All library branches, including drive-up service, will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 5, due to inclement weather. See the weather closing policy.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN MARCH

Thursday, March 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.
  • 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 an ongoing, inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. 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 - 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 February 19; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Explore.
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is an ongoing, inclusive series aimed at developmentally challenged adults. 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Otaku Teen Thursday.
    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Have fun with everything manga, anime, and more at this special Otaku-themed Teen Thursday!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi.
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night.
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of "Supernatural," rated TV-14, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester's demon-hunting adventures. Snacks will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fun with Paper Crafts.
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to turn paper into beautiful, usable art at this monthly craft series. Materials provided; bring scissors and glue if you have them, or use ours. Paper Containers: Make sturdy boxes and other containers perfect for storage or gift-giving.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Radiance of Tomorrow". (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Ishmael Beah.
  • Library Center - "A Lesson Before Dying". (NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings)
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By Ernest J. Gaines. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, March 6, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Oh, The Places You'll Go".
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens as we celebrate 2015 Read Across America with stories and activities.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I.
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 February 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 - Downloading Made Easy.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to download and uninstall a program, along with information about PDFs, streaming videos and music. We'll also talk about how protect your computer from malware using antivirus and link inspector programs.
    Registration starts February 20; 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 February 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Friday Night Film Fest.
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for age 13-grade 12.
    Kick back and enjoy a film on the big screen. We'll provide the popcorn. "The Amazing Spider-man," rated PG-13.
  • 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 Talk.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Fine arts students from Ozarks Technical Community College will discuss their Impressionist and Post-Impressionist master studies.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk.
    7:00 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: Master Studies of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works created by Fine Arts Students at Ozarks Technical Community College.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturdays.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    It's so sad that old Saturday cartoons like "Mighty Mouse" 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Introduction to Growing Herbs Outdoors.
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for adults.
    Master Gardener Barb Emge will provide an introduction to growing herbs outdoors. Gardeners of all levels are welcome to join and enjoy.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Space Camp.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 2-6.
    Have you ever wanted to go to Space Camp? Heather Cottle-Dillon, a Library staff member and space enthusiast, will tell you all about her trip to Space Camp in 2014. Then have a blast building a LEGO brick rocket, playing space games and working with others to complete a mission.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Thank You Notes Workshop.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Add a personal touch to your thank you notes this year by making them yourself. Join expert paper crafter Katie Newport as she shares the basics of creating your own notes from scratch. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts February 27; call 883-1974.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    5:00 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Spartacus," rated PG-13.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series.
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Rowan's Crossing, an acoustic music trio featuring Jennifer Wilson, James Bennett and Robert Adkison, preserve and perform traditional music of the Irish and the Ozarks. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, March 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 - 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 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 - 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 February 23; call 837-5011.
  • 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 - "Dorothy Must Die".
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    By Danielle Page.
  • Library Center - LEGO Brick Build-A-Long.
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Watch "The LEGO Movie," rated PG, on the big screen as you build with LEGO bricks to create your own master builder masterpiece. We'll provide the LEGO bricks, you provide the imagination.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I.
    10:00 am to 12:00 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 February 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.
  • 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 - Stories for Life.
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Designed for older or memory-impaired adults, this topical series provides simple stories, poetry and visual aids to encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts February 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 current projects, share patterns, ideas and questions, and check out our knitting and crochet resources. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Spring Break Boredom Buster.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Beat spring break boredom with games at the Library. Indulge in X-box One, board and card games, snacks, crafts and good company.
  • Library Center - Super Smash Bros. Tournament.
    2:30 pm in meeting room B for grades 6-12.
    Play to win in our "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" tournament. Controllers and snacks will be provided.
    Registration starts March 01; call 882-0714.
  • 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 February 24; 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.
  • - "The Winter People".
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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. "The Winter People" by Jennifer McMahon. At Hurts Donut Company, 301 Park Central West.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Redeployment". (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    By Phil Klay.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival.
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Adam's Apples," rated R; Danish with English subtitles.
  • 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, March 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop.
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Digging Up Records at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Lainie Sutherland, a new Ozarks Genealogical Society member and a retired archivist from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will discuss Tennessee records available for genealogical researchers just in time for the OGS research trip to Nashville in April. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Library!.
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us for "Pac-Man" and "Mario Kart" tournaments. Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition!
  • 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 February 25; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Rebecca Skloot.
  • Library Center - Scavenger Hunt Day.
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the children's department for preschool-grade 5.
    Drop by the Library for an afternoon of scavenger hunts. Find the clues and spot hidden pictures throughout the Library to win a prize.
  • Library Station - Spring Break Crafternoon!.
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Celebrate spring break with crafts of all kinds! Glitter, glue, feathers, yarn, foam, food -- we're breaking out our best crafting supplies to keep boredom at bay.
  • Willard Branch Library - "Rebecca". (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for adults.
    By Daphne du Maurier.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "The Screwtape Letters". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By C.S. Lewis.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club.
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for grades 5-12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - What Do I Read Next? A Group for Book Lovers.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn about the best new and upcoming books, along with lesser-known classic gems. Feel free to bring recommendations of your own to share. Irish Authors and Themes.

