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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, September 20, 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.
  • Hooray for Captain Underpants!
    Library Center
    10:00 am in the story hour room for grades 2-5.
    Get ready for the release of the final Captain Underpants book with games and activities featuring the Waistband Warrior.
  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    Park Central Branch Library
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Flintstones," rated TV-Y.
  • 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.
  • "The Boxtrolls" Movie Release Party
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 3-5.
    Explore life as a boxtroll and discover the fantastically magical world of Ratbridge created in Alan Snow's book "Here Be Monsters."
  • Art Explosion
    Library Station
    11:00 am in the Frisco room for ages 1-6.
    Modern artists are exploding with creativity! Explore a variety of modern art methods with stories and hands-on activities as we use amazing techniques to create our masterpieces. No drawing skills required. Materials will be provided.
  • Build Like a Pirate Day
    Park Central Branch Library
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for all ages.
    Calling all swashbucklers! You may be able to talk like a pirate, but can you build like one? Craft a pirate-themed creation out of LEGO blocks. The two best pieces will win treasure in the form of gift certificates to the local Bistro Market.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's" 50th Anniversary Movie Marathon
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    1:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's chocolaty classic with a double dose of sweetness! Watch the 1971 classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," rated G, followed by the 2005 version "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," rated PG.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's" 50th Anniversary Movie Marathon
    Strafford Branch Library
    1:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's chocolaty classic with a double dose of sweetness! Watch the 1971 classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," rated G, followed by the 2005 version "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," rated PG.
  • 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.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Drama Classics
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Twelve Angry Men," not rated, 1957.
  • Walk-In Weekend Theater
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Muppet Treasure Island," rated G.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

  • Hobbit Day
    Library Center
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    It's time to party Hobbit-style! Celebrate World Hobbit Day at the Library with trivia, games, crafts and more! Costumes are encouraged.

Monday, September 22, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    9:30 am 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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