MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • Cinco de Mayo at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the history and traditions of Cinco de Mayo with trivia, games and food.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

  • "State of Wonder"
    Brown Bag Book Discussion
    12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday with a good book. "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett.
  • Minute to Win It Wednesdays!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us the first Wednesday of every month for some crazy fun games. Prizes and snacks provided.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    3:15 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room! Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Fun with Paper Crafts
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to turn paper into beautiful, usable art at this monthly craft series. Materials provided; bring scissors and glue if you have them, or use ours. Mini Notebooks: Fold your own functional book using one of several basic bookbinding techniques.

Friday, May 8, 2015

  • 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, May 12, 2015

  • Stories for Life
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed for older or memory-impaired adults, this topical series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • A Videographer's Tale: Ozark Life Stories with Ed Fillmer.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    "Strangely Named Towns of the Ozarks." Award-winning freelance video journalist Ed Fillmer will give video presentations with some of his most popular glimpses of Ozarks culture and people. Fillmer's "KY3's Ozark Life" video stories aired during his 17 years as a reporter, photographer and producer at KYTV. He is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • 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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Midtown Neighborhood Block Party and Summer Reading Kickoff
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages, families.
    We're celebrating the Midtown Carnegie Branch's 110th anniversary and kicking off summer reading in style. Join us in the parking lot for refreshments, music, crafts and activities for all ages. Music sponsored by Friends of the Library. Event will take place in the upstairs meeting room in the case of rain.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • What Do I Read Next? A Group for Book Lovers
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about the best new and upcoming books, along with lesser-known classic gems. Feel free to bring recommendations of your own to share. Smart Beach Reads.

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • 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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families. We'll introduce parents and 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.
  • DIY Herbal Remedies for Summer
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Gina Marie Walden will demonstrate how to make herbal sunblock and insect repellent, and share some herbal iced tea recipes that will keep you refreshed during those hot summer days.
    Registration starts May 12; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Brewing Kombucha for Beginners
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Kombucha is a bubbly, healthful drink that retails for $4 a bottle. Did you know it's easy and cheap to brew your own at home? Kombucha aficionado Sabra Zay and Library staff member Cassie Fox will teach you how to make homemade kombucha and answer questions about the brewing process.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • "Pale Fire"
    Tea and Classics Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a cup of tea and tackle some of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov.

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • 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.
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