LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - The Sisters of Mercy, St. John’s, and the Smallpox Epidemic of 1899
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From their arrival in 1891 to open St. John's, the city's first hospital, the Sisters of Mercy helped shape the city's history. Local History Associate Konrad Stump will discuss the legacy of St. John's--from its early days to the Sisters' service during the smallpox epidemic of 1899 to the establishment of a modern hospital in 1952 and beyond.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

  • Library Center - Quilts of Valor Presentation
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Patriotic Piecemakers of the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a special Quilts of Valor presentation for selected military combat veterans as a part of the Library's One Read celebration. Quilts made by the Patriotic Piecemakers will be presented to the invited veterans to honor them and their service to our country. The Quilts of Valor Foundation began in 2003 and has chapters all over the country including Springfield. Quilts are made to honor veterans by being a literal symbol of "comfort and healing." A One Read event.

Monday, April 3, 2017

  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the meeting rooms A and B for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Memory & Legacy: Missouri in the Great War. More than 156,000 Missourians served in the First World War. How the state has remembered their service and sacrifice has changed greatly since the 1920s. Library Local History & Genealogy Department Manager Brian Grubbs will discuss the legacy of the war in Missouri and the state's efforts for commemoration in the digital age. A One Read event.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been 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. Code and move with Bee-Bots®.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device. Prerequisites: Computer Skills II or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts March 1; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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 March 1; call 882-0714.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Library Center - History Explorers: The Great War, Near and Far
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Sons of the American Revolution will present a "sampler" of war topics including the Fighting Highlanders from the British Isles; Capt. Paul Frey of the 130th Machine Gun Battalion, a local fighting unit; the use of animals during the war and Native American Code Talkers. Join us for an illuminating discussion of warfare entering into the modern era. A One Read event.
  • Library Center - NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory" by Caitlin Doughty.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. The Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble, a 25-member jazz band featuring players ages 15-77 under the direction of Bob Holden, will play music from the Big Band Era, 1930s-40s.

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Library Center - 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, April 11, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been 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. Build marble runs and Gravity Mazes®.
  • Library Center - Mighty Men of War: The Carthage Light Guard in WWI
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    In 1918, a company of soldiers from Jasper County took part in one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War. Author Jeff Patrick will examine the experiences of Capt. Ward Schrantz and his men from their training camp in Oklahoma to France's Argonne Forest. A One Read event.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - Book Discussion
    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read event.

Friday, April 14, 2017

  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogue
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. Photographic Tour of Southeastern Missouri. Join Library Digital Imaging Specialist Ben Divin for a photo tour of Southeast Missouri including images from Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park and Taum Sauk Mountain State Park.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Billy Wilder Classics
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "The Lost Weekend," not rated, 1945.

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - The Development of Chemical Warfare
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Join Kip Lindberg, director of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps Museum, to learn about the introduction of chemical warfare as a modern weapon in the First World War. He will discuss the types of gases created, their effects on the human body, and the methods of detection and protection used by military personnel. A One Read event.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - Captain Harry in the Great War
    6 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    President Harry Truman's service in World War I had a lasting impact on his life and political career. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the war in 1917, Sam Rushay, supervisory archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, will explore Truman's military career including his command of Battery D and tour of duty in Europe. The presentation will feature photographs and documents from the Truman Library's collections related to World War I and its aftermath. A One Read event.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been 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. Learn about simple machines with Gears! Gears! Gears! ® and Makedo™ construction kits..
  • Library Center - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Researching Missouri State Archives. Linda Meyers, a field archivist for the Missouri State Archives, will talk about tax records from several Missouri counties available for research..
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Staying Safe and Secure in the Digital World
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    It's a big, online world out there. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the Internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, Internet privacy and how to keep your personal information safe. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts March 1; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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 March 1; call 882-0714.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Library Center - Author Jacqueline Winspear Event
    7-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Author of the Maisie Dobbs series and "The Care and Management of Lies" Jacqueline Winspear will speak with a book signing to follow. A One Read event.

