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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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • Get Carded @ Your Library
    Republic Branch Library
    8:30 am to 6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate National Library Week by showing that you are a proud carrier of a library card. Stop by anytime during the week, show your library card to a staff member and you will receive an awesome prize!
  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    Library Station
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-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.
  • Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    Republic Branch Library
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials will be provided or bring your own.
  • Family Book Discussion
    Book Discussion
    Republic Branch Library
    12:00 pm for families, grades 1-3.
    "Leroy Ninker Saddles Up" by Kate DiCamillo.
  • Throwback Theater
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "The Apple Dumpling Gang," rated G.
  • Science Saturdays
    Strafford Branch Library
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Chimpanzee," rated G.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Screwball Comedies
    Library Center
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Top Hat," not rated, 1935.
  • Baseball and Med School: Matt McCarthy Tells All
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    From wild days as a "minor league misfit" to a memoir about his medical training, author Matt McCarthy weaves best-selling, talked-about tales with humor. McCarthy will talk about his new Random House book, "The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly," as well as his New York Times bestseller, "Odd Man Out, A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit," during this special author event. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Beautiful Creatures," rated PG-13.

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • 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
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am 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.
  • Making Sense of Numbers Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Even young children need to understand the concept of money. But first they need to understand how numbers and counting work. We'll read fun stories, sing songs and do activities that build early math skills. A Money Smart Week event.
  • "Brown Girl Dreaming"
    Republic Branch Library
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    By Jacqueline Woodson.
  • Friends Night Preview Sale
    Remington's
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop the region's biggest book sale before it opens to the public! Show your Friends of the Library membership card to get in free, or pay $5 at the door to join the Friends that night. (Friends members should pay their dues in advance.) Remington's is located at 1655 W. Republic Road.
  • Understanding Credit
    Library Station
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Becky Wright, Empire Bank, will discuss the importance of credit and how to improve it. Library staff members will be on hand to help you obtain a copy of your free credit report after the presentation. A Money Smart Week event.
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