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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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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, April 1, 2015

  • 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.
  • April Fools' Day
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm for ages 3-9.
    Stop in the Library throughout the day for prank trivia, wacky crafts and treats. Join us for a special storytime at 11 a.m. as we read books that are super silly.
  • 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.
  • "Arcadia"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "Arcadia" by Lauren Groff.
  • Minute to Win It Wednesdays!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us the first Wednesday of every month for some crazy fun games. Prizes and snacks provided.
  • "Tell the Wolves I'm Home"
    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 Carol Rifka Brunt. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Explore
    Library Station
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing, inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. 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.
  • Explore
    Library Station
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing, inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. 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.
  • 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!
  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 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.
  • Crafts for a Cause
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Give back to the community by making dog collars to donate to C.A.R.E., a no-kill animal shelter in Springfield. Materials will be provided.
  • Park Central TV Night
    Park Central Branch Library
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of "Supernatural," rated TV-14, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester's demon-hunting adventures. Snacks will be provided.
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