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

LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN JUNE

Monday, June 1, 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 - Oh, Pioneer!.
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Sing along with Judy Domeny Bowen as she performs lively folk songs from the Ozarks. Learn about pioneer life and see artifacts such as animal skulls and hides, quilts, washboards and figurines that help convey the heritage of the Ozarks. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this fun musical presentation!
  • Willard 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 May 01; call 742-4258.
  • 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 May 18; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Oh, Pioneer!.
    1:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Sing along with Judy Domeny Bowen as she performs lively folk songs from the Ozarks. Learn about pioneer life and see artifacts such as animal skulls and hides, quilts, washboards and figurines that help convey the heritage of the Ozarks. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this fun musical presentation!
  • Ash 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 May 01; call 751-2933.
  • 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 Strength: Design a "super cuff" strong enough to hold up five books.
    Registration starts May 24; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Oh, Pioneer!.
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Sing along with Judy Domeny Bowen as she performs lively folk songs from the Ozarks. Learn about pioneer life and see artifacts such as animal skulls and hides, quilts, washboards and figurines that help convey the heritage of the Ozarks. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this fun musical presentation!
  • 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 Strength: Design a "super cuff" strong enough to hold up five books.
    Registration starts May 24; 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop.
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    50 Google Searches Every Genealogist Should Know. Learn to use Google Image, Google Book, Google Scholar and other research resources during a webinar presented by Barry Ewell, founder of MyGenShare.com. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Animal Superpowers!.
    10:00 am for grades K-5.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. Comic book superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • 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 - Family Concert with Patrick Mureithi.
    2:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    Come ready to dance, sing along and have a fun-tastic time as Patrick Mureithi shares his original songs on the guitar, slide guitar and ukelele with folks at the library! Fun for parents and children alike! Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • 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 Music Hero.
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • 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 - Introduction to Digital Photos.
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of digital imaging including camera types, picture formats, file sizes and megapixels. Also learn basic image manipulation and how to organize albums using free Picasa software.
    Registration starts May 19; call 837-5011.
  • 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 - 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, June 3, 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 May 01; call 865-1340.
  • 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 Elementary School - Susie Saves the Day.
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • 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 - 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 May 20; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts May 01; call 865-1340.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Susie Saves the Day.
    2:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Science of Superheroes: Flight School.
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern can all fly with their superhero powers. Learn about the exploration of flight and the science behind it as we fly paper airplanes in the Teen Room.
  • 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 Center - Book Buzz Tour with Brad Simpson.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Want to learn about best-sellers before they become best-sellers? How about a chance to read books before they are published? Random House representative Brad Simpson will tell us what's getting all the buzz in publishing, including upcoming titles for adults, teens and children. Advanced reader copies, book catalogs and "Keep Calm and Read On" tote bags available while supplies last.
    Registration starts May 18; call 882-0714.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • 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 - Susie Saves the Day.
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • 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.
  • Library Station - Explore.
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • 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 May 21; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Susie Saves the Day.
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Library Station - Explore.
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Library Center - Susie Saves the Day.
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    "Anyone can be a superhero. My Mom says so!" says Susie, the hero of Parasol Puppets’ exciting new puppet show. This hand puppet adventure is filled with audience participation and interaction, making each puppet performance uniquely different. The audience works with the puppeteer to create a performance from items displayed on the "Puppet Menu." How shall our story begin? What’s going to happen? How can Susie save the day? Puppeteer Peter Allen puts the selected items together to create a brand new story at every performance starring our hero, Susie. This is classic puppet theater for the whole family! Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals.
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help--they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry loveable friends.
  • Library Station - The Hole Story: A History of Donuts.
    6:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    To celebrate National Donut Day, library staff member Konrad Stump will discuss the history of donuts. From their possible origins in American Dutch colonies to their role in World War I, to the recent cronut craze, learn about the role of donuts throughout history. Get some tips to make your own donuts while enjoying some from Hurts Donut.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "I Capture the Castle".
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Dodie Smith.
  • Library Center - Reader's Choice.
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    Bring Your Own Book (B.Y.O.B.): Short Stories/Essays. Bring a collection of short stories or essays to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • 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 - Stories with Your Legislators.
    9:30 am for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Sen. Jay Wasson.
  • 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 - Stories with Your Legislators.
    10:00 am for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Charlie Norr
  • 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.
  • Valley Water Mill Park - Fantastic Friday at the Watershed Center.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm Valley Water Mill Park for grades K-5.
    We all know the superpowers of water -- it’s vital to survival on earth. We drink it, cook with it, wash our cars with it, splash in puddles after a rainstorm. But where does the water go after it stops raining, or after we wash our cars? Join us with our friends at the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park, where we’ll explore water conservation, stream ecology and many other wonders of this beautiful and vital resource through stories and activities. Bring your hiking shoes if you want to explore the watershed area independently, and your tackle if you wish to fish. Dress prepared to get wet! The Mobile Library will be parked nearby during the program so bring your library card. Co-sponsored by the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. Watershed Center, 2400 E. Valley Water Mill Road. Call 865-1340.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics.
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 May 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! "Paw Patrol." Learn about community heroes.
  • 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 - Introduction to Social Networking.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn what social networking is all about. Explore different types of social networking sites and learn how to create a Facebook and/or Twitter account and friend the Library or receive our tweets.
    Registration starts May 22; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts May 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Fabulous Fridays.
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    Nuclear Glow Heroes vs. Villains Summer Reading Bash. If you fell into a vat of nuclear waste and gained superpowers, would you be a hero or a villain? Join us for a glow-in-the-dark dance party to celebrate summer reading! Costumes are welcome.
  • 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk.
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Encaustic Mono-Prints by Kat Allie. 6 p.m. Kat will give a live demonstration on how to make mono-prints. Join others to play "Magic: The Gathering" at 7 p.m.
  • Park Central Branch Library - "Magic: The Gathering" Game Night.
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to play "Magic: The Gathering"? Already a skilled magician? All levels of experience are welcome as we learn the difference between standard and modern play, and how to play tournament level games, from experienced players.

