All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Download Bookends --
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December 2015-February 2016


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.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • Sunday Concert Series
    Library Center
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Red Shoe Paul Phariss, formerly of the Red Shoe Pickers, plays Americana-style acoustic music, including a little light rock, country and something akin to bluegrass with a bit of folk thrown in.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  • Love Your Library!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for all ages, kids and families.
    As we get ready for our branch renovation, visit the Children's Department and fill out a heart that lists all the ways you love the Brentwood Branch! We'll display your hearts throughout the month to show our love for Brentwood's past, present and future!
  • 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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 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
    Strafford 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room 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.
  • 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.
  • "The Language of Trees"
    Book Discussion

    Ash Grove Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    By Ilie Ruby
  • Teen Writer's Guild
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • 16-bit Pixel Art
    Library Center
    6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-8.
    What can you do with thousands of tiny beads and lots of patience? Stop by for an evening of geeky crafts using fuse beads and take home something awesome. Materials will be provided.
  • Making WAVES: Greene County Women in WWII
    Library Center
    6 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Drawing from personal stories, Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss the roles of Greene County women during World War II, including Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), nurses, gray ladies, aviatrixes, workers and wives. From O’Reilly General Army Hospital in Springfield to overseas, learn how the war reshaped relationships between men and women and changed the lives of daughters, sisters and mothers.
  • Pajama Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • DIY String Art
    Republic Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn how to use string to create works of art. Materials will be provided.
  • "Persuasion"
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    By Jane Austen
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