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July-December 2017

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


Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Life-sized Board Games
    Willard Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Master the "Maze Challenge" and create your own twisting maze path before constructing tall towers with big blocks "Jenga."
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    11 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.
  • Library Center - Skype with Author Stuart Gibbs
    Library Center
    1:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
    Celebrate the anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, with a Skype visit with Stuart Gibbs, author of "Space Case." It's the story of a young boy who is part of the first group of humans to colonize the moon and was featured on the 2016-17 Mark Twain Award list. Stuart will talk about his writing and you can ask questions about his books. An Explore Space event.
  • Library Center - Build a Better World on Another Planet!
    Library Center
    2-9 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    A new planet has been discovered and it's up to you to colonize it! We need habitats, food, water and more. Drop by throughout the weekend to visit our planet, help us add to the space colony and see what others have made. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.
  • Library Station - Build a Better Thursday
    Library Station
    2-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Use your making skills to build a better world. Materials will be provided. Make gifts to donate to local senior centers .
  • Library Station - Yoga for Health
    Library Station
    6 p.m. in the Frisco Room
    Library staff member Kim Duquette, Registered Yoga Teacher, will highlight a different yoga tradition at each session including basic and more challenging styles. For age 13 and older. Kundalini Yoga. This energetic class will include floor and standing poses only; bring a mat or blanket.
  • Mother's Brewing Company - "Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present" by Alison Matthews-David

    Offsite
    6 p.m. at Mother's Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant Ave. for adults.
    Enjoy a cold glass of beer and discuss aspects of American culture.
  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    Republic Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn quilling and paper crafting basics. Materials will be provided.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
    Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration is full for this series. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogue
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. Adventures in the Ozarks: Jennifer Johnson, environmental scientist and Ozarks Conservation Program coordinator for the Missouri Sierra Club, will share stories of hiking and kayaking adventures in the Ozarks as inspiration for your own "microadventures".

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Library Center - Build a Better World on Another Planet!
    Library Center
    8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    A new planet has been discovered and it's up to you to colonize it! We need habitats, food, water and more. Drop by throughout the weekend to visit our planet, help us add to the space colony and see what others have made. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.

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