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July-December 2014


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


Friday, July 25, 2014

  • 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 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 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.
  • Sci-Fi Party
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 7-12.
    Dress up in your favorite sci-fi ensemble and bring your party face! If you don't win the prize for best-dressed, you'll definitely enjoy the Space Age drinks, snacks and games, and a showing of "The Fifth Element," rated PG-13.
  • Oh My Gods!: Exploring Mythology
    Library Center
    4:00 pm in meeting room B for grades 6-12.
    Explore the mysteries of the stars and learn how different cultures created stories of brave gods and goddesses based on the night sky. We'll make constellations and visit the Star Lab to look at the stars and constellations. Materials will be provided. Registration starts July 1; call 882-0714.
  • Science Explorers: Flight School
    Library Center
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Practice your paper airplane making-skills and test flight your creations. We'll also compare paper and wooden airplanes to see which ones fly straighter, higher and longer. Registration starts July 21; call 882-0714.
  • Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • Springfield’s Urban Histories: A Community’s Unexplored Past
    Library Center
    8:30 am to 4:15 pm in the auditorium for Adults.
    Historians will discuss their recent research into unexplored aspects of Springfield’s History published by Moon City Press in "Springfield’s Urban Histories: Essays on the Queen City of the Missouri Ozarks." The book will be on sale. 8:30-9 a.m. Book Sale 9-10 a.m. " Uncovering Springfield’s Hidden Histories: The Queen City’s Unexplored Past," Stephen McIntyre, professor of history, Missouri State University 10:15-11:15 a.m. " Quinine and Courage: The Battle of Springfield, January 8, 1863," William Garret Piston, professor of history, Missouri State University, and John C. Rutherford, local history associate, Springfield-Greene County Library District 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch Break/Book Sale 12:15-1:15 p.m. "Retail Rivals: Commercial Street Versus the Public Square, 1870-1945." Angela Wingo Miller, department chair, teacher education, Ozarks Technical Community College 1:30-2:30 p.m. "Unrestricted Warfare: The 1916-17 Springfield Streetcar Strike," Erin Smither, instructor, Missouri State University and reference librarian, Springfield-Greene County Library 2:45-3:45 p.m. "Considerable Bad Feeling in this City:" The 1922 Frisco Shopmen’s Strike," Stephen McIntyre, professor of history, Missouri State University 3:45-4:15 p.m. Book Sale
  • Batman Fan Discussion
    Library Center
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in meeting room B for teens and adults.
    Join Batman fan extraordinaire Andy Thompson for a discussion about all things Batman, from favorite Batman actors to the future of the comic hero.
  • Batman 75th Anniversary Celebration
    Library Center
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages.
    Holy smokes--it’s Batman Day at the Library! The Caped Crusader is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year. Stop by for make-and-take crafts, and catch episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series," rated TV-Y7. Take part in a bat boomerang toss and scavenger hunts around the library. We’ll also have Batman freebies including posters, masks, buttons and temporary tattoos, while supplies last.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11:00 am for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and 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.
  • Big Brentwood Play Day
    Brentwood Branch Library
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Little ones learn through play! We'll make learning fun as kids explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based activities.
  • LEGO Block Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO elements helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination for your LEGO creations.
  • Batman's 75th Anniversary Celebration
    Republic Branch Library
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm for all ages.
    Holy smokes--it’s Batman Day at the Library! The Caped Crusader is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year. Stop by for make-and-take crafts and catch episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series," rated TV-Y7. We’ll also have Batman freebies including posters, masks, buttons and temporary tattoos, while supplies last.
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