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.


Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Adventures in the Magic Tree House
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30-11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-4.
    Travel with Jack and Annie to distant times and lands as we explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. "Tonight on the Titanic" by Mary Pope Osborne. Registration starts March 31; call 751-2933.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Understanding Facebook
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline, and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts March 1; call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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 Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Republic Branch Library
    10 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 Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    1-3 p.m. in the community 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 March 1; call 883-1974.
  • The Comic Cave - "Pretty Deadly," It's Kelly Sue Deconnick Night: "Bitch Planet," "Captain Marvel," "Ghost" and "Prometheus"

    Offsite
    5:30-7 p.m. at The Comic Cave, 1316 E. Battlefield for adults.
    It's a great time to be a comic fan in Springfield! Join other comic enthusiasts for monthly discussions about all of the excellent books being published locally and nationally. A LibraryCon event.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • Library Center - Children’s Concert Featuring Kevin Roth
    Library Center
    10:30 a.m. in the auditorium for preschool-grade 4.
    Kevin Roth's music, art and books have delighted audiences worldwide. A winner of more than a dozen awards, Roth has performed twice at the White House. Young PBS fans may recognize his voice from the theme song for the hit PBS show, "Shining Time Station." Books and CDs will be available for purchase.
  • Republic Branch Library - Kevin Roth in Concert
    Republic Branch Library
    6:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Kevin Roth's music, art and books have delighted audiences worldwide. His career spans more than three decades and includes contributions to traditional, original, contemporary and jazz influences. His latest CD, "Awakenings," features Roth on piano and dulcimer. Noel Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul and Mary, co-produced the recording, which Stookey described as "jaw-droppingly beautiful." CDs and children's books will be available for purchase.

Monday, May 1, 2017

  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    Library Station
    10 a.m.-noon in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device. Prerequisites: Computer Skills II or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts April 1; call 865-1340.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10 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 Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Library Station
    1-3 p.m. in the Frisco 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 April 1; call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Organization in the Digital Age. Organizing genealogical research can seem like a daunting task but is essential for efficient research. Library staff member Patti Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist, will discuss digital methods for tracking genealogical information, keeping track of research performed and organizing digital copies of original records..

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