LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Library Center - Family Movie Night at the Library
    6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us each month to watch a movie on our big screen along with an activity. Sing along with "Moana," rated PG.

Tuesday, September 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 - 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
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grade 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, September 6, 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: Computer Skills I
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts August 1; call 883-5341.
  • 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. Registration starts August 1; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Library Center - TGIF -- It's Fall Geezerfest!
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Groove into fall with Geezer at this special Friday night concert. Bring the whole family and lawn chairs, and get ready to rock out on the patio (or the auditorium in case of bad weather). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Playtime
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys. Preschool Science Edition.
  • Library Center - You Can Do It
    2 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Hear from teacher and library patron Becki Uccello and her daughter Izzi about Izzi's experience this summer competing in the Miss You Can Do It Pageant for girls with special needs and challenges. Learn how you can do it, too, and support families with challenges in the area.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Techs & the Roadies is an Americana/folk group born out of Reeds Spring in the early 90s..

Monday, September 11, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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, September 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 - Book Buzz
    10-11:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Love to hear about new books? Join us as Brad Simpson, district sales manager from Penguin Random House, gives us the buzz about upcoming titles.
  • 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 Book Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grade 6-12.
    "Michael Vey," "Throne of Glass," "The Hunger Games" -- No matter what your taste in books is, there's nothing like talking about your favorite books with friends. Drink tea, geek out over your favorite titles and come away with a list of new books to read.

Wednesday, September 13, 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 Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

    1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogues
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. New Adventure Awaits with Geocaching. Learn about geocaching with expert geocache hunter and library staff member Andrew Mann.

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Library Center - Meet the Library Night
    7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
    Meet the library in a sensory-safe environment. We'll lead small groups of families with children with special needs on a brief but detailed tour of the Library Center Children's Department, highlighting all the exciting services we have to offer families along the way. Presented in partnership with Include Ozarks. Registration starts September 1; call 616-0554.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Library Center - The Perfect Storm
    9-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. James Peterson will provide parents with direction and an understanding of how to get their child's nervous system balanced and healthy, to enhance and improve their child's function and development, no matter the disorder. Presented in partnership with Include Ozarks. Registration starts September 1; call 616-0554.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Couples
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "To Have and Have Not," not rated, 1944.

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Fur, Feathers and Scales
    6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 2-5.
    Meet and learn bio facts about three animals with very different body coverings in this special program featuring our friends from Dickerson Park Zoo.
  • Library Center - Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "American Ulysses: The Life of Ulysses S. Grant" by Ronald C. White.

Tuesday, September 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 - 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 Night
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! Play games, talk about your favorite fandom and take part in other special activities.
  • Library Center - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith.
  • Library Center - Springfield in the 1950s
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Library Local History Associate John Rutherford will highlight key government decisions, new forms of entertainment, recruitment of manufacturers and famous visitors including President Harry Truman, Nancy and Ronald Reagan and Elvis.

Wednesday, September 20, 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: Learning Windows 10
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn about the Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View and the Snipping Tool. 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. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts August 1; call 883-5341.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Researching Church Records at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC). Glenn Gohr, reference archivist at the FPHC will provide a brief introduction to the Assemblies of God in Springfield and an overview of the historical records available at the FPHC. The presentation will be followed by a onsite tour of the FPHC archives.
  • 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. Registration starts August 1; call 882-0714.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Library Center - Club Awesome!
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
    Join us the third Thursday of every month for activities just for tweens. Materials will be provided. "Harry Potter," "Percy Jackson," "Wings of Fire" -- Join us to talk about your favorite books, do book-themed crafts and eat snacks. .

Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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, September 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 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 - Anime Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for age 13-grade 12.
    Anime fans Unite! Join us every month for an anime showing rated TV-13 or under
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From Allergies to Zika Virus, the Good and Bad of the Immune System. Dr. Chris Lupfer, with the Department of Biology at Missouri State University, will discuss current research on the benefits and harmful aspects of the immune system as it relates to infections, allergies and autoimmune diseases .