Saturday, June 6, 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 - Heroes @ Home.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Now that school's out, find out how you can be an "at-home hero!" Whether you are caring for yourself, babysitting or making lunch for friends, there are things you need to know. We'll help with safety tips, fun lunch ideas and practical babysitting tips.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturdays.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    It's so sad that 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Ultimate Frisbee in the Park.
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm for grades 5-12.
    Tee off and fly freely with Ultimate Frisbee in the Fair Grove city park behind the library. Come discover how disc golf can change your life one hole at a time. Discs provided.
  • Library Center - Superhero Training Academy.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the auditorium for age 2-grade 6.
    Super summer is here! Are you ready to be a superhero? Join our training academy and test your super skills with games, crafts, stories and songs.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Super-Powered Improv.
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages, families.
    Players from Springfield Improv will perform a new original superhero show as it's made up in front of you! Audience members will get to help direct the story with suggestions and may even be invited to come up on stage.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday.
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "The Jungle Book," rated G, 1967, 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 May 26; call 862-0135.
  • - Urban Roots Farm Tour.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Farming isn't just for country folk anymore! Urban Roots Farm, a four-season vegetable farm in downtown Springfield, is an incredible example of urban agriculture on 1.7 acres. Join us for a tour of the farm and learn how the experts use creative resources to maximize limited city space. At Urban Roots Farm, 823 W. State St.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Superhero and Sidekick Extravaganza.
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for preschool-grade 2.
    Transform yourself into a superhero and your favorite stuffed animal into your sidekick, then put your new guise to the test in our superhero obstacle course. Costume materials will be provided; bring your own sidekick stuffed animal.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Military Might.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a wartime classic. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Ike: Countdown to D-Day," rated PG.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Super-Powered Animals.
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. In the realm of comic books, many superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, lift heavy objects with ease, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day just to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • Republic Branch Library - Teen Movie Crafternoon.
    3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Celebrate the release of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" by dressing up as your favorite superhero and watching "The Avengers," rated PG-13, 2012. We'll also try some daring crafts. Materials, drinks and popcorn will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Singin' in the Rain," rated G.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

