All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 April 01; call 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 April 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    "Footprints to Land Records: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Your Ancestor’s Land." Author Donnis Slusser Crane’s new book begins with the 1803 Lewis and Clark expedition from St. Louis. Most of the land from there West, including Missouri, was mapped using the Government Rectangular Survey method. Donnis will show how that mapping system works. Books will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Monday, June 1, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Strength: Design a "super cuff" strong enough to hold up five books.
    Registration starts May 24; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Strength: Design a "super cuff" strong enough to hold up five books.
    Registration starts May 24; call 882-0714.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    50 Google Searches Every Genealogist Should Know. Learn to use Google Image, Google Book, Google Scholar and other research resources during a webinar presented by Barry Ewell, founder of MyGenShare.com. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Meet the Music Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this summer! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. You can also help plan library events and programs for volunteer credit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Book Buzz Tour with Brad Simpson
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Want to learn about best-sellers before they become best-sellers? How about a chance to read books before they are published? Random House representative Brad Simpson will tell us what's getting all the buzz in publishing, including upcoming titles for adults, teens and children. Advanced reader copies, book catalogs and "Keep Calm and Read On" tote bags available while supplies last.
    Registration starts May 18; call 882-0714.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • Susie Saves the Day
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Susie Saves the Day
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Reader's Choice
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Short Stories/Essays. Bring a collection of short stories or essays to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Paw Patrol." Learn about community heroes.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Nuclear Glow Heroes vs. Villains Summer Reading Bash. If you fell into a vat of nuclear waste and gained superpowers, would you be a hero or a villain? Join us for a glow-in-the-dark dance party to celebrate summer reading! Costumes are welcome.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Superhero Training Academy
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 6.
    Super summer is here! Are you ready to be a superhero? Join our training academy and test your super skills with games, crafts, stories and songs.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Military Might
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a wartime classic. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Ike: Countdown to D-Day," rated PG.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

  • The Front Line was Everywhere and Nowhere
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Members of the Ozark Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will share their service experiences from the Vietnam War, 1965-75. The symposium will feature nine panel members who served in a variety of support capacities. Panelists include: Retired Army Lt. Col. Frank Bridges, retired Army Col. Chuck Guy, retired Army Lt. Col. Larry Henry, retired Air Force Maj. Bryan Hutchings, retired Army Col. Glenn Israel, Navy-Marine Corps Lt. Richard Johnson, retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jerry Nicholson, retired Navy Cmdr. David Reed and retired Army Col. Steve Vanderhoof.

Monday, June 8, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Sound: Make a "sound sandwich" and learn about sound and music.
    Registration starts May 31; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Sound: Make a "sound sandwich" and learn about sound and music.
    Registration starts May 31; call 882-0714.
  • Juggle Like a Superhero
    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    It may not be a superpower, but it's still a fun feat to master! Try your hand at juggling, spinning a plate, tossing a Chinese yo-yo and more at this fun, hands-on workshop. Jay and Leslie Cady of Laughing Matters provide expert instruction for beginners and experienced jugglers.
    Registration starts May 26; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 May 01; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Stories with Your Legislators
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Eric Burlison
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 May 01; call 882-0714.
  • Meet the Music Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Tito Puente.
  • Cosplay on a Ramen Noodle Budget
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Want to create your own fabulous costumes but don't know how? Find out how to turn inexpensive materials into Comi-con worthy disguises. Special guests will be here to show off their costuming creations. Feel free to bring items you are working on.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    What I Found at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. A panel of OGS members will discuss their findings from the April 2015 research trip to Tennessee State Library and Archives. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Malala Yousafzai

Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • This Juggler is an Open Book!
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
  • This Juggler is an Open Book!
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Things That Go!" Celebrate all types of transportation.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Do you have what it takes to be the best "Mario Kart" racer? Put your skills to the test for a chance to win the ultimate title! Play games and chat with other Nintendo fans while you wait to compete.
  • Cook-a-Book
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5 and parents.
    Join our super family book club and talk about a different title every month. Pick up dinner from the Mudhouse or brown bag it. "Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the children's department 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.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Swivel Sisters, Jennifer Reisch and Shannon Stine, feature a unique blend of acoustic and electric guitars, lush vocals and harmonies, swirled together with humor and spontaneity as they perform a wide variety of covers and original tunes. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Vision: Test your eyes with optical illusions and make a thaumatrope.
    Registration starts June 07; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Vision: Test your eyes with optical illusions and make a thaumatrope.
    Registration starts June 07; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Meet the Music Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker.
  • MAKE-ing a Difference
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Looking for ways to get volunteer hours this summer? Are you crafty and like to help out in the community? We need awesome teens to help us make a difference this summer. Each month we will create something super to benefit a different organization in our area. Materials and snacks will be provided.
  • Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Juke Box Heroes: Elvis in Springfield
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Local Elvis Presley expert Ted Hutchens will help us celebrate the anniversary of Elvis' last visit to Springfield on this date in 1977. Ted will be joined by friends who will share stories of their personal encounters with Elvis during this and other visits. Ted will also talk about the Crazy 'Bout Elvis Celebration planned for April 2016 in Springfield. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • Explorers of the Ozarks
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Some heroes make their mark by showing us what lies beyond. Such are the people in a video presentation Explorers of the Ozarks by award-winning freelance journalist Ed Fillmer. See this composite of Ozarks explorers including archeologist Uris Zarins, the Ozarks' first astronaut Tom Aley and the late Maynard Cohik. His profiles first aired on "KY3’s Ozark Life" stories during his 17 years at KYTV. Fillmer is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Doc McStuffins." Bring your stuffie in for a checkup at our special stuffed animal clinic.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Do you love to draw? Let your imagination run wild as you spend time drawing. Materials will be provided.
  • Science of Superheroes
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for grade 3-adult.
    Join science nerd and comic book aficionado Rob Powers, aka Professor Powers, for a discussion about the reality of superhero powers. What would happen to Thor's hammer, Mjolnier, on Earth if it really was made from the heart of a dying star? How realistic are Batman's gadgets? We'll consider these and other questions as we discuss the science of powers, gadgets and superheroes. Activities and experiments will follow the discussion.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.

Monday, June 22, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Balance: Learn about balance and gravity, and make a balancing robot.
    Registration starts June 14; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Balance: Learn about balance and gravity, and make a balancing robot.
    Registration starts June 14; call 882-0714.
  • "Glory"
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    Watch "Glory," rated R, based on the book by Lincoln Kirstein.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 May 01; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 May 01; call 882-0714.
  • Meet the Music Hero
    4:00 pm for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Melba Doretta Liston.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, June 25, 2015

  • Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • "Roadtrip with a Raindrop" with Author Gayle Harper
    7:00 pm in meeting rooms A & B for all ages.
    Travel photographer and author Gayle Harper will share her 90-day road trip following the Mississippi River at a multimedia presentation and book signing. Her book, "Roadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi River," began with one simple fact: A drop of rain falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi travels the river for 90 days before reaching the Gulf of Mexico.

Friday, June 26, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Bad Kitty." Help Bad Kitty get out of trouble!
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Are you ready to compete for the title of 'Tween Iron Chef? Join the ultimate food showdown and concoct a delicious dish with only a few ingredients.
    Registration starts June 19; call 882-0714.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the children's department 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, June 29, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Flight: Blast off with rockets and see how high yours can fly!
    Registration starts June 21; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Flight: Blast off with rockets and see how high yours can fly!
    Registration starts June 21; call 882-0714.
  • Tonk and The Aurors and Friends
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-12.
    Rock out at the Library Center with wizard rockers Tonks & the Aurors! Front woman Steph Anderson and bandmates have been touring the U.S., playing music about Harry Potter since 2007. They continue to bridge music, book and nerd culture and have added John Green’s books, "The Hunger Games" and more to their music repertoire. Kirstyn Hippe and Tianna & The Cliffhangers will join Tonks & The Aurors for the ultimate fandom concert – don’t miss it!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Meet the Music Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Keith Richards.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, July 2, 2015

