REPUBLIC BRANCH PROGRAMS

Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry loveable friends.

Friday, September 4, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm 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 August 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 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 732-7284.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

  • "The Secret Keeper"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Kate Morton.

Friday, September 11, 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, September 12, 2015

  • Play-Doh Day
    10:00 am for ages 1-6.
    Let your imagination lead the way as you have fun making colorful Play-Doh creations. Materials will be provided.
  • Family Movie Day
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us for popcorn and "Hotel Transylvania," rated PG.

Monday, September 14, 2015

  • Teen Book Group
    Book Discussion
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    "P.S. I Still Love You" by Jenny Han

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • "The Bone Clocks"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By David Mitchell.

Wednesday, September 16, 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.

Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 August 01; call 732-7284.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for Adult.
    Love to crochet or knit? Want to learn how? Gather with us to work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Family Book Discussion
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm for grades 1-3.
    "Moldylocks and the Three Beards" by Noah Z. Jones.

Monday, September 21, 2015

  • Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

  • Storytelling with Jack and Shirley
    10:00 am for ages 1-6.
    Come listen to professional storytellers Jack and Shirley Dike tell silly stories.

Wednesday, September 23, 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.

Friday, September 25, 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.
  • FandomFest
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Are you a SuperWhoLockian or a CumberCookie? This after-hours FandomFest program will feature a trivia contest, crafts and snacks. Costumes are encouraged! Participants must be signed in by a parent or guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave before 8 p.m. without a parent or guardian.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • 'Tween Book Group
    Book Discussion
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    "The Girl with the Glass Bird" by Esme Kerr.

Wednesday, September 30, 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.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry loveable friends.

Friday, October 2, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm 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. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts September 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 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 732-7284.

Monday, October 5, 2015

  • Teen Book Group
    Book Discussion
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    "Asylum" by Madeleine Roux.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

  • Book Bag Bash
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Decorate your very own book bag. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

  • Fire Safety with Smokey the Bear
    5:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Join our friend Smokey the Bear from the Missouri Department of Conservation to talk about fire safety.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • "Orphan Train"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Christina Baker Kline.

Friday, October 9, 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, October 10, 2015

  • "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates"
    Common Reader Book Discussion
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for adults.
    By Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Family Movie Day
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us for popcorn and "Strange Magic," rated PG.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

  • Magna Carta Celebration
    8:30 am to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and learn about the importance of this historic document with book displays, medieval costumes, games, music and more.
  • "Bettyville: A Memoir"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By George Hodgman.

Wednesday, October 14, 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.

Friday, October 16, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 732-7284.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for Adult.
    Love to crochet or knit? Want to learn how? Gather with us to work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Family Book Discussion
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm for grades 1-3.
    "Rise of the Earth" by Tracey West.

Monday, October 19, 2015

  • Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

  • Maintaining Healthy Habits
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Healthy habits can be hard to keep up when you have a busy schedule. Learn tips from a Springfield registered nurse on how to balance your hectic life with exercise and eating well.

Wednesday, October 21, 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.

Friday, October 23, 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.
  • 4th Annual Owls of Harry Potter
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Learn about the preferred Hogwarts method for letter sending -- the owl. Play games, do crafts and eat snacks from the world of Harry Potter.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.

Monday, October 26, 2015

  • 'Tween Book Group
    Book Discussion
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    "Story Thieves" by James Riley.

Wednesday, October 28, 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.
  • Monster Mash Storytime
    10:00 am for Infants-age 6.
    Dress up, trick-or-treat and enjoy a monster of a storytime as we celebrate Halloween.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

  • Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry loveable friends.

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm 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 October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 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 732-7284.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • A Videographer's Tale: Strangely Named Towns of the Ozarks
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports produced during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.
  • "Hunger Games" Movie Marathon
    1:00 pm to 6:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the upcoming release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" with a "Hunger Games" watch party. We'll start with "Catching Fire," rated PG-13, followed by "Mockingjay, Part 1," rated PG-13. Popcorn will be provided.

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • Teen Book Group
    Book Discussion
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    "Cold Burn of Magic" by Jennifer Estep.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • "The Paris Architect"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Charles Belfoure.
  • Box Car Drive-in Movie @ The Library
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for ages 1-6.
    Decorate your car, then sit back and relax with some Pixar Short Films, rated G or not rated. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Friday, November 13, 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, November 14, 2015

  • Family Movie Day
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us for popcorn and "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," rated PG.

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • "The Life We Bury"
    Evening Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By Allen Eskens.

Wednesday, November 18, 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.

Friday, November 20, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 October 01; call 732-7284.
  • Minecraft Game Night
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Build, destroy and build again with Minecraft! Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 5:30 p.m. and picked up by 7 p.m. Participants may not leave before 7 p.m. without a parent or guardian.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for Adult.
    Love to crochet or knit? Want to learn how? Gather with us to work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Family Book Discussion
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm for grades 1-3.
    "Boris on the Move" by Andrew Joyner.
  • International Game Day @ your Library!
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Play your favorite board and card games. Games and snacks will be provided.

Monday, November 23, 2015

  • 'Tween Book Group
    Book Discussion
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    "Poached" by Stuart Gibbs.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

  • Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Learn quilling and papercraft basics. Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

  • Turkey, Pumpkins and Pie, Oh My!
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a Thanksgiving storytime with all the trimmings -- songs, crafts and activities.
  • 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.

Friday, November 27, 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, November 28, 2015

  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.

Friday, December 4, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm 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. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts November 01; call 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 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 732-7284.

Friday, December 18, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 732-7284.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music, and downloading games. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts November 01; call 732-7284.
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