LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 865-1340.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts August 19; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts August 01; call 865-1340.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Explore
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts August 20; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Explore
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Library Center - Super STEAM: Tech Take-Apart Day
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Curious about how technology works? Join us for a family tech take-apart day where you'll get to explore the insides of various gadgets. Take them apart, see how they work and try to put them back together if you can! Gadgets will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry loveable friends.
  • Willard Branch Library - Back-to-School Meet and Greet
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for grades 5-12 and parents.
    Students and parents can learn about Library resources that are available for research and homework help.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Library Center - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (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 Rebecca Skloot. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, September 4, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts August 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Discover the Web
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Explore portals and starting spots, directories and the invisible Web. Learn tips and tricks to simplify your Web search and find out how search engines work.
    Registration starts August 21; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Paintings in the Chinese Style by Shirley Yiping Zhang. At 6 p.m. Shirley will give a brief introduction to Chinese art and demonstrate Chinese painting techniques.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    Old Saturday cartoons like "Justice League" and "Batman" are gone, but the Library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG, while we eat breakfast treats.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 4.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Enjoy an afternoon devoted to the joy of crafts on the first Saturday of the month. We'll design and create a new project each month. Materials will be provided. Limited to 10 participants. Call 616-0683 to register. September craft: Bezel pendants using broken crayons and jewelry findings.
    Registration starts August 22; call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Fantastic Fiction
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Love to write stories and fan fiction? Bring your stories to share and learn writing tips.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Field of Dreams," rated PG.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts August 01; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 882-0714.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    Bring your knitting and crochet projects and join other fiber artists on the second Tuesday of every month. Work on your current projects, share patterns, ideas and questions, and check out our knitting and crochet resources. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us for games, computers, crafts and snacks on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learning Windows 8
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn how to personalize the Metro Interface (the start screen), use the search feature, work with windows and utilize the desktop. Find out about available apps and how to download them from the Windows Store.
    Registration starts August 25; call 837-5011.
  • Willard Branch Library - "People of the Book" (Book Discussion)
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Geraldine Brooks.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "King of Devil's Island," not rated; in Norwegian with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - "A Proper Pursuit" (Fact and Fiction Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Dive deeper into the events at the World's Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, as we discuss novels set in 1893. "A Proper Pursuit" by Lynn Austin.
  • 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 9, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Show-Me Military Records. State Archivist John Dougan will explore unique records documenting military service and life after service for Missouri soldiers by using records from the state Adjutant General's Office. 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts August 26; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Karen Abbott.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Silas Marner" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By George Eliot.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - We're Pulling the Plug!
    3:15 pm to 4:15 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Coloring isn't just for kids! If you like cookies, chatting and coloring, join us each month as we color the work of adult coloring book artist and illustrator Johanna Basford.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts August 27; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Secret Keeper" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Kate Morton.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "1984" (Classics Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "1984" by George Orwell
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 11, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts August 01; call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • - "Me Before You" (Northview Book Discussion)
    10:30 am to 11:30 am for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Digital Devices
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Try out and compare a variety of tablets and e-readers in this hands-on session. Learn how to check out and download e-books from the Library, plus how to access Library and Web resources using mobile devices. If you have a device, bring it fully charged along with your password information so you can follow along.
    Registration starts August 28; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Library Center - Mock Newbery Book Club (Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-adult.
    The American Library Association awards the annual Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Join us for a Mock Newbery Book Club to discuss and vote on what we think should win the Newbery Medal. "The War That Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Potty Party
    10:00 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 4.
    Join us for songs, stories and games about getting ready to use the potty.
    Registration starts September 01; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Play-Doh Day
    10:00 am for ages 1-6.
    Let your imagination lead the way as you have fun making colorful Play-Doh creations. Materials will be provided.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11:00 am to 12:45 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Crimson Wing: The Mystery of the Flamingo," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - World Travelers: France
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Library Center - Potty Party
    11:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 4.
    Join us for songs, stories and games about getting ready to use the potty.
    Registration starts September 01; call 882-0714.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "A Fifty-year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France" (The Bookies)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Miranda Richmond Mouillot
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "Finding Nemo," rated G, designed for children with special needs, featuring quieter volume and turned-up lights. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Animal crackers and water will be provided, but patrons may bring their own snacks. All ages are welcome with an adult.
    Registration starts September 01; call 862-0135.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Aya: Life in Yop City" (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. "Aya: Life in Yop City" by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie.
  • Library Center - Super STEAM: Tech Take-Apart Day
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Curious about how technology works? Join us for a family tech take-apart day where you'll get to explore the insides of various gadgets. Take them apart, see how they work and try to put them back together if you can! Gadgets will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate.
  • Library Station - Heirloom Seed Festival
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate a successful growing season at the Library's first annual Heirloom Seed Festival! Join us in the lower parking lot for live music, refreshments, seed swapping and fun for all ages. Bring your heirloom seeds to swap with others, and let your veggies shine as they compete for blue ribbons in four categories: tasiest, prettiest, biggest and weirdest. Stick around for a screening of the documentary "Seed Swap," not rated, at 5 p.m. in the Frisco Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Paint Chip Bookmarks
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Make a unique bookmark using paint chips. Materials will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Movie Day
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us for popcorn and "Hotel Transylvania," rated PG.
  • Willard Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Joni Lemons
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Enjoy a variety of covers from 16-year-old Joni Lemons, an accomplished guitar player and singer. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Library Station - "Seed Swap" Documentary Screening
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Join us after the Heirloom Seed Festival for a special viewing of "Seed Swap," not rated, a documentary the diverse Ozarkers who maintain the traiditions of saving and trading seeds. The film presents a wide range of open-pollinated, heirloom seeds of the Ozarks, and teaches the steps necessary to establish a community seed bank and host seed swaps.
  • - "Between the World and Me" (Twentysomethings Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for ages 20-29.
    Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Moneyball," rated PG-13.
  • Library Center - GeezerFest
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Patio for all ages.
    Enjoy an evening of classic rock ‘n' roll from the 60s and 70s with Geezer, featuring Richard Struckhoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasquale, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift, Jana Henderson and David Sharon. Bring a lawn chair and join us on the patio (or in the auditorium in case of bad weather). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series: Fun with Lou LeBrun
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Les Grande Dames will present an exciting program of accordion solos, duets, quartets and surprise guests performing hymns, comedy and a short trip to Slovenia. You won't want to miss the special arrangement of "Beer Barrel Polka" or The Gentle Squeeze performing "The William Tell Overture." Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, September 14, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 742-4258.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts August 31; call 837-5011.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 751-2933.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic Branch Library - Teen Book Group (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    "P.S. I Still Love You" by Jenny Han

