All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, July 4, Independence Day.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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June-August 2016

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January-June 2016


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.


Friday, July 1, 2016

  • 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.
  • 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: Learning Windows 10
    Republic Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View, Virtual Desktop, and Cortana. Explore the Start menu and Settings menu, and use File Explorer to manage, move, and rename files and folders. Use tiles to launch apps and to access other programs on the computer. Learn to use the Edge browser to surf the Internet. Prerequisite: Experience using the keyboard and mouse. Registration starts June 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 a keyboard and mouse. Registration starts June 1; call 732-7284.
  • Fabulous Friday
    Library Center
    4-6 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Join us for our special programs just for 'tweens! Watch "Goosebumps," rated PG.
  • Teen Advisory Board
    Library Station
    5:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Want your voice to be heard? Stop by Teen Central every first Friday of the month to meet new people and share your ideas about library programs and services for teens.
  • First Friday Art Walk
    Park Central Branch Library
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    Join us for First Friday Art Walk and the opening of a new exhibit. At 6 p.m., the creators of The Thread, a zine celebrating local creativity, will share their zine collection and provide supplies for making one-page zines. At 8 p.m. enjoy an Art Talk by Nigerian artist Ibiyinka Alao, first prize recipient of the United Nations International Art Competition. He will display some pieces and talk about his use of color to express a peaceful view of the integration of cultures. On Display: Paintings in the Colorist Style by Carole Lobry Ogden
  • 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.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

  • "Isis: Inside the Army of Terror" by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan
    Current Issues Book Discussion

    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss books about some of the most pressing issues of our time. By Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    Library Station
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 1.
    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
    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 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Willard 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.
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