WILLARD BRANCH PROGRAMS

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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    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 will be provided, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • Susie Saves the Day
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center 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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"
    Book Discussion
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • "Mila 2.0"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-8.
    By Debra Driza.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • This Juggler is an Open Book!
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center 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.
  • 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, June 13, 2015

  • 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, June 16, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    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 will be provided, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • Animal Superpowers!
    10:00 am for grades K-5.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. Comic book superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center 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!

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • Be an Animal Hero!
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Be an animal hero by crafting toys for local shelter animals. Materials will be provided and all crafts will be donated to a local animal shelter.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • "Winger"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 9-12.
    By Andrew Smith.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

  • Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center 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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Monday, July 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 June 01; call 742-4258.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    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 will be provided, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • "Prisoner B-3087"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-8.
    By Alan Gratz.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • Favorite Songs from the Little House Books
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center 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.
  • 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, July 11, 2015

  • 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, July 14, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • "The Dollmaker"
    Book Discussion
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Harriette Arnow.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Super Magic with Marty Hahne
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    Marty Hahne, "The Reading Magician," is back, with his all-new show, " Super Magic!" Find out what each of the letters H-E-R-O stands for, and enjoy non-stop magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss the surprise appearance of our live bunny rabbit! After you see it, you still won't believe it!

Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Family Game Time
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Revisit your favorite board games with friends and family.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    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 will be provided, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • "Steelheart"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 9-12.
    By Brandon Sanderson.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Super-palooza!
    10:00 am to 11:30 am Willard Recreation Center 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!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Monday, August 3, 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 July 01; call 742-4258.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    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 will be provided, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • 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, August 11, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • "The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Day of His Life, His Own"
    Book Discussion
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By David Carr.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • "Rogue"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-8.
    By Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Thursday, August 13, 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, August 18, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all ages.
    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 will be provided, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!

Thursday, August 20, 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, August 25, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • "I am the Weapon"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 9-12.
    By Allen Zadoff.

Thursday, August 27, 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, September 14, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts August 01; call 742-4258.

Monday, October 5, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 742-4258.

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts October 01; call 742-4258.

Monday, December 7, 2015

  • Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts November 01; call 742-4258.
JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.

Free wi-fi

Friends of the library

The Library Foundation

Bookmark and Share

Sign up for the newsletter

© Springfield-Greene County Library District