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Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    Willard Branch Library
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm for infant - age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home as well as enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • "My Beloved World"
    Book Discussion
    Library Station
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor.
  • Teen Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!
  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room! Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Park Central TV Night
    Park Central Branch Library
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of "Supernatural," rated TV-14, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester's demon-hunting adventures. Snacks will be provided.
  • "Death Comes for the Archbishop"
    Tea and Classics Book Discussion
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a cup of tea and tackle some of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather.
  • "The Teeth of the Souls"
    Library Center
    7:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    Author and Springfield native Steve Yates will talk about his book, "The Teeth of the Souls." This sequel to "Morkan's Quarry" set in Civil War Springfield, tells of a marriage betrayed, a lifelong and secret love, and an Ozarks city riven by an Easter lynching. Books will be available for purchase.
  • From Jane Austen to Beyonce: The Public Lives of Women in Popular Culture
    Library Station
    7:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    As part of Drury University’s Humanities Speaker Series, Dr. Katherine Gilbert, assistant professor of English and former director of Women and Gender Studies, will discuss the ways women in popular culture navigate the balance between their public and private lives. While women in the public spotlight, from Jane Austen to Beyoncé, may be centuries apart historically, Dr. Gilbert argues that they share a surprisingly similar set of questions and challenges in the public realm that repeat across centuries and genres.

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Republic Branch Library
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
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