LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Monday, February 8, 2016

  • Library Station - Starting From Seed
    7 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for all ages.
    It's the time of year to start seeds for your spring gardens! Join University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist Patrick Byers to learn how to successfully start plants from seed. call 865-1340.

Tuesday, February 9, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Midtown Literary and Bring-Your-Own-Craft Society
    5-7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Join this club of local crafters to work on projects while listening to an upbeat, humor-filled audiobook. Bring supplies for your craft of choice; we'll supply the workspace and an audiobook or podcast that's sure to make you laugh out loud. call 862-0135.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Uninvited"
    Book Discussion

    5:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Uninvited" by Cat Winters call 742-4258.
  • Offsite - "The Drowning Girl"
    Donuts & Death

    6 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "The Drowning Girl" by Caitlin Kiernan Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. At Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West. call 831-1342.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30-8:20 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Stations of the Cross," not rated; in German with English subtitles. call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - "Mary Coin"
    Fact and Fiction Book Discussion

    6:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. call 865-1340.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From Prairie to What We Are Today: Springfield's Unique Leaders. Library Local History Associate John Rutherford will talk about key leaders and businesses that helped shape the Queen City over the course of two centuries. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - "The Undertaker's Daughter"
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "The Undertaker's Daughter" by Kate Mayfield call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Being Mortal"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande call 759-2637.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Republic Branch Library - "Remarkable Creatures"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier call 732-7284.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Invisible Man"
    Classics Book Discussion

    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison Tackle the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. call 862-0135.

Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Offsite - "Life After Life"
    Northview Book Discussion

    10:30 a.m. in the Northview Center for senior adults.
    "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson 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.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. for all ages.
    "March of the Penguins," rated G Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. call 759-2637.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Sharp Objects"
    The Bookies

    1 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn call 751-2933.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer"
    Graphic Novels for Grown-ups

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer" by Sydney Padua 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. call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Meet the 3-D Printer
    2-4 p.m. in the meeting room B 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 more 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 25; call 883-5341.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Red Bridge Bluegrass. This popular tradition-based bluegrass band is known for its harmonies and strong instrumentals. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book"
    Twentysomethings Book Discussion

    6 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book" by Walker Percy Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30-8:20 p.m. for age 13 and older.
    "Mamma Mia!," rated PG-13 Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! call 831-1342.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Red Shoe Paul Phariss, formerly of the Red Shoe Pickers, plays Americana-style acoustic music, including a little light rock, country and something akin to bluegrass with a bit of folk thrown in. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Language of Trees"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Language of Trees" by Ilie Ruby call 751-2933.
  • Library Center - Making WAVES: Greene County Women in WWII
    6 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Drawing from personal stories, Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss the roles of Greene County women during World War II, including Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), nurses, gray ladies, aviatrixes, workers and wives. From O’Reilly General Army Hospital in Springfield to overseas, learn how the war reshaped relationships between men and women and changed the lives of daughters, sisters and mothers. call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - DIY String Art
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn how to use string to create works of art. Materials will be provided. call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - "Persuasion"
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    "Persuasion" by Jane Austen call 882-0714.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

  • Library Center - TEDxSGLibraryCenterLive
    10:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Are you a TED Talk fanatic? Share a day of the legendary TED Conference with others during a live stream viewing event. We’re one of many library districts across the country that received a license to air one day of the three-day conference, and we’re saving space for you! Connect with great ideas and a global community of thinkers, artists and storytellers for part or all of the day. call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue
    noon in the community room for all ages.
    Wonders of Madagascar. Madagascar is a country full of odd animals and plants but very kind and gentle people. Sue Schuble will give you an inside view of these amazing animals, plants and people. call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Between the World and Me"
    Book Discussion

    12:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates call 862-0135.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Library Station - Explore Movie Club
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Watch a light selection of short films, from micro-documentaries to animated shorts, available from the Library’s IndieFlix collection, rated Family-Teen by IndieFlix. Everyone is welcome, including adults with developmental challenges. call 865-1340.
  • Offsite - "A Man Called Ove"
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fiction Writers Meetup
    6 p.m. in the basement meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer the opportunity for open-minded, constructive feedback. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - "True North"
    Blue-collar Books

    6:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "True North" by Jim Harrison Discuss the portrayal of working-class lives in poetry and prose. call 865-1340.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock Classics
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    "Dial M for Murder," rated PG, 1954 Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Chinese New Year Celebration
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Help us kick off the Year of the Monkey with Asian-inspired crafts, snacks and activities. Materials will be provided. call 732-7284.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Vegetable Stamp Prints
    2 p.m. for adults.
    Make unique paper crafts using vegetables. Materials will be provided. call 736-9233.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30-8:45 p.m. for age 13 and older.
    "Funny Girl," rated G Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! call 831-1342.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Ice Twins"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Ice Twins" by S.K. Tremayne call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - The White Continent Travelogue
    7-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    The White Continent is much more than just snow and ice. Explore the magical mysteries of Antarctica and South Georgia, and find out what a bergy bit is, as you take a photographic journey with world traveler Sue Schuble. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    "Opening the Ozarks": The Legacy of Marsha Hoffman Rising. Marsha spent 17 years researching the origins of the first 1,000 entrants of federal land at the Springfield land office in the late 1830s for her work, "Opening the Ozarks: First Families in Southwest Missouri 1835-1839." Certified Genealogist Patti Hobbs will explain how, in addition to teaching us about the pioneer families she researched, Marsha's work also reveals migration patterns, research methodologies and family demographics. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • Library Station - "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai Visit with others about the current read. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - “Mark Well the Spot Where They Meet": A History of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Local History Associate Michael Price will trace the development of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Learn how community leaders preserved this local landmark and see the changes that have taken place over the years. call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - Appy Hour
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Want to learn how to do more with your smartphone and tablet? Learn about apps--what they are and how to find them--as we talk about popular social media apps, games, productivity apps and more. Feel free to bring your device. call 882-0714.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Saturday Matinee
    2-4 p.m. for all ages.
    "Strange Magic," rated PG Watch popular movies at your library. call 759-2637.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30-8:45 p.m. for age 13 and older.
    "Across the Universe," PG-13 Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! call 831-1342.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

