LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Explore
    10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Meditation at Midtown
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • 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 September 17; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Explore
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Explore is a series for everyone, including adults with developmental challenges. Not just a storytime, this program is a quest for fun and learning as we cover topics of interest with stories, images, crafts and sensory activities.
  • Library Center - Super STEAM: Cardboard Challenge
    2:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Think you can design an arcade-style game from cardboard? Learn about levers and ramps, and build a cool game you can play with friends. Materials will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate in these programs.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Free to Read
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    We'll talk about popular banned books, including your favorites, and have a contest to see who can guess why certain books were challenged.
  • 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 - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Assessing Skills and Preparing a Qualification Statement.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 pm for grades K-5.
    Our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks need your help -- they love a good story but can't read. Practice your reading skills with these furry loveable friends.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Crane Wife" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Patrick Ness.
  • Library Center - "The Secret Life of Violet Grant" (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 Beatriz Williams. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, October 2, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts September 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Digital Photos
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of digital imaging including camera types, picture formats, file sizes and megapixels. Learn basic image manipulation using free Picasa software.
    Registration starts September 18; 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 September 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Nights
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Park Central Branch Library - First Friday Art Walk
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Join the Park Central Branch Library and other art lovers for First Friday Art Walk. On Display: Creative Art and Design by Rick Byrd. Enjoy music by Aaron and Allan 12-bar Jazzy Blues from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Retro Cartoon Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for preschool-grade 3.
    Old Saturday cartoons like "Justice League" and "Batman" are gone, but the Library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG, while we eat breakfast treats.
  • Library Station - Crafty DIY
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Enjoy an afternoon devoted to the joy of crafts on the first Saturday of the month. We'll design and create a new project each month. Materials will be provided. Limited to 10 participants. Call 616-0683 to register. October craft: Candy corn ombre wine bottles for fall decorating.
    Registration starts September 19; call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief," rated PG.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

  • Library Center - How England Gave Rise to Magna Carta
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Celtic folk music by harpist Drew Holt sets the mood for this trip back in time to 1215. Holt will perform from 2-2:30 p.m., followed by a scholarly talk by Dr. Thomas Russo, Drury University associate dean of international relations and art history professor. Unique societal and political factors were at play 800 years ago that gave rise to Magna Carta. Russo will discuss those and the cultural and political landscape of the medieval world.

Monday, October 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.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 742-4258.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - 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 September 21; call 837-5011.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 751-2933.
  • 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 - Teen Book Group (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm for grades 7-12.
    "Asylum" by Madeleine Roux.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Computer Clean-up. Andrew Cummins, president of Interactive Computer Owners Network (ICON), will offer safe and reliable methods for getting rid of unwanted files. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, October 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.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Teen Writer's Guild
    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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - First Tuesday 'Tween Tech
    3:30 pm for grades 4-8.
    Learn and practice programming on the Library's Raspberry Pi computers.
  • Republic Branch Library - Book Bag Bash
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Decorate your very own book bag. Materials and snacks will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 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 materials. Knitters welcome!
  • 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 September 22; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Teen Tuesdays
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Grafton room for grades 6-12.
    Teens, hang out with us this fall! Chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games and enjoy a snack. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events and programs that you want to attend.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 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.
  • 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, October 7, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 865-1340.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts September 23; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts September 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Fire Safety with Smokey the Bear
    5:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Join our friend Smokey the Bear from the Missouri Department of Conservation to talk about fire safety.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:30 am for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts September 24; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Orphan Train" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Christina Baker Kline.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Teen Movie Crafternoon
    3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Gear up for the release of "Pan" by creating adventurous crafts and watching "Peter Pan," rated PG, 2003. Materials will be provided.
  • Willard Branch Library - Teen Thursday
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for age 13-grade 12.
    If it's Thursday afternoon at the Willard Branch, it's Teen Thursday! Stop by for games, crafts and movies (rated PG-13 or under) and special events.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Applications, Resumes, Cover Letters and References.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Rebecca" (Classics Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier.

