LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    9:30 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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 Station - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:30 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Haiku of Oppression
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Write a haiku reflecting your personal stories of bullying or oppression and submit it in the Teen Room September 1-30. On October 20, Jon Herbert, Ozarks Technical Community College theater instructor, will lead a group of young people in a live dramatization based on one teen's haiku. Jon is also director of Stop & Go Interactive, a community-based theater group that promotes dialogue and collective problem-solving through drama. Discussion will follow the performance. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - "We have surely done a big work": The Experiences of a Hoosier Soldier on Sherman's "March to the Sea."
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    William Bluffton Miller's detailed diary offers a unique "common soldier" perspective on one of the most famous campaigns of the Civil War. Author Jeffrey Patrick will examine Miller's role in the march from Atlanta to Savannah in 1864. A Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864 event.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Library Station - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Weight of Blood" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Laura McHugh
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Sticks, Stones and Special Needs
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting rooms A & B for adults.
    Bullying is a challenge for all kids, but those with developmental and physical disabilities often process things differently. For these kids, bullying can have even more devastating consequences. Michele Fields from Abilities First and Deirdra Harris, a professional counselor from Ozarks Counseling Center, will discuss the rights and resources available to children with special needs and offer tips for teaching self-advocacy to a special needs child. Parents, families and educators are welcome to attend. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite! Supernatural
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    You've seen Sam and Dean's skills at fighting off the "other realm" in "Supernatural." Learn about real-life paranormal investigation from 417 Paranormal Research Group as they show off and demonstrate their ghost hunting tools and tell us about their findings in the Springfield area.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Library Center - "United States Colored Troops in 1864"
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Emmanuel Dabney, park ranger at Petersburg National Battlefield, will explore the rise of the use of soldiers of African descent in the Federal armies in 1864. He will discuss the racialized atrocities of Civil War combat along with the Confederate perspectives on armed black men. The program will touch upon divides between free black Northerners and escaped slaves and provide personalized stories of the U.S. Colored Troops. A Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864 event.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Symbolism in the Cemetery: Meanings of Common Tombstone Symbols & Icons. Member Mara Strycharz will help decipher the meaning of some of the symbols on the headstones of your ancestors. Bring some of your examples and we'll figure out the stories behind them. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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 - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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 - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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 - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Library Station - "Bully" Film Showing
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for age 13 and older.
    Join us for a special presentation of the award-winning "Bully," rated PG-13, a character-driven documentary following the serious impact of bullying on five kids and their families over the course of a school year. There will be opportunity for discussion after the film. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • Library Station - "So Far Away" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "So Far Away" by Meg Mitchell Moore. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Celebrate Halloween with some deliciously terrifying treats and awesome Halloween-themed crafts from recycled materials. Materials will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Paranormal Investigating with One True Paranormal
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever encountered a ghost? The investigators from One True Paranormal have on many occasions. They'll talk about some of the creepier cases they've taken on, the methods they use and share some of the most compelling evidence they've found to date.

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Library Station - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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 - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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 - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Station - "Incredible Me" Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Children begin developing a sense of self at birth, and parents and family members are role models who can help them develop strong self-esteem and a positive attitude. Join us for a fun storytime filled with songs and activities that celebrate how incredible each of us is! A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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 - "Star Wars" Day
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    A long time ago in a Library not so far away...Celebrate "Star Wars" at the Library with your favorite characters, trivia and book-inspired activities for all ages. Costumes are welcome!
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Republic Branch Library - Monster Mash-up
    6:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Have a truly monster-ish time with Halloween-themed activities, snacks and music. Dress in your ghoulish costume and come join the fun! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave before 8 p.m. without a parent or guardian.
  • Library Center - "Jurassic Park"
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the story hour room for age 13-grade 12.
    Watch man re-create dinosaur in this thrilling classic rated PG-13; popcorn provided.
