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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.

The south entrance and community room of the old Brentwood branch will be accessible from April 18-28 for scheduled meetings and programs. After April 28, Brentwood storytimes and other programs will be held at nearby locations. Please note the location of Brentwood programs in the program description.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    9:30 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
    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 Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 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.
  • Busting Bubbles
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. for infants-age 7.
    Bust-a-move with a variety of bubble making and popping activities that will get you moving and learning about bubble science. We'll start the bubble madness with a special storytime at 11 a.m. Materials will be provided.
  • 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Good Hearts Knitting Circle
    Park Central Branch Library
    noon for adults.
    Our community's youngest citizens need your help! The Good Hearts Knitting Circle will knit red hats for babies born next February to raise awareness about congenital heart disease as part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Don't know how to knit? No problem, we'll show you how! Join Cheryl Blevins, public health nurse with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, and other knitters as we work together to help newborns in the Ozarks. All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Bourne to Be a Spy
    Strafford Branch Library
    4 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Do you have the sleuthing skills and physical training it takes to be a spy? Put your body and brain to the test with a “laser” security obstacle course, code breaking, and feats of cunning and agility to prepare for the release of "Jason Bourne."

Thursday, July 28, 2016

  • Mad Science: The Rube Goldberg Show
    Offsite
    10 a.m. in the Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    Mad Science will bring to life an interactive Rube Goldberg Machine™ that will set off a series of hilarious chain reactions with a simple goal in mind: to open a book. A Summer Reading Program event.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Temporary Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 a.m. 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. Due to library renovation, this event will take place in the Library Center Story Hour Room with your favorite Brentwood librarians.
  • "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" by Karen Abbott
    Book Discussion

    Library Station
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    By Karen Abbott
  • Springfield Warriors -- Kids Edition
    Library Center
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join us for a program filled with creative, fun and challenging ways to move. Warrior Sports will set up obstacles and challenges for kids to test their skills. You’ll exercise your mind to develop strategies and your body to take on the challenges. Since this event involves athletic equipment and activities, a parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Temporary Brentwood Branch Library
    4 p.m. 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. Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road with your favorite Brentwood librarians.
  • Yoga for Everyone
    Library Station
    6:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Library staff member and certified yoga instructor Kim Duquette will guide you in seated and standing poses, breath work and meditation suitable for all levels. No need to bring a mat; street clothes welcome, but we will remove our shoes, ties and belts.
  • The Army On the Border, 1916
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    On March 9, 1916, Francisco “Pancho” Villa's soldiers attacked Columbus, N. M. The U.S. Army, under the command of Gen. John J. Pershing, responded with an invasion of northern Mexico. Author Jeff Patrick will discuss this attack on American territory, Pershing's “Punitive Expedition” and the service of the Missouri National Guard protecting the Mexican border from 1916-17.
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