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Erik Larson.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the library or bring your own materials. Knitters welcome!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts September 01; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Cosplay Club
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Working on a fabulous costume for a Con or Halloween? At Cosplay Club, we'll create awesome accessories such as masks, helmets and other gear, using cardboard, duct tape and other household items. Some materials will be provided; feel free to bring a roll of silver duct tape.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Bone Clocks" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By David Mitchell.
  • Library Center - "The Painted Veil" (Books You Always Meant to Read)
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By W. Somerset Maugham.
  • 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 16, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts August 01; call 865-1340.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Celebrate National Play-Doh Day
    10:00 am for preschool-grade 4.
    In honor of Play-Doh, create an inspired sculpture using our special sparkly, sweet-smelling play dough variations. Play dough recipes will be provided.
  • 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: A Hike to Remember with Savannah Waszczuk
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    As a new hiker, 417 Magazine Home Editor Savannah Waszczuk traveled to Colorado to climb Longs Peak, the mountain that towers over all others as the highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park. Learn about her adventure, including camping in a boulder field, hiking across deadly narrow ledges and even surviving a pop-up hailstorm while descending the 14,259-foot summit.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts September 02; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Life and Death of Sophie Stark" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Anna North.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Crafternoons at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Spend the afternoon getting crafty in the Teen Room. We'll provide materials and snacks, you bring the creativity.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts September 03; call 837-5011.
  • - "Fahrenheit 451" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - The Many Works of Brenda Bradshaw
    7:00 pm to 8:45 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Author Brenda "B.K." Bradshaw, a former elementary and middle-school teacher, was inspired by her daughters to create books for young people that feature resilient female characters in leading roles. She’ll talk about "Crystal Brave: Earthquake at the Taum Sauk," and "Crystal Brave: Treasures of the Current," read from her work, and share her experiences as an author, publisher and entrepreneur. A Q&A and book signing will follow her talk.

Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device.
    Registration starts September 04; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts August 01; call 732-7284.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teddy Bear Sleepover
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the meeting room for ages 2-8 .
    Bring a stuffed animal to the library for a sleepover! Drop in on Friday to play with your friend, take photos and make a keepsake frame before saying "Good night" to your little buddy. We’ll take good care of them and snap lots of pictures for you to enjoy when you pick them up on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Then stay for bagels and juice in the Children’s Department before taking your stuffie home.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Hobbit Day
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us for Second Breakfast and a celebration of Middle Earth. Come in your best hobbit garb to enjoy food, fun and the first half of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," rated PG-13. We'll watch the second half at 6 p.m. on September 25.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teddy Bear Sleepover
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for ages 2-8 .
    Bring a stuffed animal to the library for a sleepover! Drop in on Friday to play with your friend, take photos and make a keepsake frame before saying "Good night" to your little buddy. We’ll take good care of them and snap lots of pictures for you to enjoy when you pick them up on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Then stay for bagels and juice in the Children’s Department before taking your stuffie home.
  • Republic Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for Adult.
    Love to crochet or knit? Want to learn how? Gather with us to work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Library Station - Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Frisco room for ages 3-10.
    Ever wanted to play a real drum set or an electric guitar? We'll set up all kinds of musical instruments set up for kid and their families to try out. Local musicians will be there to demo some cool drum fills, guitar licks, keyboard crashes and more! Let's rock out together!
  • Park Central Branch Library - Jewelry with Gina
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grade 5 and older.
    Veteran jewelry maker Gina Taylor will show you how to make a simple bracelet or earrings with glass and semi-precious beads. Everyone will make something to take home; materials will be provided.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Book Discussion (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm for grades 1-3.
    "Moldylocks and the Three Beards" by Noah Z. Jones.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Comedy Classics
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Houseboat," not rated, 1958.
  • Library Station - Marshmallow Mini Cannons
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Let's explore force, motion, propulsion and marshmallows! We'll construct mini cannons out of simple supplies that can shoot marshmallows across the room. Materials and marshmallows provided.
    Registration starts September 01; call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - "Maze Runner" in the Library
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    This year's "Maze Runner" party will top last year's. Create your own mazes using boxes and other supplies and see if you can survive the Grievers! Snacks will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Natural," rated PG.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

