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BRENTWOOD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Bear Lake
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Visit beautiful Bear Lake in Estes Park, Colo., with Laura Crawford. Bring a sack lunch.
  • Jack London’s Alaska: The Historical Geography of "The Call of the Wild"
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn about the geographic setting of "The Call of the Wild," followed by a closer look at the historical geography of the Gold Rush as a backdrop for London’s work. Presented by Dr. Judy Meyer, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning at Missouri State University. A Big Read event.

Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Klondike Strike!
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 3-5.
    Learn about rocks and minerals from a geologist with the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, then relive the Gold Rush days as we pan for gold, make poke bags to keep your treasures in, play rolling hoops and more. Materials will be provided. A Big Read event.
    Registration starts April 11; call 883-1974.

Monday, April 21, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • "The Call of the Wild"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Jack London. A Big Read event.
  • Earth Day Eco-Crafts
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate Earth Day by creating an eco-craft. Find out how you can turn recyclables into something cool for yourself and the Earth. We'll have our best eco-crafty books on hand for you to check out. Materials will be provided.

Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts March 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to download audiobooks, pictures, games, plug-ins, updates and other software programs from the Internet.
    Registration starts March 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Big Brentwood Play Day
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Little ones learn through play! We'll make learning fun as kids explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based Racing to Read activities. Snacks will be provided.

Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am 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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Make-and-Take Storytime
    10:00 am to 10:30 am in the meeting room for infants-age 6.
    Make cool sensory toys with your little one that will also develop early literacy skills! Then, check out some of our best and newest picture books. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts April 21; call 883-1974.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • "The Burgess Boys"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Elizabeth Strout.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Hypertufa Mushrooms
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Hypertufa is a rock-like substance you can use to make your own beautiful garden pots or decor. Learn how to mix and mold your own hypertufa creations to personalize your garden.
    Registration starts April 21; call 883-1974.
  • Hypertufa Mushrooms
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Hypertufa is a rock-like substance you can use to make your own beautiful garden pots or decor. Learn how to mix and mold your own hypertufa creations to personalize your garden.
    Registration starts April 21; call 883-1974.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Learn How to Check Out Library E-books
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to check out and download e-books from the Library and read them on your digital device, e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Bring your device fully charged and registered along with your account passwords. If you have an e-ink device you’ll also need a USB cord and a laptop (if you have one). No registration required.

Friday, May 9, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting 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.
    Registration starts April 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts April 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • "Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White"
    Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups
    4:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White" by Taiyo Matsumoto.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "1981," not rated; French with English subtitles.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Brown Bag Travelogue: Antarctica
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Antarctica as a travel destination? Yes! Join Mary Blanche as she shares tales and photos from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Earth's southernmost continent. Bring a sack lunch.

Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts April 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts April 01; call 883-1974.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Big Brentwood Play Day
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Little ones learn through play! We'll make learning fun as kids explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based Racing to Read activities. Snacks will be provided.
  • Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program Kickoff
    1:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Start your summer off with a bang by signing up for the Library's Summer Reading Program. Drop in to do some fun science activities in the Children's Department and pick up your gameboard.
  • A Royal Tea
    3:00 pm for grades K-3.
    Don your fanciest attire and enjoy tea and sweets as we share stories, crafts and games inspired by classic girl characters such as Fancy Nancy and Madeline.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • "The Rosie Project"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Graeme Simsion.

Friday, June 13, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting 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 starting points.
    Registration starts May 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts May 01; call 883-1974.

Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts May 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to register for and use free Web-based email services and how to compose, read, reply to, save and forward email. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.
    Registration starts May 01; call 883-1974.
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