  • Library Center - With the Ironclads: Following the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Through the Civil War
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    The 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry organized in the summer and fall of 1863. Freed and liberated Missouri slaves filled the ranks of the regiment, enlisting their service in the Union Army. Join Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Librarian Jeff Patrick and Local History & Genealogy Department Manager Brian Grubbs as they follow these men from slaves to soldiers who earned their place in Civil War history. call 882-0714.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Library Station - Explore
    10:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    noon 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. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - Explore
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities. call 865-1340.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution"
    Evening Book Discussion

    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution" by David Rothenberg. Dr. Erin Kenny, professor of anthropology at Drury University, will facilitate the discussion. An Exploring Human Origins event. call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - "The World's Strongest Librarian"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "The World's Strongest Librarian" by Joshua Hanagarne Refreshments will be served. call 882-0714.

Friday, March 4, 2016

  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    Julia Hartman, architecture and art history major at Drury University will present "Portraits of Madness: Photography of Abandoned American Asylums." On Display: Photography by Mary Ellen Chiles. Join us for First Friday Art Walk including an art talk and the opening of a new exhibit. call 831-1342.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Can You Dig This" Documentary
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    There’s a gardening revolution taking place amid one of the largest food deserts in the country – South Los Angeles. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. “Can You Dig This,” not rated, follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. Film includes adult content, adult language and adult situations. An Heirloom Seed Library event. call 862-0135.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Between the World and Me"
    Current Issues Book Discussion

    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss books about some of the most pressing issues of our time. call 862-0135.
  • Strafford Branch Library - A Trip to the Frozen Desert
    2 p.m. for adults.
    World traveler Sue Schuble will talk about her recent visit to Antarctica. call 736-9233.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    3 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    March craft: knitted dish scrubbie. 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 February 20; call 616-0683.

Monday, March 7, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Evaluating Evidence. How do you know if you've found the "right" answer to your genealogical question? How do you evaluate information given to you by others? Certified Genealogist Patti Hobbs will provide an overview of the evidence evaluation process including example case studies. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - All About Tomatoes
    7 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist Patrick Byers will discuss a variety of tomato topics: choosing from the many types of tomatoes, selecting heirloom or hybrid cultivars adapted to southwest Missouri, determining the best place to grow tomatoes, establishing plants and producing an abundant harvest of delicious fruit. call 865-1340.

Tuesday, March 8, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Midtown Literary and Bring-Your-Own-Craft Society
    5-7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Join this club of local crafters to work on projects while listening to an upbeat, humor-filled audiobook. Bring supplies for your craft of choice; we'll supply the workspace and an audiobook or podcast that's sure to make you laugh out loud. call 862-0135.
  • Offsite - "The Woman in Black"
    Donuts & Death

    6 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. At Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West. call 831-1342.
  • Republic Branch Library - Geocaching 101
    6-7:30 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt that can lead to urban exploration, outdoor adventures for families and the discovery of new places. Join the hunt with library staff member Andrew Mann in this beginner’s guide to geocaching. Bring a smartphone or GPS device if you have one so you can follow along. call 865-1340.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30-8:15 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Lesson (Urok)," not rated; in Bulgarian with English subtitles. call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - "Girl Waits with Gun"
    Fact and Fiction Book Discussion

    6:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    "Girl Waits with Gun" by Amy Stewart Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Spending Smart
    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    Learn to stretch your dollars and master your money as Tracey Blaue with Consumer Credit Counseling teaches you how to create a solid plan to improve your financial situation. This session will include information about money management skills, credit reports and scores. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    St. Louis for Genealogy Research. Archivist Michael Everman from the Missouri State Archives-St. Louis will describe what is available at the national, state and city level for genealogical researchers to discover in St. Louis. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics"
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "The Taming of the Shrew"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare call 759-2637.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Coloring - it’s not just for kids anymore. Join us each month for a relaxing session of coloring the intricate and meditative designs of various artists. Snacks and materials will be provided. call 831-1342.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Republic Branch Library - "Home Front"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Home Front" by Kristin Hannah call 732-7284.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "To the Lighthouse"
    Classics Book Discussion

    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf Tackle the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. call 862-0135.

Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Offsite - "After You"
    Northview Book Discussion

    10:30 a.m. in the Northview Center for senior adults.
    "After You" by Jojo Moyes. 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.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • Library Station - Old-time Know-how
    10-11:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Chicken Keeping: Interested in having fresh eggs and free fertilizer? Reference Librarian Shannon Wortham will discuss how to procure chickens and what it takes to keep them safe and happy. call 865-1340.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. for all ages.
    DisneyNature's "African Cats," rated G Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. call 759-2637.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Longbourn"
    The Bookies

    1 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    "Longbourn" by Jo Baker call 751-2933.
  • Library Station - Starting Tomato Seeds
    2 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for all ages.
    Learn strategies for starting your own tomato seeds this spring from local heirloom tomato enthusiast Dennis Kolarik. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrating Springfield's African-American Culture
    2:30-4:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Celebrate the history and culture of Springfield's African-American community. In partnership with the History Museum on the Square and the NAACP-Springfield Branch, we'll take a video tour through Springfield's past, explore the works of contemporary Springfield artists and enjoy a special appearance by the famous Philharmonics, still featuring two original members. call 862-0135.
  • Offsite - "Fates and Furies"
    Twentysomethings Book Discussion

    6-8 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-in Theater
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for age 13 and older.
    "Jurassic World," rated PG-13 call 831-1342.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. for all ages.
    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Stormy Weather plays traditional Irish music. With its background rooted in Ozarks old-time music, this Celtic band will have you stomping your feet in no time. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. call 882-0714.

Monday, March 14, 2016

  • Library Station - Managing Tomato Pests
    7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Insects, diseases and weeds can challenge even experienced tomato growers in southwest Missouri. University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist Patrick Byers will discuss tomato integrated pest management and strategies to control these pests. Learn about resistant cultivars, biological pest control, cultural practices that reduce problems and selecting the best sprays to control pests. call 865-1340.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Can Do Cooking
    1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to build delicious and healthy meals from canned goods and other common pantry staples. University of Missouri Extension Family Nutrition Education Program and Springfield-Greene County Health Department staff will demonstrate easy cooking techniques to help you create new family favorites from inexpensive, packaged ingredients. Little ones can enjoy a storytime and craft while parents attend the program. One attendee at each session will win a prize! call 862-0135.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Circling the Sun"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain call 751-2933.
  • Library Center - "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde call 882-0714.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue
    noon in the community room for adults.
    The QM2 and NYC with Beverly Burchett and Bill Wey. Before their transatlantic crossing on the RMS Queen Mary 2, Bev Burchett and Bill Wey spent several days in New York City. Enjoy stories and photos from their adventures in the city that never sleeps and their voyage on the QM2. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. call 883-1974.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • Library Station - Explore Movie Club
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Watch a light selection of short films, from micro-documentaries to animated shorts, available from the Library’s IndieFlix collection, rated Family-Teen by IndieFlix. Everyone is welcome, including adults with developmental challenges. call 865-1340.
  • Offsite - "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry"
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - "Winter's Bone"
    Books & Brew

    4 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "Winter's Bone" by Daniel Woodrell Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss representations of Missouri history and culture in popular fiction and nonfiction at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - "Rivethead"
    Blue-collar Books

    6:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "Rivethead" by Ben Hamper Discuss the portrayal of working-class lives in poetry and prose. call 865-1340.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

  • Library Center - The KC Monarchs: A Baseball Revolution
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Join award-winning author and historian Phil S. Dixon for an entertaining and informative look at the history of the Kansas City Monarchs and their revolutionary impact on baseball. Most people have heard of Jackie Robinson, some have heard of Satchel Paige and many have heard of the KC Monarchs but few know how connected these men and their teams were to cities all over America, including Springfield. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    "For Me and My Gal," not rated, 1942 Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. call 882-0714.

Monday, March 21, 2016

  • Offsite - "If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler"
    Postmodern Reading Circle

    7 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler" by Italo Calvino Are you a fan of the weird stuff? Discuss a genre-defying novel over a coffee, tea or beer at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. call 831-1342.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Jade Dragon Mountain"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Jade Dragon Mountain" by Elsa Hart call 883-1974.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    "A Voyage From England." What was it like to cross the Atlantic in 1828? The Friends of the Library will present a readers theater performance relating John Salmon's experiences and based on his journal written during his transatlantic voyage to New York. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - "First Peoples" Viewing and Discussion
    6-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Watch three episodes from the PBS "First Peoples" series, "America," "Africa" and "Asia," not rated, and participate in a Q&A with Dr. Suzanne Walker-Pacheco, professor of sociology and anthropology at Missouri State University, and Dr. Kevin Jansen, professor of biology at Drury University. An Exploring Human Origins event. call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Cooking With MaMa Jean: Pantry Staples
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Geoff Underwood, MaMa Jean's Natural Market chef, will talk about simple and practical ways to stock your pantry. This class will cover basic, versatile cabinet staples, their benefits and how to use them while stretching your dollars. call 862-0135.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Library Station - "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus Visit with others about the current read. call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - DIY with a Purpose: Tiling Fundamentals
    6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Construction staff from Habitat for Humanity will teach the fundamentals of tiling your own home: the tools and materials you need to get started, sizing your space, steps to lay the tile properly and examples of the finished product. Learn from the professionals and then practice at a Habitat for Humanity construction site on the following Saturday before tackling your own home project. call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Programming with Raspberry Pi
    6 p.m. in the Teen Room for adults.
    Curious about computer programming but find it overwhelming? Learn simple programming through fun games and projects with the help of a tiny computer, the Raspberry Pi.
    Registration starts March 1; call 862-0135.
  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Papercrafting for beginners
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn quilling and paper craft basics. Materials will be provided. call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Robert Lincoln: The President's Son
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Between 1870 and 1920 this remarkable man became one of the most well-known, influential and wealthy men in America. Learn about the life of Robert Lincoln from historian Hal Funk and find out why some historians believe he could have been president of the United States. call 882-0714.

