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July-December 2016

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

Brentwood storytimes and other programs will be held at nearby locations. Please note the location of Brentwood programs in the program description.


Friday, August 26, 2016

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II

    10 a.m.-noon for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and Start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer. Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road. Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 1; call 837-5011.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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 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

    1-3 p.m. 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. Due to library renovation, this event will take place at the Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road. Prerequisites: Some experience using a keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 1; call 837-5011.
  • Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • LibraryCon
    Library Center
    11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for all ages.
    Celebrate your fandoms and geekiness with panels, games, geeky storytime, special guests and more during our second annual LibraryCon. Event & panel lineup in the auditorium: 11 a.m. Fandom Starts Early Storytime; noon What Geeks Should Read Next (Geeky Reads): What's New in Fantasy, Science Fiction and Comics; 1 p.m. Illustrator Panel; 2 p.m. Author Panel; 3 p.m. Graphic Novels & Comics Panel; 4 p.m. Cosplay Panel followed by the Teen Cosplay Fashion Show. Hang out between panels for TrekTalks as Trekies talk about why "Star Trek" is important to them in honor of the show's 50th anniversary. In the Story Hour Room, we'll have table top gaming from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and a draw-along for kids with an illustrator at 2:30 p.m.
  • STEAM Play Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    STEAM play encourages logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, creative problem solving and an appreciation for the interconnectedness of these disciplines in relationship to art. We’ll supply LEGO bricks, Raspberry Pis, simple circuits and other materials – just bring your imagination!
  • Board Gaming @ the Library!
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    1 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Play "Pandemic," "Sushi Go!" and other games.
  • Cooking from the Garden: Mediterranean Summer Cooking
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1-3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Springfield Community Gardens Board Member Chadwick Isom, a certified executive chef, will demonstrate delicious and easy Mediterranean preparations of eggplants, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and others classics that the community gardens are bursting with in the summer. Produce for the demonstration provided by Springfield Community Gardens. Visit the Springfield Community Gardens table at the event and watch for another Cooking from the Garden program this fall. Registration starts August 16; call 862-0135.
  • Tomato Fest
    Library Station
    2-4 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us in the Library Station lobby and community rooms to celebrate all things tomato! We'll have fun for the whole family, including seed swapping, live music, refreshments, crafts, displays and more.

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • 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.
  • By Hand: Art of the Zine
    Willard Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Self-published and low-cost, printed zines continue to grow in popularity as an intriguing form of self-expression. Find out more about the art form, zine collectives and how to create your own. Materials will be provided.
  • Not Just for Kids Picture Book Talk
    Willard Branch Library
    5:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Drop by the community room for children's librarian Emily Alexander's monthly picks and tips on how you can enjoy picture books as much as the kids you are reading to. Children optional.
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