LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN JULY

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Library Station - Nature Heroes
    2:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    Many animals play an important role in the ecosystem such as cleaning the environment, ridding us of pesky insects and controlling rodent populations. Our friends from the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will share stories about amazing animal feats and how animals use their special adaptations to survive.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts June 23; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Maker Camp
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the children's department for ages 8-12.
    Fantasy: "Make:believe" with the magic behind the movies. Materials will be provided. Call 616-0526 or 616-0706 to register.
    Registration starts June 23; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: Route Talk.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:15 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Library Center - Sensory-Friendly: Animal Superpowers
    6:30 pm in meeting room A for grades K-5.
    This program is designed for families with children with special needs and will feature smaller audiences and quieter performances, with an awareness of potential sensory issues. 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room 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, July 8, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Animal Superpowers!
    10:00 am for preschool-grade 2.
    Animals have superpowers? Yes! Just like superheroes with powers, animals soar through the air, lift heavy objects with ease, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, and they use these powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Learn More About Animal Super Powers
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 2.
    Keep learning about animals and their amazing senses with trivia and activities after our program with Dickerson Park Zoo. Learn astounding facts about animal powers and skills that happen in your own backyard.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts June 24; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "Station Eleven" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Emily St. John Mandel.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Orphan Train" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Christina Baker Kline.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Super-palooza!
    2:00 pm in the meeting room 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!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - "Prisoner B-3087"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-8.
    By Alan Gratz.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Willard Recreation Center - 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am 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 Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts June 25; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Gabrielle Zevin.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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!
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    3:30 pm 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Ragtime" (Classics Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow.
  • Library Station - Hometown Heroes: Springfield in WWII
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Library local history associate Michael Price will discuss life in Springfield during World War II (1941-1945). Learn about the hardships and patriotism on the home front during this decisive period in American history.
  • Library Station - Cold-Weather Weddings with Joyce Criswell of The Bride's Maid
    7:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Wedding planner Joyce Criswell, known around the Ozarks as The Bride's Maid, will display creative ways to plan a beautiful, affordable fall or winter wedding. Joyce will show and discuss decorations, cakes and hors d'oeuvres, wedding photography, and dresses. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting 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 883-1974.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - 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.
  • - Fantastic Friday at the Historic Wommack Mill
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Fair Grove’s Historic Wommack Mill is the site for a variety of celebrations, picnics and gatherings. Members of the Fair Grove Historical Society will open the mill grounds to summer readers for stories, activities and tours, plus marvelous music by Dallas Jones. Bring your lunch to enjoy in Fair Grove’s beautiful parks after the event! The Mobile Library will be parked nearby, so bring your library card. At the Historic Wommack Mill, Hwy 125 (Old Mill Road) & Main Street, Fair Grove. Call 759-2637.
  • - "Age of Miracles" (Northview Book Discussion)
    10:30 am to 11:30 am for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting 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 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Downloading Made Easy
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts June 26; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Teen Movie Crafternoon
    3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    What would happen if all superheroes had to get regular jobs? Watch "The Incredibles, rated PG, about a family of superheroes that has to adjust to normal life. Try some incredible crafts and refreshments while you watch. Materials and popcorn will be provided.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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!
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Library Center - 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

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11:30 am for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Nature: Fellowship of the Whales," rated TV-G.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened"
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Allie Brosh.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "The LEGO Movie," rated PG, 2014, designed for children with special needs, with quieter volume and turned-up lights. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Animal crackers and water will be provided, but patrons may bring their own snacks. All ages are welcome with an adult.
    Registration starts July 01; call 862-0135.
  • Strafford Branch Library - LEGO Brick Hero or Villain Challenge
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for preschool-grade 6.
    Pretend play, imagination and ingenuity are all that's required for this LEGO brick challenge. Construct superhero or villain vehicles, gizmos and contraptions from our LEGO bricks and put them to the test as you battle your friends.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn" (Graphic Novels for Grown-ups)
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn" by Hugo Pratt.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Natural Soap Making
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for age 12 and older.
    Experienced soap maker Gina Taylor will demonstrate how to make soap using herbs, essential oils and other premium ingredients. Participants will leave the program with helpful instructions on how to make natural soaps at home.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Station - Native Plants for Your Garden
    3:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    See what native plants can do for you. Control garden pests by attracting beneficial insects, provide food for pollinators and keep your water bill low by planting low-maintenance, native plants. Paul Armstrong from Smiling Sun Gardens will talk about the benefits of planting native plants for you, the garden and the environment.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Shannon Stine
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Shannon Stine has played guitar since childhood and been a member of several local bands including Nadia and Violet. Her new album was released in January 2015. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Yankee Doodle Dandy," not rated.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • Library Center - 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

