LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Simple Steps for Starting Your Small Business
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Ever had the urge to own your own business? This free series of workshops will address the steps necessary to start a business and determine if it can succeed. Topics will include: required licenses, entity selection (LLC or corporation), taxation for small businesses, developing a marketing strategy, writing an effective business plan, obtaining financing and more. Presented by SCORE/Sponsored by Commerce Bank. Visit www.SpringfieldSCORE.org for more information. Call 883-5341 to register.
    Registration starts August 19; call 882-0714.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on the Library's Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Salvage the Bones" (Brown Bag Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Gone Girl" ("Gone Girl" Book Discussion)
    5:00 pm for adults.
    Can't wait for the movie release of "Gone Girl?" Discuss Gillian Flynn's best-seller with us before it hits the big screen.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    10:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    1:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Good Lord Bird" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By James McBride.
  • Library Center - "Everybody Sees the Ants" (NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings)
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By A.S. King. Refreshments will be served. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Friday, October 3, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Library Center - Skype with an Astronaut
    3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Have you or someone you know ever wanted to ask a real astronaut what it’s like in space? You’ll get your chance when we have a Skype session with astronaut and U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hopkins. Col. Hopkins is a Lebanon/Richland native who served on the International Space Station with two Russian cosmonauts for 166 days. He returned to Earth on March 10, 2014. A World Space Week event.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. View The Art of Tattoos by the tattoo artists at Kaleidoscope.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Talk
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Thinking of getting some new ink? Bobbi Liffick from Kaleidoscope will talk about how to plan for getting a tattoo. You can even make your own temporary tattoos!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!," rated TV-G.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL" (Common Reader Book Discussion)
    10:00 am for adults.
    By Eric R. Greitens. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Library Center - Guiding Your Way Kickoff
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages & families.
    Drop in anytime and learn how you can assist NASA by taking part in Citizen Science projects, which allow ordinary people to provide vital data to the astronomical community. You can help NASA map Mars, spot solar explosions and even search for new planets. While you're here, help us create an enormous LEGO brick space city. We'll provide the LEGO bricks. You can also visit with Jim Davis, skilled LEGO block builder, about his sculptures and how he builds them. A variety of his sculptures will be on display for this World Space Week celebration. Don't forget to pick up your "Passport to Space" while you're here! A World Space Week event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Herbal Spa Day
    1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join Library staff members Gina Marie Walden and Ingrid Bohnenkamp for an afternoon of DIY herbal luxury! Learn how to make and apply Olive Oil Facial Cleanser, Whipped Lavender Sugar Scrub and a DIY face mask. Bring a small mirror and clean hand towels to this hands-on session. Hot herbal tea will be served and other materials will be provided.
    Registration starts September 15; call 862-0135.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Healthy Hounds
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Making your own dog food and treats can be affordable and fun. Library staff member Katie Hopkins will demonstrate how to make your own dog food and talk about storage methods. Participants will make their own no-bake pup treat to take home.
    Registration starts September 22; call 883-1974.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included. "Casper," rated PG.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Introduction to Geocaching
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Curious about geocaching? Kara Warren with the Park Board will teach you everything you need to know to get started and join in the worldwide scavenger hunt. Learn how to use coordinates on your GPS to track down caches, then use your new skill to find a cache hidden on Library grounds.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Genealogy Computer Answers. Do you have questions about your computer hardware or genealogy software? We've got the answers. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner’s instruction. Some instructional materials provided onsite for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Center - Astrophotography 101
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for all ages & families.
    Ever wanted to take pictures of the beautiful night sky? Images can be obtained with the most basic digital cameras. Experts with the Springfield Astronomical Society will talk about the best equipment and software to use, and how to mount a camera to your telescope. A World Space Week event.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "The Great War in Springfield." Library Center Local History Associate Michael Price will discuss life in Springfield during World War I (1917-1918). Learn how Springfield residents supported the war effort while Greene County men went to France and fought in the trenches. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Center - "Reconstructing Amelia" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Kimberly McCreight. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Between Shades of Gray" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Ruta Sepetys.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "The Death Angel Gathers Its Last Harvest: The Battle of Franklin." Retreating from Spring Hill, Tenn., Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield’s army reached Franklin on November 30 and quickly formed a defensive line against Gen. John B. Hood’s advancing Confederate army. The resulting battle yielded more than 8,500 casualties and a Union victory as the Confederate force moved down the slopes into immortality. Thomas Cartwright, a leading authority on the Battle of Franklin, will explore the decisive battle and its impact on the Civil War. Sponsored by Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • All Branches - "Passport to Space" Geocache Adventure
    for all ages & families.
