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July-December 2015


Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11:00 am 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.
  • Upcycle to Make a Difference
    Park Central Branch Library
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Join our crafting series as we weave sleeping mats from plastic bags. All completed mats will be donated to local charity The Kitchen, Inc. Some bags will be provided, but feel free to bring clean plastic grocery bags to use.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13.

Monday, August 31, 2015

  • 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
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am 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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Willard 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.
  • Back to School Storytime
    Willard Branch Library
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Introduce children to stories about school and classrooms as we celebrate back to school season with stories, crafts and activities.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Strafford 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 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.
  • Teen Writer's Guild
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • First Tuesday 'Tween Tech
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30 pm for grades 4-8.
    Learn and practice programming on the Library's Raspberry Pi computers.
  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    Willard Branch Library
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the library or bring your own materials. Knitters welcome!
  • Teen Tuesdays
    Library Center
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this fall! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events and programs that you want to attend.
  • Pajama Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Doctor Who" Night
    Library Center
    6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 6-12.
    Customize your own "Doctor Who" T-shirt and try other crafts, themed snacks and games. Costumes welcome! Bring a plain T-shirt to decorate; other materials provided. Registration starts August 3; call 882-0714.
  • Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series. Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.
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