All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, October 10, for staff training.

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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.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • Funding 101
    Library Center
    9 a.m.-noon in the auditorium for adults.
    Give yourself the inside track to successful nonprofit fundraising with help from Reference Librarian Tammy Flippen. Learn how to get background information on foundations using the Library's Funding Information Center and Internet resources, and how to break down the sections of a grant, address each one in detail and put them together in a comprehensive and readable "whole." Registration starts September 8; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Playtime
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • A Peculiar Program
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" introduced us to a cast of bizarre characters and mystical places. Embrace your own peculiarity as we discuss the book and upcoming movie, make spooky photos and crafts, and explore some real life peculiar abilities and events.
  • Racing to Read Storytime

    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.
  • Homebrewing and Hops
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join Andy Peasall from Show-Me Brewing to learn about homebrewing, equipment and hops. He'll have a variety of ingredients to taste and smell, and end the session with a Q&A. Registration starts September 1; call 862-0135.
  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    Library Center
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts August 8; call 882-0714.
  • 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, standing and floor poses, breathwork and meditation suitable for all levels. No need to bring a mat; street clothes suitable, but we will remove our shoes, ties and belts.

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • 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. "Pirates Past Noon." Delve into the exciting lives and times of pirates through activities, games and more. Registration starts August 26; call 751-2933.
  • 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.
  • Toddler STEAM
    Library Center
    10:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for 18-36 months.
    Young children are natural scientists. Join us each week for a story combined with a hands-on activity designed to help them learn about the world around them.
  • Preschool STEAM
    Library Center
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    Young children are natural scientists. Join us each week for a story combined with a hands-on activity designed to help them learn about the world around them.
  • 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.
  • Peculiar Party
    Republic Branch Library
    3 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Before you see "Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children" in theaters, join us to discuss the book, watch the book trailer and other activities inspired by the Ranson Riggs novel.
  • Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12 unless specified.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.
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