LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    7:00 pm for all ages.
    View works of art created by teens from the Rare Breed Youth Drop in Center. Learn about how The Rare Breed is working with at-risk youth in the city and enjoy the creative talent these teens have to share. Springfield Writers' Guild members Paul Bass, Yvonne Erwin, Joyce Ragland and Julian Lynn will sell and sign their books.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • Strafford Branch Library - Hubble Hullabaloo!
    1:00 pm for adults.
    We're going out of this world with space-related crafts and snacks in celebration of Missouri native and noted astronomer Edwin Hubble and his amazing telescope. Materials will be provided.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Pinterest Party
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Find out what Pinterest is all about. Start your own account and get pinning while we enjoy snacks and make a craft from Pinterest. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts July 21; call 883-1974.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturday
    2:00 pm for adults.
    Join us on the first Saturday of every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "March of the Penguins," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Listening and Speaking Mindfully
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Words have the power to hurt or heal, to bring us together or push us apart. David Ketchum, Conflict & Communication Center of the Ozarks, will help us reflect on the art of listening and speaking mindfully, and introduce ways to use meditation practice to strengthen healthy habits of communication.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • Library Center - American Experience: "The Abolitionists"
    1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    This 2013 PBS special dramatizes how abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that changed the nation. A Changing America event.

Monday, August 4, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Mapping Your Ancestors' Migration. Learn how to use maps in your genealogical research. Member Fran Black will give an overview of the map collection at the OGS Library. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, August 5, 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club (Book Discussion)
    6:00 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, August 6, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Fractures" (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. "Fractures" by Lamar Herrin.

Thursday, August 7, 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.
  • Springfield Art Museum - American Experience: "Freedom Riders"
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Springfield Art Museum for adults.
    The 2010 PBS film documents the story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders, who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South. A Changing America event.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "& Sons" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By David Gilbert.
  • Library Center - Reader's Choice (NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings)
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B): Award Winners. Bring an award-winning book to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Northview Center - "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am to 11:30 am Northview Center for senior adults.
    We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. No registration is necessary. "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Great Early Literacy Apps!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for adults.
    Summer reading is over, but we can show you how to keep your kids excited about reading using fun computer apps that develop early literacy skills. Bring your device if you wish.
    Registration starts July 28; call 883-1974.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope" (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. "Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope" by Emmanuel Guibert.
  • Library Center - "All Quiet on the Western Front"
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Join us for a screening of "All Quiet on the Western Front," not rated. Based on Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, this classic film won an Academy Award for Best Picture and Director in 1930. It remains one of the most powerful war movies ever made.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Saturday Matinee: Classic Noir Film Fest
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Kiss Me Deadly," not rated. Popcorn will be provided.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    SouthWynn's. The SouthWynn's, started by John and Betty Wynn, have been steeped in family harmony for more than 20 years. The band is proud to showcase generations of the Wynn family and currently features Betty Wynn, Berry Wynn, Casey Freeland, Amanda Marlow and Alan Young.

Tuesday, August 12, 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club (Book Discussion)
    6:00 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.
    "Instructions Not Included" ("No se Aceptan Devoluciones"), rated PG-13; in Spanish with English subtitles.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    The OGS Obituary Project. Panel members Imogene Bennett, John Carter, Patti Hobbs and Rita Wallace will discuss the history and objectives of the project, and offer suggestions for use in your research. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Center - "A Tale for the Time Being" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Ruth Ozeki.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Jim Henson: The Biography" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Brian Jay Jones.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Upcycled Crafts
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Recycle, reduce, reuse -- and turn it into art! Learn how to turn your trash into funky jewelry and decorations. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Pecan Man" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Cassie D. Selleck.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia" (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for an informal discussion of our monthly book pick. "The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia" by David Stuart MacLean.
  • Library Center - The Fairgrounds and Beyond: Auto Racing in the Ozarks
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Celebrate the rich history of auto racing in the Ozarks. Library staff member Michael Price will discuss well-known area drivers and the tracks that made them famous.

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Park Central Branch Library - House of Cards
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    With the sleight of hand, cards up your sleeve and towering card houses, we're having a night of cards! Join us for card games, card building and more. Playing cards will be provided.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - Your Résumé
    9:00 am to 11:00 am for adults.
    Learn how to create a résumé that will get the results you want. This session will cover how to use résumé software and/or templates and provide some résumé tips, tricks and winning résumé examples. Experience using a mouse and keyboard is required. Microsoft Word skills are recommended.
  • Library Center - Tracing Your World War I Ancestor
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Library staff member Michael Price will present tips and techniques for researching your ancestors who fought in World War I.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic musical. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," not rated, 1954.
  • Republic Branch Library - Republic Recipe Club
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Join us for a recipe club and trade recipes and cooking tips with other foodies. Bring a copy of a new or favorite recipe of your own or one from the Library's collection of cookbooks. We'll talk about our cooking successes and failures. Beginner and experienced home chefs are welcome.

Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Library Center - Slavery in America: The Final Chapters, 1863-1865
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation marked the beginning of the end of slavery, but it would take two more long years of struggle before the peculiar institution would finally disappear from American life. Learn what happened during those years from Dr. Greg Renoff, associate professor of history at Drury University. A Changing America event.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Blue Asylum" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Kathy Hepinstall.
  • 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 (Book Discussion)
    6:00 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, August 20, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg--modeled after Venice, built by Peter the Great and home to one of the largest art museums in the world, the Hermitage. Gary and Judy Brock will tell us about the people, art and culture of Russia, including the cities of Kizhi, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Moscow.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Springfield, Then and Now" with John Sellars, executive director with the History Museum on the Square.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • - "Americanah" (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 the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration is necessary. "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Library Center - Mighty Men of War: The Carthage Light Guard in World War I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In the fall of 1918, a company of Carthage soldiers took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the largest battle in U.S. Army history to that time. Author Jeff Patrick will discuss how these men from small towns and farms in southwest Missouri experienced some of the most ferocious combat of the Great War.
  • Library Center - Soldiers of the Great War
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Local living historians will describe the experiences of common soldiers in World War I as they display original and reproduction military equipment and explain how it was used. A presentation on the topic will begin at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Me Before You" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jojo Moyes.
  • 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 (Book Discussion)
    6:00 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, August 27, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Save Your Research for Future Generations. Member Susan Muñoz has compiled her family history information into an entertaining and educational form. Susan will share her techniques and methods. Bring your own family history compilations for a show-and-tell session following the presentation. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • - "And the Mountains Echoed" (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. "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 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.
  • Library Station - "The Weight of Blood" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "The Weight of Blood" by Laura McHugh.

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Library Center - Mighty Men of War: The Carthage Light Guard in World War I
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In the fall of 1918, a company of Carthage soldiers took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the largest battle in U.S. Army history to that time. Author Jeff Patrick will discuss how these men from small towns and farms in southwest Missouri experienced some of the most ferocious combat of the Great War. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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