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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.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Republic 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.
  • Fiber Artists Guild
    Strafford Branch Library
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Calling all fiber artists! Meet with members of the Highland Fiber Artists and other fiber enthusiasts to learn, teach and share. Bring your projects to work on or learn a new skill. All types of fiber arts and skill levels are welcome.
  • 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
    Fair Grove 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.
  • Good Hearts Knitting Circle
    Park Central Branch Library
    noon for adults.
    Help the Good Hearts Knitting Circle knit red hats for babies born next February as part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program raising awareness for congenital heart disease. Instruction provided. Join Cheryl Blevins, public health nurse with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, and other knitters as we work together to help newborns in the Ozarks. All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Materials will be provided or bring your own.
  • X-Treme Teens
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    3:30-5 p.m. for grades 5-12 .
    Thumbprint Art Buttons. Create fun and unique buttons using ink pads, fine tip pens and your own thumb and finger prints. Examples and materials will be provided.
  • Film School
    Willard Branch Library
    4-6 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    Join us weekly for popcorn, a movie (rated PG-13 or under) and discussion with our resident film student. "Moonrise Kingdom," rated PG-13
  • Armchair University Science Series
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    "CRISPR -- Bacterial Defense to Genomic Editing." Dr. Paul Schweiger from Missouri State University’s Biology Department will discuss the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique and how it has been used to fight diseases and enhance agriculture, as well as the ethical issues of this new technique.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • Funding 101
    Library Center
    9 a.m.-noon in the auditorium for adults.
    Give yourself the inside track to successful nonprofit fundraising with help from Reference Librarian Tammy Flippen. Learn how to get background information on foundations using the Library's Funding Information Center and Internet resources, and how to break down the sections of a grant, address each one in detail and put them together in a comprehensive and readable "whole." Registration starts September 8; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Playtime
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • A Peculiar Program
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" introduced us to a cast of bizarre characters and mystical places. Embrace your own peculiarity as we discuss the book and upcoming movie, make spooky photos and crafts, and explore some real life peculiar abilities and events.
  • 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.
  • Homebrewing and Hops
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join Andy Peasall from Show-Me Brewing to learn about homebrewing, equipment and hops. He'll have a variety of ingredients to taste and smell, and end the session with a Q&A. Registration starts September 1; call 862-0135.
  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    Library Center
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts August 8; call 882-0714.
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