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

Monday, June 8, 2015

  • 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 - Design Your Own Book Cover Contest.
    8:30 am to 9:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    If you love reading, art or design, come by the library June 8-13 and design a brand new cover for your favorite book. Materials will be provided. The book covers will be displayed June 15-20 and patrons can vote for their favorite new cover. The lucky winner will receive an awesome prize! Winner announced June 22.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Hapless Heroes and Their Funny Feats.
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Some are born to be heroic and others just bumble into it. Jay and Leslie from Laughing Matters explore feats of skill, feats of daring and feats of dumb luck! Highlights include plenty of juggling, a touch of magic and the adventures of library hero Dewey Decimal.
  • 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 May 22; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Hapless Heroes and Their Funny Feats.
    1:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Some are born to be heroic and others just bumble into it. Jay and Leslie from Laughing Matters explore feats of skill, feats of daring and feats of dumb luck! Highlights include plenty of juggling, a touch of magic and the adventures of library hero Dewey Decimal.
  • 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 Sound: Make a "sound sandwich" and learn about sound and music.
    Registration starts May 31; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Hapless Heroes and Their Funny Feats.
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Some are born to be heroic and others just bumble into it. Jay and Leslie from Laughing Matters explore feats of skill, feats of daring and feats of dumb luck! Highlights include plenty of juggling, a touch of magic and the adventures of library hero Dewey Decimal.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - X-Treme Teens.
    3:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Recharge with a superpower smoothie. Vanquish all things puny by ingesting tasty concoctions you create yourself. Ingredients 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 Sound: Make a "sound sandwich" and learn about sound and music.
    Registration starts May 31; 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.
  • Library Center - Juggle Like a Superhero.
    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    It may not be a superpower, but it's still a fun feat to master! Try your hand at juggling, spinning a plate, tossing a Chinese yo-yo and more at this fun, hands-on workshop. Jay and Leslie Cady of Laughing Matters provide expert instruction for beginners and experienced jugglers.
    Registration starts May 26; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Out of the Easy".
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    By Ruta Sepetys.

Tuesday, June 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Design Your Own Book Cover Contest.
    8:30 am to 9:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    If you love reading, art or design, come by the library June 8-13 and design a brand new cover for your favorite book. Materials will be provided. The book covers will be displayed June 15-20 and patrons can vote for their favorite new cover. The lucky winner will receive an awesome prize! Winner announced June 22.
  • 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Hapless Heroes and Their Funny Feats.
    10:00 am for grades K-5.
    Some are born to be heroic and others just bumble into it. Jay and Leslie from Laughing Matters explore feats of skill, feats of daring and feats of dumb luck! Highlights include plenty of juggling, a touch of magic and the adventures of library hero Dewey Decimal.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts May 01; call 882-0714.
  • 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 - Stories with Your Legislators.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Rep. Eric Burlison
  • 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 - KY3 for Kids Storybreak.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news or weather personality.
  • 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 May 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 - Hapless Heroes and Their Funny Feats.
    2:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    Some are born to be heroic and others just bumble into it. Jay and Leslie from Laughing Matters explore feats of skill, feats of daring and feats of dumb luck! Highlights include plenty of juggling, a touch of magic and the adventures of library hero Dewey Decimal.
  • 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 Music Hero.
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Tito Puente.
  • 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 - 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 May 26; call 837-5011.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society".
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
  • Library Center - Cosplay on a Ramen Noodle Budget.
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
    Want to create your own fabulous costumes but don't know how? Find out how to turn inexpensive materials into Comi-con worthy disguises. Special guests will be here to show off their costuming creations. Feel free to bring items you are working on.
  • 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 Alibi.
  • 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.
  • - "Horns".
    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, 301 Park Central West. "Horns" by Joe Hill.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival.
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Fraulein," not rated; in Swiss-German, German, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - "A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers".
    6:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Dive deeper into the story by exploring the facts behind the fiction. "A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers" by Hazel Gaynor.
  • 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 - "Big Little Lies".
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for adults.
    By Liane Moriarty.

