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January-June 2017

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


Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • "Plainsong" by Kent Haruf
    South Side Senior Center Book Discussion

    Offsite
    1:30 p.m. in the South Side Senior Center for senior adults.
    We meet every third Thursday of the month. By Kent Haruf
  • Teen Crafternoon
    Republic Branch Library
    3-9 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Flex your creative muscles with a new project every third Thursday of each month. Materials will be provided.
  • "High Bloods" by John Farris
    Books & Brew

    Offsite
    4 p.m. in the Mother's Brewing Company for adults.
    Enjoy a cold glass of beer and a book based-in or about Missouri. By John Farris
  • Understanding Autism from the Other Side of the Wall
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Aaron Likens, a public speaker, author and blogger, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, at age 20. Aaron shares with the world how the autism mind works as Easter Seals Midwest's Autism Ambassador, advocates for early intervention services and helps communities better understand how to interact effectively with someone with autism. His inspirational message promises to leave a lasting impression on people of all ages.
  • 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 December 5; call 883-5341.

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • 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.
  • Build It, Knock It Down, Build It Up Again!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    We'll read Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Block City" and the 2016 Missouri Building Block Award nominee "Rex Wrecks It" by Ben Clanton, then spend time building with blocks large and small.
  • 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    Republic Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and Start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer. Prerequisites: Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 1; call 732-7284.
  • 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Republic Branch Library
    1-3 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 keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 1; call 732-7284.
  • Teddy Bear Hibernation Sleepover
    Willard Branch Library
    4:30-6 p.m. in the community room for infants-age 7.
    Bring your Teddy Bear or another stuffed animal friend for a special storytime about hibernation. We'll enjoy bear-themed books, songs, crafts and activities before you say goodnight to your friend. Join us from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, to pick up your stuffed friend and find out about their sleepover adventure. Donuts and drinks will be provided Saturday morning.
  • Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.
  • Springfield-Greene Mock Book Awards
    Library Center
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adults.
    Each year the American Library Association chooses the most distinguished books in children's literature for the Newbery, Printz and Caldecott awards. Join Librarian Sarah Bean Thompson, former Printz Committee and Caldecott Committee member, to discuss the nominees and choose our own award winners. Ask a librarian for the reading list for each session. To participate in the discussion, you must read at least two titles from the list. Interested in how award committees work but can't read the books in time? Sit it on the discussion and watch the process. Mock Newbery
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