All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood branch libraries will not have phone service Monday, May 29-Tuesday, May 30, due to maintenance. Please call (417) 865-1340 for assistance.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2017

Download The Edge
Computer Training Catalog --
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January-June 2017

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


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • Library Station - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    Library Station
    9:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-18 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Library Station - 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    Park Central Branch Library
    5-6:30 p.m. for adults.
    Join us every Tuesday for a relaxing session of coloring and see why these intricate and beautiful coloring designs are all the rage. Drop in or stay the whole time. Materials will be provided.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery" by Robert Kolker

    Strafford Branch Library
    6 p.m. for adults.
    Our spring series will focus on true crimes involving missing people and will explore the answered and unanswered questions unique to missing person cases. Sip coffee and discuss the book along with podcasts or documentaries related to each title.
  • Library Station - 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 31, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    Republic Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news personality. Emily Wood.
  • Fair Grove Elementary School - Weather Watchers
    Offsite
    11 a.m. at Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    Rain and sun, thunderstorms and floods. Join our Discovery Center educators as we investigate where weather comes from and how important it is to our planet and our lives.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Game-a-Palooza
    Willard Branch Library
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Strategy, movement, a dab of science and engineering -- all of these come in handy when you create and play games. Join us to build your imagination and gaming skills. Materials will be provided.
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
    11 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Belgravia" by Julian Fellowes

    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    1:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.
  • Library Station - Build a Better Thursday
    Library Station
    2-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Use your making skills to build a better world. Materials will be provided. Make pet toys and bring donations for animals at local shelters.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry, loveable friends.

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