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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.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • 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.
  • Super Storytime
    Library Center
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 5.
    Listen to our super librarians read their favorite stories and sing their favorite songs during our super-sized storytime.
  • 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.
  • Super Storytime
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 5.
    Listen to our super librarians read their favorite stories and sing their favorite songs during our super-sized storytime.
  • 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.
  • Professor Powers Presents: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Projectile!
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:00 pm for grades 4-9.
    Learn how projectiles fly through the air, then build a catapult and put what you've learned into practice. We'll test our catapults to see who can launch projectiles the farthest, and have contests for the most accurate and precise projectiles.
  • 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.
  • Reading Pals
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 pm 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.
  • Juke Box Heroes: The Beatles--Band of the Sixties
    Library Center
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Aaron Krerowicz, one of two professional Beatles scholars, will take us on a multimedia tour following the Beatles through the 1960s, starting with their seminal visit to Hamburg, through Beatlemania and concluding with "Abbey Road." Aaron will sell and sign copies of his book, "The Beatles & the Avant-Garde" following his presentation. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • "Gilead"
    Evening Book Discussion
    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Marilynne Robinson.
  • Reader's Choice
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    Library Center
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Nonfiction. Bring a nonfiction title to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, July 3, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30 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
    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 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.
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