Thursday, March 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.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown.
    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the workday and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • 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 February 26; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Spring Break Crafternoon.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for preschool-grade 5.
    Join us for an afternoon of crafts. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.
  • Republic Branch Library - "A Man Called Ove". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Fredrik Backman.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Spring Break Crafternoon.
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us for an afternoon of crafts in the Teen Department. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.
  • 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night.
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of "Supernatural," rated TV-14, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester's demon-hunting adventures. Snacks will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Start Your Own Community Garden.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn the ins and outs of creating a community garden in your neighborhood. Maile Auterson from Springfield Community Gardens will cover everything from planting the right seeds for the space you have and managing volunteer gardeners to preserving and cooking the food that you grow.

Friday, March 13, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts February 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.
  • 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.
  • - "Big Little Lies". (Northview Book Club)
    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. "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.
  • 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.
  • 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 February 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 February 27; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - 'Tween Town: Soda Pop Dough.
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Drop in to 'Tween Town, where we make crazy (and sometimes incredibly messy!) crafts, play games and eat cookies! Experiment with different kinds of soda to make homemade play dough and answer some scientific questions, including how does the flavor of soda affect the dough? Any dough you make you can take, and any leftover soda, you can drink!
  • Library Station - Teen Night: Life-size Board Games.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    Think board games are boring? Not this kind! Play some favorite classic board games - giant size! We'll be the pieces, the dice will be enormous and don't even ask about the "Get Out of Jail Free" cards.
  • Library Center - Fairy Tale Bash.
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for preschool-grade 5.
    Calling all lords and ladies, princes and princesses! Create your own happily ever after as we play games, sing songs and tell stories.

Saturday, March 14, 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime!.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth and young children learn through play. 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - 'Toons and Treats.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for all ages.
    Do you like cartoons from the 80s and 90s? Enjoy an old-school Saturday morning with some of your favorites, rated TV-G or PG. Come in your PJs, bring your stuffed animal and we'll provide tasty treats.
  • 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Rosie Project".
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    Discuss a lively mix of fiction genres with others. "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Harlem Hellfighters". (Graphic Novels for Grown-ups)
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Whether you’re new to the medium or have grown up with it, join us as we read and discuss contemporary and classic graphic literature from around the world. "The Harlem Hellfighters" by Max Brooks, illustrated by Caanan White.
  • Library Center - Pi Day.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Drop in for some math fun as we celebrate Pi Day and the birthday of Albert Einstein with a variety hands-on science and math challenges.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Celtic Fire Irish Dancing Performance.
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Celtic Fire Irish Dancing group as they perform traditional Irish dances and clog dances along with Irish stories and songs.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "Downton Abbey" Tea Party.
    2:00 pm for adults.
    Celebrate another great season of "Downton Abbey" with tea, discussion and an episode of your favorite period drama, not rated.
  • 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "King Arthur," rated PG-13.

