LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 20, 2014

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • Library Center - Hooray for Captain Underpants!
    10:00 am in the story hour room for grades 2-5.
    Get ready for the release of the final Captain Underpants book with games and activities featuring the Waistband Warrior.
  • 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-Y.
  • Library Station - Art Explosion
    11:00 am in the Frisco room for ages 1-6.
    Modern artists are exploding with creativity! Explore a variety of modern art methods with stories and hands-on activities as we use amazing techniques to create our masterpieces. No drawing skills required. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Boxtrolls" Movie Release Party
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 3-5.
    Explore life as a boxtroll and discover the fantastically magical world of Ratbridge created in Alan Snow's book "Here Be Monsters."
  • 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Build Like a Pirate Day
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for all ages.
    Calling all swashbucklers! You may be able to talk like a pirate, but can you build like one? Craft a pirate-themed creation out of LEGO blocks. The two best pieces will win treasure in the form of gift certificates to the local Bistro Market.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's" 50th Anniversary Movie Marathon
    1:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's chocolaty classic with a double dose of sweetness! Watch the 1971 classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," rated G, followed by the 2005 version "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," rated PG.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Simply Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's" 50th Anniversary Movie Marathon
    1:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's chocolaty classic with a double dose of sweetness! Watch the 1971 classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," rated G, followed by the 2005 version "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," rated PG.
  • 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. "Twelve Angry Men," not rated, 1957.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Muppet Treasure Island," rated G.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

  • Library Center - Hobbit Day
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    It's time to party Hobbit-style! Celebrate World Hobbit Day at the Library with trivia, games, crafts and more! Costumes are encouraged.

Monday, September 22, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Monster High
    6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Bring your "ghoulfriends" and join us for a scary good time! Try out claw-some crafts, monster trivia and games that will make you scream. Don't forget to wear a drop-dead gorgeous outfit and bring a camera! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - DIY Laundry Soap
    6:30 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Join Jessica Mastrioanni of Just Live Modestly to learn how to make your own laundry soap for less than $50 a year. Go home with a sample of her simple, cost-effective recipe that works in top and front loading machines. Call 616-0683 to register.
    Registration starts September 08; call 865-1340.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. Magic, Mayhem and @!&%: A Scintillating Selection of Banned Writings for Banned Books Week.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Americanah" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Simple Steps for Starting Your Small Business
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Ever had the urge to own your own business? This free series of workshops will address the steps necessary to start a business and determine if it can succeed. Topics will include: required licenses, entity selection (LLC or corporation), taxation for small businesses, developing a marketing strategy, writing an effective business plan, obtaining financing and more. Presented by SCORE/Sponsored by Commerce Bank. Visit www.SpringfieldSCORE.org for more information. Call 883-5341 to register.
    Registration starts August 19; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Healthy Living at the Library: Heart Health
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Cathy Gaw, health educator with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, will discuss ways that you and your family members can prevent heart disease.
  • 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 the Library's Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Little Known Bald Knobber Influences Throughout the Ozarks: Vigilantes & Law Breakers. As a boy growing up in Ozark County, author Vincent Anderson was fascinated with the notorious Bald Knobbers. It led to a book, "Bald Knobbers: Chronicles of Vigilante Justice." Vincent is a reference librarian at the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Baxter County, Ark. He will sign and sell books after the event. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Healthy Living: Start Now!
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Cameron Black, wellness director at Ollis & Company, will discuss the various obstacles that prevent people from living a healthy life and provide solutions to avoid them. He will reveal simple changes you can make to get started living a healthier life today.
  • 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!
  • - "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL" (Downtown Book Club)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL" by Eric R. Greitens. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Audiobooks Live: Banned Books
    7:00 pm for adults.
    Help us celebrate Banned Books Week at this special storytime for adults. Enjoy a variety of banned or challenged writings read by your favorite librarians. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

  • Library Station - "Orphan Train" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - We're Pulling the Plug!
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    We're turning off the electricity in the Teen Room for one afternoon. Join us for old-fashioned games and activities -- no video games, computers or lights. Snacks 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 - Banning Huck Finn: Censorship in Children's and Young Adult Books
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Each year, hundreds of books are challenged or banned in the United States -- some of them in our own region. In honor of Banned Books Week September 21-27, Dr. Judith John, Missouri State University English professor and expert on censorship in children's and young adult literature, will talk about the most common ways that books have been censored or kept from readers, which books are most often targeted and why.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Register once starting August 4 for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 04; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - Smartphones for Tech Newcomers
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Library staff members will teach you how to use your smartphone, including settings, contacts, texting, email and apps. Bring your fully charged device and your Apple ID or Gmail password. Individual, hands-on-help will be available. Class limited to 20. Call 417-883-5341 to register.
    Registration starts September 11; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 26, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library 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 - Block Party
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Like to build with blocks? Join us for a block building party. We'll provide different types of blocks and you provide the engineering skills and creativity.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation," rated G.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Tech Petting Zoo
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Try out the newest and the coolest gadgets and apps from iPads to Raspberry Pi's!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Treasure Planet," rated PG.
  • Library Center - A Banned Performance
    7:00 pm in the auditorium.
    Enjoy a live performance of banned and challenged writings presented by current and former Ozarks Technical Community College theater students under the direction of Jon Herbert, OTC theater instructor and director of Stop & Go Interactive. Between performances, Jon will engage the audience in civil discussions about censorship. Readings will be selected for mature listeners.

Monday, September 29, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Digital Device Drop-In
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Learn how to download library e-books, movies, music and e-audiobooks anytime during this come-and-go open house event. Library staff will be on hand to give one-on-one instruction. Registration is not required.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - 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 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Small Business
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Ever had the urge to own your own business? This free series of workshops will address the steps necessary to start a business and determine if it can succeed. Topics will include: required licenses, entity selection (LLC or corporation), taxation for small businesses, developing a marketing strategy, writing an effective business plan, obtaining financing and more. Presented by SCORE/Sponsored by Commerce Bank. Visit www.SpringfieldSCORE.org for more information. Call 883-5341 to register.
    Registration starts August 19; call 882-0714.
  • 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 the Library's Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
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