PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Download Bookends --
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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.


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.

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Ash Grove 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 April 1; call 751-2933.
  • 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
    Willard 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 April 1; call 742-4258.
  • By Hand: Art of the Zine
    Willard Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Self-published and low cost printed zines continue to grow in popularity as an intriguing form of self-expression. Learn about the history of zines, local zine collectives and try your hand at making your own. Materials will be provided.
  • Not Just for Kids Picture Book Talk
    Willard Branch Library
    5:30 p.m. for all ages .
    Children's librarian Dawn McClain will share her monthly picks and explain how you can enjoy picture books as much as the kids you're reading to. Hear about new-to-you titles and suggested titles for caregivers. Adults and children welcome.
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