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Stories for Life
    9:00 am to 10:00 am for adults.
    Designed for older or memory-impaired adults, this series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Stories with Your Legislators
    10:30 am for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Lincoln Hough
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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 Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts June 29; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Super-palooza!
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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!
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Embrace Your Geekness
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Are you a sci-fi, computer or video geek? Whatever your brand of geekness, celebrate with games, trivia and snacks.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - X-Treme Teens
    3:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Create nefarious necklaces and protagonist pendants with images from your favorite book or comic cover to show off your secret identity. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The 5th Wave"
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    By Rick Yancey

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    Bring your knitting and crochet projects and join other fiber artists on the second Tuesday of every month. Work on your current projects, share patterns, ideas and questions, and check out our knitting and crochet resources. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tuesdays: Board Game Edition
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Don't let summer boredom get the best of you! Spend a cool afternoon at the Library playing some of our new games with friends. Snacks provided.
  • Library Station - A Superhero's Guide to the Galaxy
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    Explore constellations, the solar system and galaxies! Take a trip inside the StarLab, where you'll learn about the stars in the night sky and the stories about them. Our presenter will lead groups into the StarLab every 25 minutes. We'll have a variety of super-summer reader activities while you wait. Children ages 3-5 must be accompanied by an adult in the StarLab.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Animal Superpowers!
    3:30 pm for preschool-grade 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts June 30; call 837-5011.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Dollmaker" (Book Discussion)
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Harriette Arnow.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Maker Camp
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for ages 8-12.
    Funkytown: Make some instruments, then make some noise. Materials will be provided. In the teen area. Call 616-0526 or 616-0706 to register.
    Registration starts June 23; call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Case Against Adnan Syed.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • - "The Dead Lands"
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Horror has never tasted so sweet. Join our horror book club and sink your teeth into a good book while enjoying Hurts donuts. At Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West. "The Dead Lands" by Benjamin Percy.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Lake Tahoe," not rated; in Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - "China Dolls" (Fact and Fiction Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. "China Dolls" by Lisa See.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - "See How Small" (Book Discussion)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for adults.
    By Scott Blackwood.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news or weather personality.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 865-1340.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Canyons of Southern Utah
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn about Grand and Bryce canyons and Zion National Park with retired teacher-turned-traveler Bob Shaw. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts July 01; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Sense of an Ending" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Julian Barnes.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Super Magic with Marty Hahne
    2:00 pm in the meeting room 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!
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Willard Recreation Center - 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!
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Stories with Your Legislators
    10:30 am for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Kevin Austin
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am 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 Community Technology Center - Learning Windows 8
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to personalize the Metro Interface (the start screen), use the search feature, work with windows and utilize the desktop. Find out about available apps and how to download them from the Windows Store.
    Registration starts July 02; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - 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!
  • Library Station - Explore Movie Club
    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing series aimed at everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Our summer movie club will include short films from the Library’s IndieFlix collection, rated Family-Teen by IndieFlix, as well as other activities.
  • - "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    3:30 pm 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Library Station - "Here's the Skinny on a Big Fat Me"
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Local author Erik Chase candidly tells his story about struggles with food addiction and weight loss. He'll also share what he's learned about living a healthy lifestyle and ways to begin loving yourself for who you are. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Confidence: How to Get It
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Confidence is critical for success but can be difficult to achieve. This workshop by Patricia Click, director of the NAMI Hope Center, will teach you how to overcome your insecurities by cultivating a good attitude, dealing with your emotions, practicing self-care, setting goals and taking risks.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Sensory-Friendly: Super Magic with Marty Hahne
    6:30 pm for grades K-5.
    This program is designed for families with children with special needs and will feature smaller audiences and quieter performances, with an awareness of potential sensory issues. 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