Friday, March 25, 2016

  • Park Central Branch Library - Make-and-Take: Natural Air Fresheners
    3 p.m. for adults.
    Learn how to make an air freshener sachet out of rice and essential oils to clear the air in your home, office or car. Materials will be provided. call 831-1342.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Melinda Mullins and Bo Brown Share Songs from the Johnny Mullins Collection
    2 p.m. 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." Sponsored by Friends of the Library. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - How to Bind a Book/Journal
    6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Learn how to bind your own Moleskine-like journal from Library staff member Jeremiah Barker. Personalized to your interests, these journals will save your time, money and memories. Materials will be provided. Limited to 15 participants.
    Registration starts March 14; call 616-0683.
  • Library Center - Fandom Across the Pond Trivia Night
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Join us for "Jeopardy"-style trivia rounds featuring our favorite Brits, from Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter and more! We'll bring the tea and treats. Costumes are welcome! Trivia champions will receive a prize. call 882-0714.

Monday, March 28, 2016

  • Library Center - "Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group

    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit" by Ian Michael Spurgeon call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - A General, a County and Two Privates: Greene County and the American Revolution
    7:30 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Discover the exploits of Nathaniel Greene, Greene County’s namesake, and two soldiers who served under him -- William Freeman, the only Revolutionary War veteran buried in Springfield National Cemetery; and James Barham, one of the longest-living veterans of the American Revolution. We'll discuss these men, their service and their connection to Greene County. Presented in partnership with the Sons of the American Revolution. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  • Library Center - Notable and Notorious Greene County Women
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Women have played a unique role in Greene County history, from fortune tellers and brothel owners to female sheriffs and librarians. Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss some of the women who have shaped our county’s history. call 882-0714.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Library Station - "Can You Dig This" Documentary
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    There’s a gardening revolution taking place amid one of the largest food deserts in the country – South Los Angeles. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. “Can You Dig This,” not rated, follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. Film includes adult content, adult language and adult situations. An Heirloom Seed Library event. call 862-0135.

Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Offsite - "True Grit" Waverly House Art Reception
    5-7:30 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    Join us at Waverly House Gifts & Gallery, 2031 S. Waverly, for a reception for the artists accepted in the "True Grit Juried Art Show" with works inspired by the Big Read title, "True Grit." The winner of the show will be announced at the reception. Works will be on display at the Waverly House April 1-May 21. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    At 8 p.m. contemporary Western oil painter Andy Thomas will talk about his paintings, many of which depict images of the American West, and demonstrate his technique for bringing history to life on canvas. On Display: Horse and Western Art by Jennifer Leeper. A Big Read event. Join us for First Friday Art Walk including an art talk and the opening of a new exhibit. call 831-1342.
  • Offsite - Stories of the West with Marideth Sisco and Dennis Crider
    6:30 p.m. in the Offsite for all ages.
    Enjoy stories, songs and music of the American West performed by singer and folklorist Marideth Sisco with additonal music by Dennis Crider at the historic Fox Theatre, part of the History Museum on the Square. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

  • Library Station - Old-time Know-how
    10-11:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Compost: Did you know that one quarter to a half of the average household waste can be composted? Learn how to turn trash into treasure as Reference Librarian Shannon Wortham explains how to use germs and worms to turn your organic waste into humus for your plants. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America"
    Current Issues Book Discussion

    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America" by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer Discuss books about some of the most pressing issues of our time. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    3 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    April craft: homemade soap. 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 March 19; call 616-0683.

Monday, April 4, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    The Frisco. Library Local History Associate Renee Glass will provide an overview of the Library's digitized collection, The Frisco: A Look Back at the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway. The collection includes photos, postcards, employee cards and magazines that can aid in genealogical research. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Trail of Tears
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join Jackie Warfel, chairman of the Greene County Historic Sites Board, to watch the National Park Service and Cherokee Nation-produced short film, "Trail of Tears," not rated, exposing one of the darkest chapters in American history. After the film, Jackie will discuss the Greene County routes of this National Historic Trail. call 862-0135.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Library Station - Explore
    10:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    noon 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. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - Explore
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities. call 865-1340.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "True Grit"
    Evening Book Discussion

    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Charles Portis and "True Grit"
    7-8:15 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us for a lively discussion of "True Grit" and author Charles Portis by Jay Jennings, a Portis scholar, personal friend and editor of "Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany." Jay will sell and sign books afterwards. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - "True Grit"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. Refreshments will be served. call 882-0714.

Friday, April 8, 2016

  • Offsite - "True Grit"
    Northview Book Discussion

    10:30 a.m. in the Northview Center for senior adults.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. 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.
  • Offsite - "True Grit" at Wild Bob's Musical Book Club
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Wild Bob's Musical Book Club for age 21 and older.
    Read "True Grit" by Charles Portis and join us at Wild Bob's Musical Book Club at Lindberg's Tavern, 318 W. Commercial Street, for book-inspired music and half-time trivia. Wild Bob's is a one-of-a-kind Springfield experience in which local singer-songwriters create and perform original songs inspired by the monthly book selection. $5 cover. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • Park Central Branch Library - Design Your Own Pendant
    11 a.m. for adults.
    Make a custom pendant with wood tiles and a glossy protective finish to wear as a necklace or use as a keychain. Bring a small image, quote or photo (approximately 1.25” x 1.25”), or use one of ours. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts March 26; call 831-1342.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. for all ages.
    DisneyNature's "Chimpanzee," rated G Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. call 759-2637.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "True Grit"
    The Bookies

