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July-December 2014


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


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • 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 Storytime
    Republic 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.
  • Stories with Your Legislator
    Republic Branch Library
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you. Sen. Jay Wasson
  • 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.
  • It's a Science-palooza!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Explore zoology. Have fun with physics. Discover botany. Get excited about engineering. Join us as we play, build, read, examine, predict and experiment. We’ll share fun books, scientific activities and constructive crafts! Materials will be provided.
  • Electricity and Magnetism are Attractive Ideas
    Library Center
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-6.
    When you do almost anything, you make use of electricity or magnetism. Work with Missouri State University’s Phys Biz team to learn how to make electrical energy that you can use to light up your life. We'll do several experiments that show how electricity and magnetism make a difference in everyone’s lives. Presented by the MSU Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science. Registration starts July 16; call 882-0714.
  • Monthly Macabre
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Join us the last Wednesday of the month for snacks and supernatural cinema. It's all about mad scientists this summer as we watch your favorite movies featuring creatures, ghosts and ghouls from decades past. "The Island of Dr. Moreau," rated PG, 1977.
  • "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming"
    Downtown Book Club
    Offsite
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at the Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming" by Mike Brown.
  • "March: Book One"
    Book Discussion
    Library Center
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    By John Lewis. A Changing America event.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • "Frozen" Sing-a-Long
    Library Center
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Watch "Frozen," rated PG, on the big screen, and join in and sing along with your favorite songs!
  • Brown v. Board of Education and How it Changed America, with Sisters Linda Brown and Cheryl Brown Henderson
    Offsite
    7:00 pm for adults.
    Join Linda Brown Thompson and Cheryl Brown Henderson as they share their experiences as daughters of the named plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Oliver L. Brown et. al. vs. the Board of Education of Topeka. The daughters will also discuss living in Springfield. The program will include a short video about Brown v. Board of Education and an audience Q&A. In the Central High School auditorium, 423 E. Central St. A Changing America event.

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • 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 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.
  • Fizzy Fridays
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:00 am for grades 2-5.
    Put your mad scientist skills to work as you explore hands-on fizzy, weird, wet, explosive science experiments! Be prepared to get messy!
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