Monday, March 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 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.
  • 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 February 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 - 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 March 02; call 837-5011.
  • 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 February 01; call 759-2637.
  • 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 - Appy Hour.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Want to learn how to do more with your smartphone and tablet? Learn about apps--what they are and how to find them--as we talk about popular social media apps, games, productivity apps and more. Feel free to bring your device.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Shamrock Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Make sure to wear your green as we enjoy stories, songs and activities during this special St. Patrick's Day storytime!
  • Willard 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 - "Amy Falls Down". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Jincy Willett.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild.
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • 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 March 03; call 837-5011.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club.
    5:30 pm for adults.
    Love to crochet? Want to learn how? Gather with us to visit, work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials provided for use in the Library or bring your own. Knitters welcome!
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite!.
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for grades 6-12.
    Sherlock: Are you Sherlocked? Celebrate the greatest detective of all time with games, trivia, and all things 221B Baker Street.
  • Library Station - TED Talk Tuesdays.
    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 then discuss. Further reading lists will also be provided for those wanting a more in-depth topic view. Women and American Culture.
  • 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, March 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.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts February 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Shamrock Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with stories and a lucky shamrock craft. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Zambia, Botswana and Beyond.
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Karen McDonald experienced Zambia and Botswana in four-wheel drives, on foot and by dugout canoe. Hear about her experiences at a baboon research facility in Kafue National Park, her road trip to Victoria Falls and safaris through the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta."
  • 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 March 04; 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 February 01; call 865-1340.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.

Thursday, March 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.
  • 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 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 March 05; call 837-5011.
  • - "An Unfinished Life". (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    We meet every third Thursday of the month at South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. "An Unfinished Life" by Mark Spragg.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday: "Divergent" Watch Party.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    Ready for the release of "Insurgent"? Revisit the first movie in the series, rated PG-13, at this special Teen Thursday watch party.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi.
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Top Chef Snack Edition.
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5 -12..
    Do you have the skills to come out on top? Challenge others to make the most creative snacks. Materials will be provided.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night.
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of "Supernatural," rated TV-14, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester's demon-hunting adventures. Snacks will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Basic Garden Planning.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    It's almost spring, and that means it’s time to plant seeds! Library staff member and garden hobbyist Jennifer Gaffke will tell you how to get the most out of Missouri’s growing season and optimize the garden space you have.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime.
    7:00 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.

Friday, March 20, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - 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 February 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Maintaining and Securing Your PC.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to keep your computer in good health by taking precautions to protect it from viruses and performing the appropriate tasks to maintain it.
    Registration starts March 06; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts February 01; call 732-7284.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Friday Fun Hour.
    4:00 pm for all ages.
    Grab some friends or family members for an hour of fun and learning at the Library! Each month we'll try new STEM-related activities with games, hands-on crafts and simple science experiements the family can do together.
  • 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 - "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Giant Wiggle.
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for infants-age 6.
    Celebrate "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Day and help us create a giant caterpillar wiggle around the Library. We'll listen to stories, sing songs and make crafts inspired by Eric Carle's beloved book. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, March 21, 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 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 for use in the Library, or bring your own. Knitters welcome!
  • Library Station - Jump, Jiggle and Jive: Concert for Preschoolers.
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Frisco room for infants-age 6.
    Music, rhythm and dance build preschoolers' minds and bodies! Dallas Jones will provide some toe-tapping, hand-clapping music that'll get all your body parts moving and grooving.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Book Discussion. (Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm for families, grades 1-3.
    "The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure" by Doreen Cronin.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Throwback Theater.
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for classic family favorites! "Darby O'Gill and the Little People," rated G.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime!.
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 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 as well as enjoy some of our special toys. Stop by anytime in March to participate in our picture book tournament.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Screwball Comedies.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. Feel free to bring your own snack. "Nothing Sacred," not rated, 1937.
  • Library Center - Cinderella Celebration.
    2:00 pm in meeting room B for grades 4-8.
    Celebrate one of the most beloved Disney princesses of all time with crafts and activities before you see the new live-action movie! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - "I'm Burned Out!" Strategies to Identify and Overcome Burnout.
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Work, school and relationships can all be sources of burnout. Most people can tell when they’re burned out, but not soon enough to counter the negative outcomes that burnout brings. Dr. Brandan Gremminger, a licensed clinical psychologist at Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions, will help you understand the warning signs, the impact of burnout on ourselves and others, and proven ways to prevent it.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Gettysburg," rated PG.

