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Fizz Boom Read: Summer Reading Program for ALL Ages

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July-December 2014


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


Friday, August 1, 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.
  • Fizzy Fridays
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:00 am for grades 2-5.
    Put your mad scientist skills to work as you explore hands-on fizzy, weird, wet, explosive science experiments! Be prepared to get messy!
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:00 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 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
    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.
  • Teen Tech Days
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    We're bringing the best of new tech and old school together for some summer fun! Try out our new Xbox One and the latest in computing, Raspberry Pi.
  • Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • First Friday Art Walk
    Park Central Branch Library
    7:00 pm for all ages.
    View works of art created by teens from the Rare Breed Youth Drop in Center. Learn about how The Rare Breed is working with at-risk youth in the city and enjoy the creative talent these teens have to share. Springfield Writers' Guild members Paul Bass, Yvonne Erwin, Joyce Ragland and Julian Lynn will sell and sign their books.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • End of Summer Science Party
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for grades K-6.
    We've done super-cool science experiments all summer long and we're going to repeat the coolest ones to celebrate the end of summer! Registration starts July 21; call 883-1974.
  • Smartphones for Tech Newcomers
    Republic Branch Library
    12:00 pm.
    Russell Cellular and library staff members will teach you how to use your smartphone, including settings, contacts, texting, email and apps. Bring your fully charged device and your Apple ID or Gmail password. Individual, hands-on-help will be available. Class limited to 20. Registration starts July 1; call 732-7284.
  • Hubble Hullabaloo!
    Strafford Branch Library
    1:00 pm for adults.
    We're going out of this world with space-related crafts and snacks in celebration of Missouri native and noted astronomer Edwin Hubble and his amazing telescope. Materials will be provided.
  • Super Science Saturday
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Drop by the Children's Department on Saturdays to explore science through crafts and activities. We'll examine a different science question each week. Materials will be provided.
  • Science Saturday
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    2:00 pm for adults.
    Join us on the first Saturday of every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "March of the Penguins," rated G.
  • Listening and Speaking Mindfully
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Words have the power to hurt or heal, to bring us together or push us apart. David Ketchum, Conflict & Communication Center of the Ozarks, will help us reflect on the art of listening and speaking mindfully, and introduce ways to use meditation practice to strengthen healthy habits of communication.
  • Pinterest Party
    Brentwood Branch Library
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Find out what Pinterest is all about. Start your own account and get pinning while we enjoy snacks and make a craft from Pinterest. Materials will be provided. Registration starts July 21; call 883-1974.
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