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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Programs for Everyone

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January-June 2015


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


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • What Should I Read or Watch Next?
    Republic Branch Library
    for grades 6-12.
    Did you just finish a book or movie and aren’t sure what to check out next? Take a look at the What Should I Read or Watch Next board in the Teen Center during July for suggestions from your peers. Feel free to leave your own suggestions on the board and inspire others to meet their next favorite book or movie.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    9:30 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
    Fair Grove 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 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.
  • Sensory-Friendly: Music with Meaning
    Library Center
    11:30 am in meeting room A for grades 3-5.
    This program is designed for families with children with special needs and will feature smaller audiences and quieter performances, with an awareness of potential sensory issues. Join us for a fun and exciting music-making class, where children play instruments, sing and move to music. Staff from Center for Music Therapy and Wellness at Drury University will pair books with music to make stories sing.
  • Uncle Sam Hat Making
    Park Central Branch Library
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for grades 2-5.
    Celebrate the 4th of July in style by making your very own Uncle Sam-style hat. Materials and step-by-step instructions will be provided for creating this fun and patriotic holiday accessory. Registration starts June 1; call 831-1342.
  • Craft Night: DIY Piñatas
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to make small piñatas, perfect for Fourth of July festivities or summer birthday parties. Materials will be provided.
  • Baseball Before the Civil War
    Brentwood Branch Library
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Although legend cites Civil War hero Abner Doubleday as "The Father of Baseball," historical evidence indicates otherwise. This 60-minute multimedia presentation by scholar Aaron Krerowicz will cover the origins and early development of America's national pastime. Funded by The Library Foundation.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • Explore
    Library Station
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 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.
  • Super Storytime
    Library Center
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 5.
    Listen to our super librarians read their favorite stories and sing their favorite songs during our super-sized storytime.
  • Explore
    Library Station
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Super Storytime
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 5.
    Listen to our super librarians read their favorite stories and sing their favorite songs during our super-sized storytime.
  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
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