All Library branches will be closed Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN MAY

Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Library Station - Adult Storytime.
    10:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Library Station - Adult Storytime.
    1:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Join us for an interactive storytime aimed at adults with developmental disabilities. We will introduce topics of interest with stories and activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Game It!.
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to play a new board or card game, or join a tournament. Old favorites are always available.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Burgess Boys". (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Elizabeth Strout.
  • Library Center - "Code Name Verity". (NXT Chapter: A Book Group for 20/30-Somethings)
    7:30 pm in the Harrison room for ages 20-39.
    By Elizabeth Wein. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, May 2, 2014

  • Library Center - 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 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 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 - Teen Friday Nights.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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.
    6 p.m. Local authors Sharon Kizziah-Holmes, Shirley McCann, VJ Schultz and Susan Keene will read from their works and sell and sign their books. On display: Works in Fiber and Fabric by Ellen Neville.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Hypertufa Mushrooms.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Hypertufa is a rock-like substance you can use to make your own beautiful garden pots or decor. Learn how to mix and mold your own hypertufa creations to personalize your garden.
    Registration starts April 21; call 883-1974.
  • Library Center - Bibliobop Dance Party.
    10:00 am in the auditorium for ages 2-6.
    Get wiggly and shake your sillies out at our library dance party. Listen to stories about dancing. dance and keep the rhythm going with instruments and shakers.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Hypertufa Mushrooms.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Hypertufa is a rock-like substance you can use to make your own beautiful garden pots or decor. Learn how to mix and mold your own hypertufa creations to personalize your garden.
    Registration starts April 21; call 883-1974.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Saturday Matinee: Cult Classics Film Fest.
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    "Labyrinth," rated PG. Popcorn will be provided.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater.
    6:30 pm for grade 7 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Inception," rated PG-13.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Library Station - Family Voices Recording Session.
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for families and kids.
    Record a story for your child or grandchild with Ozarks Family Voices. Families with children under 5 will receive a free book and a CD with their recording, plus 25 other stories read by local celebrities and community leaders. Call 616-0673 for an appointment.
  • Library Center - May the Fourth Be With You!.
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-12.
    Celebrate Star Wars Day with other fans. We'll have trivia, galactic-inspired activities and a life-size Yoda cutout for photo-ops. Costumes are welcome!

Monday, May 5, 2014

  • 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 - Monday Madness.
    3:30 pm for grades 2-6.
    Don't be bored after school. Join us in the Children's Department for games, crafts and activities.
  • Library Center - Talk Time: Practice Your English.
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Grafton room for adults.
    Are you learning to speak English and would like to improve? Meet with other members of the international community for casual conversations. Community volunteers lead the informal sessions.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshops.
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Armchair Research: Member Doris Wilson will discuss online blogs and webinars that can increase your knowledge and research skills. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • 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 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 - Learn How to Check Out Library E-books.
    1:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn to check out and download e-books from the Library and read them on your digital device, e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Bring your device fully charged and registered along with your account passwords. If you have an e-ink device you’ll also need a USB cord and a laptop (if you have one). No registration required.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked.
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Already know how to loom knit? Come in to create something new.
  • 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. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Teen Library Council.
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Let your voice be heard by joining the Teen Library Council in the teen area. Read new, unpublished books and help plan the summer programs. You get volunteer credit, insider library information and cool prizes!
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club. (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Stargazing with the Springfield Astronomical Society.
    8:30 pm Patio for all ages.
    Members of the Springfield Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes on the Library Center's south lawn to give us an "up-close" view of the night sky. Rain Date: May 13.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Night Guest". (Brown Bag Book Discussion)
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch and take a break from your workday. "The Night Guest" by Fiona McFarlane.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Feature Films at the Library.
    4:00 pm for all ages.
    "Monsters University," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Panel Discussion: Take the Bike to Work Week Challenge.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    In celebration of Bike to Work Week, May 12-16, a panel of bike and commuting experts will discuss the safest, cheapest and easiest ways to get around Springfield year-round without a car. Panelists include Melissa Spurlock, City Utilities Bus Services supervisor; Lori Tack, Ozark Greenways program coordinator and Leslie Pruitt and Jordan Sembler from Queen City Cycles.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Light Between Oceans". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By M.L. Stedman.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Check out our biweekly festival of fun for teens. Take over our meeting room for teen-themed make-and-take activities, games, movies (PG-13 and under), crafts and even an occasional snack. No two Teen Thursdays are alike!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Game It!.
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn how to play a new board or card game, or join a tournament. Old favorites are always available.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter". (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Tom Franklin.

