PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2016

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'True Grit' booklet
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April 2016

Download The Edge
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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.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11 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.
  • May the Fourth Be With You: "Star Wars" Craft Night
    Library Station
    6 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate "Star Wars Day" with snacks and crafts as you learn how to use soft circuits to create out-of-this-world light-up accessories fit for any "Star Wars" fan. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the Teen Room for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Explore
    Library Station
    10:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    noon in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • Explore
    Library Station
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Teen Thursday
    Willard Branch Library
    4-6 p.m. in the community room for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, popcorn, movies rated PG-13 or under and special events.
  • DIY with a Purpose: All About Windows and Doors
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Construction staff from Habitat for Humanity will teach the fundamentals of taking out and setting windows and doors in your home: the tools and materials you need to get started, how to measure and choose the right door or window for your project, taking out the existing door or window and installing the new one, and more. Learn from the professionals and then practice at a Habitat for Humanity construction site on the following Saturday before tackling your own home project.
  • "Bettyville" by George Hodgman. Due to anticipated library renovation, this event will take place in Mercy's C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center community room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave.
    Evening Book Discussion

    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for adults.
    O'Reilly Cancer Center community room, 2055 S. Fremont Ave.
  • "Room" by Emma Donoghue
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    Library Center
    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    By Emma Donoghue Refreshments will be served.

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30 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 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    Republic Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents. Prerequisites: Meet the Computer or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts April 1; call 732-7284.
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