All Library branches and drive-up service windows will be closed, and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Thursday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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September-November 2014


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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, November 20, 2014

  • 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.
  • "The Illusion of Separateness"
    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 at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "The Illusion of Separateness" by Simon Van Booy.
  • 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.
  • Top Chef Cupcake Challenge
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Think you have the skills to come out on top? Come to the Library to challenge others in a cupcake decorating contest. Materials will be provided.
  • 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.
  • 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 documentary; short discussion to follow. "Thunder Soul," rated PG. The story of high school band leader "Prof" Johnson, who took the jazz band of Kashmere High School and transformed it into the legendary funk powerhouse in the 1970s. Decades later, his students prepare to gather and celebrate him.
  • 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 November 6; call 883-1974.

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Turkey, Pumpkins and Pie, Oh My!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a Thanksgiving storytime with all the trimmings--songs, crafts and activities.
  • 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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 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
    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.
  • 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
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Teen Friday Night
    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.
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