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July-December 2017

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


Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Library Station - Yoga for Health
    Library Station
    2 p.m. in the Frisco Room
    Library staff member Kim Duquette, Registered Yoga Teacher, will highlight a different yoga tradition at each session including basic and more challenging styles. For adults. Gentle Chair Yoga. Ideal for beginners and older adults; standing and sitting poses only.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Calmer World
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    The school year is starting, and that can mean more stress. Learn about school success strategies, library resources and stress-coping methods, then build an emoji stress ball or create a soothing glitter galaxy jar. Materials will be provided.
  • Mother's Brewing Company - "Hair: A Human History" by Kurt Stenn

    Offsite
    6 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. for adults.
    Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss aspects of American culture.
  • Republic Branch Library - DIY Tissue Holder
    Republic Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn machine sewing basics from library staff and make a fabric tissue holder. Bring a machine if you have one or use one of ours. Materials, pattern and guidance will be provided.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogue
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. Hiking the Buffalo River Trail: Savannah Waszczuk, senior editor for 417 Magazine, will share a backpacking hike along the Buffalo River Trail end to end, plus tips for planning your own northwest Arkansas hiking adventure.

Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10 a.m. 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    Republic Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer. Prerequisites: Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    11:15 a.m. 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Republic Branch Library
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Registration starts July 1; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided. Scratch Art Part II: Now that the paint is dry, it's time for Step 3, scratch away some of the black paint to create a beautiful design.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Park Central Branch Library - Apartment Therapy 101
    Park Central Branch Library
    10:30 a.m. for adults.
    Bare walls and empty book cases? Join us for three mornings of crafting household decor items that will jazz up any small space. Materials will be provided. Decoupage switch plates.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Stories on the Spot!
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for all ages.
    Too busy for storytime during the week? Join us for a short story break as we stop, drop and read in the children's department. We'll also sing a song, make a craft, and send you home with an activity to do with your child!
  • Library Center - 3rd Annual LibraryCon
    Library Center
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. for all ages.
    Geek out with fellow fans and cosplayers! The day will include a Geeky Storytime, Draw-alongs with illustrators, fandom meet-ups, a Comic Illustrators and Authors Panel, Self-publishing Panel, Tabletop Gaming Demo room, Getting Started in Cosplay and more. Family-friendly cosplay is welcome. Watch the website, thelibrary.org/librarycon, for a complete schedule of events and special guests that you won't want to miss!
  • Library Station - Bibliobop
    Library Station
    11 a.m. in the Frisco Room for ages 2-6.
    We’ll listen to stories about music and dancing, then get wiggly and shake our sillies out with musical instruments and awesome dance moves!

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