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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.


Wednesday, August 20, 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 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.
  • Lunch & Learn
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Springfield, Then and Now" with John Sellars, executive director with the History Museum on the Square.
  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow
    Brentwood Branch Library
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg--modeled after Venice, built by Peter the Great and home to one of the largest art museums in the world, the Hermitage. Gary and Judy Brock will tell us about the people, art and culture of Russia, including the cities of Kizhi, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Moscow.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • "Americanah"
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
    Offsite
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration is necessary. "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Friday, August 22, 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 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.
  • Chill Fridays
    Library Center
    3:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Start the weekend right when you join us once a month in the teen area for video, board and card games! Feel free to bring your favorite game.
  • 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, August 23, 2014

  • Mighty Men of War: The Carthage Light Guard in World War I
    Library Center
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In the fall of 1918, a company of Carthage soldiers took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the largest battle in U.S. Army history to that time. Author Jeff Patrick will discuss how these men from small towns and farms in southwest Missouri experienced some of the most ferocious combat of the Great War.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "The Giver," The Game!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    You've read the book -- this month you can see the movie! Celebrate with a live-action game based on Lois Lowry's "The Giver."
  • Soldiers of the Great War
    Library Center
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Local living historians will describe the experiences of common soldiers in World War I as they display original and reproduction military equipment and explain how it was used. A presentation on the topic will begin at 2 p.m.
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