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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.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    9:30 am to 7:00 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
    Strafford Branch Library
    9:30 am to 7:00 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Roadtrip with a Raindrop with Gayle Harper
    Brentwood Branch Library
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    When travel photographer and author Gayle Harper learned that a raindrop falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi in northern Minnesota would travel for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico, her life was changed. She made a nearly 2,500-mile journey through America’s diverse climate, geography, cultures and lifestyles. Gayle’s book of photographs and stories of this free-spirited adventure, "Roadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi River " will be released this fall. Bring your favorite road snacks and ride along with a raindrop!
  • Rockin' Wednesdays
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Hang out in the Teen Room and listen to music, play games and chill with your friends for the afternoon. We might even sing some karaoke!
  • Armchair University Science Series: Mining Baseball Data--Predicting the Hall of Fame Elections
    Library Center
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Each year, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America elects new members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dr. Lloyd Smith from Missouri State University’s Department of Computer Science will discuss the use of data mining to predict which players are most likely to be added to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and make predictions for some active and recently retired major league players.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    9:30 am to 7:00 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
    Strafford Branch Library
    9:30 am to 7:00 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.
  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:30 am for adults.
    3-D printing is one of the most exciting technological innovations of the past decade, allowing people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines at home, and for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator 2 will print a 3-D object right before your eyes. In the Edge Community Technology Center.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:05 pm to 12:50 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.
  • "Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression"
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion
    Offsite
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library book group just for seniors. We meet every third Thursday of the month South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration necessary. "Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.
  • Teen Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Mingle with your friends, play games, eat snacks, watch a movie, rated PG-13 or under, and get crafty.
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