Wednesday, June 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Design Your Own Book Cover Contest.
    8:30 am to 9:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    If you love reading, art or design, come by the library June 8-13 and design a brand new cover for your favorite book. Materials will be provided. The book covers will be displayed June 15-20 and patrons can vote for their favorite new cover. The lucky winner will receive an awesome prize! Winner announced June 22.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop.
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    What I Found at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. A panel of OGS members will discuss their findings from the April 2015 research trip to Tennessee State Library and Archives. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • 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 Elementary School - This Juggler is an Open Book!.
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
  • 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 - 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 May 27; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban".
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Malala Yousafzai
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "The Returned".
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Jason Mott.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - This Juggler is an Open Book!.
    2:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Science of Superheroes: Telepathy.
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Marvel Comic's Professor X has the ability to read and control minds. We'll explore the science of mind reading and test your ESP (extrasensory perception) strength!
  • 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 - "Mila 2.0".
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-8.
    By Debra Driza.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Craft Night: Comic Book Decoupage.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Turn that ordinary household object into a kitschy masterpiece using pages from comic books and simple decoupage methods. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, June 11, 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 - Design Your Own Book Cover Contest.
    8:30 am to 9:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    If you love reading, art or design, come by the library June 8-13 and design a brand new cover for your favorite book. Materials will be provided. The book covers will be displayed June 15-20 and patrons can vote for their favorite new cover. The lucky winner will receive an awesome prize! Winner announced June 22.
  • Willard Recreation Center - This Juggler is an Open Book!.
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
  • 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 - Discover the Web.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Explore portals and starting spots, directories and the invisible Web. Learn tips and tricks to simplify your Web search and find out how search engines work.
    Registration starts May 28; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - This Juggler is an Open Book!.
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Wives of Los Alamos".
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By TaraShea Nesbit.
  • Library Center - This Juggler is an Open Book!.
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Even jugglers have heroes that inspire them. Watch as award-winning juggler Brian Wendling tells the story behind each of his spinning, bouncing, balancing, teetering, tossing props in his uniquely high-energy way! Brian is an International Jugglers Team Champion and a longtime favorite at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Fandom Crafts.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5 -12.
    What's your favorite fandom? Hang out with other fans, create fandom art, and discuss your favorite character. Materials will be provided.
  • 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 - "The Age of Innocence".
    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. "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton.

Friday, June 12, 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 - Design Your Own Book Cover Contest.
    8:30 am to 6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    If you love reading, art or design, come by the library June 8-13 and design a brand new cover for your favorite book. Materials will be provided. The book covers will be displayed June 15-20 and patrons can vote for their favorite new cover. The lucky winner will receive an awesome prize! Winner announced June 22.
  • 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: Internet Basics.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts May 01; call 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.
  • Grant Beach Park - Fantastic Friday at the Railroad Historical Museum.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm Grant Beach Park for grades K-5.
    Explore engineering! Tracks, switches, signals -- there’s a lot going on to get trains moving. Chug along with us to Grant Beach Park, where Railroad Historical Museum volunteers will explain how it all works and provide tours of the train engine and cars, the steam engine and the caboose. Join the library staff for train stories, activities and fun. Best of all, you can choo-choose some books at the Mobile Library to learn more! Co-sponsored by the Railroad Historical Museum. Grant Beach Park, 833 W. Calhoun Street. 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.
  • - "Landline".
    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. "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell.
  • 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! "Things That Go!" Celebrate all types of transportation.
  • 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 May 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Digital Devices.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Try out and compare a variety of tablets and e-readers in this hands-on session. Learn how to check out and download e-books from the Library, plus how to access Library and Web resources using mobile devices. Bring your fully-charged gadget, if you have one, so you can follow along.
    Registration starts May 29; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Fabulous Fridays.
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Do you have what it takes to be the best "Mario Kart" racer? Put your skills to the test for a chance to win the ultimate title! Play games and chat with other Nintendo fans while you wait to compete.
  • 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.
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5 and parents.
    Join our super family book club and talk about a different title every month. Pick up dinner from the Mudhouse or brown bag it. "Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
  • Park Central Branch Library - "Magic: The Gathering" Game Night.
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Want to learn to play "Magic: The Gathering"? Already a skilled magician? All levels of experience are welcome as we learn the difference between standard and modern play, and how to play tournament level games, from experienced players.

