Holiday Hours

LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Fiddle and Banjo. This duo featuring Roger Matthews on banjo and Dan O'Day on fiddle plays traditional tunes in the vein of Earl Scruggs and Paul Warren. Warm up with great, live music sponsored by the Friends of the Library. call 882-0714.

Monday, December 12, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate the Holidays with Courthouse Chorale
    12:15 p.m. for all ages.
    Enjoy light refreshments on the first floor while this vocal ensemble of Greene County officials and employees performs holiday favorites on the balcony. call 862-0135.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 p.m. in the community room 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. call 751-2933.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Offsite - "Salem's Lot" by Stephen King
    Donuts & Death

    6 p.m. in the Hurts Donut Company for adults.
    "Salem's Lot" by Stephen King Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. call 831-1342.
  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn quilling and paper craft basics. Materials will be provided. call 732-7284.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Library Center - "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Daisy Miller: A Study" by Henry James
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Daisy Miller: A Study" by Henry James call 759-2637.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Holiday Horns
    12:15 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Springfield Symphony's Brass Quintet will perform festive holiday music at this annual concert sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served. call 862-0135.
  • Offsite - "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro We meet every third Thursday of the month. call 862-0135.
  • Offsite - "Logan's Run" by William F. Nolan
    Books & Brew

    4 p.m. in the Mother's Brewing Company for adults.
    "Logan's Run" by William F. Nolan Enjoy a cold glass of beer and a book based-in or about Missouri. call 882-0714.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    "White Christmas," not rated, 1954 Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Based-on-the-Book Film Series
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Jungle Book," rated PG, 2016 Enjoy contemporary films based on popular works of fiction and nonfiction. call 732-7284.

Monday, December 19, 2016

  • Offsite - "The Fortunes" by Peter Ho Davies
    Downtown Book Club

    6 p.m. in the The Coffee Ethic for adults.
    "The Fortunes" by Peter Ho Davies call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - Board Game Night
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adult.
    Love to play games? Want to learn how to play strategy games, card games or Euro-games? Join our monthly board game night and learn how to play new games or play some old favorites. Games will be provided or you can bring your own. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Dream Work" by Mary Oliver
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Dream Work" by Mary Oliver call 751-2933.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway A classics book discussion call 882-0714.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

  • - Brown Bag Travelogue
    noon for adults.
    The Christmas Witch and Other Italian Holiday Surprises. Enjoy an investigation of Italian holidays with Laura Provance, a traveler who doesn't want to miss any occasion to drink prosecco or eat panettone! Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library -
    Movie and Hot Cocoa

    4-6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Join us for "Elf," rated PG, hot cocoa, popcorn and paper ornament making for the young and young at heart. Materials will be provided. call 862-0135.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

  • - "Miss Jane" by Brad Watson. Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Van K. Smith Community Health Library in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont Ave., Mercy Hospital campus.
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Miss Jane" by Brad Watson. Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Van K. Smith Community Health Library in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont Ave., Mercy Hospital campus. call 862-0135.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

  • Strafford Branch Library - Fiber Artists Guild
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Meet with members of the Highland Fiber Artists and other fiber enthusiasts to learn, teach and share. Bring your projects to work on or learn a new skill. All types of fiber arts and skill levels are welcome. call 736-9233.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Good Hearts Knitting Circle
    noon for adults.
    Our community's youngest citizens need your help! Join the Good Hearts Knitting Circle to knit red hats for babies born in February as part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program raising awareness for congenital heart disease. Instruction provided. Join Cheryl Blevins, public health nurse with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, and other knitters as we work together to help newborns in the Ozarks. All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Materials will be provided or bring your own. call 831-1342.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

  • - "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Evening Book Discussion

    6:30-8:30 p.m. for adults.
    "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 5; call 883-5341.
  • Library Center - "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" by Jeannette Walls
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" by Jeannette Walls call 882-0714.