  • Super Storytime
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 5.
    Listen to our super librarians read their favorite stories and sing their favorite songs during our super-sized storytime.
  • Super Storytime
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 5.
    Listen to our super librarians read their favorite stories and sing their favorite songs during our super-sized storytime.
  • Juke Box Heroes: The Beatles--Band of the Sixties
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Aaron Krerowicz, one of two professional Beatles scholars, will take us on a multimedia tour following the Beatles through the 1960s, starting with their seminal visit to Hamburg, through Beatlemania and concluding with "Abbey Road." Aaron will sell and sign copies of his book, "The Beatles & the Avant-Garde" following his presentation. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Reader's Choice
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Nonfiction. Bring a nonfiction title to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, July 3, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Froggy." Join Froggy on his many adventures and share a favorite Froggy story.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Enjoy an animated adventure through Ancient China as we watch "Mulan," rated G.

Monday, July 6, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Safety: Design and test a crash-safe car!
    Registration starts June 28; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Safety: Design and test a crash-safe car!
    Registration starts June 28; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Meet the Art Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of art and meet an artist hero through stories, songs and activities. Henri Matisse.
  • Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this summer! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. You can also help plan library events and programs for volunteer credit.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Medicinal Herbs Used by Our Ancestors. We'll talk about the historic use of herbs. Certified Herbalist Anita Ball will discuss modern usage, how to grow or purchase herbs and health benefits. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • "Station Eleven"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Emily St. John Mandel.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • Favorite Songs from the Little House Books
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Beloved Missouri author Laura Ingalls Wilder's life was filled with fiddle tunes played by her father-- church hymns, play party songs and ballads. Join folk musician Judy Domeny Bowen as she shares with you the songs that Laura loved.
  • Favorite Songs from the Little House Books
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Beloved Missouri author Laura Ingalls Wilder's life was filled with fiddle tunes played by her father-- church hymns, play party songs and ballads. Join folk musician Judy Domeny Bowen as she shares with you the songs that Laura loved.

Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Peter Rabbit." Learn about plants, nature and gardening with Peter Rabbit.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Celebrate the amazing tales of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III from "How to Train Your Dragon" with games and activities as we try to determine if dragons really did exist.
  • LARPing in the Library
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-12.
    Curious about LARPing? Get ready for some live action fun as members of the Myths and Legends Larpcraft group show off their skills. They'll talk about LARPing and host a mini-game -- participation is encouraged!
  • Cook-a-Book
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5 and parents.
    Join our super family book club and talk about a different title every month. Pick up dinner from the Mudhouse or brown bag it. "Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures" by Kate DiCamillo.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the children's department 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.
  • Go From "Bored" to "Board"
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Playing board games can improve your memory, enhance concentration, build your logical thinking skills and lower your blood pressure. Drop in and try a new game or two, and discover all the ways board games can benefit your health. Games provided by Board Games Warehouse.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble, a 20-member big band formally known as "Little Hoover's Big Band," will play music from the 1940s-2000s under the direction of long-time jazz trombonist and music educator Bob Holden. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, July 13, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Symmetry: Learn about light and color, and make a kaleidoscope!
    Registration starts July 05; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Symmetry: Learn about light and color, and make a kaleidoscope!
    Registration starts July 05; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 June 01; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 June 01; call 882-0714.
  • Meet the Art Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of art and meet an artist hero through stories, songs and activities. George Rodrigue.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, July 16, 2015

  • Super-palooza!
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Can you build tall structures? Do you have super speed? Are you super smart? We’ll have super stories and outstanding activities that will keep you moving, thinking and creating like a summer reading superhero!

Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Curious George." Solve your curiosity with hands-on science experiments.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Are you a fan of the "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis? See if you can survive the events that the books were based on through obstacle courses, games and crafts.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Sugar Free Allstars: Concert for Preschoolers
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium for infants-age 7.
    Join us for a rollicking, moving and grooving good time with nationally acclaimed kindie band, the Sugar Free Allstars. With their diverse musical influences and unusual instrumentation, this funky organ/drum duo from Oklahoma City blends New Orleans funk, Memphis soul and Hammond organ-drenched gospel, wrapped in a colorful rock 'n' roll package. They have garnered national acclaim and accolades in Time, People and Parents magazines, starred reviews in School Library Journal, two No. 1 hits on SiriusXM's Kid's Place Live and a National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Military Might
    2:00 pm to 3:45 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a wartime classic. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Pork Chop Hill," not rated.

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Survival Skills: Learn how animals survive in their habitats, and see if you have what it takes to be a super predator.
    Registration starts July 12; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Survival Skills: Learn how animals survive in their habitats, and see if you have what it takes to be a super predator.
    Registration starts July 12; call 882-0714.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Meet the Art Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of art and meet an artist hero through stories, songs and activities. Jackson Pollock.
  • MAKE-ing a Difference
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Looking for ways to get volunteer hours this summer? Are you crafty and like to help out in the community? We need awesome teens to help us make a difference this summer. Each month we will create something super to benefit a different organization in our area. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Using Microsoft Excel for Timelines. Excel can be used to compare names and information, record statistics and sort burial information. Get tips for organizing your genealogy data in a way that is useful for your research. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, July 23, 2015

  • Fantastic Family Film Festival
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Watch some of your favorites on the big screen while you take part in special activities. "Big Hero 6" Robot Build-a-Long. Rated PG.
  • An Evening with David Harrison: Readings, Backstories and Belly Laughs
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Springfield’s nationally known poet and author David Harrison teams up with the Byron Biggers Band and some surprise visitors to read and perform his rib-tickling poetry the whole family will enjoy. Part of the evening features performances of David's work by the Resident Artist Ensemble, the popular group of area equity actors known as RAE.

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Elephant and Piggie." Enjoy stories and games inspired by Gerald and Piggie. There might even be some fun with Pigeon!
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Your room is a reflection of your personality, so own it! Discover your decorating style as you create awesome decorations for your special place. Materials will be provided.
  • LibraryCon
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Celebrate your fandoms and geekiness with panels, games, special guests and more during our first LibraryCon! Friday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. for age 13 and older in the auditorium. "Drifter: Lonesome Highway" Screening and Q&A. Watch three episodes from the second season of "Drifter," rated PG-13, a Web series produced and filmed in Springfield, and set in a post-second civil war Midwest landscape. Enjoy a Q&A with the cast and director Jason Brasier after the screening. Saturday, July 25 11:15 a.m. for all ages in the Story Hour Room. Fandom Starts Early Storytime. Geek out at storytime as we read, sing and play games about the best fandoms for your kids. 1 p.m. for grade 6 and older in the auditorium. How to Cosplay. Learn about making costumes and getting involved in the local cosplay scene from a panel of area cosplayers. 2:30 p.m. for grade 6 and older in the auditorium. Author Panel. Authors Chris T. Acadian, "The Shifter;" Bethany Hagen, "Landry Park;" and Holly Schindler, "Feral," will talk about their writing and their journeys to publication. 4 p.m. for grade 6 and older in the auditorium. Illustrator Panel. Comic book creators and illustrators will discuss their work. 6 p.m. for age 13 and older in the auditorium. "The Midwest in Panels" Screening and Q&A. Join us for a special screening of the Kickstarter-funded documentary, "The Midwest in Panels," rated PG-13, a road trip documentary featuring comic book stores throughout the Midwest. Creator, director and star Captain Logan from Geekvolution will join us for a Q&A after the screening.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • LibraryCon
    11:15 am to 8:30 pm
    Celebrate your fandoms and geekiness with panels, games, special guests and more during our first LibraryCon! Friday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. for age 13 and older in the auditorium. "Drifter: Lonesome Highway" Screening and Q&A. Watch three episodes from the second season of "Drifter," rated PG-13, a Web series produced and filmed in Springfield, and set in a post-second civil war Midwest landscape. Enjoy a Q&A with the cast and director Jason Brasier after the screening. Saturday, July 25 11:15 a.m. for all ages in the Story Hour Room. Fandom Starts Early Storytime. Geek out at storytime as we read, sing and play games about the best fandoms for your kids. 1 p.m. for grade 6 and older in the auditorium. How to Cosplay. Learn about making costumes and getting involved in the local cosplay scene from a panel of area cosplayers. 2:30 p.m. for grade 6 and older in the auditorium. Author Panel. Authors Chris T. Acadian, "The Shifter;" Bethany Hagen, "Landry Park;" and Holly Schindler, "Feral," will talk about their writing and their journeys to publication. 4 p.m. for grade 6 and older in the auditorium. Illustrator Panel. Comic book creators and illustrators will discuss their work. 6 p.m. for age 13 and older in the auditorium. "The Midwest in Panels" Screening and Q&A. Join us for a special screening of the Kickstarter-funded documentary, "The Midwest in Panels," rated PG-13, a road trip documentary featuring comic book stores throughout the Midwest. Creator, director and star Captain Logan from Geekvolution will join us for a Q&A after the screening.