Saturday, June 13, 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Design Your Own Book Cover Contest.
    8:30 am to 6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    If you love reading, art or design, come by the library June 8-13 and design a brand new cover for your favorite book. Materials will be provided. The book covers will be displayed June 15-20 and patrons can vote for their favorite new cover. The lucky winner will receive an awesome prize! Winner announced June 22.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Truck Heroes: A Big Truck Petting Zoo.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages, families.
    Love big trucks? Drop in to our big truck petting zoo! You'll get to explore a MoDOT construction truck and an emergency response truck, a WCA Waste Corporation trash truck, a moving truck from Two Men and a Truck, a Springfield Fire Department fire truck, and a tow truck courtesy of Henry's Towing. Trucks will be parked in the CBCO parking lot across the street. Join us for truck stories and crafts at 11 a.m. in the community room.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Springfield Batman.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Join us for stories, songs and crafts, and then have your picture taken with the Queen City's local superhero!
    Registration starts June 01; call 862-0135.
  • 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. "Hubble," rated G.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books".
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Azar Nafisi.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Beauty".
    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. "Beauty" by Hubert and Kerascoët.
  • Library Station - Professor Powers Presents: Dry Ice Ghosts.
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 4-9.
    Join Professor Powers in making spooky dry ice bubbles and a wide variety of many other exciting experiments using this fascinating substance.
    Registration starts May 30; call 865-1340.
  • 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 May 30; call 831-1342.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Saturday Matinee.
    2:00 pm for all ages.
    "Up," rated PG.
  • 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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Blue Train.
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Hailing from Springfield, Marshfield, Forsyth and Branson, this group will keep you entertained by combining their vocal and instrumental talents with a unique selection of material. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    6:00 pm to 9:00 am for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Camelot," rated G.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • 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 - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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 May 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 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 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    1:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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 May 01; call 759-2637.
  • 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 Vision: Test your eyes with optical illusions and make a thaumatrope.
    Registration starts June 07; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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 Vision: Test your eyes with optical illusions and make a thaumatrope.
    Registration starts June 07; 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.
  • Library Station - Summer Poetry Workshop with Karen Craigo.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join Drury University poetry professor Karen Craigo and library staff member Konrad Stump for a multi-day poetry workshop. Whether you’ve always wanted to write poetry or you’ve had work published, get a better understanding of craft and technique along with ideas for publishing. We’ll finish the series with a Summer Poetry Reading at 10 a.m. on June 27. Register once for the entire series; call 616-0683 to register.
    Registration starts June 01; call 865-1340.

Tuesday, June 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.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meet the 3-D Printer.
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the basement meeting room for adults.
    3-D printing allows people to create anything from functional prosthetics to decorative figurines at home, and for a fraction of the cost. In this demonstration, the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator 2 will print a 3-D object right before your eyes.
  • Strafford Branch Library - KY3 for Kids Storybreak.
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news or weather personality.
  • 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 - "The Memory Garden".
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Mary Rickert.
  • Library Station - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    2:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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 Music Hero.
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker.
  • 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 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 02; call 837-5011.
  • 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: Following the Family Lines.
    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 Breakup.
  • 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 Center - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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, June 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.
  • 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music, and downloading games. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts May 01; call 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Animal Superpowers!.
    10:00 am for grades K-5.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. Comic book superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • 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 Elementary School - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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: An Especially Caffeinated European Adventure!.
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Mallory Leicht talks about her adventures in Copenhagen, Oslo, Paris, Zurich and Lucerne via the Nordic Barista Cup. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.
  • 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 June 03; 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 May 01; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat".
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Edward Kelsey Moore.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    2:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Science of Superheroes: Invisibility.
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Is it possible to disappear or is invisibility all smoke and mirrors? We'll examine some real-life invisible scenarios including the U.S. military's secret Quantum Stealth Invisibility Cloak.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Juke Box Heroes: Elvis in Springfield.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Local Elvis Presley expert Ted Hutchens will help us celebrate the anniversary of Elvis' last visit to Springfield on this date in 1977. Ted will be joined by friends who will share stories of their personal encounters with Elvis during this and other visits. Ted will also talk about the Crazy 'Bout Elvis Celebration planned for April 2016 in Springfield. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Library Station - Summer Poetry Workshop with Karen Craigo.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join Drury University poetry professor Karen Craigo and library staff member Konrad Stump for a multi-day poetry workshop. Whether you’ve always wanted to write poetry or you’ve had work published, get a better understanding of craft and technique along with ideas for publishing. We’ll finish the series with a Summer Poetry Reading at 10 a.m. on June 27. Register once for the entire series; call 616-0683 to register.
    Registration starts June 01; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fire Safety with the Springfield Fire Department.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    The Springfield Fire Department responds to nearly 500 residential fires each year. What can you do to protect your home and family? SFD's Fire and Life Safety Educator Cara Erwin will talk about basic fire safety tips and techniques.

