PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2017

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January-June 2017

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


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    9:30 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.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    Library Center
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Piggie Party
    Republic Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community room for preschool-grade 2.
    Celebrate National Pig Day with Mo Willems' stories about Piggie, games and crafts. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    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.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Library Center
    1-3 p.m. in the Harrison 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. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts February 1; call 882-0714.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - STEAM Teens
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    3:30-5 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with crafts and other activities. Materials will be provided. Dr. Seuss Stack. Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and his iconic cat and ask yourself, how high can you build your hat? .

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Movie Thursdays
    Willard Branch Library
    3-5:30 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us every Thursday for a movie (rated PG-13 or under) and popcorn. "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry, loveable friends.
  • Library Center - Accessing and Using SHSOM Material in Springfield
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Doing genealogical, local or historical research? Archivists from the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Springfield Research Center will discuss all of the research materials available including manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, art and editorial cartoon collections. Learn how to access these materials and get tips on what to look for and where to find it among their collections.
  • Library Center - NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    Library Center
    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi .

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