    Stop by any Library branch to pick up your "Passport to Space" Oct. 3-10. Then use your smartphone or GPS to locate space-themed geocaches at the Library branches and other locations. Caches will be available through October. A World Space Week event.
  • Northview Center - "Olive Kitteridge" (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am Northview Center for senior adults.
    Check out our book group just for older adults. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage. No registration is necessary. "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Crafts for a Cause
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Give back to the community and satisfy your crafting urge while doing it! Each session will focus on one easy-to-make craft, and everything we make will be donated directly to a charity, including Bill's Place, Project Linus and Operation Write Home. Drop in for a while or stay the whole time. Plastic bag sleeping mats. Bring any clean plastic grocery bags you have or use ours.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!," rated TV-G.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Last Days of an Immortal" (Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups)
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Last Days of an Immortal" written by Fabien Vehlmann and illustrated by Gwen de Bonneval.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Don Harmening
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Local attorney by day, singer/musician by night, Don Harmening will take you back to the 60s and 70s with your favorite songs from those eras. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included. "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" rated PG.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "'Atlanta is Ours and Fairly Won': The Atlanta Campaign of 1864." On June 27, 1864, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman attacked Kennesaw Mountain held by Gen. Joseph E. Johnson and the Confederate Army of the Tennessee. The battle was a tactical defeat for the Union army, and Sherman’s last assault of the Atlanta Campaign. Willie Ray Johnston, recently retired historian at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, will discuss the Battle of Kennesaw and Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Stories for Life
    10:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed specifically for older or memory-impaired adults, this topical series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Key of Life," not rated; in Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Springfield Art Museum - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm Springfield Art Museum for adults.
    "State of the Union: October 14, 1864." Hear Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by living history scholar Fritz Klein, give his presidential and personal perspective of the war in 1864, including that year's presidential election.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: My Space Camp Experience
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever wanted to go to Space Camp? Library staff member Heather Cottle-Dillon will talk about her adventures at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Adult Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: World of Weeds--Invasive Species and the Homogenization of Nature
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Travelers to faraway places are delighted to encounter flowers, butterflies and birds that they have never seen before. The beauty and function of natural communities can be threatened by the movement of plants and animals around the globe. Dr. Chris Barnhart from Missouri State University’s Department of Biology will discuss the problem of invasive animal and plant species from around the world and what this may mean for global, regional and local biodiversity. Part of the Armchair University Science Series.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • - "In the Blood" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "In the Blood" by Lisa Unger.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Documentary Film Discussion Series
    5:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for a screening of a critically acclaimed documentary; short discussion to follow. "Catfish," rated PG-13. Filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.
  • Library Station - Healthy Living at the Library: Zumba!
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Dance your way to health with Zumba instructor Sonja Zind and join the fun of this global sensation that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture.

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "1864: Grant in Command." In March, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant arrived in Washington, D.C., to accept the rank of lieutenant general of all Union armies--a rank previously held only by George Washington. His prior successes in the Western theater had earned him this honor, and Lincoln (and the North) counted on Grant to do the same in the East. Pam Sanfilippo, site historian at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, will explore Grant’s actions in 1864, including the challenges he faced in helping to achieve the dual war aims of unification and the end of slavery.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Flintstones," rated TV-G.
  • Republic Branch Library - Alternative Medicine Cabinet: Garden Herbs and Plants for Healing
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn about ways to grow and use herbs and plants to promote better health from area gardener Anita Ball.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Bully" Film Showing
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for age 13 and older.