  • Brentwood Branch Library - ReNew Brentwood Block Party
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    We’re celebrating the next phase of the capital campaign to renovate the Brentwood Branch with a family block party. The Library has moved closer to the $2.5 million goal, and now it’s time to let all of our library patrons help us finish the campaign. We’ll kick it off with free food, children’s activities and live music. For details call 883-1974.

Monday, September 21, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 736-9233.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Toddler Messy Art Monday
    11:00 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Join us for a messy art day. We'll try finger painting, play dough and more. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - A Videographer's Tale: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports produced during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts September 04; call 837-5011.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 759-2637.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Sing, Sign and Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Learn basic American Sign Language through songs and stories at these interactive storytimes during Deaf Awareness Week.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Elephant & Piggie Party
    9:30 am to 10:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate National Elephant Appreciation Day with us! We'll read some Mo Willems' stories and you can show your appreciation for Elephant and Piggie with fun activities and games.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Storytelling with Jack and Shirley
    10:00 am for ages 1-6.
    Come listen to professional storytellers Jack and Shirley Dike tell silly stories.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts August 01; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Kafka on the Shore" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Haruki Murakami.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts September 08; call 837-5011.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • 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 23, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Magna Carta. In honor of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the national traveling exhibit's visit to Missouri State University, Pat Haas will talk about her trip to England and the National Society of Magna Charta Dames and Barons, of which she is a member. 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts September 09; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - X-Treme Teens
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Transform ordinary items into make-believe or functional gear. Make-and-take your crafts or create props for an improv show on Saturday, October 17. Materials will be provided, but you may also bring items to "upgrade."

Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to create an email account using free Web-based email services. We'll cover how to compose, read, reply to, forward and include an attachment in email.
    Registration starts September 10; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - "I Shall Be Near to You" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "I Shall Be Near to You" by Erin Lindsay McCabe.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fiction Writers Meetup
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer the opportunity for open-minded, constructive feedback.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 25, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime!
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth and young children learn through play. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Sing, Sign and Storytime
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Learn basic American Sign Language through songs and stories at these interactive storytimes during Deaf Awareness Week.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts August 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Maintaining and Securing Your PC
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to keep your computer in good health by taking precautions to protect it from viruses and performing the appropriate tasks to maintain it.
    Registration starts September 11; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Hobbit Day
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us for Second Breakfast and a celebration of Middle Earth. Come in your best hobbit garb to enjoy food, fun and the first half of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," rated PG-13. We'll watch the second half at 6 p.m. on September 25.
  • Republic Branch Library - FandomFest
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Are you a SuperWhoLockian or a CumberCookie? This after-hours FandomFest program will feature a trivia contest, crafts and snacks. Costumes are encouraged! Participants must be signed in by a parent or guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave before 8 p.m. without a parent or guardian.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Playtime!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You'll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 5th Annual Fall Festival
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Stop by for hot cider and fun fall crafts all day. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the children's department for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Maker Meetup and Discussion
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Stacy and Heath Rust from DreamIT MakeIT will lead a discussion on maker topics and issues, and demonstrate some maker projects.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Million Dollar Arm," rated PG.

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts September 14; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic Branch Library - 'Tween Book Group (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    "The Girl with the Glass Bird" by Esme Kerr.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: A Trip to Antarctica
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the world's most southern active volcano. Dr. Kevin Mickus, geology professor at Missouri State University, will discuss his recent trip to Mount Erebus and the research he conducted there.
  • Library Center - "Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee" (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Michael Korda.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts September 15; call 837-5011.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • 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 30, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learning Windows 8
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to personalize the Metro Interface (the start screen), use the search feature, work with windows and utilize the desktop. Find out about available apps and how to download them from the Windows Store.
    Registration starts September 16; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Willard Branch Library - Truman Nominee Book Club (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-8.
    "The Testing" by Joelle Charbonneau.
  • Willard Branch Library - Gateway Nominee Book Club (Book Discussion)
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 9-12.
    "Proxy" by Alex London.
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