MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - One Fish, Two Fish
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Join us to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday with some Seuss-tastic stories, songs and activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, March 4, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - First Saturdays Book Discussion
    2 p.m. for adults.
    Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. "Bettyville: A Memoir" by George Hodgman .

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Container Gardening
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist, will address the benefits of using portable container gardens to replace or complement traditional garden beds, including plant and container selection and tips for creating a thriving, small-scale garden.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.

Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with a "Mario Kart" tournament, "Minecraft" marathon and more.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fix-it Fair
    9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Throw it away? No way! Give your household appliances, computers, bicycles or even clothes a new lease on life at the Fix-it Fair. Volunteer experts will be on hand, eager to assist you with your repairs. No registration required, but feel free to call us after February 25 to find out if a specific fixer will be on hand to assist with your item. A Fix-it Fair is a great way to reduce waste while learning a valuable repair skill. Presented in partnership with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks Tool Library.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Luck of the Irish!
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate St. Patty's day with green stories, songs and activities.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Hunting Morels
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    'Tis the season for morel madness! Experienced hunters and novices alike will benefit from the guidance of Missouri Mycological Society member Dan Liles as he discusses hunting, identifying and preparing these highly coveted yet elusive wild mushrooms.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, March 25, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Naturescaping Basics
    3-5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Missouri Department of Conservation Educator Jeff Cantrell will share naturescaping basics including information on butterfly and hummingbird gardens, rock gardens, shrubs and flowering trees. Registration starts March 14; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, April 1, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - First Saturdays Book Discussion
    2 p.m. for adults.
    Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. A One Read event.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, April 8, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meet the 3-D Printer
    2-4 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Need a new part for your Batmobile? Print it out! 3-D printing might seem like something Bruce Wayne would use in his futuristic lair, but it’s happening right now in the library. In this demonstration, the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) will print a 3-D object right before your eyes.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, April 14, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - An Egg-cellent Storytime!
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    We'll have an egg-cellent time with stories, songs and activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, April 15, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and 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 18, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Coffee House Afternoon
    4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing a poem of your own or one from your favorite poet. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, April 22, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Missouri Women and the Great War
    3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    The United States' entrance into World War I called women to action -- on the home front, in factories and in war-torn Europe. Through diary excerpts, letters home, newspaper accounts, photographs and artifacts, Local History Associate Konrad Stump will examine the travels and travails of some of Missouri’s most remarkable women. A One Read event.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Identity Theft and Financial Scams
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room 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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, May 6, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - First Saturdays Book Discussion
    2 p.m. for adults.
    Discuss some of the most highly acclaimed books from the past few years. "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bike to Work Week How-to
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn the ins and outs of commuting by bike with Library staff member and bike enthusiast Nancy Quinn. Nancy will discuss equipment, safety and the local resources you need to bike Springfield like a pro.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Jewelry Making Basics: Tools of the Trade
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about jewelry making tools from Library staff member Gina Taylor. Participants will get the chance to try a few techniques following the demonstration.

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - I Love My Mommy
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate all moms with stories and songs, then create a special surprise for Mom. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, May 13, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Historic Preservation Month Symposium
    9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about area efforts to preserve history and how you can contribute and participate in preserving history. Drop in for one session or attend all four. 9-10:15 a.m. Exploring Ozarks Alive. The Ozarks region is unlike anywhere else and Kaitlyn McConnell wants to tell the world about it through her website ozarksalive.com. Each week, she writes about a different place, person, business or piece of history that shows the area’s distinctive flavor. McConnell will discuss Ozarks Alive, what she’s trying to accomplish, and why it’s important to preserve these Ozarks stories before they simply become history. 10:30-11:45 a.m. From the Darkroom & Over There. Join Library Digital Imaging Specialist Ben Divin as he discusses the newest Local History Department digitization projects, “From the Darkroom: Springfield’s Historic Newspaper Photographs” and “Over There: Missouri and the Great War.” Divin will give an overview of the projects, the process for gathering and scanning materials, and what the future holds. 1-2:15 p.m. Cemetery Preservation in an Ozarks Community. In the late 1990s a section of the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery was destroyed by heavy equipment. One man, Ray Gene Richardson, restored and preserved the cemetery, ultimately winning the prestigious McReynolds Award for historic preservation from the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation. Jami Lewis, archivist with the History Museum on the Square, will discuss Richardson's project along with preservation projects at the History Museum. 2:30-4 p.m. Personal Archiving. Need to know what to do with all of your photographs, letters, scrapbooks and home movies? Join archivists from the State Historical Society of Missouri's Springfield Research Center to look at how to preserve and maintain digital and physical content. Learn tips and tricks on how best to preserve your memories and information including photographs, documents, audiovisual materials and more.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual, interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and 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, May 16, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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, May 20, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Summer Reading Kickoff
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Children's Department for infants-grade 5.
    We're building a better world this summer, one book at a time. Check out p books, pick up Summer Reading Program game boards and enjoy a few activities to kick off the summer reading fun.

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department 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.
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