LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers," rated TV-Y.
  • Library Center - Baby Book Club
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-12 months.
    Join us for a storytime for the youngest readers! We'll read books, sing songs and play with scarves.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Celebrate Mexican culture with an afternoon of activities marking the Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday honoring loved ones who have died. Decorate your own skull/calavera mask, taste sweet pan de muerto, learn the history of the holiday, and watch a folkloric dance performed by Grupo Latinomericano Dance Troupe. Bring a photograph of a beloved family member, friend or pet that has passed on for a craft; other materials provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Origin: Spirits of the Past," not rated.

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    10:00 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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 - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Organizing Your Research. Learn about using word processing, database and spreadsheet software to assist in recording your research results. Member Janice Nusbaum will share her experiences, pro and con. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Strafford Branch Library - Election Day
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for preschool-grade K.
    Calling all kids in preschool and kindergarten! Vote for your favorite Missouri Building Block book this Election Day. Stop in anytime to cast your vote.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am 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
    11:00 am 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 am 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 am 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 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner’s instruction. Some instructional materials provided onsite for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!
  • Library Center - Teen Library Council
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Help plan teen events YOU want to see happen at The Library Center--your input matters!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm 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 - DigiTots Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad, with a focus on Racing to Read skills combined with the latest technology. We'll explore the very best educational apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Building Block Books Voting Day
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm for ages 3-8.
    Calling all kids! Join us after Election Day to vote for your favorite Missouri Building Block book. Stop by anytime to cast your vote, and join us at 11 a.m. for a special Racing to Read Storytime where we'll preview all the nominees.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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 am 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" (Brown Bag Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    10:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    1:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 pm 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 loveable friends.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Enchanted" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Rene Denfeld.
  • Library Center - "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" (NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings)
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By Laura Hillenbrand. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Thankful for Green
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Fall colors are beautiful, but we're celebrating green this month. John Green that is, along with his books and blog. We'll also celebrate our GreeneTeens for participating in the book review blog!
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm 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 - Teen Friday Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. View photos by award-winning photographer James Wiebe, whose love or photography started in 1965 while in the Army and stationed in Germany. Authors Lisa Medley, Elizabeth Obrey, Rosalie Stanton and T. Sue Versteeg, members of Ozarks Romance Authors, will sell and sign copies of their books.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Talk
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Exploring Guatemalan Textiles. Art expert Christina Bradshaw will show five different Guatemalan textiles while discussing the materials, colors, weaving techniques and purposes of Maya textiles. Christina will also talk about Maya dress and how the Maya have preserved their textile traditions and clothing styles, while also adapting some forms to the modern tourist industry.
  • Republic Branch Library - Minecraft Game Night
    6:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Build, destroy and build again with Minecraft! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave before 8 p.m. without a parent or guardian.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Library Center - Beginning Genealogy
    9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Harrison room for adults.
    Begin searching for your ancestors and learn library resources from staff members from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Bring family information and a generation chart, available at http://thelibrary.org/genealogyforms. Computers will be available to access Ancestry Library Edition and other websites, or we can help you find information in our book collection. Limited to 10 participants; call 616-0534 to register.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Crafts for a Cause
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Give back to the community and satisfy your crafting urge while doing it! Each session will focus on one easy-to-make craft, and everything we make will be donated directly to a charity, including Bill's Place, Project Linus and Operation Write Home. Drop in for a while or stay the whole time. Make blank cards for soldiers abroad so they can write to their families. Bring white card stock or use ours.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers," rated TV-Y.
  • Willard Branch Library - DigiTots Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad, with a focus on Racing to Read skills combined with the latest technology. We'll explore the very best educational apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Saturday Double Feature
    1:00 pm for adults.
    Join us for a super double feature! "Mary Poppins," rated G, for our younger viewers, followed by "Saving Mr. Banks," rated PG-13.
  • Library Center - Beginning Genealogy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Begin searching for your ancestors and learn library resources from staff members from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Bring family information and a generation chart, available at http://thelibrary.org/genealogyforms. Computers will be available to access Ancestry Library Edition and other websites, or we can help you find information in our book collection. Limited to 10 participants; call 616-0534 to register.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" (Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups)
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast.
  • Willard Branch Library - LEGO Block Challenges
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-6.
    Ready, set, build! Take part in a variety of engineering and artistic challenges using LEGO blocks. Kids and families will be given free time to play with LEGO blocks. Each session will also feature an engineering challenge designed to stimulate scientific thinking and foster ingenuity through creative competition.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Red Shoe Pickers
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    An Americana-style acoustic music duo, the Red Shoe Pickers are Paul Phariss and Rebecca Holt. She plays hammered dulcimer, guitar and keyboards; he plays six- and 12-string guitar, Native American flute and foot rhythm (tambourine/shaker). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Fruits Basket," rated TV-PG.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Library Center - Sunday Music Concert: Library Center's 15th Birthday Party!
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Library Center is turning 15! We're celebrating with a special Sunday concert featuring local legends Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf. Mark, of Big Smith fame, and Cindy perform on the Americana/folk and singer-songwriter circuit. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Library Center - The Library Center is 15!
    3:00 pm in meeting room B for all ages.
    What do "Holes" by Louis Sachar, "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Toy Story 2," and The Library Center have in common? They're all 15. Take a trip back in time with crafts and activities that celebrate things that are 15.

