All Library branches, including drive-up service, will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, due to inclement weather. See the weather closing policy.

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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, February 28, 2015

  • Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
    Library Center
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Monarch’s first Negro League World Series championship in 1924, award winning author Phil S. Dixon is visiting 90 cities, including Springfield where the Monarchs played African-American teams at White City Park. Phil, co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, will discuss the history of African-American ball players in the Negro Leagues through stories, colorful baseball poetry and photographs. Books available for purchase and signing at the event.
  • Racing to Read at Home
    Library Center
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Children learn through play! Get them started on the road to reading at this come-and-go event where you can play with your young children and learn awesome ideas for helping them build the skills they need to be ready to learn to read. We’ll have samples of homemade toys and activities with tips, reading suggestions and more.
  • Comic-palooza
    Brentwood Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Curious about what it takes to make a comic book? In this two-part series, Springfield artist/cartoonist Jared George will explore the history of comics, explain what goes into publishing comics and show you how to make your own mini-comic. Ask questions of Jared, comic artist Ryan Wheaton and other local experts, and discover ways to connect with the local comic scene. Materials will be provided.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11:00 am for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and 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.
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 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.
  • 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.
  • Simply Saturday
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Don't be bored! Enjoy some family time at the Library with games, crafts and activities.
  • Acoustic Guitar with Don Harmening
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for adults.
    Join us for an afternoon of classic acoustic folk and rock music performed by Don Harmening.
  • 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! "10 Things I Hate About You," rated PG-13.

Monday, March 2, 2015

  • March Madness Teen Book Tournament
    Republic Branch Library
    for grades 6-12.
    Who says March Madness is only for basketball? Join our 2015 March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Check out the list of the 20 most popular teen books of the year and vote for the Sweet Sixteen by March 7, then come back each week to pick the Elite Eight, the Final Four, the Top Two and the champion! For each round that you vote in, you'll be entered for a chance to win cool prizes including free books and a gift card. We’ll reveal our Teen Book Tournament Champion at 6 p.m. April 3 in the library.
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    ProShow, Photo Slideshow Creator Part II. Continuing his discussion from February, Charlie Dischinger will demonstrate how to add custom sound tracks, pick from hundreds of transition effects, text captions, create DVDs, executable slide shows, screensavers and more. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30 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.
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