LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • All Branches - "Choose Kindness" Postcard Art Competition
    for grades 6-12.
    How does it feel to be bullied? Or to watch someone getting picked on? Here’s a chance to express your feelings through art about how we should be treating each other. Pick up an entry form at any Library branch and use any media (paint, collage, cut paper, etc.) to create a piece of postcard art. Submit your postcard to any branch by October 20. The final pieces will be displayed on our Tumblr page and at the Brentwood Branch Library during "An Evening with Tina Meier." Winner will receive a certificate and a $20 Hobby Lobby gift card. 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 - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Make Yourself a Monster!
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm for ages 3-9.
    Begin October with a roar! Stop in anytime to make monster accessories for your monster transformation, including shoes, tails and hair. Join us for a special Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m. to listen to monster books and get the costume-wearing started. Materials will be provided.
  • 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 - "Salvage the Bones" (Brown Bag Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward.
  • 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!
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Gone Girl" ("Gone Girl" Book Discussion)
    5:00 pm for adults.
    Can't wait for the movie release of "Gone Girl?" Discuss Gillian Flynn's best-seller with us before it hits the big screen.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    10:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    1:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes. *We'll celebrate the freedom to read with banned books-related trivia on September 25.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help--they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these loveable friends.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Good Lord Bird" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By James McBride.
  • Library Center - "Everybody Sees the Ants" (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 A.S. King. Refreshments will be served. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Friday, October 3, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Skype with an Astronaut
    3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Have you or someone you know ever wanted to ask a real astronaut what it’s like in space? You’ll get your chance when we have a Skype session with astronaut and U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hopkins. Col. Hopkins is a Lebanon/Richland native who served on the International Space Station with two Russian cosmonauts for 166 days. He returned to Earth on March 10, 2014. A World Space Week event.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Express Yourself: Exploring Emotions Through Art
    3:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 2-6.
    Self-expression and awareness are key in helping kids understand and deal with their emotions, leading to a healthy self-esteem and inner strength. Kids will be free to explore their emotions through drawing, painting, sculpture and collage in an effort to show them how art can provide a source of calm and inspiration in good times and bad. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. View The Art of Tattoos by the tattoo artists at Kaleidoscope.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Talk
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Thinking of getting some new ink? Bobbi Liffick from Kaleidoscope will talk about how to plan for getting a tattoo. You can even make your own temporary tattoos!
  • Republic Branch Library - 3rd Annual Owls of Harry Potter
    6:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Learn about the preferred Hogwarts method for letter sending--the owl. Play games, do crafts and eat snacks from the world of Harry Potter.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Library Center - Bibliobop Dance Party
    10:00 am in the auditorium for ages 2-6.
    Get ready to shake your sillies out at our library dance party. Listen to stories about dancing and keep the rhythm going with instruments and shakers.
  • 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. "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!," rated TV-G.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL" (Common Reader Book Discussion)
    10:00 am for adults.
    By Eric R. Greitens. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Alexander Movie Release Party
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-2.
    Celebrate the release of the movie version of the classic "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!" Revisit the story by Judith Viorst, play the Frustration Game and have a very good day!
  • Library Center - Guiding Your Way Kickoff
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages & families.
    Drop in anytime and learn how you can assist NASA by taking part in Citizen Science projects, which allow ordinary people to provide vital data to the astronomical community. You can help NASA map Mars, spot solar explosions and even search for new planets. While you're here, help us create an enormous LEGO brick space city. We'll provide the LEGO bricks. You can also visit with Jim Davis, skilled LEGO block builder, about his sculptures and how he builds them. A variety of his sculptures will be on display for this World Space Week celebration. Don't forget to pick up your "Passport to Space" while you're here! A World Space Week event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Herbal Spa Day
    1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join Library staff members Gina Marie Walden and Ingrid Bohnenkamp for an afternoon of DIY herbal luxury! Learn how to make and apply Olive Oil Facial Cleanser, Whipped Lavender Sugar Scrub and a DIY face mask. Bring a small mirror and clean hand towels to this hands-on session. Hot herbal tea will be served and other materials will be provided.
    Registration starts September 15; call 862-0135.
  • 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 - Healthy Hounds
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Making your own dog food and treats can be affordable and fun. Library staff member Katie Hopkins will demonstrate how to make your own dog food and talk about storage methods. Participants will make their own no-bake pup treat to take home.
    Registration starts September 22; call 883-1974.
  • 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. "Casper," rated PG.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

  • Library Center - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Library Station - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Doling Family Center - Cassandré Haygood Concert
    2:00 pm Doling Family Center for all ages.
    Cassandré Haygood, voted Branson’s Female Entertainer of the Year three years running, will give a free live performance at the Doling Family Center. Cassandré transitions her world-class vocals through a variety of musical styles, making this is a concert you won’t want to miss. This event is a partnership between the Library and the Park Board and is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, October 6, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Introduction to Geocaching
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Curious about geocaching? Kara Warren with the Park Board will teach you everything you need to know to get started and join in the worldwide scavenger hunt. Learn how to use coordinates on your GPS to track down caches, then use your new skill to find a cache hidden on Library grounds.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Genealogy Computer Answers. Do you have questions about your computer hardware or genealogy software? We've got the answers. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week 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.
