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March-May 2014

Download The Big Read 2014 booklet--
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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.


Friday, April 25, 2014

  • 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
    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 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.
  • 'Tween Craftapalooza
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Do you cringe or smile when you hear the words DIY and decoupage? Never fear! This program is for everyone, from the crafting novice to the crafting master. Materials will be provided.
  • 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, April 26, 2014

  • Document Shredding Day
    Offsite
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm for adults.
    Gather up unwanted documents, and take advantage of this free shredding service at Great Southern Bank Operations Center, 218 S. Glenstone Ave. Drive up and drop off up to five (5) bags or boxes of documents to be securely shredded on-the-spot! No cardboard or three-ring binders please. Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau, Great Southern Bank and the Library. A Money Smart Week event.
  • Tales on the Trail
    Willard Branch Library
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Enjoy the wild outdoors! Bring the whole family to the Willard Branch Library for nature-inspired stories and songs, followed by a 2-mile round-trip nature walk along the Frisco Highline Trail beginning at 10:30 a.m. On the trail, enjoy a seek-and-find scavenger hunt and a special treat provided by Sisters in Thyme at the walk’s halfway point. You can finish off the morning with a make-and-take craft at the branch. Presented in partnership with Willard Parks and Recreation. A Big Read event.
  • Tweets, Friend Requests & Hashtags: Parenting in the Digital Age
    Library Center
    10:00 am in meeting room A for adults.
    Learn about the benefits and hidden dangers your children could be exposed to through texting, cyber-bullying and social networks during this educational seminar no parent should miss. The presentation will include information about popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of ComputerCop, a computer monitoring software purchased with confiscated drug money. Sponsored by the Greene County Sheriff's office and the Library.
  • Big Brentwood Play Day
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm 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 Racing to Read activities. Snacks will be provided.
  • LEGO Block Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO blocks helps build memory and creativity skills, increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO blocks and you provide the imagination for your LEGO block creations.
  • Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater for Kids!
    Park Central Branch Library
    11:00 am to 3:30 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate the Big Read with a Balto marathon at the Library! 11 a.m. "Balto," rated G; 12:30 p.m. "Balto II: Wolf Quest, rated G; 2 p.m. "Balto III: Wings of Change," rated G. A Big Read event.
  • Otaku Club
    Strafford Branch Library
    2:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Anime fans unite! Join us every month for anime films and Asian treats.
  • Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:30 pm for grade 7 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Dances with Wolves," rated PG-13. A Big Read event.
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