Friday, October 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts September 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 - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • - "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" (Northview Book Discussion)
    10:30 am to 11:30 am for senior adults.
    Check out our Library-sponsored book group just for seniors. We meet every second Friday of the month at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage St. "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" by Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • 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 September 01; call 883-1974.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to Social Networking
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn what social networking is all about. Explore different types of social networking sites and learn how to create a Facebook and/or Twitter account and friend the Library or receive our tweets.
    Registration starts September 25; 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.
  • Library Center - Mock Newbery Book Club (Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-adult.
    The American Library Association awards the annual Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Join us for a Mock Newbery Book Club to discuss and vote on what we think should win the Newbery Medal. "Circus Mirandus" by Cassie Beasley.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Let’s Go Back to the Future: A Bash from the Past!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for all ages, families.
    Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cultural classic, "Back to the Future"! Let your inner mad scientist out and join us for games, building robots, decorating futuristic donuts, and singing and dancing to 80s music -- while watching excerpts from the original "Back to the Future" movies, rated PG.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" (Common Reader Book Discussion)
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for adults.
    By Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    11:00 am to 12:45 pm for all ages.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Arctic Tale," rated G.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - World Travelers: India
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Library Center - "Star Wars" Reads Day
    11:15 am to 2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Join us for Intergalactic fun on Star Wars Reads Day. Meet members of Garrison 66 and read a story to one of our costumed guests. We'll have Jedi and Storm Trooper training games, book giveaways and photo opportunities. Costumes are welcome. A special "Star Wars"-themed storytime will kick off our event at 11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room.
  • 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 - "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" (The Bookies)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Gregory Maguire.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "Monsters Inc." rated G, designed for children with special needs, featuring quieter volume and turned-up lights. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Animal crackers and water will be provided, but patrons may bring their own snacks. All ages are welcome with an adult.
    Registration starts October 01; call 862-0135.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Magna Carta Movie
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate Magna Carta's 800th anniversary and get a glimpse of life in medieval England with "The Adventures of Robin Hood," rated PG, 1938.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Luna Park" (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. "Luna Park" by Kevin Baker, Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart and Jared K. Fletcher.
  • Library Station - Pumpkin Decorating
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Pumpkin carving is so passe! We'll explore different pumpkin decorating techniques including paint, sequins, Mod Podge, and maybe even googly eyes. Pumpkins and materials will be provided.
    Registration starts October 01; call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Paint the Perfect Pumpkin
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 10 and older.
    Why carve a pumpkin when you can paint one? Library staff members will show you how to paint a picture of the perfect Halloween pumpkin on a canvas. All participants can take their completed paintings home. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts September 10; call 831-1342.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Movie Day
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm for all ages.
    Join us for popcorn and "Strange Magic," rated PG.
  • Willard Branch Library - LEGO Brick Saturday
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO bricks helps build memory and creativity skills. It also increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide the imagination.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: High Hopes Bluegrass
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    High Hopes Bluegrass plays a variety of music including gospel, bluegrass and old country. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 7:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much," not rated.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series: The Finley River Boys
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The Finley River Boys, featuring Bill Crider, Brad Reynolds, Bret Dudenhoeffer and Alan Johnston, perform a variety of old-time bluegrass, country and gospel music. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Republic Branch Library - Magna Carta Celebration
    8:30 am to 9:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and learn about the importance of this historic document with book displays, medieval costumes, games, music and more.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts September 01; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 01; call 882-0714.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Flying Needles
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    Bring your knitting and crochet projects and join other fiber artists on the second Tuesday of every month. Work on your current projects, share patterns, ideas and questions, and check out our knitting and crochet resources. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Teen Tuesday
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Join us for games, computers, crafts and snacks on Teen Tuesdays! Kick back after school and bring a friend to join the fun.
  • 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 - File Management
    5:15 pm to 7:15 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 September 29; call 837-5011.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Shoemaker's Wife" (Book Discussion)
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Adriana Trigiani.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - "Bettyville: A Memoir" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By George Hodgman.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30 pm to 8:15 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Chungking Express," rated PG-13; in Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - "Tiffany Girl" (Fact and Fiction Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    Dive deeper into the events at the World's Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, as we discuss novels set in 1893. "Tiffany Girl" by Deeanne Gist.
  • 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, October 14, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshops
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Doling Park: Then & Now. Ozarks Genealogical Society member Gail Mitchell and Doling Museum Curator Peggy Mahan will provide an overview of sites and activities taking place at Doling Park between 1850 and today, including the cave, lake, picnics, fireworks, amusement rides and roller skating, and discuss the importance of this piece of Springfield history. 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 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 September 30; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "City of Thieves" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By David Benioff.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "In Broad Daylight" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Harry N. MacLean.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Crafternoons at the Library
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Spend the afternoon getting crafty in the Teen Room. We'll provide materials and snacks, you bring the creativity.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - The Creation of a Community: Gay and Lesbian Springfield, 1945-Present
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Holly Baggett, professor of history and gender studies at Missouri State University, will draw from oral histories in the Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives at Meyer Library to discuss how LGBT people have sought a sense of community, beginning with World War II and touching on the early years of AIDS, "The Normal Heart" controversy of 1989 and the No Repeal campaign of 2015.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Adult Coloring Circle
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    Coloring isn't just for kids! If you like cookies, chatting and coloring, join us each month as we color the work of adult coloring book artist and illustrator Johanna Basford.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • 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 October 01; call 837-5011.
  • - "Euphoria" (South Side Senior Center Book Discussion)
    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. "Euphoria" by Lily King.
  • 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 - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Preparing for the Interview.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Station - The Kings of Pop, Musical Rebellion and the Elite Music Critic
    6:00 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    In a dynamic and interactive presentation, Dr. Richard Schur, Drury University professor of English and Director of the Law & Society, will use the Magna Carta as a template to understand how American popular music has developed since the Civil War.