  • 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Minecraft Mania!
    3:00 pm to 6:30 pm for grades 5-12.
    Calling all Minecraft maniacs! Play Minecraft with friends at the Library. Share the Library’s console or bring you own playing device.
  • 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 - Meet Comic Book Artist Jared George
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Jared is a local artist and illustrator of comics who writes, draws, colors and ltters all of his own books. He'll talk about how comics have helped shape our culture and the rise of our local comic book scene. Then he'll help you create your own comic book and show you how to publish it on Kick Starter. Materials will be provided; in the Teen Room
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner’s instruction. Some instructional materials provided onsite for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!
  • Library Center - Teen Library Council
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Help plan teen events YOU want to see happen at The Library Center--your input matters!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Center - Astrophotography 101
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for all ages & families.
    Ever wanted to take pictures of the beautiful night sky? Images can be obtained with the most basic digital cameras. Experts with the Springfield Astronomical Society will talk about the best equipment and software to use, and how to mount a camera to your telescope. A World Space Week 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 8, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "The Great War in Springfield." Library Center Local History Associate Michael Price will discuss life in Springfield during World War I (1917-1918). Learn how Springfield residents supported the war effort while Greene County men went to France and fought in the trenches. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - "Reconstructing Amelia" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Kimberly McCreight. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Between Shades of Gray" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Ruta Sepetys.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "The Death Angel Gathers Its Last Harvest: The Battle of Franklin." Retreating from Spring Hill, Tenn., Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield’s army reached Franklin on November 30 and quickly formed a defensive line against Gen. John B. Hood’s advancing Confederate army. The resulting battle yielded more than 8,500 casualties and a Union victory as the Confederate force moved down the slopes into immortality. Thomas Cartwright, a leading authority on the Battle of Franklin, will explore the decisive battle and its impact on the Civil War. Sponsored by Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Defending Jacob" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By William Landay. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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. *We'll celebrate the freedom to read with banned books-related trivia on September 25.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Making the Most of Your Apple Bounty
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Looking for new and delicious ways to incorporate apples into your diet this season? Join Amy Harmon with MaMa Jean's Natural Market to discuss how to use apples in everyday cooking. Amy will showcase a few fresh and delicious recipes and discuss ways to use different varieties of apples. Samples included! Suitable for vegan and gluten-free diets.
    Registration starts September 18; call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - Guiding Your Way
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for all ages & families.
    Do you have questions about astronomy or space? Interested in starting a new stargazing hobby? Drop by and Ask an Astronomer. Springfield Astronomical Society members will be available to answer your questions. You can also learn how to assist NASA by taking part in Citizen Science projects. In the concourse. A World Space Week event.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "True Veterans and Tried: The 14th Iowa Infantry at the Battle of Pilot Knob." Todd Wilkinson, librarian and adjunct history instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College, will examine of the 1864 Battle of Pilot Knob/Ft. Davidson, Mo., through the eyes of the officers and men of the 14th Iowa Infantry, who played a decisive role in the Federal victory against Gen. Sterling Price’s forces.
  • - "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
    7:00 pm for age 21 and older.
    The librarian has carefully trawled the stacks and selected books guaranteed to make you think. Read the pick of the month, then meet to discuss it over Cabernet (or soda) at Q Enoteca Wine Bar, 308 W. Commercial St. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week 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 - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Northview Center - "Olive Kitteridge" (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am Northview Center for senior adults.
    Check out our book group just for older adults. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage. No registration is necessary. "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - 'Tween Town: Bully Blockers
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Learn the best ways to deal with bullies from a martial arts expert! Theron Sturgess, owner of Dynamic Edge Martial Arts, provides a common sense approach to dealing with bullies using confidence and conflict resolution, plus tips on what to do if a situation gets out of control. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - DigiTots Storytime
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad, with a focus on Racing to Read skills. We'll explore the very best education apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Crafts for a Cause
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Give back to the community and satisfy your crafting urge while doing it! Each session will focus on one easy-to-make craft, and everything we make will be donated directly to a charity, including Bill's Place, Project Linus and Operation Write Home. Drop in for a while or stay the whole time. Plastic bag sleeping mats. Bring any clean plastic grocery bags you have or use ours.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!," rated TV-G.
  • Willard Branch Library - DigiTots Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad, with a focus on Racing to Read skills combined with the latest technology. We'll explore the very best educational apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 - "Last Days of an Immortal" (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. "Last Days of an Immortal" written by Fabien Vehlmann and illustrated by Gwen de Bonneval.
  • 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!
  • Willard Branch Library - LEGO Block Challenges
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-6.
