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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.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

  • STEAM Play Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    STEAM play encourages logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, creative problem solving and an appreciation for the interconnectedness of these disciplines in relationship to art. We’ll supply LEGO bricks, Raspberry Pis, simple circuits and other materials – just bring your imagination!
  • "Transference" Book Talk with Angela McCubbins
    Library Station
    noon-2 p.m. in the Frisco Room for all ages.
    Author Angela McCubbins, who also works as a dental hygienist, will discuss her young adult novel, "Transference." Liv and Oliver, siblings with a psychic connection, must face perilous danger to save their family, themselves and their secret. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
  • Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    Library Center
    6-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Are you ready to face down a hoard of brain-eating zombies? Will you become the ultimate survivor? Bring your friends and test your survival skills in this live-action role playing game that will span multiple rooms in the library. There will be food shortages, self sacrifice and best of all -- zombies! Registration starts July 11; call 882-0714.

Monday, July 25, 2016

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    Library Center
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 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.
  • Cowbell in Concert
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for preschool-grade 4.
    Local musicians Katie Carter and Hannah Sheehan will present a twistin’ and twirlin’ concert the whole family can enjoy together. A Summer Reading Program event.
  • 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: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Strafford Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon 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 736-9233.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Temporary Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 a.m. for ages 3-6.
    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 in the Library Center Story Hour Room with your favorite Brentwood librarians.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    1:30-3:30 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 759-2637.
  • Game-a-Palooza!
    Republic Branch Library
    3:30 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Strategy, movement, a dab of science and engineering -- all of these come in handy when you create and play games. Test your muscles, exercise your brain cells and strut your gaming skills! A Summer Reading Program event.
  • By Hand: Art of the Zine
    Willard Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Self-published and low-cost, printed zines continue to grow in popularity as an intriguing form of self-expression. Find out more about the art form, zine collectives and how to create your own. Materials will be provided.
  • Not Just for Kids Picture Book Talk
    Willard Branch Library
    5:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Drop by the community room for children's librarian Emily Alexander's monthly picks and tips on how you can enjoy picture books as much as the kids you are reading to. Children optional.
  • Teen Movie Monday
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12 unless specified.
    Join us for a movie and popcorn every fourth Monday of the month. For age 13-grade 12. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," rated PG-13
  • Board Game Night
    Library Center
    6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adults.
    Love to play board games? Want to learn how to play strategy games, card games or Euro-games? Join us for a monthly board game night and learn how to play new games or play some old favorites. Games will be provided or you can bring your own.
  • Watch the feature film "Ride With The Devil," rated R, based on the Civil War novel, "Woe to Live On" by Daniel Woodrell.
    Civil War Book Discussion Group

    Library Center
    6:30-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    By Daniel Woodrell.
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