Thursday, June 18, 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 - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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 June 04; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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 Mysterious Affair at Styles".
    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 Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie.
  • Library Center - Oh My Gosh Josh Presents: The Amazing Adventures of SUPER CHICKEN!.
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Join Oh My Gosh Josh as his chicken supper turns SUPER! See the wondrous feats of this fantastic fowl who foils the plots of evildoers, and marvel at his transformation from everyman Carl the Chicken into...SUPER CHICKEN! Audience members will take part in this hero's story as he recounts his escape from danger at the hands of the rotten Count Schmoopy. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero as we unmask a truly amazing adventure! This comical, magic and circus-stunt-filled tale will have books flying off the shelf like a chicken with a cape!
  • 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 - A Shakespearean Evening with David Smith.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a unique night of theatrical performance and audience participation as Dave Smith, acting coach, director and performer for more than three decades, reprises roles from some of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, including "King Lear" and "Othello." Between monologue performances, Smith will invite the audience to participate in games and acting exercises that will shed fresh light on Shakespearean texts.
  • Republic Branch Library - Hacking "Minecraft" Pi.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Wield the power of Python programming language to alter the landscape of "Minecraft" on the Raspberry Pi. You'll be able to build monuments in moments, and level mountains with a few commands.
    Registration starts June 04; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Explorers of the Ozarks.
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Some heroes make their mark by showing us what lies beyond. Such are the people in a video presentation Explorers of the Ozarks by award-winning freelance journalist Ed Fillmer. See this composite of Ozarks explorers including archeologist Uris Zarins, the Ozarks' first astronaut Tom Aley and the late Maynard Cohik. His profiles first aired on "KY3’s Ozark Life" stories during his 17 years at KYTV. Fillmer is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • 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.
  • Springfield Conservation Nature Center - Fantastic Friday at the Nature Center.
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm Springfield Conservation Nature Center for grades K-5.
    Explore the superpowers of some common insects as we team with the Springfield Conservation Nature Center to celebrate summer reading. Bring your entire family and have fun enjoying indoor/outdoor activities, stories, crafts and more as you discover the heroic work of the insect world. Drop by anytime and plan on spending at least an hour. The Mobile Library will be parked nearby, so bring your library card. At Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Call 883-1974.
  • 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 - Dad Is Our Hero!.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate Father's Day with stories, crafts and activities.
  • 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts May 01; call 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! "Doc McStuffins." Bring your stuffie in for a checkup at our special stuffed animal clinic.
  • 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 June 05; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: 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, and downloading games. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts May 01; call 732-7284.
  • Willard Branch Library - Be an Animal Hero!.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Be an animal hero by crafting toys for local shelter animals. Materials will be provided and all crafts will be donated to a local animal shelter.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Friday Fun Hour: Pet Heroes.
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Animals can be heroes, too! Join us for an informative and fun time with therapy expert Nelson Knapp and the helpful critters from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks. We'll learn about pet therapy and how these special animals make a huge difference in people’s lives.
  • Library Center - Fabulous Fridays.
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Do you love to draw? Let your imagination run wild as you spend time drawing. Materials will be provided.
  • 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 - Science of Superheroes.
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for grade 3-adult.
    Join science nerd and comic book aficionado Rob Powers, aka Professor Powers, for a discussion about the reality of superhero powers. What would happen to Thor's hammer, Mjolnier, on Earth if it really was made from the heart of a dying star? How realistic are Batman's gadgets? We'll consider these and other questions as we discuss the science of powers, gadgets and superheroes. Activities and experiments will follow the discussion.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 - Racing to Read Playtime!.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - World Travelers:The Netherlands.
    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.
    12:00 pm for grades 1-3 and families.
    "Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig" by Kate DiCamillo.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Throwback Theater.
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "The Gnome-Mobile," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Juneteenth Celebration.
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    On the parking lot. The Springfield NAACP, in partnership with the Library, will host this year’s annual Juneteenth Celebration. The event, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. and spotlighting diversity in our own community, will include booths from various community organizations, storytelling and children’s book giveaways, crafts, educational and health resources, snacks, live music and more.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Concert with Patrick Mureithi.
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Come ready to dance, sing along and have a fun-tastic time as Patrick Mureithi shares his original songs on the guitar, slide guitar and ukulele with folks at the library! Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Library Station - DIY Plantable Seed Paper.
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join library staff members Miranda Stringer and Jordan Gloyd to make your own plantable seed paper, a perfect gift for your favorite gardener. Stick around for a DIY garden marker craft while your seed paper dries. Materials will be provided. Call 616-0683 to register.
    Registration starts June 01; call 865-1340.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Out of the Ordinary: Madagascar.
    3:00 pm for all ages.
    You may have seen the cartoons, but the real Madagascar is amazing. Sue Schuble will talk about her travels to Madagascar and the strange plants and animals that live on the island.
  • 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! "Oliver," rated G.