Wednesday, September 27, 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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Library Center - Doctor Noize Unplugged
    10:30 a.m. in the auditorium for preschool-grade 4.
    The Doc will dazzle and inspire you during this hopping concert full of zany and creative fun! You won't want to miss this performance by Stanford-educated father, chart-topping recording artist, author, award-winning teacher and general goofball.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • Library Center - Artful Weaving for Kids
    2-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades K-6.
    Learn the basic concepts of loom weaving and work on a simple project to take home. Materials will be provided.

Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Revolutionary War Ancestors. OGS members Carmen Boyd and J. Howard Fisk will discuss researching Revolutionary War ancestors in relation to their respective hereditary societies, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.

Tuesday, October 3, 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
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grade 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, October 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines, directories or other starter points. Prerequisites: Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts September 1; call 883-5341.
  • 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. Registration starts September 1; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - History Explorers Presents: Revolutionary War Patriot Families
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Through marriage and cemetery records, we’ll explore the family connections of Revolutionary War Patriots David Bedell, Elisha Headlee and Samuel Steel to build a simple family tree. Examining migration patterns, we’ll look at the events that followed the long trail of our Patriot families to Missouri and connect their descendants with those living in Greene County today. Presented in partnership with the Sons of the American Revolution.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • Library Center - Ozarks Urban Legends & Superstitions
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Ozarkers have always been captivated by local legends like Hatchet Man's Bridge and the Joplin Spooklight. Kaitlyn McConnell, founder of Ozarks Alive, will discuss some of the area's best-known urban legends and give insight into some of the most common superstitions from days gone by. An Oh, The Horror event.

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Library Center - Family Movie Night at the Library
    6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us each month to watch a movie on our big screen along with an activity. Dance along with "Trolls," rated PG.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Library Center - My Little Pony Get-Together
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the release of "My Little Pony: The Movie" with trivia, discussions, crafts and a sing along.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. The award-winning Finley River Boys will play a mix of traditional bluegrass and gospel songs .

Tuesday, October 10, 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 - Finding Your Voice with Author Varian Johnson
    5:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for age 14-adult.
    Children's author Varian Johnson will lend his expertise to this workshop designed to help you find your unique voice for your stories. Fun written exercises will be used to cover topics including point of view, tense, style and word choice. Registration starts September 26; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - A Life in Revision
    7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for age 12-adult.
    The author of seven novels including the "Jackson Greene" middle-grade series, Varian Johnson will tell you how a structural engineer became a children's book author through hard work , lots of revision and choosing to be brave in his writing. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, October 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 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 Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