Monday, July 27, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Super STEAM
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Speed: Design and build a thrilling roller coaster ride!
    Registration starts July 19; call 882-0714.
  • Super STEAM
    3:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Super Speed: Design and build a thrilling roller coaster ride!
    Registration starts July 27; call 882-0714.
  • "Homestuck" Fandom Fest
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 9-12.
    Are you a "Sburb" player, an Alternian troll or a member of the Midnight crew? Then join our "Homestruck" party, based on the "Homestruck" Web comic. We'll make troll horns, enjoy themed cupcakes and belt out a song or two. Costumes welcome!
  • President Harry S. Truman and the Korean War
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Sixty-five years ago, in June 1950, war erupted on the Korean peninsula as North Korean troops invaded South Korea. Within days, President Harry S. Truman authorized U.S. air, sea and ground forces to repel the invasion under United Nations auspices. Join Sam Rushay, supervisory archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, as he uses materials from the library's archival holdings to tell the story of Truman's actions during the Korean War.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 June 01; call 882-0714.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 June 01; call 882-0714.
  • Meet the Art Hero
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of art and meet an artist hero through stories, songs and activities. Lois Ehlert.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, July 30, 2015

  • Fantastic Family Film Festival
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Watch some of your favorites on the big screen while you take part in special activities. "Frozen" Sing-a-Long. Rated PG.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Princesses and Pirates." Are you a fan of princes and princesses or pirates? You can love both at our royal high seas party.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Greg and Nikki from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Dork Diaries" know that middle school can be hard, but friends help make it fun! Get tips for surviving middle school, make locker decorations and meet other kids who are entering middle school.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • Llama, Llama is Growing Up!
    11:00 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Llama, Llama Red Pajama" as we read "Llama, Llama Misses Mama" and other Llama, Llama books that help young children learn about emotions and new experiences.
  • Cosplay Prom
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Let your geek flag fly! Hang out with your friends and dance the night away. Be sure to get your song requests in early and wear your favorite geeky costume!
    Registration starts July 24; call 882-0714.

Monday, August 3, 2015

  • Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    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.
  • Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    What are The Edge and lynda.com? Krissy Sinor, training coordinator at the Library's Edge Community Technology Center, will talk about the classes, videos and other resources available at The Edge. She'll also introduce lynda.com, a website offering thousands of video tutorials in software, creative and business skills. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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.
  • Professor Powers Presents: Superhero Science!
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in meeting room B for grades 6-12.
    What it would take for Superman to go faster than a speeding bullet? Join us for an in-depth look at the science of superheroes and learn about technology that's making some superpowers a reality.
    Registration starts July 21; call 882-0714.
  • Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this summer! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. You can also help plan library events and programs for volunteer credit.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    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, August 6, 2015

