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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.


Tuesday, August 30, 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Strafford 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.
  • 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    7 p.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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • 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.
  • 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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

  • Reading Pals
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. in the community room 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.
  • "Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader program. An MSU staff member will lead the discussion.
    Evening Book Discussion


    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Due to library renovation, this event will take place in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center support group room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave., Mercy Hospital Campus. By Sonia Nazario. In conjunction with Missouri State University's Common Reader program. An MSU staff member will lead the discussion.
  • Building the Ozarks and Route 66: A Biographical Sketch of John T. Woodruff
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Born into poverty in the Missouri Ozarks, John T. Woodruff, 1868-1949, became one of the greatest promoters of civic and regional development in Springfield history. His vision laid the groundwork for the development of schools, colleges, hospital and hotels, and as the first president of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, he helped develop the Route 66 corridor to its iconic status. Tom Peters, dean of library services at Missouri State University, will recount the civic accomplishments of John T. Woodruff.
  • "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    Library Center
    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    By Emily St. John Mandel

Friday, September 2, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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