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July-December 2016

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

Brentwood storytimes and other programs will be held at nearby locations. Please note the location of Brentwood programs in the program description.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • Bubble Bash!
    Library Station
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour Room for ages 2-6.
    Let's blow bubbles, stomp on bubble wrap, dance through a bubble tornado and more! Be prepared to get messy during this sensory play experience.
  • "Austin, Lost in America"
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Jeff Czekaj's quirky dog, Austin, grew up in a pet store but dreamed of finding a real home. We'll help him find his real home as we read the book and travel to all 50 states! Learn fun facts, play games and make crafts as we go.
  • Keep Calm and Color On
    Library Center
    2-4 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    Stressed out? Drop in and spend some time coloring, chatting and listening to relaxing music. A variety of stress-relieving coloring pages will be provided; bring your own coloring tools or use ours.
  • "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande. A Death & Dying event.
    First Saturdays Book Discussion

    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. By Atul Gawande. A Death & Dying event.
  • Crafty DIY
    Library Station
    3 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Enjoy an afternoon devoted to the joy of crafts and conversation on the first Saturday of the month. We'll design and create a new project each month. Materials will be provided. Yarn "darn-it" dolls Registration starts September 17; call 865-1340.
  • Classic Horror Films
    Park Central Branch Library
    7 p.m. for adults.
    "The Wolf Man," not rated, 1941

Monday, October 3, 2016

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon 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 a keyboard and mouse. Registration starts September 1; call 751-2933.
  • 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Willard Branch Library
    1:30-3:30 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 a keyboard and mouse. Registration starts September 1; call 742-4258.
  • By Hand: Art of the Zine
    Willard Branch Library
    4 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Self-published and low-cost, printed zines continue to grow in popularity as an intriguing form of self-expression. Find out more about the art form, zine collectives and how to create your own. Materials will be provided.
  • "Living Old: The Modern Realities of Aging in America" Documentary
    Library Station
    6:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for all ages.
    For the first time in American history, "the old old"--those over 85 -- are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer, healthier lives. But for millions of elderly, living longer can also mean a debilitating physical decline that often requires an immense amount of care. And just as more care is needed, fewer caregivers are available to provide it. In "Living Old," Frontline investigates this national crisis and explores the new realities of aging in America. A Death & Dying event.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Building a Genealogy Website with TNG: The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding. Library Local History Associate Patti Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist, will discuss the installation process and functionality of this versatile software used for sharing your genealogy on the Internet.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    Library Station
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 1.
    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 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Willard 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.
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