    Ready, set, build! Take part in a variety of engineering and artistic challenges using LEGO blocks. Kids and families will be given free time to play with LEGO blocks. Each session will also feature an engineering challenge designed to stimulate scientific thinking and foster ingenuity through creative competition.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Don Harmening
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Local attorney by day, singer/musician by night, Don Harmening will take you back to the 60s and 70s with your favorite songs from those eras. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included. "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" rated PG.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "'Atlanta is Ours and Fairly Won': The Atlanta Campaign of 1864." On June 27, 1864, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman attacked Kennesaw Mountain held by Gen. Joseph E. Johnson and the Confederate Army of the Tennessee. The battle was a tactical defeat for the Union army, and Sherman’s last assault of the Atlanta Campaign. Willie Ray Johnston, recently retired historian at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, will discuss the Battle of Kennesaw and Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Red Shoe Pickers, an Americana-style acoustic music duo featuring Paul Phariss and Rebecca Holt, performs light rock, country, bluegrass and folk. She plays hammered dulcimer, guitar and keyboards; he plays six- and 12-string guitar, Native American flute and foot rhythm (tambourine/shaker). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Stories for Life
    10:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed specifically for older or memory-impaired adults, this topical series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Book Buzz
    2:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate Teen Read Week with book spine poetry, recycled book crafts and postcard art. Materials will be provided.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Games, computers, crafts, snacks? What's your pick? We'll have some or all of these on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • 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/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Key of Life," not rated; in Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - DigiTots Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad, with a focus on Racing to Read skills combined with the latest technology. We'll explore the very best educational apps designed to foster early literacy skills and fun, along with stories, music and dancing.
  • 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.
  • Springfield Art Museum - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm Springfield Art Museum for adults.
    "State of the Union: October 14, 1864." Hear Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by living history scholar Fritz Klein, give his presidential and personal perspective of the war in 1864, including that year's presidential election.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: My Space Camp Experience
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever wanted to go to Space Camp? Library staff member Heather Cottle-Dillon will talk about her adventures at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Adult Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Rockin' Wednesdays
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: World of Weeds--Invasive Species and the Homogenization of Nature
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Travelers to faraway places are delighted to encounter flowers, butterflies and birds that they have never seen before. The beauty and function of natural communities can be threatened by the movement of plants and animals around the globe. Dr. Chris Barnhart from Missouri State University’s Department of Biology will discuss the problem of invasive animal and plant species from around the world and what this may mean for global, regional and local biodiversity. Part of the Armchair University Science Series.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • - "In the Blood" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "In the Blood" by Lisa Unger.
  • 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. *We'll celebrate the freedom to read with banned books-related trivia on September 25.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Documentary Film Discussion Series
    5:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for a screening of a critically acclaimed documentary; short discussion to follow. "Catfish," rated PG-13. Filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.
  • Library Station - Healthy Living at the Library: Zumba!
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Dance your way to health with Zumba instructor Sonja Zind and join the fun of this global sensation that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Neighborhood School Night
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the children's dept for preschool-grade 5.
    Do you go to school in our neighborhood? Celebrate your school and neighborhood at this community-building event. Bring your family, teachers and friends to the Library for music, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, crafts, prize drawings and stories.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "1864: Grant in Command." In March, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant arrived in Washington, D.C., to accept the rank of lieutenant general of all Union armies--a rank previously held only by George Washington. His prior successes in the Western theater had earned him this honor, and Lincoln (and the North) counted on Grant to do the same in the East. Pam Sanfilippo, site historian at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, will explore Grant’s actions in 1864, including the challenges he faced in helping to achieve the dual war aims of unification and the end of slavery.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Flintstones," rated TV-G.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Bully Blockers
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 4-12.
    Know what to do when someone is picking on you! Theron Sturgess, owner of Dynamic Edge Martial Arts, will present a common sense approach to bullying, using confidence and conflict resolution techniques. He will also offer helpful tips on what to do in emergency situations. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
    Registration starts October 08; call 883-1974.
  • Republic Branch Library - Alternative Medicine Cabinet: Garden Herbs and Plants for Healing
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn about ways to grow and use herbs and plants to promote better health from area gardener Anita Ball.
  • 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 - "Bully" Film Showing
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting 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.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Drama Classics
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Vertigo," not rated, 1958.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Murder in the Stacks: A Mystery Game
    6:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Picture this: You have been invited to a ribbon-cutting at the Library to celebrate the new wing, made possible by a generous gift from Springfield’s most notorious (and totally loaded) businessman, Benjamin E. Factor. Moments before the celebration begins, Factor is found murdered in the Library. Whodunnit? Was it the mousy reference librarian, the nosy journalist, the greedy heiress or someone else? Help Detective Clarence Club solve this heinous crime using the library catalog, clues found in books and other evidence hidden throughout the building at this after-hours night of mystery.
    Registration starts October 01; call 862-0135.
  • 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. "Beetlejuice," rated PG.

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 - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "We have surely done a big work": The Experiences of a Hoosier Soldier on Sherman's "March to the Sea." 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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 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/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "United States Colored Troops in 1864." 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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. *We'll celebrate the freedom to read with banned books-related trivia on September 25.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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 - "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 - "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 - "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.
  • 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 - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "Sterling Price's 1864 Missouri Campaign." 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.
  • 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. He will talk about his 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 - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864." 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.

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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. 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/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "James Longstreet and the Confederate Cause in 1864." 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.
  • 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 - Trivia Thursdays!
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes. *We'll celebrate the freedom to read with banned books-related trivia on September 25.
  • 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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "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.
  • 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 - 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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