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

The Park Central, Republic, Strafford, and Willard branch libraries will not have phone service on Tuesday, May 23, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Belgravia" by Julian Fellowes

    1:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Friday, June 2, 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, June 3, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fix-it Fair
    9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the basement 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 assist you with your repairs. No registration required, but feel free to call us after May 20 at 862-0135 to find out if a fixer will be there to help with your specific item. A Fix-it Fair is a great way to reduce waste while learning a valuable repair skill. Presented with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks Tool Library and Queen City Beard and Mustache Federation.

Monday, June 5, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Build a Better Body with Music
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for preschool-grade 3.
    Let’s dance ourselves into a better body as we move and groove to the beat to some of our favorite tunes including “Wiggle Walk” and “Bean Bag Boogie.”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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, June 8, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Music at Midtown
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us Thursday evenings in June to enjoy the music of three talented local women. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Melinda Mullins will perform the timeless songs of her father, Grammy-nominated songwriter Johnny Mullins.

Friday, June 9, 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, June 10, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get the Lead Out: How to Turn an Idea into a Product
    2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    You've got an idea. Now what? Turning that idea into a marketable product may be more complicated than you think. But that doesn't mean it's not worth a shot! Get tips on how to be a successful inventor and entrepreneur from R. Cody Stringer, entrepreneurial specialist with Mercy Research and Product Development.

Monday, June 12, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Branches and Burrows, Seas and Trees!
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Animals find homes in all sorts of places. Dickerson Park Zoo staff will help us determine what makes a habitat, a home. We'll learn what all habitats have in common and even discover how these homes are like our own. Animal friends will be on hand to help us explore different habitats from all over the world!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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, June 15, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Music at Midtown
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us Thursday evenings in June to enjoy the music of three talented local women. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Cindy Woolf, longtime fixture on the Ozarks music scene and member of The Creek Rocks, will perform solo selections from her original songbook.

Friday, June 16, 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 - Stories with Your Legislators
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Crystal Quade.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
    10 a.m. in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Follow along with Bear and the other animals as we use our five senses to explore the world around us. Stick around after storytime for Racing to Read Playtime: Squish, Squash, Scoop and Pour.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime: Squish, Squash, Scoop, Pour...Exploring Your Sense of Touch
    10:30 a.m.-noon in the Children's Department for infants-age 6.
    Learning begins at birth and playing is how young children learn. Join us for some messy fun that will help develop early literacy skills. We'll provide lots of materials to dig into, including sand, water and paint.

Monday, June 19, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Recycling Monday
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for preschool-grade 3 .
    Help us "Build a Better World" through recycling! We'll read stories, play games and use recycled materials to create "upcycled" crafts. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - STEAM Fun!
    2:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    Challenge your brain with some great new STEAM tools including BeeBots®, Makedos™ and Gravity Mazes®. STEAM encourages mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and creative problem solving, with an appreciation for their connection to art. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Music at Midtown
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Join us Thursday evenings in June to enjoy the music of three talented local women. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Local songstress Abbey Waterworth will perform from her album of songs written in Springfield, along with original favorites.

Friday, June 23, 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, June 24, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Secret Life of Seeds
    1-3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and more from Master Gardener Gina Marie Walden Registration starts June 13; call 862-0135.

Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - BogzDogz
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grade K and older.
    Join us for a presentation by humans and K-9s! BogzDogz have competed in the dog sports of obedience, agility and frisbee, earning multiple titles and awards. Learn about the benefits of dog agility training at this fun show.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Family Fort Night
    6 p.m. in the Children's Department for families with children age 2-grade 3.
    Test your creativity and construction skills during this special evening event! We'll build forts, read books and make memories. Bring your favorite stuffed animals or blankets; materials for the forts and books will be provided. Children must be accompanied by adult.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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 - An Evening with the Answer Man
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Steve Pokin, the Springfield News-Leader's "Answer Man," will join us for a talk about what it’s like to be a journalist in the Ozarks and share anecdotes from some of his favorite Pokin Around and Answer Man articles. There will be time for Q&A, so be sure to bring the Answer Man some questions of your own!

Friday, June 30, 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.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Death Comes to Pemberley" by P. D. James

    1:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Friday, July 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, July 8, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Garden Rescue
    1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    A representative from the Master Gardeners of Greene County will provide tips on correcting garden problems caused by pests and diseases before it’s too late. Registration starts June 24; call 862-0135.

Monday, July 10, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Building Blocks of Magic
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    It sounds crazy, but Marty Hahne, the Reading Magician, will introduce you to magic with shovels, blocks, hard hats, bulldozers and LEGO bricks. Discover a house that gets magically painted at this show featuring Casey, Marty’s magical bunny!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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, July 14, 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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Build It Bigger with the Imagination Playground
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for preschool-age 6.
    Join us for a morning of exploration and building fun as we work together to build it bigger with the Imagination Playground! These large, oversized modular building blocks promote cooperation as well as creativity. The Imagination Playground is provided in cooperation with the Springfield Greene County Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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, July 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.

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Wiggle and Groove with Brett Johnston
    10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room for preschool-grade 5.
    Sing, wiggle, dance and bop with local musician Brett Johnston. We'll rap and sing songs about our favorite picture books, rock out to original tunes and more. Wear your dancing shoes!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30-4 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, July 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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Summer Reading with Babaloo!
    1-4 p.m. for all ages.
    Join us on the parking lot as we wind down the Summer Reading Program. The fun begins with a performance from Babaloo, a one-man musical comedy act, from 1-2 p.m. Be prepared to laugh, sing, dance and make big noise! Stay the afternoon for games, activities and light refreshments. In case of rain, event will be held in the upstairs meeting room.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware

    1:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Discuss books written by British authors. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Friday, August 4, 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.

Friday, August 11, 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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Back to School Bash!
    3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
    We want to welcome you back in style as we sing, dance and snack to celebrate your first day of school! Learn more about the Teen Room and the Library and make plans to join us after school all year.

Friday, August 18, 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Landlords: Rights & Responsibilities
    6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Attorney Michael Miller of Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law will help landlords understand their rights from the beginning of the landlord-tenant relationship to the end. Topics include best contract practices with tenants, enforcing contracts during the tenancy and ending contracts at the end of tenancy.

Friday, August 25, 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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