    1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
  • Library Center - The Bloody Benders: Horror at "The Devil’s Inn"
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Westward expansion after the Civil War was fraught with dangers. Weary travelers stopping at the Bender Inn in Cherryvale, Kan., were enchanted by Kate Bender, the mysterious and beautiful proprietress. However, travelers had a tendency to disappear, and over time it was dubbed "The Devil's Inn." Bestselling comic writer Michael L. Frizell and artist and illustrator D.A. Frizell discuss the deadly true story behind "Bender: Volume One" and how they brought it to life. Books will be available for purchase and signing. An Oh, The Horror event.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Library Center - Fighting Fake News: Evaluating Information
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn how to evaluate news stories and protect yourself against fake news in this hands-on class. Missouri State University Libraries staff members Tracy L. Stout, head of Research and Instructional Services, and Jessica L Bennett, reference and e-learning librarian, will provide a step-by-step process for assessing the credibility of information. Presented in partnership with Missouri State University Libraries. Registration starts October 2; call 883-5341.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Library Center - Genealogy Symposium
    9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Learn tips for digging into your family history. Drop in for one session or attend all four. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Going Digital: Bringing Your Family History into the Digital Age. Local History Associate Historian Gary Larson will show how to plan and execute a basic digitization project. The class will focus on family photos and documents, so you can bring your family history into the digital age. 11 a.m.-noon. Beginning Genealogy. Local History Associate Renee Glass will present the basics of genealogy, including how to begin your family research, what records to look for and how to use the information to establish a family tree. 1:30-2:30 p.m. England: Church Records and Indexes. Claire V. Brisson-Banks, AG®, is the owner of Timeless Genealogies, a provider of ancestral and forensic research services, and is accredited in England and Mountain States research. She will discuss understanding jurisdictions from a Chapelry to a Province in connection with the Church of England, along with baptisms/christenings, marriages, burials and the many indexes available online and in nonconformist church records. 3-4 p.m. Records and Reunion: Researching Civil War Veterans. Researching the veteran's history does not have to end with wartime documents and pensions. Local History Associate Michael Price will describe the records you can use to discover his life as a Civil War veteran.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Playtime
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys. Music Playtime: Sing, dance and play instruments .
  • Library Center - St. Louis Possessed: The Case that Inspired "The Exorcist"
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Considered by many to be "the scariest movie of all time," the 1973 film "The Exorcist" was inspired by the 1949 exorcism of a 14-year-old boy identified as "Roland Doe." Beginning in Maryland, ending in St. Louis and involving several Jesuit priests from St. Louis University, it's a story of shaking mattresses, unexplained bodily scratches, levitation and possession. John Waide, St. Louis University archivist, recounts eyewitness testimony and diary excerpts to tell the true story behind the classic film. An Oh, The Horror event.

Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Horror in Pop Culture Panel
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    From the Headless Horseman to "The Bride of Frankenstein," things that go bump in the night have long captivated our collective imagination. Drury University professors Erin Kenny, Katie Gilbert and Chris Panza, and Missouri State University professor Christie Cathey will reflect on centuries of animated corpses, dark princes and ghostly visitants to explore how our fascination with horror has evolved and why it persists. An Oh, The Horror event.

Tuesday, October 17, 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 Night
    6-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for grades 6-12.
    If it's Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! Play games, talk about your favorite fandom and take part in other special activities.
  • Library Center - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "Sula" by Toni Morrison.

Wednesday, October 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 - Genealogy Workshop
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Trail of Tears. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join Jackie Warfel, chairman of the Greene County Historic Sites Board, and Terry Whaley, director of Ozark Greenways, for a screening of The Department of the Interior National Park Service short film, "Trail of Tears," not rated, exposing one of the darkest chapters in American history. After the film, Jackie and Terry will discuss the Greene County routes of this National Historic Trail .
  • 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 September 1; call 883-5341.
  • 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. Registration starts September 1; call 882-0714.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • Library Center - Club Awesome!
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 4-8.
    Join us the third Thursday of every month for activities just for tweens. Materials will be provided. Do you like scary stories? We'll have a spooky time as we build reading forts, eat s'mores, share scary stories and watch "Goosebumps," rated PG.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogues
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. An Ozarks Haunted Road Trip. From Wilson's Creek National Battlefield to the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark., the Ozarks is full of sites purported to be haunted. Janice Tremeear, author of "Missouri's Haunted Route 66" and "Haunted Ozarks," will share possibilities for ghost hunting trips in the Ozarks including haunted B&Bs, city parks and cemeteries. Books will be available for purchase and signing. An Oh, The Horror event.