    Join us for a special presentation of the award-winning "Bully," rated PG-13, a character-driven documentary following the serious impact of bullying on five kids and their families over the course of a school year. There will be opportunity for discussion after the film. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Drama Classics
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Vertigo," not rated, 1958.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Murder in the Stacks: A Mystery Game
    6:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Picture this: You have been invited to a ribbon-cutting at the Library to celebrate the new wing, made possible by a generous gift from Springfield’s most notorious (and totally loaded) businessman, Benjamin E. Factor. Moments before the celebration begins, Factor is found murdered in the Library. Whodunnit? Was it the mousy reference librarian, the nosy journalist, the greedy heiress or someone else? Help Detective Clarence Club solve this heinous crime using the library catalog, clues found in books and other evidence hidden throughout the building at this after-hours night of mystery.
    Registration starts October 1; call 862-0135.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included. "Beetlejuice," rated PG.

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "We have surely done a big work": The Experiences of a Hoosier Soldier on Sherman's "March to the Sea." William Bluffton Miller's detailed diary offers a unique "common soldier" perspective on one of the most famous campaigns of the Civil War. Author Jeffrey Patrick will examine Miller's role in the march from Atlanta to Savannah in 1864.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Weight of Blood" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Laura McHugh
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Sticks, Stones and Special Needs
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting rooms A & B for adults.
    Bullying is a challenge for all kids, but those with developmental and physical disabilities often process things differently. For these kids, bullying can have even more devastating consequences. Michele Fields from Abilities First and Deirdra Harris, a professional counselor from Ozarks Counseling Center, will discuss the rights and resources available to children with special needs and offer tips for teaching self-advocacy to a special needs child. Parents, families and educators are welcome to attend. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "United States Colored Troops in 1864." Emmanuel Dabney, park ranger at Petersburg National Battlefield, will explore the rise of the use of soldiers of African descent in the Federal armies in 1864. He will discuss the racialized atrocities of Civil War combat along with the Confederate perspectives on armed black men. The program will touch upon divides between free black Northerners and escaped slaves and provide personalized stories of the U.S. Colored Troops.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Symbolism in the Cemetery: Meanings of Common Tombstone Symbols & Icons. Member Mara Strycharz will help decipher the meaning of some of the symbols on the headstones of your ancestors. Bring some of your examples and we'll figure out the stories behind them. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Station - "Bully" Film Showing
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for age 13 and older.
    Join us for a special presentation of the award-winning "Bully," rated PG-13, a character-driven documentary following the serious impact of bullying on five kids and their families over the course of a school year. There will be opportunity for discussion after the film. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • Library Station - "So Far Away" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "So Far Away" by Meg Mitchell Moore. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Paranormal Investigating with One True Paranormal
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever encountered a ghost? The investigators from One True Paranormal have on many occasions. They'll talk about some of the creepier cases they've taken on, the methods they use and share some of the most compelling evidence they've found to date.

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "Sterling Price's 1864 Missouri Campaign." The final major Confederate offensive in the Trans-Mississippi Theater began on September 19, 1864, when Maj. Gen. Sterling Price led approximately 12,000 cavalrymen from northeast Arkansas into southeast Missouri. Price’s men covered more than 1,500 miles and fought three major battles, along with numerous skirmishes. Connie Langum, historian at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, will explore Price’s 1864 Missouri Campaign, providing an overview of the major battles, and discussing preservation of those historic sites.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Discover Haunted Springfield
    7:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you believe in ghosts? Skeptics and ghost enthusiasts alike are welcome to a discussion on paranormal activities in the City of Springfield with hosts Chris and Dustin Johnson, lead investigators of the Springfield Paranormal Research Society. He will talk about his most exciting investigations and what it takes to become a ghost hunter.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Casper's Halloween Special," not rated, and "The Jetsons: Haunted Halloween," rated TV-Y.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included. "Hocus Pocus," rated PG.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864." In the spring of 1864 the "Brown Water Navy" participated in its final major campaign. Supported by a fleet of ironclads and transports, Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks pushed up the Red River, intending to capture Shreveport, La., and defeat Confederate forces under Gen. Richard Taylor. Gary Joiner, associate professor of History at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, will discuss the disastrous Red River Campaign and its repercussions.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Center - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Library Station - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - An Evening with Tina Meier
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Tina Meier's daughter, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied online. In this special event, Tina, of St. Charles County, shares Megan's story and provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today's world. Topics such as bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. Families are encouraged to attend; some material discussed may be inappropriate for young children. This event will be simulcast live to the Library Center, Library Station and Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. That House Burned Down 10 Years Ago: Scary Stories to Tell During Lunch