Monday, June 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 - 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 - Nature Heroes.
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting 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.
  • 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 - 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 08; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Animal Superpowers!.
    1:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. Comic book superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Teen Mini Comic-Con.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Do you root for the heroes or the villains? Dress up as your favorite character for a costume contest, superhero selfies, a superhero scavenger hunt and all the geeky fun you can ask for!
  • 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 Balance: Learn about balance and gravity, and make a balancing robot.
    Registration starts June 14; call 882-0714.
  • Republic Branch Library - Animal Superpowers!.
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Peter Parker was a typical teenager until he tangled with a radioactive spider and acquired the arachnid’s great powers. Comic book superheroes and villains draw inspiration from the animal kingdom. Whether they can soar through the air, transform themselves with camouflage or heal with regeneration, animals use their powers every day to survive. Join our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo as we learn all about animal superpowers.
  • 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 Balance: Learn about balance and gravity, and make a balancing robot.
    Registration starts June 14; 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 - "Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin".
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    By Liesl Shurtliff.
  • Library Station - Summer Poetry Workshop with Karen Craigo.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Join Drury University poetry professor Karen Craigo and library staff member Konrad Stump for a multi-day poetry workshop. Whether you’ve always wanted to write poetry or you’ve had work published, get a better understanding of craft and technique along with ideas for publishing. We’ll finish the series with a Summer Poetry Reading at 10 a.m. on June 27. Register once for the entire series; call 616-0683 to register.
    Registration starts June 01; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Oculus Rift Demonstration.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Oculus Rift is an immersive, virtual reality headset used for gaming, therapy and architectural modeling. David Beach, architecture professor at Drury University, and his students will demonstrate some of what this exciting, cutting-edge technology can do.
  • Library Center - "Glory".
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    Watch "Glory," rated R, based on the book by Lincoln Kirstein.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • 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 May 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 - 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! Sen. Bob Dixon
  • 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: Downloading Made Easy.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music, and downloading games. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts May 01; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Magician's Lie".
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Greer Macallister
  • Library Station - Superhero Training Camp.
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades K-5.
    Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Test your agility in our "laser" obstacle course, knock down bad guys, practice busting through walls and more! Come in costume and get ready for a superhero workout, plus tips and stories about being the best superhero you can be!
  • 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 Music Hero.
    4:00 pm for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Melba Doretta Liston.
  • 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 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 June 09; call 837-5011.
  • 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: Leakin Park.
  • 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, June 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.
  • 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 Elementary School - Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story.
    11:00 am Fair Grove Elementary School for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • 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 June 10; call 837-5011.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story.
    2:00 pm in the meeting room for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Science of Superheroes: Reality Warps.
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Superheroes are known for their abilities to manipulate the world around them. We'll explore scientific laws to see how it's possible to bend our version of reality.
  • 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 - "Winger".
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 9-12.
    By Andrew Smith.
  • Library Station - Summer Poetry Workshop with Karen Craigo.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Join Drury University poetry professor Karen Craigo and library staff member Konrad Stump for a multi-day poetry workshop. Whether you’ve always wanted to write poetry or you’ve had work published, get a better understanding of craft and technique along with ideas for publishing. We’ll finish the series with a Summer Poetry Reading at 10 a.m. on June 27. Register once for the entire series; call 616-0683 to register.
    Registration starts June 01; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Cooking With MaMa Jean: Superfoods!.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Superfoods pack a powerful punch! Chef Geoff Underwood from MaMa Jean's Natural Market will demonstrate simple ways to incorporate the most nutrient-dense foods into your everyday meals.
    Registration starts June 10; call 862-0135.

Thursday, June 25, 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 - Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story.
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • 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 June 11; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story.
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • Library Station - "Ruth's Journey".
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "Ruth's Journey" by Donald McCaig.
  • Library Center - Juggling Jeff Presents: The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train -- Every Super Hero Has a Story.
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Young Cheddar goes on a quest to become just like his favorite super hero -- Mr. Train. Along the way, he meets a few interesting characters and discovers that being a hero is not about being perfect or having a special talent, or even being the biggest and best -- it’s about being himself, showing up and always giving his best. The Adventures of Cheddar & Mr. Train includes comedy, juggling and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a story of self-discovery and comedy! Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
  • 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 - "Roadtrip with a Raindrop" with Author Gayle Harper.
    7:00 pm in meeting rooms A & B for all ages.
    Travel photographer and author Gayle Harper will share her 90-day road trip following the Mississippi River at a multimedia presentation and book signing. Her book, "Roadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi River," began with one simple fact: A drop of rain falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi travels the river for 90 days before reaching the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Library Station - Hometown Heroes: The Great War in Springfield.
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Santa Fe room 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.