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Library Center - The Reformation and Mysticism
    6:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    The Reformation that divided Western Christianity in the 16th century involved an intense debate over how Christians experience God’s presence and redemptive work in their daily lives. Vincent M. Evener, instructor in Reformation and Luther studies at United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., will describe how Martin Luther reinterpreted medieval mystical ideas about union with God, and how Luther and the first radical reformers clashed around these themes and their implications for social and political life. This program is a part of the series, "500 Years of Reformations," supported by Missouri State University, the Springfield-Greene County Library District, University Heights Baptist Church and the Springfield Art Museum.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Library Center - Self-Care for Parents of Special Needs Children
    9-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Family psychologist Dr. Tiffany Ruffin discusses the importance of self-care for parents of special needs children. Dr. Ruffin believes understanding one's self can facilitate change and growth. Her goal is for parents to feel empowered, understood and accepted. Presented in partnership with Include Ozarks. Registration starts October 1; call 616-0554.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Couples
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "The Quiet Man," not rated, 1952.
  • Library Center - "Paperbacks from Hell" with Author Grady Hendrix
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    In his new book "Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction," author Grady Hendrix charts the history of the horror paperback publishing boom that started with the publication of "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist" and died in the early '90s as thrillers became popular. Join us for an affectionate, nostalgic and unflinchingly funny discussion of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, as the author of "My Best Friend’s Exorcism" and "Horrorstor" follows the horror paperback boom from its roots in books about Satanic possession, to its flirtation with killer kids, evil animals, weird science, accursed real estate and beyond! Books will be available for purchase and signing. An Oh, The Horror event.

Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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, October 24, 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 - Anime Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for age 13-grade 12.
    Anime fans Unite! Join us every month for an anime showing rated TV-13 or under
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Wetland Plants: What Are They Good For? Dr. La Toya Kissoon-Charles, who teaches aquatic biology courses and conducts wetland plant ecology research at Missouri State University, will discuss research findings emphasizing the importance of plants in wet ecosystems.

Wednesday, October 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 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 - Creepy Crafts and Macabre Makeovers
    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.
    Pay homage to your favorite horror icon by creating a Frankentoy or jewelry piece that a horror fan can display with pride. Materials will be provided. Registration limited to 20. An Oh, The Horror event. Registration starts October 1; call 883-5341.

Monday, October 30, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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, October 31, 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 - Halloween Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky but a lot of fun! Then join the parade as we trick-or-treat through the library.
  • Library Center - Halloween Storytime
    10:15 a.m. in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky but a lot of fun! Then join the parade as we trick-or-treat through the library.
  • 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 - Halloween Storytime
    11:15 a.m. in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Wear your costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky but a lot of fun! Then join the parade as we trick-or-treat through the library.

Wednesday, November 1, 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: Downloading Made Easy
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn the difference between programs and apps. Practice downloading, installing, and uninstalling a program or a library app. Understand the different web browsers and install a browser on the desktop. Visit the Windows Store to learn how to purchase an app for your device. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts October 1; call 883-5341.
  • 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. Registration starts October 1; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - Fighting Fake News: Evaluating Information
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Learn how to evaluate news stories and protect yourself against fake news in this hands-on class. Missouri State University Libraries staff members Tracy L. Stout, head of Research and Instructional Services, and Jessica L Bennett, reference and e-learning librarian, will provide a step-by-step process for assessing the credibility of information. Presented in partnership with Missouri State University Libraries. Registration starts October 23; call 883-5341.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Library Center - C.S. Lewis and the Seven Deadly Sins
    6 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    For generations, readers have found insight from the writings of author C.S. Lewis. One of his poems, "Deadly Sins," has contributed to the theory that Lewis focused each book in the "Chronicles of Narnia" series on one of the seven deadly sins of early Christian history. The Rev. Dr. Andrew Chaney will discuss the parallels between the seven deadly sins and the "Chronicles of Narnia."

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Library Center - Family Movie Night at the Library
    6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us each month to watch a movie on our big screen along with an activity. Build along with LEGO bricks while watching "The LEGO Batman Movie," rated PG .

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Library Center - International Game Day @ Your Library
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
    Join us for a day of gaming at your library! 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Game Demos with Meta Games. Learn about new games and demo some favorites. 1-2 p.m. Introduction to Role Playing Games with Eclectic Endeavors. Learn the basics of role-playing games (RPGs) including what it takes to generate a character and what a game master does. 2-4 p.m. Paint 'n' Take Workshop with Eclectic Endeavors. Learn how to paint the miniatures used in war games and RPGs. Try out games with miniatures and take your creation home. Materials will be provided.

