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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, October 10, 2015

  • "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates"
    Common Reader Book Discussion
    Republic Branch Library
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for adults.
    By Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Let’s Go Back to the Future: A Bash from the Past!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages, families.
    Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cultural classic, "Back to the Future"! Let your inner mad scientist out and join us for games, building robots, decorating futuristic donuts, and singing and dancing to 80s music -- while watching excerpts from the original "Back to the Future" movies, rated PG.
  • World Travelers: India
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Science Saturdays
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:45 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Arctic Tale," rated G.
  • "Star Wars" Reads Day
    Library Center
    11:15 am to 2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us for Intergalactic fun on "Star Wars" Reads Day. Meet members of Garrison 66 and read a story to one of our costumed guests. We'll have Jedi and Storm Trooper training games, book giveaways and photo opportunities. Costumes are welcome. A special "Star Wars"-themed storytime will kick off our event at 11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 am in the children's department 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.
  • Magna Carta Movie
    Strafford Branch Library
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate Magna Carta's 800th anniversary and get a glimpse of life in medieval England with "The Adventures of Robin Hood," rated PG, 1938.
  • "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West"
    The Bookies
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Gregory Maguire.
  • Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "Monsters Inc." rated G, designed for children with special needs, featuring quieter volume and turned-up lights. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Animal crackers and water will be provided, but patrons may bring their own snacks. All ages are welcome with an adult. Registration starts October 1; call 862-0135.
  • "Luna Park"
    Graphic Novels for Grown-ups
    Brentwood Branch Library
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Luna Park" by Kevin Baker, Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart and Jared K. Fletcher.
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    Willard Branch Library
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks 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.
  • Paint the Perfect Pumpkin
    Park Central Branch Library
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 10 and older.
    Why carve a pumpkin when you can paint one? Library staff members will show you how to paint a picture of the perfect Halloween pumpkin on a canvas. All participants can take their completed paintings home. Materials will be provided. Registration starts September 10; call 831-1342.
  • Family Movie Day
    Republic Branch Library
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us for popcorn and "Strange Magic," rated PG.
  • Pumpkin Decorating
    Library Station
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Pumpkin carving is so passe! We'll explore different pumpkin decorating techniques including paint, sequins, Mod Podge, and maybe even googly eyes. Pumpkins and materials will be provided. Registration starts October 1; call 865-1340.
  • Saturday Sounds: High Hopes Bluegrass
    Brentwood Branch Library
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    High Hopes Bluegrass plays a variety of music including gospel, bluegrass and old country. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
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