  • Library Center - "Sterling Price's 1864 Missouri Campaign"
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    The final major Confederate offensive in the Trans-Mississippi Theater began on September 19, 1864, when Maj. Gen. Sterling Price led approximately 12,000 cavalrymen from northeast Arkansas into southeast Missouri. Price’s men covered more than 1,500 miles and fought three major battles, along with numerous skirmishes. Connie Langum, historian at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, will explore Price’s 1864 Missouri Campaign, providing an overview of the major battles, and discussing preservation of those historic sites. A Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864 event.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Discover Haunted Springfield
    7:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you believe in ghosts? Skeptics and ghost enthusiasts alike are welcome to a discussion on paranormal activities in the City of Springfield with hosts Chris and Dustin Johnson, lead investigators of the Springfield Paranormal Research Society. They will talk about their most exciting investigations and what it takes to become a ghost hunter.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Casper's Halloween Special," not rated, and "The Jetsons: Haunted Halloween," rated TV-Y.
  • Library Station - Monster Mash Costume Parade
    11:00 am in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Join us for not-so-spooky stories and activities, followed by the Library Station's famous annual costume parade! We'll march through the Library and collect treats in each department. Wear your costume!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Block Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO blocks helps build memory and creativity skills, increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO blocks and you provide the imagination for your LEGO block creations.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Uncle Gregory's Monster Bash
    2:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Join Uncle Gregory for scary stories, monster dancing, crafts, games and prizes!
  • Library Center - Fandom Starts Early
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    Geek out at storytime as we learn our opposites with "Star Trek," ABCs with "Star Wars," create Daleks and other geeky goodies. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included. "Hocus Pocus," rated PG.
  • Library Center - "One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864"
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In the spring of 1864 the "Brown Water Navy" participated in its final major campaign. Supported by a fleet of ironclads and transports, Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks pushed up the Red River, intending to capture Shreveport, La., and defeat Confederate forces under Gen. Richard Taylor. Gary Joiner, associate professor of History at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, will discuss the disastrous Red River Campaign and its repercussions. A Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864 event.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Station - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 - Monster Madness
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm for ages 2 -grade 4.
    Celebrate Halloween early with monster activities, crafts and snacks throughout the day. We'll read "Monster Needs a Costume" by Paul Czajak during a special Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m. Materials will be provided.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Pumpkin Parade Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Bring your treat pail to the Library for Halloween-themed stories, crafts and a candy hunt in the Library! Costumes are welcome.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. That House Burned Down 10 Years Ago: Scary Stories to Tell During Lunch
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Wonder" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By R.J. Palacio. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Library Center - "James Longstreet and the Confederate Cause in 1864"
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Throughout much of his career as a Confederate Gen. James Longstreet acted as second-in-command to Robert E. Lee in Virginia, but he also saw action in Georgia and Tennessee. Longstreet’s experiences in 1864, which included the Battle of the Wilderness in the spring and the siege of Petersburg in the fall, encompassed some of the most critical moments of the Civil War. Dr. William Piston, history professor at Missouri State University, will provide an examination of Longstreet during the period that underscores both the opportunities and the dilemmas facing the Confederate high command during the last full year of the war. A Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864 event.
  • 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, October 29, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - Little Monster's Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costumes and scare up some fun with silly, not-so-spooky stories, songs and activities.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • - "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" (Downtown Book Club)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Haunted Springfield
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library Center Local History Associate John Rutherford will share eerie tales about local buildings with haunted pasts.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Frankenstein Day
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate Frankenstein Friday with us on THURSDAY! It's all about the monster you create! We'll read excerpts from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," make monster crafts, play monstrous games and watch an old Frankenstein flick, rated PG or under.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Library Center - Halloween Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Dress up in costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the Library.
  • 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 - "Click, Clack, Boo!"
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume to celebrate Halloween. We'll "party 'til the cows come home" with stories, songs and activities.
  • Republic Branch Library - Little Monster's Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costumes and scare up some fun with silly, not-so-spooky stories, songs and activities.
  • Library Center - Halloween Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Dress up in costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the Library.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Halloween Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Dress up in costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the Library.
  • 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 - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary Celebration
    4:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's timeless tale with games, trivia, lots of chocolate and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," rated G. Look for golden tickets hidden in the Library Center during October. If you find one, be sure to come to the party for a surprise!
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Costume Party!
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    Too old for trick or treating? No worries, you can show off your costume and collect candy at the Library Station! We'll have semi-spooky games and activities, plus lots of treats. Wear your costume!
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