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - 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.
  • - Fantastic Friday at Grey-Campbell Farmstead
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Join us at Springfield’s oldest house, the Grey-Campbell Farmstead in Nathanael Greene Park. Tour this historic house and visit with the volunteer reenactors, who will provide our summer readers with activities that help them understand what life was like in the 1860s, when settlers ground their own corn, made their own rope and grew most of their food. We’ll share stories and activities that add to the fun and learning. The Mobile Library will be parked nearby, so bring your library card. At Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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 732-7284.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Maintaining and Securing Your PC
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to keep your computer in good health by taking precautions to protect it from viruses and performing the appropriate tasks to maintain it.
    Registration starts July 03; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts June 01; call 732-7284.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Animal Superpowers!
    2:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Family Game Time
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Revisit your favorite board games with friends and family.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Superhero Obstacle Course
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Drop in anytime and show everyone your super strength, speed and brain power as you face superhero physical and mental challenges in the ultimate obstacle course! Wear comfy clothes and good running shoes to join this super-fun race to the finish line.
  • Republic Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    10:00 am to 11:30 am 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 will be provided or bring your own.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - World Travelers: Kenya
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Book Discussion (Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm for grades 1-3 and families.
    "The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet" by Kevin Sherry.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Throwback Theater
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "Freaky Friday," rated G, 1977.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Game On!
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for grades 3-7.
    Have fun with other players of your favorite game as you trade cards and watch "Pokemon: Heroes," rated G.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Conquer Your Clutter
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Join us for a live Skype session with blogger Joshua Becker and learn why he made the decision to minimize his lifestyle and the benefits he's reaped. A Q&A with Joshua and handouts will help attendees get started on the path to less clutter.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Beginning and Intermediate Crochet
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to crochet? Whether you know a little or are starting from scratch, mother and daughter duo Rebeka and Tamra Armstrong will help you develop your crochet skills. Basic yarn and needles will be provided.
    Registration starts June 27; call 831-1342.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Saturday Matinee
    2:00 pm for all ages.
    "The Boxtrolls," rated PG.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "1776," rated G.

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Super-palooza!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the upstairs meeting room 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!
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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 736-9233.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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 Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts July 06; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news or weather personality.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 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 759-2637.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Avengers Unite!
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for ages 13-grade 12.
    See your favorite Avengers battle against evil villains as we watch "The Avengers," rated PG-13, 2012. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Karen Abbott.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Professor Powers Presents: Superhero Science!
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 4-9.
    What would it 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 07; call 883-1974.
  • Library Station - "Frozen" Sing-a-Long
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    It's hot outside, so let's get "Frozen." Watch the sing-a-long version of the hit movie, rated PG, as we sing at the top of our lungs!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts July 07; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Maker Camp
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 8-12.
    Farmstead: Hack the hoedown with sustainable energy, food, architecture and craft that bridge across centuries. Materials will be provided. Call 616-0526 or 616-0706 to register.
    Registration starts June 23; call 882-0714.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - TED Talks Tuesdays: Sun, Sand and the Vastness of the Ocean
    6:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Watch and discuss some of the most entertaining, inspiring and mind-blowing TED Talks. Each week we'll watch two talks on a particular topic and discuss. Reading lists will be available for those wanting a more in-depth topic view.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Opposite of the Prosecution.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room 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, July 22, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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 Community Technology Center - File Management
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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 08; call 837-5011.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Frozen" in July: A Sing-a-Long
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for preschool-grade 5.
    Are you a Disney "Frozen" fanatic? Join us for a group sing-a-long, complete with karaoke-style video lyrics. We’ll beat the heat with ice pops and make a snow craft. Materials will be provided.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - "Steelheart"
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 9-12.
    By Brandon Sanderson.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Christmas Crafts in July
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Get a head start on holiday plans while it’s still hot out! Paper crafter Lois Zerrer will teach how to upcycle that stack of old Christmas cards into new cards and other seasonal decorations. Bring any old holiday cards you have, or use ours.
    Registration starts July 08; call 862-0135.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Willard Recreation Center - 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!
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am 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 Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts July 09; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Captain Underpants Party!
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-4.
    Celebrate summer reading with our favorite funny, gross-out superhero, Captain Underpants! Join forces with George and Harold to help defeat Dr. Diaper, the Bionic Booger Boy and others with disgusting activities, revolting crafts and smelly stories.
  • Library Station - "West of Sunset" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "West of Sunset" by Stewart O'Nan.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    3:30 pm 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fiction Writers Meet-up
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer opportunities for open-minded, constructive feedback.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • - Superheroes and Sidekicks Trivia
    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm for age 21 and older only.
    Are you a trivia superhero? Bring your sidekicks to Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton Ave., for a special night of comic book and pop culture trivia. Teams of 2-6.