    1 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. call 751-2933.
  • Offsite - "True Grit" at the Moxie
    1-4:15 p.m. in the Moxie Cinema for age 13 and older.
    Enjoy the second movie adaption of Charles Portis' 1968 novel "True Grit," rated PG-13, directed, written and produced by the Coen brothers. Following the movie, Dr. Tim White from Missouri State University's Media and Film Department will present "True Grit: Baroque Western and Postmodern Western." They say that a Hollywood period piece tells the viewer much more about the time period during which it was made than it does about the period it depcits. Nowhere is this more evident than in the two adaptations of Charles Portis's 1968 novel, "True Grit." Dr. White will explain why a look at these two films will tell us as much about Hollywood as it will about the west. Admission is free to this Big Read event. call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Poetry Workshop
    2:30-4 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Dr. Phillip Howerton, local author and English professor at Missouri State University-West Plains, will lead a discussion about poetry while conducting a poetry workshop. Feel free to bring your poems in progress to this collaborative forum. call 732-7284.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    The Hard Livin' Band will play a selection of country and western tunes. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - "City on Fire"
    Twentysomethings Book Discussion

    6-8 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "City on Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-in Theater
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for age 13 and older.
    "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," rated PG-13 call 831-1342.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. for all ages.
    The Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble, a 20-member band formerly known as "Little Hoover's Big Band," will play music from the 1940s-2000s under the direction of long-time jazz trombonist and music educator Bob Holden. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. call 882-0714.

Monday, April 11, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Programming with Raspberry Pi
    6:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Curious about computer programming but find it overwhelming? Learn simple programming through fun games and projects with the help of a tiny computer, the Raspberry Pi.
    Registration starts April 4; call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - Big Read Trivia Night at Patton Alley Pub
    7-9 p.m. in the Patton Alley Pub for age 21 and older.
    Bring your friends in teams of 2-6 to a special night of literary trivia based on the Big Read title, "True Grit" by Charles Portis. At Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton Ave. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, April 12, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Midtown Literary and Bring-Your-Own-Craft Society
    5-7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Join this club of local crafters to work on projects while listening to an upbeat, humor-filled audiobook. Bring supplies for your craft of choice; we'll supply the workspace and an audiobook or podcast that's sure to make you laugh out loud. call 862-0135.
  • Strafford Branch Library -
    Big Read Book Discussion

    5 p.m. for adults.
    Join us for a discussion of this year's Big Read title, "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. call 736-9233.
  • Offsite - "Gilded Needles"
    Donuts & Death

    6 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "Gilded Needles" by Michael McDowell Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. At Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West. call 831-1342.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30-8:05 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Marie's Story," not rated; in French with English subtitles. call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - "The Gilded Hour"
    Fact and Fiction Book Discussion

    6:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    "The Gilded Hour" by Sara Donati Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Judge Parker: Outlaws and the American West
    7-8:15 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Join us as Tom Wing, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, talks about "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker, deputies, outlaws and hangings. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • Library Center - "True Grit"
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "The Homesman"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "The Homesman" by Glendon Swarthout call 759-2637.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Coloring - it’s not just for kids anymore. Join us each month for a relaxing session of coloring the intricate and meditative designs of various artists. Snacks and materials will be provided. call 831-1342.
  • Offsite - Big Read Book Talk at Barnes & Noble
    7-9 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    Two local authors, Vincent Anderson, author of "Bald Knobbers: Chronicles of Vigilante Justice," and Larry Wood, author of "Wicked Springfield: The Seamy Side of the Queen City," will talk about their works with emphasis on crime in the late 19th century, the setting for "True Grit." Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. At Barnes & Noble, 3055 S. Glenstone Ave. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown call 732-7284.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Deliverance"
    Classics Book Discussion

    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Deliverance" by James Dickey Tackle the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - DIY with a Purpose: Trim Basics
    6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Construction staff from Habitat for Humanity will teach the fundamentals of setting trim in your own home: what tools and materials you need to get started, deciding on the best trim for the job and determining amount needed, and how to cut and set trim around your windows, doors and floors. Learn from the professionals and then practice at a Habitat for Humanity construction site on the following Saturday before tackling your own home project. call 865-1340.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Can You Dig This" Documentary
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for adults.
    There’s a gardening revolution taking place amid one of the largest food deserts in the country – South Los Angeles. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. “Can You Dig This,” not rated, follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. Film includes adult content, adult language and adult situations. An Heirloom Seed Library event. call 862-0135.

Friday, April 15, 2016

  • Library Center - Songs of Pluck and Gumption
    7-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar player Dana Cooper will perform music inspired by "True Grit." A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Spending Smart
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn to stretch your dollars and master your money as Tracey Blaue with Consumer Credit Counseling teaches you how to create a solid plan to improve your financial situation. This session will include information about money management skills, credit reports and scores. call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    "High Society," not rated, 1956 Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. call 882-0714.

