All Library branches will be closed Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter.

MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch to this informal lecture series and learn while you eat. See Springfield by Bike: Be Safe, Have Fun, Save Money with Andy Cline, bicycle/pedestrian advocate and associate professor of journalism at Missouri State University.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • Game It!
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to play a new board or card game, or join a tournament. Old favorites are always available.

Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Survival of the Fittest
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Can you survive without electricity and computers? Learn about the tools that will make or break you in the wilderness, and hone your survival skills at this program that celebrates endurance and courage! A Big Read event.
  • Get Hooked
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Already know how to loom knit? Come in to create something new.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • Local Hikes With Mike
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    No one knows the Ozarks wilds like Mike Mihalik. He's led countless hikes in the area and explored trails of all difficulty levels as a master naturalist and longtime volunteer with the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Learn about some of the best hikes in the area for family-friendly day trips or adventure-filled excursions. A Big Read event.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Game It!
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to play a new board or card game, or join a tournament. Old favorites are always available.

Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Get Hooked
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Already know how to loom knit? Come in to create something new.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • On the Appalachian Trail with Marcus Ross
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    The Appalachian Trail: 2,200 miles of the most beautiful -- and dangerous -- wilderness in the country. In 2013, Marcus Ross set off with a 25-pound pack and hiked from the trail’s start in Georgia to its endpoint in Maine. Ross will lead us down the trail with him through photographs and stories, all from the comfort of the Library. A Big Read event.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Game It!
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to play a new board or card game, or join a tournament. Old favorites are always available.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Saturday Matinee: Cult Classics Film Fest
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Labyrinth," rated PG. Popcorn will be provided.

Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Monday Madness
    3:30 pm for grades 2-6.
    Don't be bored after school. Join us in the Children's Department for games, crafts and activities.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Get Hooked
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Already know how to loom knit? Come in to create something new.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • "The Night Guest"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday. "The Night Guest" by Fiona McFarlane.
  • Panel Discussion: Take the Bike to Work Week Challenge
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    In celebration of Bike to Work Week, May 12-16, a panel of bike and commuting experts will discuss the safest, cheapest and easiest ways to get around Springfield year-round without a car. Panelists include Melissa Spurlock, City Utilities Bus Services supervisor; Lori Tack, Ozark Greenways program coordinator and Leslie Pruitt and Jordan Sembler from Queen City Cycles.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

  • Game It!
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to play a new board or card game, or join a tournament. Old favorites are always available.
  • "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"
    Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Tom Franklin.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Get Hooked
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Already know how to loom knit? Come in to create something new.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Historic Sites and Sounds of Springfield
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Photographer David J. Eslick will be your tour guide through pictures and sounds of Springfield's past in celebration of Historic Preservation Month.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch to this informal lecture series and learn while you eat. Life in Estonia: Stories of a Peace Corps Volunteer with Erin Gray, Republic Branch Library manager.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program Kickoff
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Drop in and pick up your 2014 Summer Reading Program gameboard! Stick around for simple science concoctions and crafts as we get ready to "Fizz, Boom, and Read!" our way through summer.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
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