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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, October 1, 2014

  • "Choose Kindness" Postcard Art Competition
    All Branches
    for grades 6-12.
    How does it feel to be bullied? Or to watch someone getting picked on? Here’s a chance to express your feelings through art about how we should be treating each other. Pick up an entry form at any Library branch and use any media (paint, collage, cut paper, etc.) to create a piece of postcard art. Submit your postcard to any branch by October 20. The final pieces will be displayed on our Tumblr page and at the Brentwood Branch Library during "An Evening with Tina Meier." Winner will receive a certificate and a $20 Hobby Lobby gift card. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
  • 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.
  • Make Yourself a Monster!
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm for ages 3-9.
    Begin October with a roar! Stop in anytime to make monster accessories for your monster transformation, including shoes, tails and hair. Join us for a special Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m. to listen to monster books and get the costume-wearing started. 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.
  • "Salvage the Bones"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward.
  • Rockin' Wednesdays
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • "Gone Girl"
    "Gone Girl" Book Discussion
    Strafford Branch Library
    5:00 pm for adults.
    Can't wait for the movie release of "Gone Girl?" Discuss Gillian Flynn's best-seller with us before it hits the big screen.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Adult Storytime
    Library Station
    10:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Adult Storytime
    Library Station
    1:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Teen Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
  • Trivia Thursdays!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Play Trivial Pursuit--library style. Join us for questions, contests and prizes.
  • Reading Pals
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help--they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these loveable friends.
  • "The Good Lord Bird"
    Evening Book Discussion
    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By James McBride.
  • "Everybody Sees the Ants"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    Library Center
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By A.S. King. Refreshments will be served. A National Bullying Prevention Month event.
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