All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

FAIR GROVE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Throwback Theater
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "Candleshoe," rated G.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • Science Saturdays
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Born to Be Wild," rated G.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • Susie Saves the Day
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Retro Cartoon Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    It's so sad that old Saturday cartoons like "Justice League" and "Batman" are gone, but the Library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG, while we eat breakfast treats.
  • Ultimate Frisbee in the Park
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm for grades 5-12.
    Tee off and fly freely with Ultimate Frisbee in the Fair Grove city park behind the library. Come discover how disc golf can change your life one hole at a time. Discs provided.

Monday, June 8, 2015

  • X-Treme Teens
    3:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Recharge with a superpower smoothie. Vanquish all things puny by ingesting tasty concoctions you create yourself. Ingredients will be provided.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • This Juggler is an Open Book!
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
  • "The Returned"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Jason Mott.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Science Saturdays
    11:30 am for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Hubble," rated G.

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 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 759-2637.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • Otaku Club
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • Throwback Theater
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "The Gnome-Mobile," rated G.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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, July 8, 2015

  • Animal Superpowers!
    10:00 am for preschool-grade 2.
    Animals have superpowers? Yes! Just like superheroes with powers, animals soar through the air, lift heavy objects with ease, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, and they use these powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • Learn More About Animal Super Powers
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 2.
    Keep learning about animals and their amazing senses with trivia and activities after our program with Dickerson Park Zoo. Learn astounding facts about animal powers and skills that happen in your own backyard.
  • "Orphan Train"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Christina Baker Kline.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Science Saturdays
    11:30 am for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Nature: Fellowship of the Whales," rated TV-G.

Monday, July 13, 2015

  • X-Treme Teens
    3:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Create nefarious necklaces and protagonist pendants with images from your a favorite book or comic cover to show off your secret identity. Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news or weather personality.
  • Otaku Club
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Animal Superpowers!
    2:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. Comic book superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Throwback Theater
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "Freaky Friday," rated G, 1977.

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 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 June 01; call 759-2637.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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 25, 2015

  • Retro Cartoon Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    It's so sad that old Saturday cartoons like "Justice League" and "Batman" are gone, but the Library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG, while we eat breakfast treats.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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 5, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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.
  • Gizmos and Gadgets
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades K-6.
    Will you make a superhero gadget to save the planet, or a gizmo only a villain could devise? Put your skills and imagination to the test using LEGO bricks and household items. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • Retro Cartoon Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    It's so sad that old Saturday cartoons like "Justice League" and "Batman" are gone, but the Library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG, while we eat breakfast treats.

Monday, August 10, 2015

  • X-Treme Teens
    3:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Join our indoor/outdoor Banana Olympics complete with banana-themed relay races and water balloons. We'll have prizes for the winning team!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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.
  • "Remarkable Creatures"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Tracy Chevalier.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • Science Saturdays
    11:30 am for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Sacred Planet," rated G.

Monday, August 17, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 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 July 01; call 759-2637.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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.
  • Otaku Club
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • Throwback Theater
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "Escape to Witch Mountain," rated G, 1974.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am 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, September 21, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 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 August 01; call 759-2637.

Monday, October 19, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 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 September 01; call 759-2637.

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 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 October 01; call 759-2637.

Monday, December 21, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 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 November 01; call 759-2637.
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