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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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • 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 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 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
    Willard Branch Library
    11:00 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 Storytime
    Strafford Branch Library
    11:00 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • British Invasion
    Library Center
    5:00 pm in meeting room A for grades 6-12.
    Do you fancy all things British--music, literature, food and, of course, accents? Enjoy crafts and discussions about our neighbors across the pond. Materials will be provided.
  • Under-An-Hour Reading Club
    Book Discussion
    Park Central Branch Library
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Pajama Storytime Tuesdays
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6:00 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.
  • "Slavery by Another Name"
    Library Center
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Not rated, 90 minutes. This 2012 PBS documentary challenges the belief that slavery in the United States ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how, even as chattel slavery ended in the South in 1865, thousands of African-Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century. A Changing America event.
  • 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, July 30, 2014

  • 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 Storytime
    Republic 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.
  • Stories with Your Legislator
    Republic Branch Library
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you. Sen. Jay Wasson
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