All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN NOVEMBER

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 742-4258.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learning Windows 8
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to personalize the Metro Interface (the start screen), use the search feature, work with windows and utilize the desktop. Find out about available apps and how to download them from the Windows Store.
    Registration starts October 19; call 837-5011.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 751-2933.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Ozarks Genealogical Society member Janice Nusbaum will share search techniques and websites that can assist in locating deceased ancestors and their kin. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Building Block Books Voting Day
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for preschool-grade K.
    This Election Day vote for your favorite Missouri Building Block book. Stop in anytime to cast your vote, and join us at 11 a.m. for a special Racing to Read Storytime to preview all the nominees.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Tuesday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Tuesday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - First Tuesday 'Tween Tech
    3:30 pm for grades 4-8.
    Learn and practice programming on the Library's Raspberry Pi computers.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 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 help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the library or bring your own materials. Knitters welcome!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts October 20; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this fall! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events and programs that you want to attend.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • 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 4, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Building Block Books Voting Day
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for preschool-grade K.
    This Election Day vote for your favorite Missouri Building Block book. Stop in anytime to cast your vote, and join us at 11 a.m. for a special Racing to Read Storytime to preview all the nominees.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 865-1340.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to create an email account using free Web-based email services. We'll cover how to compose, read, reply to, forward and include an attachment in email.
    Registration starts October 21; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Jonathan Safran Foer.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 01; call 865-1340.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Researching Native American Genealogy
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Library staff member Renee Glass will show you where to look and what to look for in various records and tribes.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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 - Explore
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:30 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts October 22; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Explore
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Library Center - Super STEAM Gets Electrified
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Learn how to make a simple electric circuit, and make a TapeTricity card that lights up. Materials will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • 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 furry loveable friends.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - A Videographer's Tale: Big Shots of the Ozarks
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports about local movers and shakers filmed during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Etta and Otto and Russell and James" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for adults.
    By Emma Hooper.
  • Library Center - "The Martian" (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 Andy Weir. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Discover the Web
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Explore portals and starting spots, directories and the invisible Web. Learn tips and tricks to simplify your Web search and find out how search engines work.
    Registration starts October 23; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime!
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! 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.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco 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. On Display: Colored Pencil Drawings by Linda Brunner. 6-8 p.m. Take part in the Zine-Jam and make your own zine! Materials will be provided.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    Old Saturday cartoons like "Justice League" and "Batman" are gone, but the Library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG, while we eat breakfast treats.
  • Library Center - Bibliobop Dance Party
    10:00 am in the auditorium for ages 1-6.
    Get wiggly and shake your sillies at our library dance party! Listen to stories about dancing, dance and keep the rhythm going with instruments and shakers.
  • Republic Branch Library - A Videographer's Tale: Strangely Named Towns of the Ozarks
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports produced during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Dance-a-palooza! Preschool Concert
    11:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for infants-age 7.
    Everybody dance! Join local musicians and moms of preschoolers Hannah Sheehan and Katie Carter for a performance of your favorite kids' songs. Your family will recognize some old favorites and learn new music to sing together at home!
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Comic Book in a Day with Jared George
    12:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Create your own comic book during this four-hour workshop with local comic book creator Jared George. He'll cover storytelling, layout, drawing, inking, lettering and coloring your original comic book. After the workshop, your comic will be professionally printed at no cost and returned to you. Materials will be provided. Limited to 15 participants.
    Registration starts October 24; call 883-1974.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Hunger Games" Movie Marathon
    1:00 pm to 6:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the upcoming release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" with a "Hunger Games" watch party. We'll start with "Catching Fire," rated PG-13, followed by "Mockingjay, Part 1," rated PG-13. Popcorn will be provided.
  • Library Center - Thanksgiving Primer with Chef H.J. Schumer
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Join Chef H.J. Schumer, dietary manager and chef at Lakewood Assisted Living, for the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner primer. Chef H.J. will share proven recipes and cooking techniques, from how to brine the perfect turkey to delicious, creative sides and unforgettable desserts. Whether you're responsible for the entire meal or just bringing a side dish, you'll learn tips for a holiday meal to remember.
    Registration starts October 26; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Enjoy an afternoon devoted to the joy of crafts on the first Saturday of the month. We'll design and create a new project each month. Materials will be provided. Limited to 10 participants. Call 616-0683 to register. November craft: Arm knit a scarf. If bringing your own yarn, bring super chunky weight.
    Registration starts October 24; call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Jewelry with Gina
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grade 5 and older.
    Veteran jewelry maker Gina Taylor will teach you how to make a bracelet from watercolor paper and brass wire. Everyone will make something to take home; materials will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Dragonheart," rated PG-13.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series: Red Bridge Bluegrass
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a high-energy show from Red Bridge Bluegrass, a tradition-based bluegrass band that includes four lead vocalists, harmonies, strong instrumentals and a variety of songs. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts October 26; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Republic Branch Library - Teen Book Group (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    "Cold Burn of Magic" by Jennifer Estep.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.
  • 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.
  • Willard 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.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm 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, ideas and questions, and check out our knitting and crochet resources. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us for games, computers, crafts and snacks on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Tuesday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Tuesday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm 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. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts October 27; call 837-5011.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Thirteenth Tale" (Book Discussion)
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Diane Setterfield.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30 pm to 7:45 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Traitors," not rated; in Arabic, French and English with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - "Secrets of Sloane House" (Fact and Fiction Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Dive deeper into the events at the World's Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, as we discuss novels set in 1893. "Secrets of Sloane House" by Shelley Gray.
  • 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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 29; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Paris Architect" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Charles Belfoure.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Teen Movie Crafternoon
    3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the release of the "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" by making some exciting crafts and watching "Mockingjay, Part 1," rated PG-13. Materials will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (Classics Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" by James Baldwin.
  • Library Station - Exploring Native American Flutes with Jerry Fretwell
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Native American flute maker Jerry Fretwell will discuss the cultural history behind Native American flutes and perform a few songs. A selection of his flutes will be on display.
  • Republic Branch Library - Box Car Drive-in Movie @ The Library
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for ages 1-6.
    Decorate your car, then sit back and relax with some Pixar Short Films, rated G or not rated. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Friday, November 13, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 01; call 883-1974.
  • 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 Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • - "The Maid's Version" (Northview Book Discussion)
    10:30 am to 11:30 am for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "The Maid's Version" by Daniel Woodrell.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device.
    Registration starts October 30; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe will provide a dazzling presentation of authentic dances from Mexico, Central and South America. This program is provided in partnership with the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and is funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco 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.
  • Library Center - Mock Newbery Book Club (Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-adult.
    The American Library Association awards the annual Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Join us for a Mock Newbery Book Club to discuss and vote on what we think should win the Newbery Medal. "Echo" by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - The Maze Games
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the meeting room for grades 3-6.
    Are you a die-hard fan of "The Hunger Games" and "The Maze Runner"? Join us for a mash-up celebration our favorite fall movie premieres with marble mazes, movie trivia and survival skills challenges. Materials will be provided.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11:00 am to 12:45 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Monkey Kingdom," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - World Travelers: Sweden
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Strafford Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 4.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Thirteenth Tale" (The Bookies)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Diane Setterfield.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Wake Up, Percy Gloom!" (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. "Wake Up, Percy Gloom!" by Cathy Malkasian.
  • Library Center - Super STEAM Gets Electrified
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Learn how to make a simple electric circuit, and make a TapeTricity card that lights up. Materials will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Movie Day
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us for popcorn and "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," rated PG.
  • Willard Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Lija Fonner
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Enjoy sweet and soulful music by local singer/songwriter, Lija Fonner. She has appeared on "The Mystery Hour" television program and ArtsFest on Walnut Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Library Center - "Hunger Games": Final Arena Challenge
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the final chapter of "The Hunger Games" at the Library Capitol! Tributes will complete physical and intellectual challenges to earn points and survive. You have a chance to defeat the Capitol and win fabulous prizes. Dress as your favorite character and see who won the "Hunger Games" Tribute Couture Design Contest. May the odds be ever in your favor!
    Registration starts November 01; call 882-0714.
  • - "The Road" (Twentysomethings Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for ages 20-29.
    Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," rated PG-13.