Monday, April 18, 2016

  • Offsite - "The Things They Carried"
    Postmodern Reading Circle

    7 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien Are you a fan of the weird stuff? Discuss a genre-defying novel over a coffee, tea or beer at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. call 831-1342.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Can Do Cooking
    1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to build delicious and healthy meals from canned goods and other common pantry staples. University of Missouri Extension Family Nutrition Education Program and Springfield-Greene County Health Department staff will demonstrate easy cooking techniques to help you create new family favorites from inexpensive, packaged ingredients. Little ones can enjoy a storytime and craft while parents attend the program. One attendee at each session will win a prize! call 862-0135.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "True Grit"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. call 751-2933.
  • Library Station - Geocaching 101
    6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for all ages.
    Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt that can lead to urban exploration, outdoor adventures for families and the discovery of new places. Join the hunt with library staff member Andrew Mann in this beginner’s guide to geocaching. Bring a smartphone or GPS device if you have one so you can follow along. call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Poetry, Songs and Stories of an American Cowboy
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Singing cowboy Gary McMahan, a genuine cowboy, poet and storyteller, will entertain you with tales and tunes of cowboys and the great American West. CDs will be available for purchase and signing. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - "Wuthering Heights"
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte call 882-0714.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Using Special Census Records for Research. If you've been unable to locate your family in census records but you know they should be listed, special census records may help. Member Margaret Maulin will talk about the information these records include and how to navigate through them. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue
    noon in the community room for adults.
    Travel Through History -- Clothing in the Time of "True Grit." Fashion historian Nancy Farris-Thee will take you on a time-traveling adventure as she talks about clothing styles from the time period of "True Grit." A Big Read event. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. call 883-1974.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

  • Library Station - Explore Movie Club
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Watch a light selection of short films, from micro-documentaries to animated shorts, available from the Library’s IndieFlix collection, rated Family-Teen by IndieFlix. Everyone is welcome, including adults with developmental challenges. call 865-1340.
  • Offsite - "True Grit"
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - "Gone Girl"
    Books & Brew

    4 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss representations of Missouri history and culture in popular fiction and nonfiction at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - "The Circle"
    Blue-collar Books

    6:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "The Circle" by Dave Eggers Discuss the portrayal of working-class lives in poetry and prose. call 865-1340.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Buy a Piece of Brentwood!
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. for adults.
    Drop by the branch any time between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with an eye to buy. Many of the library items we will not reuse will be for sale, including chairs, study tables and smaller items. call 883-1974.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Open House
    1-3 p.m. for all ages.
    Come and say farewell to the old Brentwood Branch, sign your name or memory on a Brentwood wall, enjoy some refreshments and celbrate what's coming soon! Enjoy these and other activities: live mucis, photo booth, kids' activities, Brentwood/70s tvitia challenge, Brentwood through the years photo display; and you can buy a Brentwood T-shirt or coffee mug, with proceeds going to the ReNew Brentwood campaign. call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Cooking from the Garden: The Harvest Keepers
    1-3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to preserve and enjoy the harvest when it's abundant and fresh. Springfield Community Gardens board member Chadwick Isom, a certified executive chef, will show you some modern methods that are safer and easier than canning, and provide a fresh taste while retaining more nutrients. Produce for the demonstration provided by Springfield Community Gardens. Visit the Springfield Community Gardens table at the event to find out how you can support area community gardens; and watch for more Cooking from the Garden programs this summer and fall.
    Registration starts April 12; call 862-0135.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Hard Hats & Highballs!
    6-8 p.m. for adults age 21 and older.
    Join us for an evening shindig complete with party-style hard hats, food and "literary libations" to say goodbye to the old Brentwood Branch. Enjoy live music, mixed drinks and hors d'oeuvres; a raffle and other interactive activities including an opportunity to write on the walls about your best memories of Brentwood. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the Brentwood Branch or by calling Valerie Richardson at 616-0586 or 883-5366. Proceeds will benefit the ReNew Brentwood Capital Campaign. call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - Poetry & Short Story Reading
    6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    To celebrate National Poetry Month, listen to undergraduate and graduate students from area universities read their poems and short stories. call 865-1340.

Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Library Center - Meet the 3-D Printer
    7-9 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 more 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 April 11; call 883-5341.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "True Grit"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A Big Read event. call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Guns of the West and "True Grit"
    7-8:15 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    David Kennedy, curator of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, Ark., will talk about some of the famous and not-so famous guns used in the American West, with a focus on the guns from the book and two film versions of "True Grit." A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • Library Center - "First Peoples" Viewing and Discussion
    6-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Watch two episodes from the PBS "First Peoples" series, "Australia" and "Europe," not rated, and participate in a Q&A with Dr. Erin Kenny, Drury University professor of anthropology. An Exploring Human Origins event. call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Poets Reading
    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    To celebrate National Poetry Month, local poets Marcus Cafagna, Sara Burge and Karen Craigo will read from their work. call 882-0714.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • Library Station - "Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil" by Debbie Rodriguez Visit with others about the current read. call 865-1340.
  • Offsite - Show Us Your True Grit
    7:30-9 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    Winners of the Library's Flash Fiction Contest will read their works at the monthly local writers series at BookMarx Book Store, 325 E. Walnut St. A Big Read event. call 882-0714.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Doling Park: Then & Now
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Ozarks Genealogical Society member Gail Mitchell and Doling Museum curator Peggy Mahan will provide an overview of sites and activities at Doling Park between 1850 and today, including the cave, lake, picnics, fireworks, amusement rides and roller skating, and discuss the importance of this piece of Springfield history. call 862-0135.

