PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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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.

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.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    Library Station
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 1.
    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.
  • 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.
  • First Tuesday T(w)een Tech
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30-5 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    Learn and practice programming on Code.org or the Library's Raspberry Pi computers. Use computer code to defeat ogres and escape dungeons, design your own version of a popular gaming app, animate a pixie, play a song or help Anna and Elsa make frozen designs. No coding experience required.
  • Teen Tuesdays
    Library Center
    6-8 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan library events that you want to attend.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    7 p.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.

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.
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