LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. What is a...FeedBurner, RSS, Blog or E-Mail Subscription? Ozarks Genealogical Society member Doris Wilson will give you the scoop on these "techie" terms and talk about podcasts, webinars, YouTube videos and more that can aid your genealogical knowledge and research.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learning Windows 10
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View, Virtual Desktop, and Cortana. Explore the Start menu and Settings menu, and use File Explorer to manage, move, and rename files and folders. Use tiles to launch apps and to access other programs on the computer. Learn to use the Edge browser to surf the Internet. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 1; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    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. 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 keyboard and mouse. Registration starts December 1; call 882-0714.
  • Meet the Photographer!
    4-6 p.m. for adults.
    Photographer James Wiebe, whose work is currently on display at the Library Center, will be in the concourse demonstrating how to mount photographs to foam core and answer your questions about photography.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts December 5; call 883-5341.

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Springfield-Greene Mock Book Awards
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adults.
    Each year the American Library Association chooses the most distinguished books in children's literature for the Newbery, Printz and Caldecott awards. Join Librarian Sarah Bean Thompson, former Printz Committee and Caldecott Committee member, to discuss the nominees and choose our own award winners. Ask a librarian for the reading list for each session. To participate in the discussion, you must read at least two titles from the list. Interested in how award committees work but can't read the books in time? Sit it on the discussion and watch the process. Mock Newbery

Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "Meet Me in St. Louis," not rated, 1944
  • The Great Teen Craft-Off
    6-8 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Do you have what it takes to win the coveted gold paint brush? Put your crafting skills to the test with a limited amount of time and supplies to create a masterpiece. Beware, there might be twists and turns along the way! Materials will be provided. Registration starts January 6; call 882-0714.

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • Board Game Night
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adult.
    Love to play games? Want to learn how to play strategy games, card games or Euro-games? Join our monthly board game night and learn how to play new games or play some old favorites. Games will be provided or you can bring your own.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    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, January 25, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts December 5; call 883-5341.
  • They’re Still Downtown: A Look at Downtown Springfield’s 10 Longest-Running Businesses and Organizations
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From heyday to revitalization, much about downtown Springfield has changed over the last century, but a variety of businesses have kept going through it all. Kaitlyn McConnell, founder of Ozarks Alive, will share photos and videos that reveal decades of the district’s history through the 10 longest-running businesses and organizations operating today.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Racing to Read Playtime: Art Party
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us and create art at our Racing to Read Art Party! Art is a wonderful way to develop early literacy skills so stop by and create a masterpiece. Dress to get messy!

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief" by James M. McPherson
    Civil War Book Discussion Group

    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    By James M. McPherson

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    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, February 1, 2017

  • Edge Mobile Class: Understanding Facebook
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline, and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts January 3; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    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. 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 keyboard and mouse. Registration starts January 3; call 882-0714.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Exercise your brain and have fun making new friends as you learn to play Contract Bridge. Whether you're a beginner or want to update your bidding and play, this class is for you. Members of the Bridge Center will give an introductory course over four consecutive Thursday evenings. Registration starts December 5; call 883-5341.
  • "Now You See Me" by S.J. Bolton
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings

    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    By S.J. Bolton

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Wiggle and Groove with Brett Johnston
    10:30 a.m. in the auditorium for infants-grade 2.
    Sing, wiggle, dance and bop with local musician Brett Johnston. We’ll rap and sing songs about our favorite picture books, rock out to original tunes and more. Wear your dancing shoes!
  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    3-D printing allows people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, you will learn about 3-D printing and watch as the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) prints a 3-D object right before your eyes. Registration starts January 23; call 883-5341.

Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. 12 Tips for Writing Your Memoir or Life Story. Ready to write your memoir or a relative's life story? Get tips from Wayne E. Groner, personal historian, memoir-writing coach and author of "A Guide to Writing Your Memoir or Life Story."

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    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 Tuesday Advisory Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
    All teens are welcome to come and chat about your favorite books and movies, and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan library events that you want to attend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    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.
  • "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty
    Book Discussion

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    By Liane Moriarty

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • Super STEAM: Create a Light-up Valentine
    2-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-5.
    Learn about electricity and create your very own light-up valentine for someone special. Children must be accompanied by an adult at this event. Materials will be provided.
  • Cosplay Club: Light It Up
    6-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to use special circuits and tiny lights to jazz up your cosplay. Bring a costume or prop to work on and we'll provide the lights.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Warm up with great, live music sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Queen City Sound. This award-winning women's acappella group sings in the barbershop style. Enjoy the harmony and rhythms as they perform their favorite songs from jazz to gospel to contemporary pop.

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    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, February 15, 2017

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Father Moses. Freelance journalist Ed Fillmer will present his video of Father Moses Berry sharing memories from his decades of life as an African-American citizen in Greene County, including stories of slavery, lynching and segregation in the Ozarks. Fillmer is Journalist in Residence at the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn how to download, install and uninstall a program, and explore different types of downloads, PDFs and streaming. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using anti-virus programs. Prerequisites: Internet Basics and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts January 3; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    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. 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 keyboard and mouse. Registration starts January 3; call 882-0714.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Unrestricted Warfare: Labor and Community in the 1916-1917 Springfield Streetcar Strike
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Violent riots, kidnapping and murder are all elements of this tale of labor unrest in the Ozarks, as the men of Division 691 of the Amalgamated Association of Electric and Street Railway Workers went on a 252-day strike. Erin Smither, archivist with The State Historical Society of Missouri, will explain how citizens of Springfield became involved in the conflict and how a murder changed the outcome of the strike.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Musicals
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "The Pajama Game," not rated, 1957

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    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 Art Club: Bookmark Contest Night
    6-8 p.m. in the meeting room B for grades 6-12.
    Work on your entry for the Library's annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest. All skill levels are welcome and materials will be provided.
  • "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh
    Books You Always Meant to Read

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion By Evelyn Waugh

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    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.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Innovation Fair
    2-4 p.m. for grades K and older and their families.
    Join us for a special event in the Library Center concourse where you can build, make and create. Plus -- meet makers and inventors from southwest Missouri. Makers of all types will host booths showcasing their projects, allowing families to experience art, mechanics, technology and more. Many exhibitors will offer hands-on and interactive opportunities to inspire you to become a maker! Families are encouraged to visit the Story Hour Room, where we'll have activity stations so kids can build, play and try their hands at coding. Innovation Fair is co-sponsored by O-STEAM, coordinators of the Ozarks Mini Maker Fair. This event is made possible through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • Board Game Night
    6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 4-adult.
    Love to play games? Want to learn how to play strategy games, card games or Euro-games? Join our monthly board game night and learn how to play new games or play some old favorites. Games will be provided or you can bring your own.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 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
    11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Fandom Fest
    6-8 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
    Hang out and discuss your favorite fandoms, play themed games, eat snacks and turn your fandom into a button to hang on your bag; materials provided. Costumes are welcome!
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