Friday, May 9, 2014

  • 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.
  • Northview Center - "Peace Like a River". (Northview Book Club)
    10:30 am to 11:30 am Northview Center 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. No registration is necessary. "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger.
  • 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 - Tween Town: Tumbling Block Op Art.
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    The room is open just for 'tweens! Drop in to play games, hang out, eat snacks and make cool artwork. This month we'll make incredible tumbling block art pieces. You won't believe how simple (yet cool) it is! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Station - End-of-School Party.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    School's almost out, so let's kick off the summer right. We'll have suggestions for all the best summer reads, games and activities, plus PIZZA. Don't miss it!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • Library Center - Gardening in Miniature.
    11:00 am in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Create a tiny, living garden in a pot! We'll provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Pin It Down with Pinterest.
    1:00 pm for adults.
    Curious about Pinterest? Learn how to make the most of the online pinboard and make a Pinterest-inspired craft. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts April 12; call 736-9233.
  • Willard Branch Library - The LEGO Brick Experiment.
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-6.
    Kids and families can design and build fantastic creations with our massive collection of LEGO bricks! We'll also work on a fun activity or experiment to help us learn more about science.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White". (Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups)
    4:30 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. "Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White" by Taiyo Matsumoto.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater.
    6:30 pm for grade 7 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Ocean's Eleven," rated PG-13.

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • 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 - Living and Decoding Asperger's Syndrome.
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Aaron Likens, a public speaker, published author and avid blogger, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome - a high-functioning form of autism - at age 20. Now 30, Aaron will share how the Autism Spectrum Disorder works in a talk about his book, "Finding Kansas: Living and Decoding Asperger’s Syndrome." Aaron is also an Autism Ambassador at Life Skills/TouchPoint Autism Services. Aaron will sell and sign his book at the event.
  • Library Station - What’s Hot in Publishing.
    6:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Want to know what the hottest titles are for the summer? Join Library Collection Services staff as they discuss new print fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, trends in genres, the publishing world and more. This is your chance to gain insight and be in the know before everyone else.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • 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 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 - Get Hooked.
    3:15 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more. Already know how to loom knit? Come in to create something new.
  • 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. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Library Center - Fandoms Unite!.
    6:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Are you a nerd, geek or gamer? Join us for a monthly themed activity with time to chat and game afterwards. Decoding BBC's "Sherlock."
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club. (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Festival.
    6:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "1981," not rated; French 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, May 14, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshops.
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Research Trip Follow-up: Members will discuss their experiences from the regional repository research trip to Kansas City. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • 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 - "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II". (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Denise Kiernan.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "True Grit". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Charles Portis.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • - "Water for Elephants".
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont Ave. No registration is necessary. "Water for Elephants," by Sara Gruen.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Gross, Ghoulish and Glow-in-the-Dark Fun!.
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Create glow-in-the-dark slime and snack on some gooey goodies. Materials will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Historic Sites and Sounds of Springfield.
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Photographer David J. Eslick will be your tour guide through pictures and sounds of Springfield's past in celebration of Historic Preservation Month.

Friday, May 16, 2014

  • 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 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Mad Science Celebration!.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Kick off the summer with insanely fun science experiments and learn how to continue the fun all summer as a member of the Library’s top secret science club, the Summer Reading Program.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 - The Unbound Mic Sessions.
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for adults.
    Share your talents in our monthly open mic nights hosted by LemonDrop. Modern Epic will join us March 21 and May 16. Soloists, bring along your chord changes and they'll accompany you. Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Strafford Branch Library - Mad Science Celebration!.
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Kick off the summer with insanely fun science experiments and learn how to continue the fun all summer as a member of the Library’s top secret science club, the Summer Reading Program.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Silent Comedy Greats.
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a silent comedy classic. Feel free to bring a snack. Buster Keaton's "The Cameraman," not rated, 1928.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater.
    6:30 pm for grade 7 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Ocean's Twelve," rated PG-13.
  • Library Center - Geezerfest Spring Fling Concert.
    7:00 pm Patio for all ages.
    Geezer will perform its great blend of 60s and 70s rock along with a few newer numbers. Meet the new drummer, David Sharon, as he joins Richard Struckhoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasquale, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift and Jana Henderson to help us celebrate spring and get ready for summer. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, May 19, 2014

  • 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 - "Shiloh". (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    By Shelby Foote.
  • Library Station - Tweets, Friend Requests & Hashtags: Parenting in the Digital Age.
    7:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn about the benefits and hidden dangers your children could be exposed to through texting, cyber-bullying and social networks during this educational seminar no parent should miss. The presentation will include information about popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of ComputerCop, a computer monitoring software purchased with confiscated drug money. Sponsored by the Greene County Sheriff's office and the Library.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • 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 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 Round House". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Louise Erdrich.
  • 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. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club. (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • 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, May 21, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: Antarctica.
    12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Antarctica as a travel destination? Yes! Join Mary Blanche as she shares tales and photos from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Earth's southernmost continent. Bring a sack lunch.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Lunch & Learn.
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Bring your lunch to this informal lecture series and learn while you eat. Life in Estonia: Stories of a Peace Corps Volunteer with Erin Gray, Republic Branch Library manager.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Library Station - "The Penny". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "The Penny" by Joyce Meyer.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday.
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Check out our biweekly festival of fun for teens. Take over our meeting room for teen-themed make-and-take activities, games, movies (PG-13 and under), crafts and even an occasional snack. No two Teen Thursdays are alike!

