All Library branches will be closed Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2014

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January-June 2014

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


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • 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 Center
    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.
  • Easter Chick Storytime
    Republic Branch Library
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Get ready for Easter with stories and a craft about Easter chicks! Materials will be provided.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11:00 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 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.
  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Bear Lake
    Brentwood Branch Library
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Visit beautiful Bear Lake in Estes Park, Colo., with Laura Crawford. Bring a sack lunch.
  • Lunch & Learn
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch to this informal lecture series and learn while you eat. See Springfield by Bike: Be Safe, Have Fun, Save Money with Andy Cline, bicycle/pedestrian advocate and associate professor of journalism at Missouri State University.
  • Craftapalooza
    Republic Branch Library
    3:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Crafts, crafts and more crafts! We've got paper, string, tape, buttons and anything else you can think of. Come make something crafty at the Library!
  • Learn to Loom Knit
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Get creative with yarn and learn how to knit warm scarves and hats on a loom. Materials will be provided. Registration starts April 2; call 759-2637.
  • Jack London’s Alaska: The Historical Geography of "The Call of the Wild"
    Brentwood Branch Library
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn about the geographic setting of "The Call of the Wild," followed by a closer look at the historical geography of the Gold Rush as a backdrop for London’s work. Presented by Dr. Judy Meyer, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning at Missouri State University. A Big Read event.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • "Cutting for Stone"
    Book Discussion
    Offsite
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration is necessary. "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese.
  • Craftapalooza
    Republic Branch Library
    3:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Crafts, crafts and more crafts! We've got paper, string, tape, buttons and anything else you can think of. Come make something crafty at the Library!
  • Game It!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to play a new board or card game, or join a tournament. Old favorites are always available.
  • The Call of the Wild with Ralph Duren
    Offsite
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Springfield Conservation Nature Center for all ages.
    People across the nation know that retired Missouri Conservation Department employee Ralph Duren can call turkeys, he’s a national champion. However, he can imitate nearly 75 other kinds of wildlife including songbirds, amphibians and mammals. Celebrate the diversity of wildlife in Missouri during this "Call of the Wild" program as you listen to Ralph mimic and talk about the animals he knows so well. All ages. Registration required; call 417-888-4237.
  • The Big Read Trivia Night: Intellectual Dogfight Edition
    Offsite
    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Patton Alley Pub for adults age 21 and older.
    Enjoy all of the glory and none of the savagery as you test your knowledge of literary and Jack London-related trivia with other teams of 2-6 during this year's Big Read Trivia Night at Patton Alley Pub. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. A Big Read event.
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