Friday, January 6, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Winter Birdseed Ornaments
    5 p.m. for all ages.
    Learn how to make easy birdseed ornaments to hang outside and keep your local birds happy throughout the winter. Materials will be provided. Stay for Greater Ozarks Audubon Society member Sue Schuble's 6 p.m. First Friday Art Walk presentation, "Attracting Winter Birds to Your Yard." call 831-1342.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    At 6 p.m., Sue Schuble, member of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, will present "Attracting Winter Birds to Your Yard." On display: Art by Ellie Fedynich. Join us for First Friday Art Walk and the opening of a new exhibit. call 831-1342.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    10 a.m.-noon for all ages.
    "Arctic Tale," rated G Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. call 759-2637.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging" by Sebastian Junger
    First Saturdays Book Discussion

    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging" by Sebastian Junger Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. call 862-0135.
  • Park Central Branch Library - The Planning Stages
    2 p.m. for adults.
    DIY Planners. We'll get you started on creating your own personalized planner from simple, inexpensive school supplies. Materials will be provided. Did you resolve to get more organized in 2017? Learn how to conquer the chaos during our two-part series.
    Registration starts December 28; call 831-1342.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    3 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Dot wall art Enjoy an afternoon devoted to the joy of crafts and conversation on the first Saturday of the month. We'll design and create a new project each month. Register early due to limited seating. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts December 23; call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for all ages.
    "Arsenic and Old Lace," not rated call 831-1342.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Blue Train. This group's vocal and instrumental talents blend with a unique selection of material to surprise and entertain you. Warm up with great, live music sponsored by the Friends of the Library. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 p.m. in the community room 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. call 751-2933.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Offsite - "Burnt Offerings" by Robert Marasco
    Donuts & Death

    6 p.m. in the Hurts Donut Company for adults.
    "Burnt Offerings" by Robert Marasco Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. call 831-1342.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • Library Center - "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein call 759-2637.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr call 732-7284.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller Jr.
    Dragons & Jetpacks

    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller Jr. Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - Tax Talk
    6 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Tax season has arrived, and we are here to help! Learn basic tax information from the experts at H&R Block. After an introductory presentation, the tax specialists will conduct a Q&A. call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 5; call 883-5341.

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Offsite - "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield
    Northview Book Discussion

    10:30 a.m. in the Northview Center for senior adults.
    "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield 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. call 865-1340.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things" by Jenny Lawson
    The Bookies

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    "Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things" by Jenny Lawson Discuss a lively mix of genres with others. call 751-2933.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Let's Make Miniatures!
    10:30 a.m. for adults.
    Pint-sized Foods We'll make a tiny craft each month. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - Keep Calm and Color On
    2-4 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    Come in from the cold to spend some time coloring, chatting and listening to relaxing music. We'll provide a variety of stress relieving coloring pages to choose from. Bring your own coloring tools or use ours. call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Based-on-the-Book Film Series
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Finest Hours," rated PG-13 Enjoy contemporary films based on popular works of fiction and nonfiction. call 732-7284.

Monday, January 16, 2017

  • Offsite - "The Unseen World" by Liz Moore
    Downtown Book Club

    6 p.m. in the The Coffee Ethic for adults.
    "The Unseen World" by Liz Moore call 831-1342.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi call 751-2933.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen A classics book discussion call 882-0714.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    What is a...FeedBurner, RSS, Blog or E-Mail Subscription? Ozarks Genealogical Society member Doris Wilson will give you the scoop on these "techie" terms and talk about podcasts, webinars, YouTube videos and more that can aid your genealogical knowledge and research. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.
  • - Brown Bag Travelogue
    noon for adults.
    A Tour of Springfield's Sister Cities. Lisa Bakerink will take you on a virtual tour of Springfield's Sister Cities -- Isesaki, Japan, and Tlaquepaque, Mexico. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this four-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 15 cents per gram. Register once starting December 15 for the entire series. Prerequisites: An email address and experience using keyboard and mouse.
    Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Offsite - "Plainsong" by Kent Haruf
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    "Plainsong" by Kent Haruf We meet every third Thursday of the month. call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - "High Bloods" by John Farris
    Books & Brew

