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January-June 2016

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

Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • Love Your Library!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for all ages, kids and families.
    As we get ready for our branch renovation, visit the Children's Department and fill out a heart that lists all the ways you love the Brentwood Branch! We'll display your hearts throughout the month to show our love for Brentwood's past, present and future!
  • Wild Bob's Musical Book Club: The Preschool Edition
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 7.
    Wild Bob's is a unique group of singers and songwriters that performs music based on books. From Dr. Seuss to Mo Willems, little ones will enjoy rocking and rolling to favorite picture books brought to life in music performed by Brett Johnson and Earl Holmer. Be prepared to dance, shimmy and wiggle!
  • World Travelers
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music. Greenland
  • Science Saturdays
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "March of the Penguins," rated G
  • All About Friend, Hearts and Love
    Library Center
    11:15 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Join your friends for a Valentine's Day storytime about hearts and love.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 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.
  • "Sharp Objects"
    The Bookies

    Ash Grove Branch Library
    1 p.m. in the community room for ages 20-40.
    By Gillian Flynn
  • "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer"
    Graphic Novels for Grown-ups

    Brentwood Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. By Sydney Padua
  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    Library Center
    2-4 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    3-D printing allows people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, you will learn more about 3-D printing and watch as the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) prints a 3-D object right before your eyes. Registration starts January 25; call 883-5341.
  • I Love Pete the Cat!
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    2-5 p.m. for ages 3-9.
    We love Pete and know you do, too! Help us profess our love for Pete with songs and crafts, and make a valentine for your favorite reader. Materials provided.
  • Family Movie Matinee
    Republic Branch Library
    2-5 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Enjoy popcorn and a movie for the whole family. "Big Hero 6," rated PG
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    Willard Branch Library
    2-4 p.m. for grades K-12.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We’ll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Robot Valentine
    Strafford Branch Library
    3 p.m. for age 2-grade 4.
    Build a robot valentine, indulge in yummy treats and play robot games. Materials will be provided.
  • Saturday Sounds
    Brentwood Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Red Bridge Bluegrass. This popular tradition-based bluegrass band is known for its harmonies and strong instrumentals.
  • Un-Valentine's Day
    Library Center
    6-8 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Tired of all the mushy romance? Rewrite the happily ever after with an angsty poetry slam, romance book rewrites, and the appreciation of being single, taken or just plain fabulous!
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