Friday, June 26, 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 - 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 May 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 - Sing, Sign and Storytime.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Learn basic American Sign Language through songs and stories at this interactive storytime.
  • 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.
  • Steam Engine Grounds - Fantastic Friday at the Steam Engine Grounds.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm Steam Engine Grounds for grades K-5.
    Heat water and what do you get? Steam power! Our friends from the Ozark Steam Engine Association and the Southwest Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association are dedicated to restoring the steam-powered engines used in farming and industry in the mid-19th century around the Ozarks and the nation. Members of the associations will open the Steam-O-Rama event grounds to summer readers for a magnificent visit to the past, with activities, tours of these marvelous machines and stories read by KY3's Mike Landis and the Republic Branch librarian. Parked on the grounds with the steam engine-powered tractors and machines will be the Mobile Library (powered by diesel, not steam), so bring your library card! Steam Engine Grounds located east of the Republic city limits, on the south side of U.S. 60. Entrance to the grounds is from Farm Road 170. Call 732-7284.
  • Steam Engine Grounds - KY3 for Kids Storybreak.
    10:00 am to 11:30 am Steam Engine Grounds for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news or weather personality.
  • 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! "Bad Kitty." Help Bad Kitty get out of trouble!
  • 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: Downloading Made Easy.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music, and downloading games. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts May 01; call 883-1974.
  • 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 June 12; 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.
    Are you ready to compete for the title of 'Tween Iron Chef? Join the ultimate food showdown and concoct a delicious dish with only a few ingredients.
    Registration starts June 19; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Plantable Seed Paper.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    Start your own flower garden in a unique way. Learn how to make paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp and is actually plant-able!

Saturday, June 27, 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 Station - Summer Poetry Reading.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Join our Summer Poetry Workshop participants as they give readings of their poems for friends, family and the public.
  • 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 - 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Recognizing the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    During this two-hour workshop, Rob Hulstra from the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter, will demonstrate the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and offer a basic overview of the disease, including risk factors, diagnosis and the benefits of early detection and treatment.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Science Saturdays.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Born to be Wild," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Duets by Juanita Lee & Kenny Key.
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Join Juanita Lee and Kenny Key for an afternoon of eclectic musical duets in the folk, country, gospel and pop traditions. Lee and Key have been singing together for more than 20 years and perform with the bluegrass band Blue Train.
  • 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 13; call 831-1342.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," rated G.

Monday, June 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 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 - 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 - 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 June 15; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Super Safety .
    1:00 pm for preschool-age 6.
    Join Bumper and his friends from the Missouri State Highway Patrol as they help us get to know our local superheroes.
  • 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 Flight: Blast off with rockets and see how high yours can fly!
    Registration starts June 21; 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 Flight: Blast off with rockets and see how high yours can fly!
    Registration starts June 21; 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.
  • Library Center - Tonk and The Aurors and Friends.
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-12.
    Rock out at the Library Center with wizard rockers Tonks & the Aurors! Front woman Steph Anderson and bandmates have been touring the U.S., playing music about Harry Potter since 2007. They continue to bridge music, book and nerd culture and have added John Green’s books, "The Hunger Games" and more to their music repertoire. Kirstyn Hippe and Tianna & The Cliffhangers will join Tonks & The Aurors for the ultimate fandom concert – don’t miss it!
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Code of the Hills," An Evening with Springfield Author Nancy Allen.
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for adults.
    In the Ozarks, some things aren’t talked about. Even abuse. It’s the code of the hills. But prosecutor Elsie Arnold is determined to change that. So begins "The Code of the Hills" by Springfield’s Nancy Allen and published by HarperCollins. Nancy will read and talk about her writing and how her experience as a Missouri prosecutor inspired her. She’ll do a Q&A and sign and sell copies of her book.

Tuesday, June 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Music Hero.
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 4-8.
    Discover a world of music and meet a music hero through stories, songs and activities. Keith Richards.
  • 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 June 16; call 837-5011.
  • 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: Inconsistencies.
  • 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.
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