    4 p.m. in the Mother's Brewing Company for adults.
    "High Bloods" by John Farris Enjoy a cold glass of beer and a book based-in or about Missouri. call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Understanding Autism from the Other Side of the Wall
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Aaron Likens, a public speaker, author and blogger, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, at age 20. Aaron shares with the world how the autism mind works as Easter Seals Midwest's Autism Ambassador, advocates for early intervention services and helps communities better understand how to interact effectively with someone with autism. His inspirational message promises to leave a lasting impression on people of all ages. call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 5; call 883-5341.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Secret Life of Seeds
    1-3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and more from Master Gardener Gina Marie Walden
    Registration starts January 9; call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    "Meet Me in St. Louis," not rated, 1944 Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. call 882-0714.
  • Park Central Branch Library - The Planning Stages
    2 p.m. for adults.
    Organizational Apps. Join us for a discussion and demonstration of free apps you can add to your device or computer that will help you organize every aspect of your life, from calendar to closet! Did you resolve to get more organized in 2017? Learn how to conquer the chaos during our two-part series.
    Registration starts January 11; call 831-1342.

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • Strafford Branch Library - Crafts and Cocoa
    5 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Frosty luminary from a mason jar. Get out of the cold and kick back with a cup of hot chocolate while you make winter-themed crafts. Materials will be provided. call 736-9233.
  • Library Center - Board Game Night
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adult.
    Love to play games? Want to learn how to play strategy games, card games or Euro-games? Join our monthly board game night and learn how to play new games or play some old favorites. Games will be provided or you can bring your own. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • - "The Summer that Melted Everything" by Tiffany McDaniel
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "The Summer that Melted Everything" by Tiffany McDaniel call 862-0135.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Republic Branch Library - DIY Winter Skin Savers
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Banish dry, winter skin with items you already have in your pantry. Learn to make and take home samples of a coffee bath scrub and nourishing honey lip balm. Materials will be provided. call 732-7284.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Strafford Branch Library - Fiber Artists Guild
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Meet with members of the Highland Fiber Artists and other fiber enthusiasts to learn, teach and share. Bring your projects to work on or learn a new skill. All types of fiber arts and skill levels are welcome. call 736-9233.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Good Hearts Knitting Circle
    noon for adults.
    Our community's youngest citizens need your help! Join the Good Hearts Knitting Circle to knit red hats for babies born in February as part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program raising awareness for congenital heart disease. Instruction provided. Join Cheryl Blevins, public health nurse with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, and other knitters as we work together to help newborns in the Ozarks. All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Materials will be provided or bring your own. call 831-1342.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this four-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 15 cents per gram. Register once starting December 15 for the entire series. Prerequisites: An email address and experience using keyboard and mouse.
    Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • Library Station - "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" by Katarina Bivald
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" by Katarina Bivald call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings.
    Registration starts December 5; call 883-5341.
  • Library Center - They’re Still Downtown: A Look at Downtown Springfield’s 10 Longest-Running Businesses and Organizations
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From heyday to revitalization, much about downtown Springfield has changed over the last century, but a variety of businesses have kept going through it all. Kaitlyn McConnell, founder of Ozarks Alive, will share photos and videos that reveal decades of the district’s history through the 10 longest-running businesses and organizations operating today. call 882-0714.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - DIY Bathroom Deodorizer
    10:30 a.m. for adults.
    "Before you go" toilet sprays are effective but pricey. Learn how to make an affordable DIY formula and go home with a small sample.
    Registration starts January 18; call 831-1342.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Seed Swap Day
    3-5 p.m. for adults.
    Bring your seeds of any type and swap seeds with other gardeners in the upstairs community room. Don't have seeds to share? You're still welcome to participate in the swap. Get information from the University of Missouri Extension, Springfield Community Gardens and Springfield Tool Library. Kids can stop by the Teen Room to make a garden craft; materials will be provided. call 862-0135.