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - An Insider's Perspective with Author Steve Yates
    6 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    Springfield native and author Steve Yates will read from and talk about the research he did for his new novel, "The Legend of the Albino Farm." He will sell and sign books after the event. Yates has worked in publishing for 21 years. He will talk about small-press publishing and conduct a Q&A session about how the publishing industry works. Prospective writers and students who wish to learn about careers in publishing are welcome. Yates has won numerous book awards and is the associate director and the marketing director at University Press of Mississippi.
  • Library Center - Identity Theft and Financial Scams
    6-8 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    If someone is using your personal or financial information to make purchases, get benefits, file taxes or commit fraud, that's identity theft. Cari Oughton, Bancorp South, will teach you about identity theft prevention, what to do if you are a victim and some of the latest financial scams. A Money Smart Week Program.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - STEAM Play!
    6:30-8 p.m. in the Children's Department for grades K-5.
    Families with kids in grades K-5 are invited to drop in together on Tuesday evenings to explore and play with fun tools that build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). You'll have a chance to build and play with simple machines, delve into coding and learn about physics, electricity, problem-solving and more. Stop in to make and play with us! These programs have been 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. Explore electricity with Snap Circuits®.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 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 Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Poets Reading
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    To celebrate National Poetry Month, local poets Karen Craigo, Loren Broaddus, Kate Murr, Mary Henn and Susan Stevens will each read from their work. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Library Center - School of Uke
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Join Rick and Karen Maxson, ukulele players and teachers, for an evening of complete beginner instruction as they lead you through chords, strumming and singing. No prior musical experience is necessary. Ukuleles and instruction booklets will be provided; limited to 20 participants. Registration starts April 13; call 882-0714.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • Library Center - Children’s Concert Featuring Kevin Roth
    10:30 a.m. in the auditorium for preschool-grade 4.
    Kevin Roth's music, art and books have delighted audiences worldwide. A winner of more than a dozen awards, Roth has performed twice at the White House. Young PBS fans may recognize his voice from the theme song for the hit PBS show, "Shining Time Station." Books and CDs will be available for purchase.

Monday, May 1, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Organization in the Digital Age. Organizing genealogical research can seem like a daunting task but is essential for efficient research. Library staff member Patti Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist, will discuss digital methods for tracking genealogical information, keeping track of research performed and organizing digital copies of original records..

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • Library Center - 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, May 3, 2017

  • Library Center - 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 April 1; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - 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 April 1; call 882-07174.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

  • Library Center - School of Uke
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Join Rick and Karen Maxson, ukulele players and teachers, for an evening of complete beginner instruction as they lead you through chords, strumming and singing. No prior musical experience is necessary. Ukuleles and instruction booklets will be provided; limited to 20 participants. Registration starts April 13; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for ages 20-39.
    "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

  • Library Center - Potty Party
    10:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for 18 months-age 4.
    Join us for songs, stories and games about getting ready to use the potty.
  • Library Center - Book Club Celebration
    1 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Are you a member of a book club that could use some fresh ideas? Or, are you interested in finding a book club to join? Join this celebration of book clubs in our community to get ideas for your next reads and share book discussion tips. If you’re looking to join a book group, you’ll have an opportunity to meet members from area clubs. Refreshments will be provided along with some book-lover door prizes.

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogue
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. Ozarks Hiking & Floating. Springfield News-Leader Outdoors reporter Wes Johnson will discuss places to hike and float in the Ozarks, including photos and video clips, and ways for beginners to get started.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Library Center - Book Discussion
    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor.

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • Library Center - Ani-May Fest
    6-8 p.m. in the auditorium for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate all things anime and manga during this special event. Learn how to make candy sushi and gyotaku paintings, watch episodes from Crunchyroll.com, rated TV-14/PG-13 and under, and discuss your favorite characters. Other games, activities and snacks will be provided. Costumes are welcome!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Library Center - GeezerFest
    7-9 p.m. for all ages.
    Make some noise at the library this spring during our annual concert with Geezer, featuring Richard Struckhoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasquale, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift, Jana Henderson and David Sharon. Bring the whole family and your lawn chairs, and join us on the patio (or in the auditorium in case of bad weather). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • Library Center - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "Washington Square" by Henry James.
  • Library Center - Creating Community: The Jewish Women of Springfield
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    The Jewish women of Springfield have been involved with the creation of Springfield and the Jewish community since the arrival of the first Jews in the 1860s. Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, author of "Jews of Springfield in the Ozarks," will highlight some of these women and how they have impacted the local community. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Cemeteries. So many cemeteries to visit, headstones to clean and ancestor burial sites to discover. OGS members will talk about cemeteries in southwest Missouri..
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device. Prerequisites: Computer Skills II or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts April 1; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - 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 April 1; call 882-0714.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Billy Wilder Classics
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "The Apartment," not rated, 1960.

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