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Tips & Tricks for Navigating Genealogy Websites. Members John Carter, Tom Hobbs and Patti Hobbs will provide a guided tour of Ancestry.com. Bring your laptop or tablet or check one out from the library if you want to follow along. A few laptops will be available for use. Tables will be provided, come early so you can get set up. Do you have a website to recommend? Bring your suggestions to share with the group. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Library Station - Explore
    10:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    noon 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. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - Explore
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - DIY with a Purpose: All About Windows and Doors
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Construction staff from Habitat for Humanity will teach the fundamentals of taking out and setting windows and doors in your home: the tools and materials you need to get started, how to measure and choose the right door or window for your project, taking out the existing door or window and installing the new one, and more. Learn from the professionals and then practice at a Habitat for Humanity construction site on the following Saturday before tackling your own home project. call 862-0135.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Bettyville","Chub"
    Evening Book Discussion

    6:30-8:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Bettyville" by George Hodgman. Due to anticipated library renovation, this event will take place in Mercy's C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center community room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave. call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - "Room"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "Room" by Emma Donoghue Refreshments will be served. call 882-0714.

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Strafford Branch Library - Relax and Exercise Your Mind
    1-6 p.m. for adults.
    Stop in for a cup of tea and a chance to relax with a coloring book, puzzle or word game. call 736-9233.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    At 6 p.m. Ghada El Haffar, art history, multimedia production and journalism major at Drury University, presents "From Where You Are: Banksy, Jenkins, and Wodiczko's Use of Identity and Place in Contemporary Art." On Display: Paintings by Sean Schwendinger. Join us for First Friday Art Walk including an art talk and the opening of a new exhibit. call 831-1342.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central Spa Day
    1 p.m. for adults.
    Did you know you can make a luxurious, moisturizing body scrub out of simple ingredients you have in your kitchen? It’s easy! Watch a demonstration, then pamper your hands with a light manicure. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts April 23; call 831-1342.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson"
    Current Issues Book Discussion

    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson" Discuss books about some of the most pressing issues of our time. call 862-0135.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    3 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    May craft: cleaning hacks. 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 April 23; call 616-0683.

Monday, May 9, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bike to Work Week How-to
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn the ins and outs of commuting by bike with Library staff member and bike enthusiast Nancy Quinn. Nancy will discuss equipment, safety and the local resources you need to bike Springfield like a pro. call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    How can scientific discoveries on human evolution connect with larger understandings of what it means to be human? Join Dr. Rick Potts, paleoanthropologist and curator of the Exploring Human Origins traveling exhibit, as he explores the main themes and messages of the exhibit in a program for the general public. The talk and following conversation will explore how fossils, archaeological remains, and genetic studies shed light on our connection with the natural world and the origins of sharing, caring and innovation. An Exploring Human Origins event. call 882-0714.

Tuesday, May 10, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Midtown Literary and Bring-Your-Own-Craft Society
    5-7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Join this club of local crafters to work on projects while listening to an upbeat, humor-filled audiobook. Bring supplies for your craft of choice; we'll supply the workspace and an audiobook or podcast that's sure to make you laugh out loud. call 862-0135.
  • Offsite - "Fingers of Fear"
    Donuts & Death

    6 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "Fingers of Fear" by J.U. Nicolson Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. At Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West. call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - Exploring the Meanings of Human Evolution: A Community Conversation
    6:30-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    How do scientific discoveries about human origins relate to people’s personal understanding of the world and their place in it? Join Drs. Connie Bertka and Jim Miller, co-chairs of the Smithsonian Institution’s Broader Social Impacts Committee, as they encourage a community conversation about human evolution that helps us to understand each other’s perspectives, to identify areas of common interest or concern, and to explore the variety of ways human evolution connects to personal meaning. They will be joined by Drs. Rick Potts and Briana Pobiner from the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a complimentary meal of soup and bread catered by the Mudhouse and sponsored by Friends of the Library; presentation starts at 7 p.m. An Exploring Human Origins event.
    Registration starts April 25; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - "After the Fog"
    Fact and Fiction Book Discussion

    6:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "After the Fog" by Kathleen Shoop Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. call 865-1340.
  • Library Station - The Confederates' Last Surrender: The Incredible Story of the CSS Shenandoah
    7 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    The Shenandoah was the last of the Confederate sea raiders. Historian Hal Funk will explain how it continued to sink Union ships for several weeks after the war was over and didn't surrender until Nov. 6, 1865. call 865-1340.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • Library Center - "A Spool of Blue Thread"
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II" by Molly Guptill Manning call 759-2637.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Coloring - it’s not just for kids anymore. Join us each month for a relaxing session of coloring the intricate and meditative designs of various artists. Snacks and materials will be provided. call 831-1342.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • Republic Branch Library - "Mary Coin"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver call 732-7284.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Under the Net"
    Classics Book Discussion

    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Under the Net" by Iris Murdoch Tackle the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. call 862-0135.
  • Library Center - Basics of Evolutionary Science
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. Suzanne Walker-Pacheco, professor of sociology and anthropology at Missouri State University, and Dr. Kevin Jansen, professor of biology at Drury University, will explain the basics of evolutionary science, dispel myths and misconceptions, and answer questions from the audience. An Exploring Human Origins event. call 882-0714.

