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March-May 2016

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'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.


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.
  • 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Republic 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. Prerequisites: Some experience using a keyboard and mouse Registration starts April 1; call 732-7284.
  • Relax and Exercise Your Mind
    Strafford Branch Library
    1-6 p.m. for adults.
    Stop in for a cup of tea and a chance to relax with a coloring book, puzzle or word game.
  • Teen Advisory Board
    Library Station
    5:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Want your voice to be heard? Stop by Teen Central every first Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m. to meet new people and to share your ideas about library programs and services for teens.
  • First Friday Art Walk
    Park Central Branch Library
    6-9 p.m. for adults.
    Join us for First Friday Art Walk including an art talk and the opening of a new exhibit. At 6 p.m. Ghada El Haffar, art history, multimedia production and journalism major at Drury University, presents "From Where You Are: Banksy, Jenkins, and Wodiczko's Use of Identity and Place in Contemporary Art." On Display: Paintings by Sean Schwendinger.
  • 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.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Racing to Read Playtime
    Library Station
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Exam Cram 2016
    Strafford Branch Library
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Stressing about finals? Working on one last essay? We’ve got the space and resources to make studying a breeze and the snacks and stress-busting activities to make it a blast.
  • Park Central Spa Day
    Park Central Branch Library
    1 p.m. for adults.
    Did you know you can make a luxurious, moisturizing body scrub out of simple ingredients you have in your kitchen? It’s easy! Watch a demonstration, then pamper your hands with a light manicure. Materials will be provided. Registration starts April 23; call 831-1342.
  • Artsy Teens
    Library Station
    1 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for grades 6-12.
    Hang out with fellow artists and use our art supplies to work on projects and learn new techniques.
  • Mother Daughter Tea Party
    Republic Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Come 'round for a spot of English tea and decorate a biscuit (cookie) at this mother and daughter event.
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