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Wonder" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By R.J. Palacio. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Center - Campaigns & Politics: The Civil War in 1864
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    "James Longstreet and the Confederate Cause in 1864." Throughout much of his career as a Confederate Gen. James Longstreet acted as second-in-command to Robert E. Lee in Virginia, but he also saw action in Georgia and Tennessee. Longstreet’s experiences in 1864, which included the Battle of the Wilderness in the spring and the siege of Petersburg in the fall, encompassed some of the most critical moments of the Civil War. Dr. William Piston, history professor at Missouri State University, will provide an examination of Longstreet during the period that underscores both the opportunities and the dilemmas facing the Confederate high command during the last full year of the war.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • - "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" (Downtown Book Club)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Haunted Springfield
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library Center Local History Associate John Rutherford will share eerie tales about local buildings with haunted pasts.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers," rated TV-Y.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Celebrate Mexican culture with an afternoon of activities marking the Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday honoring loved ones who have died. Decorate your own skull/calavera mask, taste sweet pan de muerto, learn the history of the holiday, and watch a folkloric dance performed by Grupo Latinomericano Dance Troupe. Bring a photograph of a beloved family member, friend or pet that has passed on for a craft; other materials provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Origin: Spirits of the Past," not rated.

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Organizing Your Research. Learn about using word processing, database and spreadsheet software to assist in recording your research results. Member Janice Nusbaum will share her experiences, pro and con. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner’s instruction. Some instructional materials provided onsite for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" (Brown Bag Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    10:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Library Station - Adult Storytime
    1:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Enchanted" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Rene Denfeld.
  • Library Center - "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" (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 Laura Hillenbrand. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. View photos by award-winning photographer James Wiebe, whose love or photography started in 1965 while in the Army and stationed in Germany. Authors Lisa Medley, Elizabeth Obrey, Rosalie Stanton and T. Sue Versteeg, members of Ozarks Romance Authors, will sell and sign copies of their books.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Talk
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Exploring Guatemalan Textiles. Art expert Christina Bradshaw will show five different Guatemalan textiles while discussing the materials, colors, weaving techniques and purposes of Maya textiles. Christina will also talk about Maya dress and how the Maya have preserved their textile traditions and clothing styles, while also adapting some forms to the modern tourist industry.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Library Center - Beginning Genealogy
    9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Harrison room for adults.
    Begin searching for your ancestors and learn library resources from staff members from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Bring family information and a generation chart, available at http://thelibrary.org/genealogyforms. Computers will be available to access Ancestry Library Edition and other websites, or we can help you find information in our book collection. Limited to 10 participants; call 616-0534 to register.
    Registration starts October 1; call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Crafts for a Cause
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Give back to the community and satisfy your crafting urge while doing it! Each session will focus on one easy-to-make craft, and everything we make will be donated directly to a charity, including Bill's Place, Project Linus and Operation Write Home. Drop in for a while or stay the whole time. Make blank cards for soldiers abroad so they can write to their families. Bring white card stock or use ours.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers," rated TV-Y.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Saturday Double Feature
    1:00 pm for adults.
    Join us for a super double feature! "Mary Poppins," rated G, for our younger viewers, followed by "Saving Mr. Banks," rated PG-13.
  • Library Center - Beginning Genealogy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Begin searching for your ancestors and learn library resources from staff members from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Bring family information and a generation chart, available at http://thelibrary.org/genealogyforms. Computers will be available to access Ancestry Library Edition and other websites, or we can help you find information in our book collection. Limited to 10 participants; call 616-0534 to register.
    Registration starts October 1; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" (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. "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Red Shoe Pickers
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    An Americana-style acoustic music duo, the Red Shoe Pickers are Paul Phariss and Rebecca Holt. She plays hammered dulcimer, guitar and keyboards; he plays six- and 12-string guitar, Native American flute and foot rhythm (tambourine/shaker). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Fruits Basket," rated TV-PG.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Library Center - Sunday Music Concert: Library Center's 15th Birthday Party!
