All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

STRAFFORD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, September 8, 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.

Tuesday, September 15, 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, September 16, 2015

  • Celebrate National Play-Doh Day
    10:00 am for preschool-grade 4.
    In honor of Play-Doh, create an inspired sculpture using our special sparkly, sweet-smelling play dough variations. Play dough recipes will be provided.

Monday, September 21, 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 736-9233.

Tuesday, September 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, September 26, 2015

  • 5th Annual Fall Festival
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Stop by for hot cider and fun fall crafts all day. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, September 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.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Free to Read
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    We'll talk about popular banned books, including your favorites, and have a contest to see who can guess why certain books were challenged.

Tuesday, October 6, 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.
  • First Tuesday 'Tween Tech
    3:30 pm for grades 4-8.
    Learn and practice programming on the Library's Raspberry Pi computers.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • Teen Movie Crafternoon
    3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Gear up for the release of "Pan" by creating adventurous crafts and watching "Peter Pan," rated PG, 2003. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Magna Carta Movie
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate Magna Carta's 800th anniversary and get a glimpse of life in medieval England with "The Adventures of Robin Hood," rated PG, 1938.

Tuesday, October 13, 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, October 19, 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 736-9233.

Tuesday, October 20, 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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

  • Make Yourself a Monster
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 4.
    Kick off Halloween week with a roar! Stop in anytime to make monster accessories for your monster transformation including shoes, tails and hair. Wear your costume and listen to monster stories during a special Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m. Materials will be provided.
  • 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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

  • Building Block Books Voting Day
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm for preschool-grade K.
    This Election Day vote for your favorite Missouri Building Block book. Stop in anytime to cast your vote, and join us at 11 a.m. for a special Racing to Read Storytime to preview all the nominees.
  • 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.
  • First Tuesday 'Tween Tech
    3:30 pm for grades 4-8.
    Learn and practice programming on the Library's Raspberry Pi computers.

Tuesday, November 10, 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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • Teen Movie Crafternoon
    3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the release of the "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" by making some exciting crafts and watching "Mockingjay, Part 1," rated PG-13. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 4.
    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, November 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 October 01; call 736-9233.

Tuesday, November 17, 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, November 21, 2015

  • 3rd Annual Mini "Doctor Who" Con
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate your favorite regenerating time traveler, the Doctor, with trivia and costume contests for adults and kids, "Doctor Who"-themed snacks and games, and discuss the show with other Whovians.

Tuesday, November 24, 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, December 21, 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 736-9233.
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