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting 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 883-1974.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - 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.
  • Mediacom Ice Park - Fantastic Friday at the Ice Park
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm Mediacom Ice Park for grades K-5.
    Beat the heat and enjoy the arctic temperatures inside Mediacom Ice Park. Join us for polar stories, songs and activities that celebrate the cold. After our storytime, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board will open the ice rink to storytime participants for an hour of free skating and skate rental. If you plan to skate, come prepared with mittens, hats and socks. The Mobile Library will be parked nearby, so bring your library card. At Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Call 862-0135.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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!
  • Library Station - 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. Sonya Anderson
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting 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 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Mac Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Mac elements including the desktop, Finder, Dock, menu bar, Spotlight and Notification Center. You'll also find out how to search, use the menu bar and explore various settings to personalize your Mac experience. Seating is limited.
    Registration starts July 10; call 837-5011.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Boredom Busters
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Beat the summer heat with Minute to Win It challenges, parlor games and crafts. Snacks provided.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Library Center - 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

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    Old Saturday cartoons like "Justice League" and "Batman" are gone, but the Library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG, while we eat breakfast treats.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - The Great War in Springfield
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    Library Local History Associate Michael Price will discuss life in Springfield during World War I (1914-1918). Learn how Springfield residents supported the war effort while Greene County men went to France and fought in the trenches.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "March of the Penguins," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Sensory-Friendly: Minecraft Mania
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    This program is designed for families with children with special needs and will feature smaller audiences and quieter performances, with an awareness of potential sensory issues. Play Minecraft, engage in Minecraft activities and learn tips for using Minecraft Pi, a Minecraft version developed just for use with Raspberry Pis. In the Teen Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Beginning and Intermediate Crochet
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to crochet? Whether you know a little or are starting from scratch, mother and daughter duo Rebeka and Tamra Armstrong will help you develop your crochet skills. Basic yarn and needles will be provided.
    Registration starts July 11; call 831-1342.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:00 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "How the West Was Won," rated G.

Monday, July 27, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Magical Superheroes
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic show features a huge magic trunk containing a huge Magician's Comic Book. Inside that are magic tricks representing superheroes from Batman to Spiderman and beyond. With the help of the Magician's Comic Book, kids will guide Tommy Terrific through a fun, interactive, magical adventure! Along the way, kids will discover how books can inspire their own imaginations and make their favorite superheroes come to life!
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am 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 Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts July 13; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Magical Superheroes
    1:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic show features a huge magic trunk containing a huge Magician's Comic Book. Inside that are magic tricks representing superheroes from Batman to Spiderman and beyond. With the help of the Magician's Comic Book, kids will guide Tommy Terrific through a fun, interactive, magical adventure! Along the way, kids will discover how books can inspire their own imaginations and make their favorite superheroes come to life!
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Magical Superheroes
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic show features a huge magic trunk containing a huge Magician's Comic Book. Inside that are magic tricks representing superheroes from Batman to Spiderman and beyond. With the help of the Magician's Comic Book, kids will guide Tommy Terrific through a fun, interactive, magical adventure! Along the way, kids will discover how books can inspire their own imaginations and make their favorite superheroes come to life!
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Dangerous Deception"
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    By Peg Kehret.
  • Library Center - "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!
  • Library Center - 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

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Agatha Christie.
  • Library Station - Magical Superheroes
    2:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic show features a huge magic trunk containing a huge Magician's Comic Book. Inside that are magic tricks representing superheroes from Batman to Spiderman and beyond. With the help of the Magician's Comic Book, kids will guide Tommy Terrific through a fun, interactive, magical adventure! Along the way, kids will discover how books can inspire their own imaginations and make their favorite superheroes come to life!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts July 14; call 837-5011.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Maker Camp
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for ages 8-12.
    Fun & Games: Roll out the fun with games you make yourself, then challenge your friends and collaborators! Materials will be provided. In the teen area. Call 616-0526 or 616-0706 to register.
    Registration starts June 23; call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Deal with Jay.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    7:00 pm in the story hour room 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, July 29, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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 Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts July 15; call 837-5011.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    2:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news or weather personality.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am 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 Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts July 16; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    3:30 pm 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime: PJ Edition!
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us ... in your PJs! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a special pre-bedtime 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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room 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.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to create an email account using free Web-based email services. We'll cover how to compose, read, reply to, forward and include an attachment in email.
    Registration starts July 17; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - 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.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite characters -- Harry Potter. We'll make magic wands, chocolate frogs and enjoy butterbeer. Come dressed in your house colors!
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