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Library Center is turning 15! We're celebrating with a special Sunday concert featuring local legends Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf. Mark, of Big Smith fame, and Cindy perform on the Americana/folk and singer-songwriter circuit. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "The Deflowering of Eva Van End," not rated; in Dutch with English subtitles.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    What we learned at the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. Ozarks Genealogical Society members John Carter, Tom Hobbs and Rita Wallace will discuss information gleaned from the 2014 conference in San Antonio, Texas. This program will include officer elections and the annual OGS Memorial Service. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Center - "The Namesake" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "A Painted House" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By John Grisham.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Language of Flowers" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
  • - "All the Light We Cannot See"
    7:00 pm for age 21 and older.
    The librarian has carefully trawled the stacks and selected books guaranteed to make you think. Read the pick of the month, then meet to discuss it over Cabernet (or soda) at Q Enoteca Wine Bar, 308 W. Commercial St. "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Northview Center - "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am Northview Center for senior adults.
    Check out our book group just for older adults. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage. No registration is necessary. "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons," rated TV-G.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Drama Classics
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "On The Waterfront," not rated, 1954.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Melinda Mullins and Bo Brown Share Songs from The Johnny Mullins Collection
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Experience part of Springfield music history during this intimate afternoon performance of Ozarks legend Johnny Mullins’ timeless songs, performed by his daughter Melinda Mullins and musician Bo Brown. The late Johnny Mullins wrote songs for famous country artists such as Emmylou Harris, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn, and was nominated for a Grammy for writing "Blue Kentucky Girl."
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone," rated PG-13.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Storytime for Adults
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. Storytelling by John Hernandez, member of the Apache Nation, for Native American Heritage Month.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Other Typist" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Suzanne Rindell.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Library Station - "The Code of the Hills": An Evening with Springfield Author Nancy Allen
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for age 18 and older.
    In the Ozarks, some things aren’t talked about. Even abuse. It’s the code of the hills. But prosecutor Elsie Arnold is determined to change that. So begins "The Code of the Hills," one of 2014’s most exciting mystery novels, written by Springfield’s Nancy Allen and released by national publisher HarperCollins. Nancy will read and talk about her writing and how her experience as a Missouri prosecutor inspired her. She’ll do a Q&A and sign and sell copies of her book.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Beside the Seaside
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Michelle Breazeale will talk about the British tradition of visiting the seaside. Learn about popular destinations and the differences in the beaches and climates of the English landscape.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: Nature and the Human Condition
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    How does nature affect people? Dr. Janice Greene from Missouri State University’s Department of Biology will discuss the positive impact of nature and the outdoors on individuals' physical and psychological health, and the many benefits of nature to individuals and society as a whole. Part of the Armchair University Science Series.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • - "The Illusion of Separateness" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "The Illusion of Separateness" by Simon Van Booy.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Documentary Film Discussion Series
    5:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for a screening of a critically acclaimed documentary; short discussion to follow. "Thunder Soul," rated PG. The story of high school band leader "Prof" Johnson, who took the jazz band of Kashmere High School and transformed it into the legendary funk powerhouse in the 1970s. Decades later, his students prepare to gather and celebrate him.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Smartphones for Tech Newcomers
    7:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff members will teach you how to use your smartphone, including settings, contacts, texting, email and apps. Bring your fully charged device and your Apple ID or Gmail password. Individual, hands-on-help will be available. Class limited to 20.
    Registration starts November 6; call 883-1974.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons," rated TV-G.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 2nd Annual Mini-WhoCon
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate that regenerating time traveler, the Doctor, with contests, trivia, games and snacks.
  • Library Station - Healthy Living at the Library: Eating Well
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Learn how to stay healthy and make the right nutritional choices at mealtimes with Hy-Vee dietician Priscilla Bloom.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Full Metal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa," rated PG-13.

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Library Center - "A Separate Country" (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    By Robert Hicks.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "In the Blood" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lisa Unger.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • - "The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir" (Downtown Book Club)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir" by Dee Williams.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Jetsons Meet the Flinestones," not rated.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Walk-In Weekend Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "A League of Their Own," rated PG.
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