All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

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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.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    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.
  • Family Book Discussion
    Book Discussion
    Republic Branch Library
    12:00 pm for families, grades 1-3.
    "The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate" by Stephen Krensky.
  • Reader's Choice
    Book Discussion
    Strafford Branch Library
    1:00 pm for adults.
    What have you been reading lately? Join us and talk about your favorite new book.
  • Throwback Theater
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "Candleshoe," rated G.
  • DIY Herbal Remedies for Summer
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Gina Marie Walden will demonstrate how to make herbal sunblock and insect repellent, and share some herbal iced tea recipes that will keep you refreshed during those hot summer days. Registration starts May 12; call 862-0135.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Wolfman," 1941, and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman," both films not rated.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • 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
    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.
  • "Some Luck"
    Book Discussion
    Brentwood Branch Library
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jane Smiley.
  • Pajama Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    7:00 pm 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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Footprints to Land Records: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Your Ancestor’s Land." Author Donnis Slusser Crane’s new book begins with the 1803 Lewis and Clark expedition from St. Louis. Most of the land from there West, including Missouri, was mapped using the Government Rectangular Survey method. Donnis will show how that mapping system works. Books will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Brewing Kombucha for Beginners
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Kombucha is a bubbly, healthful drink that retails for $4 a bottle. Did you know it's easy and cheap to brew your own at home? Kombucha aficionado Sabra Zay and Library staff member Cassie Fox will teach you how to make homemade kombucha and answer questions about the brewing process.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale"
    Book Discussion
    Library Station
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale" by Lynda Rutledge
  • 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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