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 736-9233.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts November 02; call 837-5011.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 759-2637.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Hunger Games Celebration!
    3:15 pm to 5:30 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the upcoming release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" with trivia, crafts and a showing of "Mockingjay, Part 1," rated PG-13.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Library Center - "Cesar Chavez" Screening
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for age 13 and older.
    Witness the struggle and determination of civil rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez during a free screening of the 2014 biopic "Cesar Chavez," rated PG-13, starring Michael Pena. This program is provided in partnership with the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and is funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
  • 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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • 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.
  • Willard 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.
  • 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Race for Paris" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Meg Waite Clayton.
  • Library Center - Old School Afternoon
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Wish you could play with little kid toys again? Take a break from finals and join us for retro games, LEGOs and other activities in the Teen Department.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Tuesday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Tuesday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 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 help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the library or bring your own materials. Knitters welcome!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Digital Photos
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of digital imaging including camera types, picture formats, file sizes and megapixels. Learn basic image manipulation using free Picasa software.
    Registration starts November 03; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Watch "Episode 1: Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)" from the landmark PBS documentary series "Latino Americans," rated TV-PG+V+L. After the screening, Dr. John Chuchiak, professor of Colonial Latin American History at Missouri State University, will lead a discussion about the impact of colonization. Funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Life We Bury" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By Allen Eskens.
  • Library Center - "The House of Mirth" (Books You Always Meant to Read)
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By Edith Wharton.
  • 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 18, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts October 01; call 865-1340.
  • 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: The Alaska Highway
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Rick and Faith East traveled from Springfield to the Arctic Circle and back, a trip of 12,000 miles in 42 days. Experience the Alaska Highway through their windshield.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts November 04; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 865-1340.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "God Help the Child" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Toni Morrison.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Round House" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Louise Erdrich.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Crafternoons at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Spend the afternoon getting crafty in the Teen Room. We'll provide materials and snacks, you bring the creativity.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - X-Treme Otaku
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans and X-treme Teens unite! We're combining the films and treats of the Otaku Club with the maker-space fun of the X-Treme Teens as you work together on some anime-inspired projects. Materials will be provided; anime films rated TV-14 and under.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Coloring isn't just for kids! If you like cookies, chatting and coloring, join us each month as we color the work of adult coloring book artist and illustrator Johanna Basford.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts November 05; call 837-5011.
  • - "Kabul Beauty School" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Kabul Beauty School" by Deborah Rodriguez.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Storytelling with John Hernandez
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Join John Hernandez, member of the Apache Nation and professional storyteller, for an evening of Native American songs, stories and drumming in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