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Library Center - "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief" by James M. McPherson
    Civil War Book Discussion Group

    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief" by James M. McPherson call 882-0714.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this four-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 15 cents per gram. Register once starting December 15 for the entire series. Prerequisites: An email address and experience using keyboard and mouse.
    Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Online Dating Workshop
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about various online dating websites, account basics and tips for staying safe. We'll have a photo booth for taking profile pictures, and sugar cookies for snacking. call 862-0135.
  • - "Arrowood" by Laura McHugh
    Evening Book Discussion

    6:30-8:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Arrowood" by Laura McHugh call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - "Now You See Me" by S.J. Bolton
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "Now You See Me" by S.J. Bolton call 882-0714.

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    At 6 p.m., Mark Bower, member of the Missouri Mycological Society, will present "Fascinating Fungi and Slime Molds of the Ozarks." On display: Photography of Fungi and Slime Molds of the Ozarks by Mark Bower. Join us for First Friday Art Walk and the opening of a new exhibit. call 831-1342.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    10 a.m.-noon for all ages.
    "Born to be Wild," rated G, 2011 Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. call 759-2637.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meet and Greet Celebration: Show & Tell Mixer, Connecting with Millennial Youth and Family in a Title I Community
    1-2:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Moderator Christine Peoples presents 1 Word: Service; 4 Speakers & You. Theater director Jon Herbert, motivational speaker Rod Smith, Springfield Public Schools bus driver Mandie Williams and Regional Business Service representative Cynthia Collins will share their perspective on the word "Service" before everyone joins the conversation. Refreshments will be served. The celebration continues on Saturday, February 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room with a showing of the documentary "Can You Dig This" for adults. call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - Meet the 3-D Printer
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    3-D printing allows people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, you will learn about 3-D printing and watch as the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) prints a 3-D object right before your eyes.
    Registration starts January 23; call 883-5341.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout
    First Saturdays Book Discussion

    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    3 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Lip balm. Enjoy an afternoon devoted to the joy of crafts and conversation on the first Saturday of the month. We'll design and create a new project each month. Register early due to limited seating. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts January 21; call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for all ages.
    "The Philadelphia Story," not rated call 831-1342.

Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Library Station - Starting Your Spring Garden
    6:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Get helpful tips and techniques for starting your spring garden from Patrick Byers, regional horticulture specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    12 Tips for Writing Your Memoir or Life Story. Ready to write your memoir or a relative's life story? Get tips from Wayne E. Groner, personal historian, memoir-writing coach and author of "A Guide to Writing Your Memoir or Life Story." Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Library Center - "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South" by Deborah Gray White
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South" by Deborah Gray White call 759-2637.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Me Before You" and Valentines
    5 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Make valentines while watching "Me Before You," rated PG-13. Materials will be provided. call 736-9233.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this four-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 15 cents per gram. Register once starting December 15 for the entire series. Prerequisites: An email address and experience using keyboard and mouse.
    Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin call 732-7284.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Lud-in-the-Mist" by Hope Mirrlees
    Dragons & Jetpacks

    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Lud-in-the-Mist" by Hope Mirrlees Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels. call 862-0135.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Offsite - "The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison" by Mikita Brottman
    Northview Book Discussion

    10:30 a.m. in the Northview Center for senior adults.
    "The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison" by Mikita Brottman 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. call 865-1340.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn
    The Bookies