Friday, May 13, 2016

  • Offsite - "Lone Survivors: How We Came to be the Only Humans on Earth"
    Northview Book Discussion

    10:30 a.m. in the Northview Center for senior adults.
    "Lone Survivors: How We Came to be the Only Humans on Earth" by Chris Stringer. Dr. Erin Kenny, professor of anthropology at Drury University, will lead this discussion. An Exploring Human Origins event. 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.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. for all ages.
    DisneyNature's "Wings of Life," rated G Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. call 759-2637.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains"
    The Bookies

    1 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    "In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains" by James Hewitt call 751-2933.
  • Library Station - Old-time Know-how
    1-2:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Canning Basics: Summer is coming and with it, harvests. Reference Librarian Shannon Wortham will talk about canning basics, including the equipment needed for you to make the most of your harvest. call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    "Funny Face," not rated, 1957 Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - DIY Window Bottle Garden
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Keep forgetting to water the herbs in your kitchen window? Library staff member Jeremiah Barker will show you how to create a self-watering garden using a bottle, thread, and soil. Materials will be provided. Limited to 15 participants.
    Registration starts May 1; call 616-0683.
  • Offsite - "The Art of Memoir"
    Twentysomethings Book Discussion

    6-8 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "The Art of Memoir" by Mary Karr Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-in Theater
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for age 13 and older.
    "Minions," rated PG call 831-1342.
  • Library Center - GeezerFest: Being Human
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a night of classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s featuring songs about what it means to be human. Geezer members include Richard Struckhoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasqaule, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift, Jana Henderson and David Sharon. Bring a lawn chair and join us on the patio (or in the auditorium in case of bad weather). Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. An Exploring Human Origins event. call 882-0714.

Monday, May 16, 2016

  • Offsite - "Breakfast of Champions"
    Postmodern Reading Circle

    7 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut Are you a fan of the weird stuff? Discuss a genre-defying novel over a coffee, tea or beer at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. call 831-1342.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Can Do Cooking
    1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to build delicious and healthy meals from canned goods and other common pantry staples. University of Missouri Extension Family Nutrition Education Program and Springfield-Greene County Health Department staff will demonstrate easy cooking techniques to help you create new family favorites from inexpensive, packaged ingredients. Little ones can enjoy a storytime and craft while parents attend the program. One attendee at each session will win a prize! call 862-0135.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Sula"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    "Sula" by Toni Morrison call 751-2933.
  • Library Center - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - Faith and Science in Exploring Human Origins
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Join us for a thoughtful discussion of topics inspired by the Exploring Human Origins exhibit. Panelists include Dr. Suzanne Walker-Pacheco, professor of anthropology and sociology at Missouri State University; the Rev. Mark Struckhoff, executive director of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks; Dr. Kevin Jansen, professor of biology at Drury University; Dr. Peter Browning, professor of philosophy and religion and chaplain at Drury University. The discussion will be moderated by Brian Fogle, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. An Exploring Human Origins Event. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Springfield in the 1950s. Library Local History Associate John Rutherford will highlight key government decisions, new forms of entertainment, recruitment of manufacturers and famous visitors including President Harry Truman, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, and Elvis. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. call 882-0714.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Library Station - Explore Movie Club
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Watch a light selection of short films, from micro-documentaries to animated shorts, available from the Library’s IndieFlix collection, rated Family-Teen by IndieFlix. Everyone is welcome, including adults with developmental challenges. call 865-1340.
  • Offsite - "Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail"
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    "Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" by Ben Montgomery We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. call 883-1974.
  • Offsite - "The Weight of Blood"
    Books & Brew

    4 p.m. in the Offsite for adults.
    "The Weight of Blood" by Laura McHugh Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss representations of Missouri history and culture in popular fiction and nonfiction at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - "The Liar's Club"
    Blue-collar Books

    6:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "The Liar's Club" by Mary Karr Discuss the portrayal of working-class lives in poetry and prose. call 865-1340.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Bluegrass in the Park
    1-3 p.m. for all ages.
    Kick off the Summer Reading Program with an afternoon of live music by Red Bridge Bluegrass in the park behind the library. Bring a picnic for the family; no alcohol allowed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. call 759-2637.

Monday, May 23, 2016

  • Library Center - "The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group

    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been" by Roger L. Ransom call 882-0714.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Fortune Smiles","Chub"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    "Fortune Smiles" by Adam Johnson. Due to aniticipated library renovation, this discussion will take place at the Van K. Smith Community Health Library, located in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont Ave. call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Hearths, Burials and Art: Origins of the Human Family
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. Erin Kenny, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Women and Gender Studies program at Drury University, will discuss common aspects of the home, creative life and social customs throughout human history. An Exploring Human Origins Event. call 882-0714.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • Library Center - Paleo-Cooking
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    MaMa Jean's Chef Geoff Underwood will examine how to incorporate the Paleolithic diet into your life, its reported health benefits and converting recipes to fall in line with the prescribed plan. An Exploring Human Origins event.
    Registration starts May 11; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - A History of Postcards
    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    From antebellum "mailed cards" to the postcard craze of the early 20th century, postcards have long played an important part in our cultural history. Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss the history of postcards and what clues to look for on postcards when conducting genealogy research. call 882-0714.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • Library Station - "Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth"
    Book Discussion

    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    "Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth" by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer Visit with others about the current read. call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Spending Smart
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to stretch your dollars and master your money as Tracey Blaue with Consumer Credit Counseling teaches you how to create a solid plan to improve your financial situation. This session will include information about money management skills, credit reports and scores. call 862-0135.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

  • Library Station - Book Talk with Melanie Munton
    3-5 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Romance author and Cabool native Melanie Munton will discuss the final book in her debut romantic suspense trilogy, "Possession and Politics." Her first two books, "Possession and Politics Parts 1 and 2," were published in 2015 under the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. call 865-1340.
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