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

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2014

Download The Big Read 2014 booklet--
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Download The Edge
Computer Training Catalog --
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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.


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.

Friday, April 18, 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 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Chill Friday
    Library Center
    3:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    The school week is finally over! Start the weekend right by joining us in the teen area for video, board and card games. Feel free to bring your favorite game.
  • 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!
  • Klondike Strike!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 3-5.
    Learn about rocks and minerals from a geologist with the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, then relive the Gold Rush days as we pan for gold, make poke bags to keep your treasures in, play rolling hoops and more. Materials will be provided. A Big Read event. Registration starts April 11; call 883-1974.
  • Animal Crackers Party
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 pm for preschool-grade 1.
    Celebrate National Animal Crackers Day with animal games and crafts. Don't worry, we won't forget the animal crackers!
  • 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.
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