PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2016

Download The Big Read
'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.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • Doling Park: Then & Now
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Ozarks Genealogical Society member Gail Mitchell and Doling Museum curator Peggy Mahan will provide an overview of sites and activities at Doling Park between 1850 and today, including the cave, lake, picnics, fireworks, amusement rides and roller skating, and discuss the importance of this piece of Springfield history.
  • Professor Farquar's Medicine Show
    Library Station
    2 p.m. in the Frisco Room for kids, families.
    Step right up for a great show of music, magic and mirth from Professor Farquar's Great American Medicine Show! There'll be no snake oil sales, just laughter and tales from the age of the cowboy during this recreation of a 19th century sideshow with a historic twist. A Big Read event.
  • Professor Farquar's Medicine Show
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for kids, families.
    Step right up for a great show of music, magic and mirth from Professor Farquar's Great American Medicine Show! There'll be no snake oil sales, just laughter and tales from the age of the cowboy during this recreation of a 19th century sideshow with a historic twist. A Big Read event.

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    10 a.m.-noon 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 751-2933.
  • 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: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Willard Branch Library
    1:30-3:30 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 742-4258.
  • By Hand: Art of the Zine
    Willard Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Self-published and low cost printed zines continue to grow in popularity as an intriguing form of self-expression. Learn about the history of zines, local zine collectives and try your hand at making your own. Materials will be provided.
  • Not Just for Kids Picture Book Talk
    Willard Branch Library
    5:30 p.m. for all ages .
    Children's librarian Dawn McClain will share her monthly picks and explain how you can enjoy picture books as much as the kids you're reading to. Hear about new-to-you titles and suggested titles for caregivers. Adults and children welcome.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Tips & Tricks for Navigating Genealogy Websites. Members John Carter, Tom Hobbs and Patti Hobbs will provide a guided tour of Ancestry.com. Bring your laptop or tablet or check one out from the library if you want to follow along. A few laptops will be available for use. Tables will be provided, come early so you can get set up. Do you have a website to recommend? Bring your suggestions to share with the group.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    Library Station
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 1.
    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
    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 Writer's Guild
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • First Tuesday T(w)een Tech
    Strafford Branch Library
    3:30-5 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    Learn and practice programming on Code.org or the Library's Raspberry Pi computers. Use computer code to defeat ogres and escape dungeons, design your own version of a popular gaming app, animate a pixie, play a song or help Anna and Elsa make frozen designs. No coding experience required.
  • Teen Tuesdays
    Library Center
    6-8 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan library events that you want to attend.
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