  • Fantastic Family Film Festival
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Watch some of your favorites on the big screen while you take part in special activities. "Incredibles" Superhero Costume Contest. Rated PG.
  • Save Money & Eat Less Ramen: How to Get College Textbooks for Less
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for age 17 and older.
    Get tips on how to get the best deals on textbooks, including information on comparison shopping, textbook rentals, e-textbooks and more.
  • Reader's Choice
    NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Science Fiction. Bring a science fiction title to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Fandom Jr.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Superheroes." Share your love of superheroes at our super party to end summer reading.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    4:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Watch "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," rated G, and share your love of American Girl with other fans.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the children's department 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.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

  • Sunday Concert Series
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Happy Plunkers, a volunteer ukulele group, has been together since 1989 and is just as energetic and plucky as ever! Singing along is encouraged. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, August 10, 2015

  • Skyscraper Appreciation Day
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    We'll celebrate the tallest buildings by reading books and building skyscrapers out of tubes, straws and blocks.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 July 01; call 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 July 01; call 882-0714.
  • "Doctor Who" Night
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Customize your own "Doctor Who" T-shirt and try other crafts, themed snacks and games. Costumes welcome! Bring a plain T-shirt to decorate; other materials provided.
    Registration starts August 03; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Research in Dade County & Thereabouts. Thomas Hobbs, OGS member and president of the Dade County Genealogical Society, will provide an update on the records available in the DCGS archives. He'll also discuss the ongoing microfilming of Dade County records which the organization is doing in cooperation with Dade County officials and the Missouri Secretary of State's office. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Rachel Joyce.

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Cook-a-Book
    Book Discussion
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5 and parents.
    Join our super family book club and talk about a different title every month. Pick up dinner from the Mudhouse or brown bag it. "Kung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking!" by Cyndi Marko.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • Summer Reading Art Gallery Reception
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for all ages, families.
    Drop in anytime and see all of the artwork created by our super young readers during the Summer Reading Program.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Military Might
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a wartime classic. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Sergeant York," not rated.

Monday, August 17, 2015

  • "Missouri, the Battle Ground, is Redeemed"
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    When Missouri approved its emancipation ordinance on January 11, 1863, the Daily Missouri Democrat declared, "The work is done. After a struggle extending through long years, freedom has triumphed, and Missouri, the battle ground, is redeemed." Dr. Jeremy Neely, Missouri State University history professor and author of "The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line," considers the legacies of the Civil War for Missourians as they struggled over the meanings of freedom and loyalty in the years that followed. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Co-sponsored by Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • MAKE-ing a Difference
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Looking for ways to get volunteer hours this summer? Are you crafty and like to help out in the community? We need awesome teens to help us make a difference this summer. Each month we will create something super to benefit a different organization in our area. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Legacies of the Civil War
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    A panel of American Civil War historians and professors will explore the lasting impact of the war on American culture and memory, including why the Civil War is still relevant today, changes in Civil War scholarship, the understanding of the roles women played in the conflict and how technology has expanded our understanding of the Civil War. A Q&A will follow. Moderated by Dr. David Dalton, College of the Ozarks, panel members include, Connie Langum, historian at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Dr. Jeremy Neely, Missouri State University, Dr. William Piston, Missouri State University, and John Rutherford, Springfield-Greene County Library District. Co-sponsored by Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • Reader's Choice
    Civil War Book Discussion Group
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    Bring your favorite Civil War book to share with the group.
  • Missouri Over There
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Project director Brian Grubbs will provide a brief overview of the new "Over There: Missouri and the Great War" website and talk about the history of WWI commemoration in Missouri. Dr. Christopher Capozzola, associate professor of history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of "Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen," will discuss how WWI transformed the relationship between individual citizens and the federal government using resources from missourioverthere.org.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 July 01; call 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device.
    Registration starts July 01; call 882-0714.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Researching the DAR Website via Public Access. Daughters of the American Revolution registrar Mary Yarber of the Rachel Donelson Chapter will discuss new information available on the DAR website and tips for researching your ancestors. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
  • Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room 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 882-0714.
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