PARK CENTRAL BRANCH PROGRAMS

Take Center Stage at Park Central
Are you an acoustic musician, poet or thespian? Perhaps you're a comic, mime or ventriloquist looking for a place to try new material? What better place than the community stage at the Park Central Branch Library? There's already a performance schedule in place and it's free! Drop by the branch, or call 831-1342 for more information.

Visit the Library on First Friday
Make the new Park Central Branch Library part of your First Friday Artwalk festivities. The District's ninth facility, situated in the heart of downtown Springfield, will display works by area artists along with other galleries and businesses downtown. Take a stroll to the southwest corner of the Square -- where arts, entertainment and information meet.

Friday, September 4, 2015

  • First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Paintings in the Chinese Style by Shirley Yiping Zhang. At 6 p.m. Shirley will give a brief introduction to Chinese art and demonstrate Chinese painting techniques.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Field of Dreams," rated PG.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  • Adult Coloring Circle
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Coloring isn't just for kids! If you like cookies, chatting and coloring, join us each month as we color the work of adult coloring book artist and illustrator Johanna Basford.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • Paint Chip Bookmarks
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Make a unique bookmark using paint chips. Materials will be provided.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Moneyball," rated PG-13.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • Jewelry with Gina
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grade 5 and older.
    Veteran jewelry maker Gina Taylor will show you how to make a simple bracelet or earrings with glass and semi-precious beads. Everyone will make something to take home; materials will be provided.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Natural," rated PG.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Million Dollar Arm," rated PG.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Assessing Skills and Preparing a Qualification Statement.

Friday, October 2, 2015

  • First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Creative Art and Design by Rick Byrd. Enjoy music by Aaron and Allan 12-bar Jazzy Blues from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief," rated PG.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Applications, Resumes, Cover Letters and References.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Paint the Perfect Pumpkin
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 10 and older.
    Why carve a pumpkin when you can paint one? Library staff members will show you how to paint a picture of the perfect Halloween pumpkin on a canvas. All participants can take their completed paintings home. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts September 10; call 831-1342.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 7:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much," not rated.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • Adult Coloring Circle
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Coloring isn't just for kids! If you like cookies, chatting and coloring, join us each month as we color the work of adult coloring book artist and illustrator Johanna Basford.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

  • Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Preparing for the Interview.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest," not rated.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. The Interview, Continued.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window," rated PG.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

  • Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Job Fair Readiness.

Friday, October 30, 2015

  • Halloween Interactive Storytelling
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for grades K-6.
    Enjoy some not-so-scary stories and have some laughs during this interactive reading of "The Widow's Broom" by Chris van Allsburg and "Sleeping Ugly" by Jane Yolen.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," rated PG-13.

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Colored Pencil Drawings by Linda Brunner. 6-8 p.m. Take part in the Zine-Jam and make your own zine! Materials will be provided.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • Jewelry with Gina
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grade 5 and older.
    Veteran jewelry maker Gina Taylor will teach you how to make a bracelet from watercolor paper and brass wire. Everyone will make something to take home; materials will be provided.
  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Dragonheart," rated PG-13.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," rated PG-13.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Adult Coloring Circle
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Coloring isn't just for kids! If you like cookies, chatting and coloring, join us each month as we color the work of adult coloring book artist and illustrator Johanna Basford.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Maleficent," rated PG.

Friday, November 27, 2015

  • DIY Book Safe Craft
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Make a safe from an old book to protect your important keepsakes. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts November 02; call 831-1342.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

  • Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Pete's Dragon," rated G.
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