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    10:00 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "The Deflowering of Eva Van End," not rated; in Dutch with English subtitles.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    What we learned at the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. Ozarks Genealogical Society members John Carter, Tom Hobbs and Rita Wallace will discuss information gleaned from the 2014 conference in San Antonio, Texas. This program will include officer elections and the annual OGS Memorial Service. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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 am 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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 am 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 - "The Namesake" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "A Painted House" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By John Grisham.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Brentwood Branch Library - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Language of Flowers" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.
  • Library Center - Monsterology
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 2-5.
    Crazy about cryptids? Mad about monsters? Go on a monster hunt, test your knowledge with creepy trivia and play spooky games. Don't forget your flashlight!
  • - "All the Light We Cannot See"
    7:00 pm for age 21 and older.
    The librarian has carefully trawled the stacks and selected books guaranteed to make you think. Read the pick of the month, then meet to discuss it over Cabernet (or soda) at Q Enoteca Wine Bar, 308 W. Commercial St. "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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 am 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 - "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am Northview Center for senior adults.
    Check out our book group just for older adults. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage. No registration is necessary. "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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 am 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 - 'Tween Town: Found Art Prints
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    The room is open just for 'tweens! Drop in to play games, hang out, east snacks and make cool artwork. Bring something you've found in nature, and we'll show you how to make artistic prints from it. The more interesting your found object, the better! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - A Taste of Mexico
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Salsa--is it a dance or something you eat? Try a little of both! Sample salsas and queso dips, sing songs in Spanish, practice salsa dancing, make mini-pinatas and compete with friends in a bean race. Call 616-0526 to register.
    Registration starts October 26; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Pixel Beads
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    Whatever you call them--fuse beads, Perler beads or pixel beads--they're great for making cool patterns, old-school Pokemon or 8-bit Super Mario characters. Stop in to create a masterpiece! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - DigiTots Storytime
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad, with a focus on Racing to Read skills. We'll explore the very best education apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Strafford Branch Library - 4th Annual Fall Festival
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for all ages.
    Stop by for hot cider and fun fall crafts all day. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons," rated TV-G.
  • Library Station - Building Bonanza!
    11:00 am in the Frisco room for infants-age 6.
    Do you love to build things? Hear stories about building things, then create awesome towers using a variety of blocks, boxes and other fun materials.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - We've Lost Our Marbles
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 4-10.
    Marbling is hot right now, so we'll show you how to make marbled paper for scrapbooking and wearable marble jewelry. Make something for yourself or for a gift! Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts October 15; call 759-2637.
  • Library Center - National Game Day
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 2-12 and families.
    Celebrate National Game Day at your library. Learn new games or play some old favorites. Want to learn to play Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride? Library staff members will be on hand to teach you.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Drama Classics
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "On The Waterfront," not rated, 1954.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Melinda Mullins and Bo Brown Share Songs from The Johnny Mullins Collection
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Experience part of Springfield music history during this intimate afternoon performance of Ozarks legend Johnny Mullins’ timeless songs, performed by his daughter Melinda Mullins and musician Bo Brown. The late Johnny Mullins wrote songs for famous country artists such as Emmylou Harris, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn, and was nominated for a Grammy for writing "Blue Kentucky Girl."
  • Park Central Branch Library - Turtles, Lizards and Snakes, Oh My!
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Can a tortoise crawl out of its shell? Does a bearded dragon breathe fire? Does a milksnake drink milk? Staff from Dickerson Park Zoo will help us see and learn the truth about some of our reptile friends.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone," rated PG-13.

