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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.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Strafford Branch Library
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:30 am for adults.
    3-D printing is one of the most exciting technological innovations of the past decade, allowing people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines at home, and for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator 2 will print a 3-D object right before your eyes. In the Edge Community Technology Center.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • "Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression"
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
    Offsite
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.
  • 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.
  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    3-D printing is one of the most exciting technological innovations of the past decade, allowing people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines at home, and for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, the Library's own MakerBot Replicator 2 will print a 3-D object right before your eyes. In the Edge Community Technology Center. Registration starts September 11; call 862-0135.
  • 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. *We'll celebrate the freedom to read with banned books-related trivia on September 25.
  • Documentary Film Discussion Series
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    5:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us for a screening of a critically acclaimed, thought-provoking documentary; short discussion to follow. "Stories We Tell," rated PG-13. Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley interviews a cast of characters of varying reliability and discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it.
  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    Library Center
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Register once starting August 4 for the entire series. Registration starts August 4; call 882-0714.
  • Smartphones for Tech Newcomers
    Brentwood Branch Library
    7:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff members will teach you how to use your smartphone, including settings, contacts, texting, email and apps. Bring your fully charged device and your Apple ID or Gmail password. Individual, hands-on-help will be available. Class limited to 20. Registration starts September 4; call 883-1974.
  • Pajama Storytime
    Republic Branch Library
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Strafford Branch Library
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • 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 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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