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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.


Tuesday, September 23, 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 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
    Willard 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
    Strafford 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Storytime for Adults
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:05 pm to 12:50 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Why should kids have all the fun? Everyone likes being read to. Bring your lunch and relax as a librarian or guest storyteller reads hand-selected short stories, poetry and excerpts based on the monthly theme. All ages are welcome, but readings will be selected for mature listeners. Magic, Mayhem and @!&%: A Scintillating Selection of Banned Writings for Banned Books Week.
  • "Americanah"
    Book Discussion
    Brentwood Branch Library
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Teen Writer's Guild
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Teen Tuesday
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Games, computers, crafts, snacks? What's your pick? We'll have some or all of these on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Small Business
    Library Center
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Ever had the urge to own your own business? This free series of workshops will address the steps necessary to start a business and determine if it can succeed. Topics will include: required licenses, entity selection (LLC or corporation), taxation for small businesses, developing a marketing strategy, writing an effective business plan, obtaining financing and more. Presented by SCORE/Sponsored by Commerce Bank. Visit www.SpringfieldSCORE.org for more information. Call 883-5341 to register. Registration starts August 19; call 882-0714.
  • Pajama Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Under-An-Hour-Reading-Club
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on the Library's Facebook page at facebook.com/thelibrary.org.
  • Healthy Living at the Library: Heart Health
    Library Station
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Cathy Gaw, health educator with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, will discuss ways that you and your family members can prevent heart disease.
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