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    10:00 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am 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
    11:00 am 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
    11:00 am 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 am 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 am 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 - Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. Storytelling by John Hernandez, member of the Apache Nation, for Native American Heritage Month.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Other Typist" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Suzanne Rindell.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Games, computers, crafts, snacks - we'll have some or all of these on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite! Doctor Who
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Blue boxes, bowties and fezzes. If you can connect these words, you'll fit right in as we explore all things Whovian!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Library Station - "The Code of the Hills": An Evening with Springfield Author Nancy Allen
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for age 18 and older.
    In the Ozarks, some things aren’t talked about. Even abuse. It’s the code of the hills. But prosecutor Elsie Arnold is determined to change that. So begins "The Code of the Hills," one of 2014’s most exciting mystery novels, written by Springfield’s Nancy Allen and released by national publisher HarperCollins. Nancy will read and talk about her writing and how her experience as a Missouri prosecutor inspired her. She’ll do a Q&A and sign and sell copies of her book.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm 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, November 19, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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 am 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Beside the Seaside
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Michelle Breazeale will talk about the British tradition of visiting the seaside. Learn about popular destinations and the differences in the beaches and climates of the English landscape.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Mock Some Jays!
    3:15 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the upcoming release of the "Mockingjay" movie with survival training, trivia, crafts and "Catching Fire," rated PG-13.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: Nature and the Human Condition
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    How does nature affect people? Dr. Janice Greene from Missouri State University’s Department of Biology will discuss the positive impact of nature and the outdoors on individuals' physical and psychological health, and the many benefits of nature to individuals and society as a whole. Part of the Armchair University Science Series.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • - "The Illusion of Separateness" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "The Illusion of Separateness" by Simon Van Booy.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Top Chef Cupcake Challenge
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Think you have the skills to come out on top? Come to the Library to challenge others in a cupcake decorating contest. Materials will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Documentary Film Discussion Series
    5:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for a screening of a critically acclaimed documentary; short discussion to follow. "Thunder Soul," rated PG. The story of high school band leader "Prof" Johnson, who took the jazz band of Kashmere High School and transformed it into the legendary funk powerhouse in the 1970s. Decades later, his students prepare to gather and celebrate him.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Smartphones for Tech Newcomers
    7:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff members will teach you how to use your smartphone, including settings, contacts, texting, email and apps. Bring your fully charged device and your Apple ID or Gmail password. Individual, hands-on-help will be available. Class limited to 20.
    Registration starts November 06; call 883-1974.

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am 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 - Turkey, Pumpkins and Pie, Oh My!
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a Thanksgiving storytime with all the trimmings--songs, crafts and activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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 am 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm 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 - Teen Friday Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons," rated TV-G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Block Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO blocks helps build memory and creativity skills, increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO blocks and you provide the imagination for your LEGO block creations.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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 - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 2nd Annual Mini-WhoCon
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate that regenerating time traveler, the Doctor, with contests, trivia, games and snacks.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - WonkaFest!
    2:00 pm for all ages.
    Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is turning 50! Celebrate with games, crafts, prizes and more.
  • Library Station - Healthy Living at the Library: Eating Well
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Learn how to stay healthy and make the right nutritional choices at mealtimes with Hy-Vee dietician Priscilla Bloom.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Full Metal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa," rated PG-13.

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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
    10:00 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.
  • Library Center - Thanksgiving Stories
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Listen to wonderful Thanksgiving stories around the "fireside." Bring a friend and relax with some cold-weather treats.
  • Library Center - "A Separate Country" (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    By Robert Hicks.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am 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
    11:00 am 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
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "In the Blood" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lisa Unger.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:00 pm to 5:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm 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, November 26, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - Thanksgiving Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Get ready for Thanksgiving Day with crafts and stories about family, friends and the many things you have to be thankful for.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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 - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.
  • - "The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir" (Downtown Book Club)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir" by Dee Williams.

Friday, November 28, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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 - National Game and Puzzle Week
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create your own game or puzzle, solve a giant Sudoku, and enjoy Jenga, Monopoly and Uno tournaments all week long.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons Meet the Flinestones," not rated.
  • Library Center - Puzzle Day
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 2-10.
    Love puzzles? Try your hand at puzzles of all types. We'll even make our own.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "A League of Their Own," rated PG.
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