PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Programs for Everyone

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June - August 2015

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January-June 2015


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


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • 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 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.
  • Susie Saves the Day
    Offsite
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • 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.
  • Susie Saves the Day
    Brentwood Branch Library
    2:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Science of Superheroes: Flight School
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern can all fly with their superhero powers. Learn about the exploration of flight and the science behind it as we fly paper airplanes in the Teen Room.
  • Book Buzz Tour with Brad Simpson
    Library Center
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Want to learn about best-sellers before they become best-sellers? How about a chance to read books before they are published? Random House representative Brad Simpson will tell us what's getting all the buzz in publishing, including upcoming titles for adults, teens and children. Advanced reader copies, book catalogs and "Keep Calm and Read On" tote bags available while supplies last. Registration starts May 18; call 882-0714.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • Susie Saves the Day
    Offsite
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am 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.
  • Explore
    Library Station
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Susie Saves the Day
    Library Center
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Explore
    Library Station
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Susie Saves the Day
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 pm 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.
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