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn Discuss a lively mix of genres with others. call 751-2933.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Let's Make Miniatures!
    10:30 a.m. for adults.
    Little Valentine's Day Suitcases We'll make a tiny craft each month. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Republic Branch Library - Based-on-the-Book Film Series
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Bourne Legacy," rated PG-13 Enjoy contemporary films based on popular works of fiction and nonfiction. call 732-7284.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Queen City Sound. This award-winning women's acappella group sings in the barbershop style. Enjoy the harmony and rhythms as they perform their favorite songs from jazz to gospel to contemporary pop. Warm up with great, live music sponsored by the Friends of the Library. call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Exploring Human Ancestry: Hands-On Family Activities
    2-4:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    What skeletal features enable our upright, bipedal walking? How do features of our legs and pelvis differ from those of apes, who don't usually walk upright? Take some time for a fun, educational family experience to see how we know what we know from the human fossil record. Join faculty and students from Missouri State University's Departments of Sociology and Anthropology to compare fossil casts of early members of the human family with those of modern humans and of our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, and to celebrate International Darwin Day. Hands-on activities allow you to interpret similarities and differences of members of the genus Australopithecus compared to those of our genus, Homo. Also in the Santa Fe Room. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 p.m. in the community room 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. call 751-2933.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Offsite - "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson
    Donuts & Death

    6 p.m. in the Hurts Donut Company for adults.
    "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. call 831-1342.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Father Moses. Freelance journalist Ed Fillmer will present his video of Father Moses Berry sharing memories from his decades of life as an African-American citizen in Greene County, including stories of slavery, lynching and segregation in the Ozarks. Fillmer is Journalist in Residence at the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.
  • - Brown Bag Travelogue
    noon for adults.
    Vietnam Revisited. Join Bill Webb as he explores modern Vietnam, a different country than the one he experienced 40 years ago as a Marine. call 865-1340.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Offsite - "Miss Jane" by Brad Watson
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    "Miss Jane" by Brad Watson We meet every third Thursday of the month. call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - "The Hollow Man" by Dan Simmons
    Books & Brew

    4 p.m. in the Mother's Brewing Company for adults.
    "The Hollow Man" by Dan Simmons Enjoy a cold glass of beer and a book based-in or about Missouri. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - Unrestricted Warfare: Labor and Community in the 1916-1917 Springfield Streetcar Strike
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Violent riots, kidnapping and murder are all elements of this tale of labor unrest in the Ozarks, as the men of Division 691 of the Amalgamated Association of Electric and Street Railway Workers went on a 252-day strike. Erin Smither, archivist with The State Historical Society of Missouri, will explain how citizens of Springfield became involved in the conflict and how a murder changed the outcome of the strike. call 882-0714.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Can You Dig This" Documentary
    1-3:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Can You Dig This," not rated, follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely urban gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. Film includes adult content, adult language and adult situation. Watch the trailer http://ronfinley.com/ This event is part of the Meet & Greet Celebration on February 4. call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    "The Pajama Game," not rated, 1957 Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "A Month in the Country" by J.L. Carr
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "A Month in the Country" by J.L. Carr call 751-2933.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Republic Branch Library - DIY Puzzle Wreaths
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn how to make a whimsical home decoration from your old jigsaw puzzles. Materials will be provided. call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh A classics book discussion call 882-0714.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • Strafford Branch Library - Fiber Artists Guild
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Meet with members of the Highland Fiber Artists and other fiber enthusiasts to learn, teach and share. Bring your projects to work on or learn a new skill. All types of fiber arts and skill levels are welcome. call 736-9233.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Good Hearts Knitting Circle
    noon for adults.
    Our community's youngest citizens need your help! Join the Good Hearts Knitting Circle to knit red hats for babies born in February as part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program raising awareness for congenital heart disease. Instruction provided. Join Cheryl Blevins, public health nurse with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, and other knitters as we work together to help newborns in the Ozarks. All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Materials will be provided or bring your own. call 831-1342.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Library Station - "The Storied Life of AJ Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "The Storied Life of AJ Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin call 865-1340.

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Offsite - "The Angel of History" by Rabih Alameddine
    Downtown Book Club

    6 p.m. in the The Coffee Ethic for adults.
    "The Angel of History" by Rabih Alameddine call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - Board Game Night
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adult.
    Love to play games? Want to learn how to play strategy games, card games or Euro-games? Join our monthly board game night and learn how to play new games or play some old favorites. Games will be provided or you can bring your own. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • - "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro call 862-0135.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    5-7 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every week for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
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