Friday, May 23, 2014

  • 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 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 - Chill Friday.
    3:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    The school week is finally over! Start the weekend right by joining us in the teen area for video, board and card games. Feel free to bring your favorite game.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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 - Mini Drive-In.
    6:30 pm in the auditorium for ages 2-6.
    Go Car-azy at the Library! We'll supply everything children need to construct and decorate their own kid-size cars, and show a special "drive-up" storytime on the big screen.
    Registration starts May 09; call 882-0714.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Community in Action!.
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for adults.
    Learn about community development through Springfield's neighborhood associations. This session will feature representatives from Community Partnership of the Ozarks, the Grant Beach Neighborhood Association and Moon City Creative District.
    Registration starts May 06; call 831-1342.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Big Brentwood Play Day.
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Little ones learn through play! We'll make learning fun as kids explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based Racing to Read activities. Snacks will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program Kickoff.
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Drop in and pick up your 2014 Summer Reading Program gameboard! Stick around for simple science concoctions and crafts as we get ready to "Fizz, Boom, and Read!" our way through summer.
  • Republic Branch Library - Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program Kickoff.
    11:00 am for preschool-grade 5.
    Kick off the Summer Reading Program carnival-style. We'll have games, activities and crafts for all.
  • Willard Branch Library - Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program Kickoff.
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Pick up your Summer Reading Program gameboard, decorate a passport and help us get the Library ready for a summer of science and reading fun! We'll creat science-themed decorations to transform the Children's Department into a mad scientist's lab.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program Kickoff.
    1:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Start your summer off with a bang by signing up for the Library's Summer Reading Program. Drop in to do some fun science activities in the Children's Department and pick up your gameboard.
  • Library Station - Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program Kickoff.
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the story hour room for preschool-grade 5.
    Let's kick off the Summer Reading Program with a BOOM! We'll have fun crafts and activities from 1-4 p.m., but you can stop by anytime to pick up your gameboard, grab some books and start checking off activities.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - A Royal Tea.
    3:00 pm for grades K-3.
    Don your fanciest attire and enjoy tea and sweets as we share stories, crafts and games inspired by classic girl characters such as Fancy Nancy and Madeline.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater.
    6:30 pm for grade 7 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Ocean's Thirteen," rated PG-13.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • 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 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 - "The Rosie Project". (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Graeme Simsion.
  • 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. Or, bring your own project and master your technique.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Under-An-Hour Reading Club. (Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for adults.
    The Under-an-Hour Reading Club explores a new magazine article each week, sparking conversation over fresh topics and current events. It's the fun of a book club, but in less time--perfect for a busy schedule. Pick up a copy of the upcoming article at the Park Central Branch Library or find out about it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary.
  • 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, May 28, 2014

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshops.
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Working on the Railroad: If your ancestor worked for a railroad there may be records about his employment and his family. Library staff member Renee Glass will show you how to determine if an ancestor worked for the railroad and where records about him or her can be found. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Monthly Macabre.
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    Join us the last Wednesday of the month for snacks and supernatural cinema featuring creatures, ghosts and ghouls from decades past. "The Haunting," 1963, rated G, based on "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson.
  • Mother's Brewing Company - "Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore". (Downtown Book Club)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Mother's Brewing Company for age 21 and older.
    The conversation will be flowing as we discuss provocative fiction, nonfiction and memoir at Mother's Brewing Company Tasting Room, 215 S. Grant Ave. "Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.
  • Library Center - Learn How to Check Out Library E-books.
    7:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    Learn to check out and download e-books from the Library and read them on your digital device, e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Bring your device fully charged and registered along with your account passwords. If you have an e-ink device you’ll also need a USB cord and a laptop (if you have one). No registration required.

Friday, May 30, 2014

  • 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 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 - Teen Friday Nights.
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe 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, May 31, 2014

  • Strafford Branch Library - Otaku Club.
    2:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Anime fans unite! Join us every month for anime films and Asian treats.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Park Central's Walk-in Weekend Theater.
    6:30 pm for grade 7 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Now You See Me," rated PG-13.
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