Friday, October 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - All Things Pete the Cat!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a groovy storytime all about Pete the Cat. Count your buttons and keep singing along with stories, songs and activities.
    Registration starts October 05; call 862-0135.
  • 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 September 01; call 732-7284.
  • Library Center - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • 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 - Learning Windows 8
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to personalize the Metro Interface (the start screen), use the search feature, work with windows and utilize the desktop. Find out about available apps and how to download them from the Windows Store.
    Registration starts October 02; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Magna Carta Movie
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for age 13 and older.
    Watch "Robin Hood," rated PG-13, 2010. Russell Crowe portrays the legendary hero in this glimpse of life in medieval England.
  • Library Center - "Supernatural" Fandom Party
    6:00 pm in the Harrison room for age 14-grade 12.
    Are you a Sam and Dean fan? Vote for your favorite character, talk about the new season and prepare for Halloween with an episode of "Supernatural," rated TV-14.
  • Library Station - Teen Friday Night: Zombie Party
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for age 13-grade 12.
    Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Test your skills and learn new ones as you prepare to deal with the walking dead. We'll also screen the zombie romance "Warm Bodies," rated PG-13.
  • Library Center - Super STEAM: Cardboard Challenge
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-5.
    Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun activities and experiments. Think you can design an arcade-style game from cardboard? Learn about levers and ramps, and build a cool game you can play with friends. Materials will be provided. A parent or legal guardian must complete a waiver form for their child to participate in these programs.

Saturday, October 17, 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 playing is how young children learn. Join us for a play-date filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club
    10:00 am to 11:30 am for Adult.
    Love to crochet or knit? Want to learn how? Gather with us to work on your own projects, share ideas and patterns, or receive beginner's help. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Republic Branch Library - Family Book Discussion (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm for grades 1-3.
    "Rise of the Earth" by Tracey West.
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: 1950s Comedy Classics
    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. "Pillow Talk," not rated, 1959.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Try a Bite of Improv
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Join us for a one-of-a-kind show chock-full of laughter, student-created props and audience participation. Become characters in the spontaneous story and assist the improv players in a never-before-seen adventure. No experience required.
  • Library Center - International "Ivy + Bean" Day
    4:00 pm in the children's department for grades 1-3.
    Grab your best friend and join us for games, crafts and activities that celebrate friendship.
  • Library Center - Cook-a-Book (Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm in the story hour room for grades 1-3 and parents.
    Join us for a family book discussion to celebrate International Ivy + Bean Day! We'll talk about "Ivy + Bean" by Annie Barrows and make a special Ivy + Bean-themed treat to share.
  • 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! Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest," not rated.

Monday, October 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.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • 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 September 01; call 736-9233.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills II
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar, start menu, and explore control panel settings, including various display options.
    Registration starts October 05; 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 September 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.
  • Remington's - Friends Night Preview Sale
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop the region's biggest book sale before it opens to the public! Show your Friends of the Library membership card to get in free, or pay $5 at the door to join the Friends that night. (Friends members should pay their dues in advance.) Call Pat at 831-6446.
  • Republic Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    7:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Cuddle up with a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Tuesday, October 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.
  • Remington's - Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
    10:00 am to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop bargain-priced books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, puzzles and games at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Get in on these great bargains: adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisual items -- $1 or less; better books -- $2 and up. Cash or check only. Call Jim at 872-5149.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Julia's Chocolates" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Cathy Lamb.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - Off the Hook Crochet Club
    5:00 pm to 6:30 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 materials. Knitters welcome!
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Meet the Computer
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn the basics of computing including how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class is designed for beginners.
    Registration starts October 06; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - Art That Makes You Shiver
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate Teen Read Week by creating one-of-a-kind, creepy book covers and spooky illustrations with the help of illustrators Jared George and Ryan Wheaton. Artwork will be displayed during Coffee House Teen Night on October 22 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
    Registration starts October 12; call 882-0714.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Maintaining Healthy Habits
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Healthy habits can be hard to keep up when you have a busy schedule. Learn tips from a Springfield registered nurse on how to balance your hectic life with exercise and eating well.
  • Library Center - "Frankenstein" (Books You Always Meant to Read)
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By Mary Shelley.
  • 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, October 21, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Remington's - Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
    10:00 am to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop bargain-priced books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, puzzles and games at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Get in on these great bargains: adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisual items -- $1 or less; better books -- $2 and up. Cash or check only. Call Jim at 872-5149.
  • 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 - ID That Leaf
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm for ages 3-9.
    Learn about leaves, trees and the science behind their beautiful autumn colors with fall trivia and crafts with real and paper leaves, and a special autumn-themed Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m. Materials will be provided.
  • 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: Ghost Towns of the Ozarks
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports produced during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.
  • 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 October 07; 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 September 01; call 865-1340.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Saint Mazie" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Jami Attenberg.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • Remington's - Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
    10:00 am to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop bargain-priced books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, puzzles and games at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Get in on these great bargains: adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisual items -- $1 or less; better books -- $2 and up. Cash or check only. Call Jim at 872-5149.
  • 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 October 08; call 837-5011.
  • Library Station - "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    By Cheryl Strayed.
  • 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 - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. The Interview, Continued.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Coffee House Teen Night
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    In honor of Teen Read Week, we're showcasing our local teen writers, artists and other creative talents! Share your works or just chill out during this special event in the Teen Room. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Fiction Writers Meetup
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for age 18 and older.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer the opportunity for open-minded, constructive feedback.
  • Library Center - A Videographer's Tale: Musicians of the Ozarks
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports produced during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.

