WILLARD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, March 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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

  • "Rebecca"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    By Daphne du Maurier.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

  • 'Toons and Treats
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you like cartoons from the 80s and 90s? Enjoy an old-school Saturday morning with some of your favorites, rated TV-G or PG. Come in your PJs, bring your stuffed animal and we'll provide tasty treats.
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • Shamrock Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Make sure to wear your green as we enjoy stories, songs and activities during this special St. Patrick's Day storytime!
  • 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.
  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • Teen Thursday: "Divergent" Watch Party
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Ready for the release of "Insurgent"? Revisit the first movie in the series, rated PG-13, at this special Teen Thursday watch party.

Tuesday, March 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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Racing to Read Playtime!
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm for infant - 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 as well as enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Tuesday, March 31, 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, April 2, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Monday, April 6, 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 March 01; call 742-4258.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • "The Giver"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    By Lois Lowry. A One Read event.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • "Minecraft" Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Grab a friend and join us for an afternoon of "Minecraft"-themed fun. We'll play "Minecraft," eat snacks and have crafts available for those who don't play. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

  • 'Toons and Treats
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you like cartoons from the 80s and 90s? Enjoy an old-school Saturday morning with some of your favorites, rated TV-G or PG. Come in your PJs, bring your stuffed animal and we'll provide tasty treats.
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 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.

Tuesday, April 14, 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, April 16, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Tuesday, April 21, 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.
  • Making Sense of Numbers Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Even young children need to understand the concept of money. But first they need to understand how numbers and counting work. We'll read fun stories, sing songs and do activities that build early math skills. A Money Smart Week event.
  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • Teen Thursday: Drop Everything and Read
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate "Drop Everything and Read" at the Library! A representative from the Children's and Young Adult Book Review Board of Missouri will discuss what makes a good book review. Participants may sign up for the Book Review Board and the Library's GreeneTeens book review program at the event.

Tuesday, April 28, 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, April 30, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Monday, May 4, 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 April 01; call 742-4258.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Otaku Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Have fun with everything manga, anime, and more at this special Otaku-themed Teen Thursday!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • 'Toons and Treats
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you like cartoons from the 80s and 90s? Enjoy an old-school Saturday morning with some of your favorites, rated TV-G or PG. Come in your PJs, bring your stuffed animal and we'll provide tasty treats.
  • LEGO Brick Saturday
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • "After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story"
    Book Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    By Michael Hainey.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Exploring Native American Flutes with Jerry Fretwell
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
    Native American flute maker Jerry Fretwell will discuss the cultural history behind Native American flutes and perform a few songs. A selection of his flutes will be on display.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events!

Monday, June 1, 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 May 01; call 742-4258.
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