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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.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    Library Station
    10 a.m.-noon in the Santa Fe 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 November 1; call 865-1340.
  • Christmas Carols with the St. Agnes Elementary School Choir
    Park Central Branch Library
    11 a.m. for all ages.
    Choir students from our downtown neighbor, St. Agnes Elementary School, will sing a series of Christmas and seasonal carols. Light snacks will be provided.
  • Let's Make It Snow!
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a special Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m. where we'll read stories about snow, perform snow dances, play in "cold" sensory snow and make snowmen. Crafts and activities will be provided throughout the day.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Library Station
    1-3 p.m. in the Santa Fe 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 November 1; call 865-1340.
  • Holiday Store for Kids
    Library Center
    2:30-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for infants-age 18.
    Shopping for families, friends and teachers is affordable and fun at the Library’s annual Holiday Store. Kids through age 18 can shop at the "store" for gifts priced from 25 cents to $6. Friends of the Library volunteers will help young children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts.
  • Digital Makerspace
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Join us the first Wednesday of the month to check out some of the Library's digital devices. Make music, take photos and learn how to use some cool software.
  • X-Treme Teens
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    3:30-5 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    Materials will be provided. Gumdrop Penguins and Marshmallow Igloos: Construct a five-star dwelling with mini marshmallows, then jazz up your igloo by adding a penguin family hatched from gumdrops and your imagination.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • "Corrupted" by Lisa Scottoline
    Book Discussion

    Republic Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    By Lisa Scottoline
  • Holiday Store for Kids
    Library Center
    2:30-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for infants-age 18.
    Shopping for families, friends and teachers is affordable and fun at the Library’s annual Holiday Store. Kids through age 18 can shop at the "store" for gifts priced from 25 cents to $6. Friends of the Library volunteers will help young children shop for everyone on their gift list, purchase and wrap their gifts.
  • Teen Movie Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    3-6 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us every second Thursday of the month. Snacks will be provided. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," rated PG-13. Bonus: crafts and a "Star Wars"-themed selfie booth; materials will be provided.
  • "Shadow & Claw" by Gene Wolfe
    Dragons & Jetpacks

    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels. By Gene Wolfe
  • Kewpies for Christmas: Rose O’Neill and the Kewpie Doll
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Rose O’Neill -- painter, writer, sculptor and Kewpie doll creator -- led a storied life. Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss Rose’s trajectory from Taney County to New York to Italy, as well as her Kewpies, the most popular cartoon character until the creation of Mickey Mouse.

Friday, December 9, 2016

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Staying Safe & Secure in a Digital World

    10 a.m.-noon for adults.
    It's a big, on-line world out there. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the Internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, Internet privacy, and how to keep your personal information safe. Prerequisite: Experience using a keyboard and mouse. Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road. Registration starts November 1; call 837-5011.
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