The Fair Grove Branch Library will be closed Monday, June 19, through Monday, June 26, for carpet replacement and shelf rearrangement.

Zinio and InstantFlix services will be down for approximately 14 hours beginning 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, while Recorded Books performs maintenace to their system.

MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

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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