Friday, November 20, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Run, Turkey, Run!"
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Thanksgiving means giving thanks, unless you're a turkey! Help save the turkey from the farmer and celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs and crafts.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learning Windows 8
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to personalize the Metro Interface (the start screen), use the search feature, work with windows and utilize the desktop. Find out about available apps and how to download them from the Windows Store.
    Registration starts November 06; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Republic Branch Library - Minecraft Game Night
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Build, destroy and build again with Minecraft! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 5:30 p.m. and picked up by 7 p.m. Participants may not leave before 7 p.m. without a parent or guardian.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Henna Tattoo Art
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    Learn about the history and culture of henna, the temporary body decoration technique, then try your hand at designing your own body art. Designs on the skin will last 7-14 days. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for Adult.
    Love to crochet or knit? Want to learn how? Gather with us to work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Library Center - International Game Day @ Your Library
    11:00 am to 4:30 pm in the story hour room for grade 2-adult.
    Celebrate International Game Day @ Your Library. Whether you want to learn to play "Settlers of Catan" and other Euro-games, or join in a live-action board game, library staff will be on hand to teach you. Games will be provided. Drop-in Games: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Live-Action Monopoly: 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Library Station - Mad Hatter's Tea Party
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Frisco room for ages 3-8.
    Wear your craziest hat and your biggest Cheshire Cat grin, and join us for a very silly tea party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." We'll play games and eat snacks.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll 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 - International Game Day @ your Library!
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Play your favorite board and card games. Games and snacks will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Book Discussion (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm for grades 1-3.
    "Boris on the Move" by Andrew Joyner.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 3rd Annual Mini "Doctor Who" Con
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate your favorite regenerating time traveler, the Doctor, with trivia and costume contests for adults and kids, "Doctor Who"-themed snacks and games, and discuss the show with other Whovians.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Comedy Classics
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Sabrina," not rated, 1954.
  • Library Station - Nutella Play Dough
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    It’s OK to eat Play-Doh when it’s made of delicious Nutella! Create, sculpt and devour!
    Registration starts November 01; call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Maleficent," rated PG.

Monday, November 23, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts November 09; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Republic Branch Library - 'Tween Book Group (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    "Poached" by Stuart Gibbs.
  • Library Center - Thanksgiving Stories
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Listen to Thanksgiving stories around the "fireside." Bring a friend and relax with some cold-weather treats.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.
  • 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.
  • Willard 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.
  • 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 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts October 01; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Euphoria" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lily King.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Tuesday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Tuesday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • 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
    5:00 pm to 6:00 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts November 10; call 837-5011.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Learn quilling and papercraft basics. Materials will be provided.
  • 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 25, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic 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.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts November 10; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.

Friday, November 27, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - DIY Book Safe Craft
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Make a safe from an old book to protect your important keepsakes. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts November 02; call 831-1342.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco 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 28, 2015

  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Pete's Dragon," rated G.

Monday, November 30, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts November 16; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: Sherlock Holmes and Flavia de Luce: Comparing the Science
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. Tammy Jahnke, dean of Missouri State University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences, and Dr. James O’Brien, author of "The Scientific Sherlock Holmes," will discuss the science used by popular literary characters Sherlock Holmes and Flavia de Luce to crack their cases.
  • Library Center - "Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America" (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Andrew Ferguson.
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