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July-December 2017

Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Willard Recreation Center - Read Aloud
    Offsite
    10 a.m. at Willard Recreation Center, 133 N. State Hwy Z for grades K-5.
    Kids will teach kids at this event featuring round robin reading stations. Join our Summer Day Camp leaders as they read aloud picture books and help you with crafts and other activities.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood 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.
  • Library Station - "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders

    Library Station
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
  • Library Station - Build a Better Thursday
    Library Station
    2-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Use your making skills to build a better world. Materials will be provided. Plant a kitchen counter herb garden for tasty family meals .
  • The Coffee Ethic - "Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime" by Val McDermid

    Offsite
    6 p.m. at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square for adults.
    Do you have a "favorite" serial killer? Are you fascinated by forensics? This true crime book discussion is for you.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
    Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration is full for this series. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703.

Friday, July 28, 2017

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Midnight on the Moon." An Explore Space event.

    Ash Grove Branch Library
    9:30-11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-4.
    Travel with Jack and Annie to distant times and faraway lands as we explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Registration starts June 30; call 751-2933.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    Schweitzer Brentwood 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: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts June 1; call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Astronomy Abounds
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades 3-6.
    Explore our solar system and the relationship to our planet as we investigate the shadows and movements of the planets with Discovery Center of Springfield staff. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 14; call 759-2637.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Registration starts June 1; call 883-1974.

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