All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

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June - August 2015


September-November 2015

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July-December 2015


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


Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • 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.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:00 pm to 12:30 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.
  • 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 STEAM: Tech Take-Apart Day
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Curious about how technology works? Join us for a family tech take-apart day where you'll get to explore the insides of various gadgets. Take them apart, see how they work and try to put them back together if you can! Gadgets will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate.
  • Teen Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Reading Pals
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry loveable friends.
  • Back-to-School Meet and Greet
    Willard Branch Library
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for grades 5-12 and parents.
    Students and parents can learn about Library resources that are available for research and homework help.
  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    Library Center
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Register once for entire series. Registration starts August 3; call 882-0714.
  • Bilingual Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll 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.
  • "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates"
    Evening Book Discussion
    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    Library Center
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By Rebecca Skloot. Refreshments will be served.
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