Monday, November 6, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Are there Black Sheep in Your Family? OGS members will discuss the rascals in their families and the resources available to help researchers determine if a family tale is true or false.

Tuesday, November 7, 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
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grade 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, November 8, 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 - "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders

    1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Playtime
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour Room for infants-age 6.
    Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys. Art Playtime: Dress to get messy as we create art.
  • Library Center - Get Wild with Animal Art
    11 a.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Representatives from Ozarks AAZK, the local chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers, will discuss how they provide unique opportunities for animal interactions and training through art. The program will include a live animal painting session. Be sure to check out the Get Wild with Animal Art display in the reading room in November.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Enjoy bluegrass, country tunes and comedy by the SouthWynns, the Wynn family band featuring three generations of performers.

Monday, November 13, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Long Term Care Planning, Medicaid and Asset Protection
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Join the attorneys of Ozarks Elder Law to learn the truth about Medicaid myths and the benefits of consulting with an elder law attorney. They'll answer your questions about how to best protect assets if you or a loved one enters a nursing home and discuss how to make the transition into a long term care facility.

Tuesday, November 14, 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 - Writing Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
    It's National Writing Month! Get inspiration, feedback and support from fellow writers.

Wednesday, November 15, 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
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. Remembering and Honoring and Martyrs of the Race Course. OGS member Gail Mitchell will give two presentations about the origins of Memorial Day. A video memorial honoring OGS members and/or family members who have passed in the previous year will also be presented. Families, friends and loved ones are encouraged to attend.
  • Library Center - 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 October 1; call 883-5341.
  • 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. Registration starts October 1; call 882-0714.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Library Center - Club Awesome!
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
    Join us the third Thursday of every month for activities just for tweens. Materials will be provided. Harry Potter PJ Party! Get cozy while you enjoy snacks, Harry Potter-themed activities and watch "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," rated PG.
  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogues
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. Fun on the Frisco. Learn more about the Frisco Highline Trail, southwest Missouri's premier rail trail, and other area trails from Ozark Greenways.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Library Center - Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders
    9-11 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Are mealtimes and snacks with your child a struggle? Speech-language pathologist Melanie Stinnett shares what defines a picky eater versus a problem feeder and provides options for potential treatment. Presented in partnership with Include Ozarks. Registration starts November 1; call 616-0554.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Classic Couples
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "Woman of the Year," not rated, 1942.

Monday, November 20, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
    "Writing the Gettysburg Address" by Martin P. Johnson.
  • Library Center - Trust & Estate Planning Basics
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Join us for a presentation on trust and estate planning basics by the attorneys of Ozarks Elder Law. Discover why estate planning should be a priority for any adult. Learn techniques to avoid probate and the importance of powers of attorney.

Tuesday, November 21, 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 Night
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! Play games, talk about your favorite fandom and take part in other special activities.
  • Library Center - Books You Always Meant to Read
    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion. "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene.

Wednesday, November 22, 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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

  • Library Center - Advance Care Planning Workshop
    6 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    If a sudden illness or injury left you unable to speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you? Join CoxHealth Center for Health Improvement staff for a conversation about advance care planning that will help you reflect on your values, choose a health care agent, take the first steps toward completing an advance directive and make your wishes known.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

  • Library Center - Anime Club
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for age 13-grade 12.
    Anime fans Unite! Join us every month for an anime showing rated TV-13 or under
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Beneath the Surface: Fabulous Biodiversity in Flowing Waters. Dr. Debra Finn, with the Department of Biology at Missouri State University, analyzes the health of rivers and streams by looking at the many living species in the water and will discuss current research on the health of flowing waters..

Thursday, November 30, 2017

  • Library Center - 'Tween Anime Party
    6-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Anime fans unite! Join us for trivia, crafts and an anime showing, rated TV-PG and under.

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