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


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Love Your Library!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for all ages, kids and families.
    As we get ready for our branch renovation, visit the Children's Department and fill out a heart that lists all the ways you love the Brentwood Branch! We'll display your hearts throughout the month to show our love for Brentwood's past, present and future!
  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. From Prairie to What We Are Today: Springfield's Unique Leaders. Library Local History Associate John Rutherford will talk about key leaders and businesses that helped shape the Queen City over the course of two centuries.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • All About Friends, Hearts and Love
    Library Center
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    Join your friends for a Valentine's Day storytime about hearts and love.
  • 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.
  • "The Undertaker's Daughter"
    Book Discussion

    Library Center
    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    By Kate Mayfield
  • "Being Mortal"
    Book Discussion

    Fair Grove Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    By Atul Gawande
  • Meet the Masters
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get to know great artists and create your own masterpieces in our month-long art and art history program. Materials will be provided. Pablo Picasso: Learn about the co-founder of cubism and make a Picasso-style masterpiece.
  • X-Treme Teens
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    4-6 p.m. for grades 5-12 unless specified.
    For age 13-grade 12. "Insurgent" Fan Frolic: Are you more brave, peaceful, selfless, intelligent or honest? Take the aptitude test and find out, then create your own buttons and temporary tattoos while you watch "Insurgent," rated PG-13. Materials and refreshments provided.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Love Your Library!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for all ages, kids and families.
    As we get ready for our branch renovation, visit the Children's Department and fill out a heart that lists all the ways you love the Brentwood Branch! We'll display your hearts throughout the month to show our love for Brentwood's past, present and future!
  • Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon 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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 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.
  • "Remarkable Creatures"
    Book Discussion

    Republic Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    By Tracy Chevalier
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