PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2016

Download The Big Read
'True Grit' booklet
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April 2016

Download The Edge
Computer Training Catalog --
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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.

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.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • "Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil" by Debbie Rodriguez
    Book Discussion

    Library Station
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. By Debbie Rodriguez
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Teen Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    4-6 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, popcorn, movies rated PG-13 or under and special events.
  • Show Us Your True Grit
    Offsite
    7:30-9 p.m. in the BookMarx Book Store for adults.
    Winners of the Library's Flash Fiction Contest will read their works at the monthly local writers series at BookMarx Book Store, 325 E. Walnut St. A Big Read event.

Friday, April 29, 2016

  • "Ghost Town at Sundown." In conjunction with April's Big Read, we'll explore cowboys, horses and the Wild West.
    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 books from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. In conjunction with April's Big Read, we'll explore cowboys, horses and the Wild West. Registration starts March 25; call 751-2933.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.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.
  • 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 Art Explorers
    Library Center
    10:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Preschool Wiggleworms
    Library Center
    11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • 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.
  • 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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • Doling Park: Then & Now
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Ozarks Genealogical Society member Gail Mitchell and Doling Museum curator Peggy Mahan will provide an overview of sites and activities at Doling Park between 1850 and today, including the cave, lake, picnics, fireworks, amusement rides and roller skating, and discuss the importance of this piece of Springfield history.
  • Professor Farquar's Medicine Show
    Library Station
    2 p.m. in the Frisco Room for kids, families.
    Step right up for a great show of music, magic and mirth from Professor Farquar's Great American Medicine Show! There'll be no snake oil sales, just laughter and tales from the age of the cowboy during this recreation of a 19th century sideshow with a historic twist. A Big Read event.
  • Professor Farquar's Medicine Show
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for kids, families.
    Step right up for a great show of music, magic and mirth from Professor Farquar's Great American Medicine Show! There'll be no snake oil sales, just laughter and tales from the age of the cowboy during this recreation of a 19th century sideshow with a historic twist. A Big Read event.
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