All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 30, Memorial Day.

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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.

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 25, 2016

  • A History of Postcards
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    From antebellum "mailed cards" to the postcard craze of the early 20th century, postcards have long played an important part in our cultural history. Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss the history of postcards and what clues to look for on postcards when conducting genealogy research.
  • Paleo-Cooking
    Library Center
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    MaMa Jean's Chef Geoff Underwood will examine how to incorporate the Paleolithic diet into your life, its reported health benefits and converting recipes to fall in line with the prescribed plan. An Exploring Human Origins event. Registration starts May 11; call 882-0714.

Thursday, May 26, 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.
  • "Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth" by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    Book Discussion

    Library Station
    1:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. By Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
  • 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.
  • Spending Smart
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to stretch your dollars and master your money as Tracey Blaue with Consumer Credit Counseling teaches you how to create a solid plan to improve your financial situation. This session will include information about money management skills, credit reports and scores.

Friday, May 27, 2016

  • "Mummies in the Morning." Enjoy an adventure among the pyramids as we learn about mummies, hieroglyphics and other aspects of ancient Egypt.
    Adventures in the Magic Tree House

    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 lands as we explore books from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Enjoy an adventure among the pyramids as we learn about mummies, hieroglyphics and other aspects of ancient Egypt. Registration starts April 29; call 751-2933.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic Friday at the Springfield Botanical Gardens
    Offsite
    10 a.m.-noon in the Spfd-Greene Co. Botanical Center for grades K-5.
    Join us for stories and activities at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park! Take a stroll through our new StoryWalk® near the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and enjoy stories and other activities while you explore the gardens and play structures. KY3's Emily Wood will provide a Storybreak at 11 a.m. near the Mobile Library, parked near the Botanical Center. A Summer Reading Program event.
  • 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 Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12 unless specified.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Live-Action "Pac Man." Ditch the video games and give live action gaming a try! Join us at the Station for a life-size and live-action game of "Pac Man."
  • Power Pony Up with The Shake Ups!
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us for a one-of-kind concert featuring The Shake Ups in Ponyville, a power pop music collective dedicated to creating and performing original music inspired by "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!"

Saturday, May 28, 2016

  • Bilingual Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11 a.m. for infants-age 6.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We’ll introduce parents and 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.
  • Teddy Bear Picnic
    Library Station
    11 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for preschool-grade 2.
    Bring your teddy bear to the library for an indoor picnic. We’ll play all the games teddy bears love: musical bears, bear-achute, pin the honey pot on the bear; read teddy bear stories, make a fun teddy bear craft and munch on bear cookies! Materials will be provided.
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