janice Tremeear, author of "Missouri's Haunted Route 66" and "Haunted Ozarks," will share possibilities for ghost hunting trips in the Ozarks including haunted B&Bs, city parks and cemeteries. Books will be available for purchase and signing. An Oh, The Horror event.

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn the difference between programs and apps. Practice downloading, installing, and uninstalling a program or a library app. Understand the different web browsers and install a browser on the desktop. Visit the Windows Store to learn how to purchase an app for your device. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts September 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 September 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.
  • Library Center - The Reformation and Mysticism
    6:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    The Reformation that divided Western Christianity in the 16th century involved an intense debate over how Christians experience God’s presence and redemptive work in their daily lives. Vincent M. Evener, instructor in Reformation and Luther studies at United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., will describe how Martin Luther reinterpreted medieval mystical ideas about union with God, and how Luther and the first radical reformers clashed around these themes and their implications for social and political life. This program is a part of the series, "500 Years of Reformations," supported by Missouri State University, the Springfield-Greene County Library District, University Heights Baptist Church and the Springfield Art Museum.
  • Springfield Little Theatre - Summerland Lost: A Ghost Story
    7 p.m. at Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E. Walnut St. for adults.
    This hilarious yet touching one-man show, "My Best Friend's Exorcism," features author Grady Hendrix. He chronicles the captivating but tragic story of the teenage Fox sisters, whose 1848 claim to be able to communicate with the dead popularized Spiritualism and contributed to the empowerment of women, while bringing the sisters fame, fortune and hardship. Hendrix connects the Foxes’ lives with his own experiences and feelings about death in this all-shocking, all-true evening of intimate theatre that poses the ultimate question: Is there life after death? An Oh, The Horror event.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Library Center - Self-Care for Parents of Special Needs Children
    9-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Family psychologist Dr. Tiffany Ruffin discusses the importance of self-care for parents of special needs children. Dr. Ruffin believes understanding one's self can facilitate change and growth. Her goal is for parents to feel empowered, understood and accepted. Presented in partnership with Include Ozarks. Registration starts October 1; call 616-0554.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Halloween Luminary Jars
    10:30 a.m. for adults.
    Create Halloween-themed luminaries using jars, paint and a little bit of spooky imagination. Materials will be provided. Registration starts October 9; call 831-1342.
  • Library Station - Demonstration Saturday
    11 a.m.-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. Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists will demonstrate woodcarving.
  • 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. "The Quiet Man," not rated, 1952.
  • Library Station - "Goosebumps" Party
    2-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    We'll have a fun-filled afternoon of spooky slime making, mini pumpkin decorating and creepy snacks as we watch R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps," rated PG. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Classic Horror Matinee
    2:30-4:30 p.m. for adults.
    We'll screen just-creepy-enough horror favorites each Saturday in October. An Oh, The Horror event. "Beetlejuice," rated PG.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Donuts & Death Q&A with Grady Hendrix
    3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "My Best Friend's Exorcism" has been called "an unholy hybrid of 'Beaches' and 'The Exorcist.'" Join author Grady Hendrix and the Donuts & Death Book Discussion crew for a Q&A full of 80s nostalgia and stories of demonic possession. Hurts Donuts will be provided. An Oh, The Horror event. Registration starts October 1; call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - "Paperbacks from Hell" with Author Grady Hendrix
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    In his new book "Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction," author Grady Hendrix charts the history of the horror paperback publishing boom that started with the publication of "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist" and died in the early '90s as thrillers became popular. Join us for an affectionate, nostalgic and unflinchingly funny discussion of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, as the author of "My Best Friend’s Exorcism" and "Horrorstor" follows the horror paperback boom from its roots in books about Satanic possession, to its flirtation with killer kids, evil animals, weird science, accursed real estate and beyond! Books will be available for purchase and signing. An Oh, The Horror event.

Monday, October 23, 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, October 24, 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.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Wetland Plants: What Are They Good For? Dr. La Toya Kissoon-Charles, who teaches aquatic biology courses and conducts wetland plant ecology research at Missouri State University, will discuss research findings emphasizing the importance of plants in wet ecosystems.
  • 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, October 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.
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Monster Mash Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Dress up, trick-or-treat and enjoy a monster of a storytime as we celebrate Halloween.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Creepy Crafts and Macabre Makeovers
    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    Pay homage to your favorite horror icon by creating a Frankentoy or jewelry piece that a horror fan can display with pride. Materials will be provided. Registration limited to 20. An Oh, The Horror event. Registration starts October 1; call 883-5341.

