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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.

Brentwood storytimes and other programs will be held at nearby locations. Please note the location of Brentwood programs in the program description.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

  • Mad Science: The Rube Goldberg Show
    Offsite
    10 a.m. in the Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    Mad Science will bring to life an interactive Rube Goldberg Machine™ that will set off a series of hilarious chain reactions with a simple goal in mind: to open a book. A Summer Reading Program event.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime

    10:30 a.m. 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. Due to library renovation, this event will take place in the Library Center Story Hour Room with your favorite Brentwood librarians.
  • "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" by Karen Abbott
    Book Discussion

    Library Station
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    By Karen Abbott
  • Springfield Warriors -- Kids Edition
    Library Center
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join us for a program filled with creative, fun and challenging ways to move. Warrior Sports will set up obstacles and challenges for kids to test their skills. You’ll exercise your mind to develop strategies and your body to take on the challenges. Since this event involves athletic equipment and activities, a parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate.
  • Racing to Read Storytime

    4 p.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. Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road with your favorite Brentwood librarians.
  • Yoga for Everyone
    Library Station
    6:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for adults.
    Library staff member and certified yoga instructor Kim Duquette will guide you in seated and standing poses, breath work and meditation suitable for all levels. No need to bring a mat; street clothes welcome, but we will remove our shoes, ties and belts.
  • The Army On the Border, 1916
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    On March 9, 1916, Francisco “Pancho” Villa's soldiers attacked Columbus, N. M. The U.S. Army, under the command of Gen. John J. Pershing, responded with an invasion of northern Mexico. Author Jeff Patrick will discuss this attack on American territory, Pershing's “Punitive Expedition” and the service of the Missouri National Guard protecting the Mexican border from 1916-17.

Friday, July 29, 2016

  • "Hour of the Olympics." Explore ancient Greece and learn about the Olympics.
    Adventures in the Magic Tree House

    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30-11 a.m. for grades K-4.
    Travel with Jack and Annie to distant times and lands as we explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Explore ancient Greece and learn about the Olympics. Registration starts June 24; call 751-2933.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fabulous Friday
    Library Center
    4-6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
    Join us for our special programs just for 'tweens! Indulge in one last hurrah of summer with fun Pokemon activities as we watch how it all began in "Pokemon: The First Movie," not rated.
  • 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. LEGO Brick Marble Mazes: Use our LEGO bricks and your imagination to create a LEGO brick marble maze. Work together or in groups, try out each other's mazes, and have fun.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  • Yoga Storytime on the Square
    Park Central Branch Library
    10 a.m. for ages 3-5.
    Kari Schlak, owner of Earth Child Yoga and certified children's yoga instructor, will lead children, parents and caregivers in a storytime designed to introduce yoga poses and techniques. Yoga-inspired stories, games and activities will also be provided. Join us on the Square and see how the art of yoga can exercise your child's mind, body and spirit!
  • Board Gaming @ the Library!
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    1 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Play "Pandemic," "Sushi Go!" and other games.
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