Monday, March 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 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 - 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 March 09; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Sasquatch Escape".
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    By Suzanne Selfors.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Coasting Into Spring.
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Make psychedelic coasters with sharpies. Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - "A Stillness at Appomattox". (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Bruce Catton.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 February 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.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts February 01; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Alan Bradley.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild.
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learning Windows 8.
    5:15 pm to 7:15 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 March 10; 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.
  • 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, March 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.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop.
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Searching Online Catalogs. Ozarks Genealogical Society and Library staff member Patti Hobbs will provide tips and techniques for finding genealogy resources in online catalogs, including the Library's COOLcat.org. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - 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 March 11; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life in Four Stages.
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for adults.
    Hal Funk, Missouri State University professor emeritus, will discuss Mary Todd Lincoln's life including her early years in Lexington, Ky., her young married life in Springfield, Ill., as First Lady during the White House years, and ending with her final years following President Abraham Lincoln's tragic death.

Thursday, March 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Playtime!.
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm for infant - age 6.
    Come play with us! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home as well as enjoy some of our special toys.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts March 12; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - "My Beloved World". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor.
  • 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!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Now Serving Raspberry Pi.
    3:15 pm to 5:00 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central TV Night.
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14 and older.
    Get your couch potato on at the Library as we watch two episodes of "Supernatural," rated TV-14, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester's demon-hunting adventures. Snacks will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Death Comes for the Archbishop". (Tea and Classics Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a cup of tea and tackle some of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather.
  • Library Center - "The Teeth of the Souls".
    7:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    Author and Springfield native Steve Yates will talk about his book, "The Teeth of the Souls." This sequel to "Morkan's Quarry" set in Civil War Springfield, tells of a marriage betrayed, a lifelong and secret love, and an Ozarks city riven by an Easter lynching. Books will be available for purchase.
  • Library Station - From Jane Austen to Beyonce: The Public Lives of Women in Popular Culture.
    7:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    As part of Drury University’s Humanities Speaker Series, Dr. Katherine Gilbert, assistant professor of English and former director of Women and Gender Studies, will discuss the ways women in popular culture navigate the balance between their public and private lives. While women in the public spotlight, from Jane Austen to Beyoncé, may be centuries apart historically, Dr. Gilbert argues that they share a surprisingly similar set of questions and challenges in the public realm that repeat across centuries and genres.

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • 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 February 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime.
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime.
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts February 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 March 13; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Symposium.
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Join the Library's Local History and Genealogy Department for a one-day Genealogy Symposium. A handout covering all sessions will be given to participants. 9-10 a.m. Beginning Genealogy. Library staff member Renee Glass will present the basics of genealogy, including what records to search and how to use the information to establish a family tree. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. DNA: the Newest Tool in Genealogy. Library staff member Patti Hobbs will explain how DNA testing works and how it can enhance your genealogical research. 1:30-3 p.m. Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor. Library staff member Michael Price will present tips and techniques for researching your Civil War ancestors. Learn about records available for studying Civil War soldiers and how to trace their military experiences throughout the war. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Researching Native American Ancestors. Library staff member Renee Glass will show you where to look and what to look for in various records and tribes. No registration required. Call 616-0534 for more information.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays.
    11:00 am for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynature's "Chimpanzee," rated G.
  • 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. We'll 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 to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Library 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Science Saturdays.
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. Disneynatures "African Cats," rated G.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater.
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Hidalgo," rated PG-13.

Monday, March 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 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 - 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 March 16; call 837-5011.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Neighborhood School Night.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for grade K-5, families.
    Do you go to school in our neighborhood? Public, private and home-schooled students and families -- join us for a night of games, activities, music, stories and crafts that celebrate books, schools, your library and community.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials.
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime.
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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.
  • Willard 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.
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • 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 March 17; 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.
  • Library Center - Estate Planning Basics.
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Confused about the estate planning process? An expert from Ozarks Elder Law will cover a different aspect of estate planning during each session of this three-part series. Durable Powers of Attorney and Guardianships.
  • 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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