Thursday, October 26, 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 - "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

    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. "The Addams Family," rated PG-13.
  • Strafford Branch Library - The "Stranger Things" Phenomenon
    3:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    While you wait for "Stranger Things" season 2, get your fill of the spooky pop culture phenomenon with trivia and crafts, and discuss your theories for season 2 with other fans.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Music at Midtown: The Cider Sessions
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Let's toast the start of fall with warm apple cider and intimate musical performances by our favorite local artists. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Shannon Stine, award-winning thumbpicking guitarist, singer and songwriter, will share original tunes and a few favorite covers.
  • The Coffee Ethic - "The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story" by Miriam C. Davis

    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.

Friday, October 27, 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. "Revolutionary War on Wednesday" by Mary Pope Osborne. Registration starts September 29; call 751-2933.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood 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 September 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Not-So-Scary Halloween Storytime!
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume and enjoy some tricks or treats, stories, crafts and activities.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 September 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. Halloween Party: Join us for music, games, crafts and, most importantly, candy, as you dance with your friends, make zombie toys and have fun.
  • Missouri Spirits - Horror Trivia at Missouri Spirits
    7-9 p.m. at Missouri Spirits, 507 W. Walnut ST. for adults age 21 and older.
    Do you like scary movies? Recruit and register a team of four to six horror devotees to compete in a team trivia night. Traverse your way through eight rounds of trivia themed around all things horror. An Oh, The Horror event. Registration starts October 6; call 883-5341.

Saturday, October 28, 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. "Chimpanzee," rated G.
  • Library Station - Monster Mash Costume Parade
    11 a.m. in the Frisco Room for all ages.
    Show off your costume at our annual parade! We'll meet in the Frisco Room for not-so-scary stories and dance the Monster Mash, then we'll parade through the library and collect non-edible treats.
  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Things are Getting Strange at the Library
    2-5 p.m. for adults.
    Celebrate "Stranger Things" with trivia and snacks before the second season is released. We'll wrap up the celebration with "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," rated PG, starting at 3 p.m.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Classic Horror Matinee
    2:30-4:30 p.m. for adults.
    We'll screen just-creepy-enough horror favorites each Saturday in October. An Oh, The Horror event. "Poltergeist," rated PG.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

  • Library Station - "Impressions of The Civil War in the West" Gallery Talk with Dan Woodward
    2 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Dan Woodward, Rolla native and local artist, will talk about his work focusing on Missouri Civil War events and locations. A selection of Woodward’s pieces will be on display in our Reading Room from September-November.

Monday, October 30, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious and Spooky STEAM Creations!
    3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for age 13-grade 12.
    Bring your inner mad scientist and join us for some campy, creepy fun with an afternoon of ghoulish STEAM activities. We'll screen "Addams Family Values," rated PG-13, while we work. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Little Monster Mash Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Dress up, bring your treat pail and join us for not-so-spooky stories, activities and a Halloween scavenger hunt in the library!
  • 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 - Halloween Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky but a lot of fun! Then join the parade as we trick-or-treat through the library.
  • 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 - Monster Mash Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Dress up, trick-or-treat and enjoy a monster of a storytime as we celebrate Halloween.
  • 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 - Monster Mash Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-Age 6.
    Bring your treat pail to the library for a special Halloween-themed storytime. Join us for monster stories, crafts and a candy hunt. Costumes are welcome.
  • 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 - Halloween Storytime
    10:15 a.m. in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky but a lot of fun! Then join the parade as we trick-or-treat through the library.
  • 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 - Stuffed Animal Masquerade and Storytime
    11 a.m. for infants-age 6.
    Bring a stuffed animal to the library for some Halloween dress up fun. We’ll read some not-so-scary Halloween stories, sing some silly songs, make masquerade masks and play dress up with our favorite sidekicks.
  • 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 Center - Halloween Storytime
    11:15 a.m. in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky but a lot of fun! Then join the parade as we trick-or-treat through the library.
  • 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.

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