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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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.


Tuesday, May 24, 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    Library Center
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison 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 882-0714.
  • 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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    Library Center
    1-3 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and Start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer. Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts April 1; call 882-0714.
  • "Fortune Smiles" by Adam Johnson. Due to library renovation, this discussion will take place at the Van K. Smith Community Health Library, located in the C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont Ave.
    Book Discussion

    Temporary Brentwood Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. for adults.
    O'Reilly Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont Ave.
  • Stories to Go
    Ash Grove Branch Library
    6 p.m. for infants-age 10.
    Join us in the courtyard at Walnut Grove High School for an interactive storytime with fun activities that bring books to life. The Mobile Library will be parked nearby so you can check out books after storytime.
  • Hearths, Burials and Art: Origins of the Human Family
    Library Center
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. Erin Kenny, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Women and Gender Studies program at Drury University, will discuss common aspects of the home, creative life and social customs throughout human history. An Exploring Human Origins Event.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    7 p.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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
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