Friday, October 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    9:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
    Registration starts September 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.
  • Remington's - Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
    10:00 am to 8:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop bargain-priced books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, puzzles and games at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Get in on these great bargains: adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisual items -- $1 or less; better books -- $2 and up. Cash or check only. Call Jim at 872-5149.
  • 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 - Toddler Art Explorers
    10:15 am in the story hour room for 18 months-age 3.
    Your toddler will explore art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage. Dress to get messy! Materials will be provided.
  • Library Center - Preschool Wiggleworms
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Music and movement are great ways to help children learn. Journey down the Singing and Rhyming Road to Reading as we dance, sing and move!
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Email for Beginners
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to create an email account using free Web-based email services. We'll cover how to compose, read, reply to, forward and include an attachment in email.
    Registration starts October 09; call 837-5011.
  • Republic Branch Library - 4th Annual Owls of Harry Potter
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Learn about the preferred Hogwarts method for letter sending -- the owl. Play games, do crafts and eat snacks from the world of Harry Potter.
  • 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, October 24, 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.
  • Remington's - Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop bargain-priced books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, puzzles and games at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Get in on these great bargains: adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisual items -- $1 or less; better books -- $2 and up. Cash or check only. Call Jim at 872-5149.
  • Library Station - Monster Mash Costume Parade
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Join us for not-so-spooky stories and activities, followed by our annual costume parade! We'll march through the library and collect treats in each department. Wear your costume!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    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 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 - "Back to the Future" Day
    11:15 am to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    The future has finally arrived! Celebrate the day Marty McFly travels to at the end of "Back to the Future" -- October 21, 2015 -- with movies, trivia and futuristic activities. 11:15 a.m. Technology of the Future Storytime in the Story Hour Room. 1-9 p.m. Crafts and activities for kids in the Story Hour Room. Materials will be provided. 1 p.m. "Back to the Future," rated PG. 3:30 p.m. "Back to the Future Part II," rated PG. 6:30 p.m. Flashback 80s Trivia Contest for ages 8-adult. Call 616-0526 to register your team of four for the trivia contest.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - One-Way Ticket to Murderville: An After-Hours Mystery Game
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for adults.
    Tensions are running high at the Annual Mystery Writers Symposium! Amidst accusations of plagiarism, ancient grudges and scandalous rumors, best-selling author Eve Mayhew has turned up dead. Who dared lay a finger on America’s most beloved writer? Was it the slightly obsessed president of the Eve Mayhew Fan Club? Her bitter literary rival? It's up to you to help Detective Clarence Club solve this heinous murder using the library catalog, clues found in books and other evidence hidden throughout the building.
    Registration starts October 10; call 862-0135.
  • 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! Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window," rated PG.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

  • Remington's - Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Shop bargain-priced books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, puzzles and games at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Get in on these great bargains: adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisual items -- $1 or less; better books -- $2 and up. Cash or check only. Call Jim at 872-5149.

Monday, October 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.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 am in the story hour room for infants-18 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:30 am for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - 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 October 12; 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 - 'Tween Book Group (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm for grades 4-6.
    "Story Thieves" by James Riley.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: Ethical Dilemmas of Global Disease Eradication Programs
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Deborah Corcoran, a medical geographer, will discuss who decides which diseases should be eradicated, and the history and progress of three different international disease eradication programs.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - 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 September 01; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Pumpkin Parade Storytime
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Bring your treat pail for Halloween-themed stories, crafts and a candy hunt in the Library! Costumes are welcome.
  • 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 - Make Yourself a Monster
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm for preschool-grade 4.
    Kick off Halloween week with a roar! Stop in anytime to make monster accessories for your monster transformation including shoes, tails and hair. Wear your costume and listen to monster stories during a special Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m. Materials will be provided.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Oscar Wilde.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Computer Skills I
    5:15 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
    Registration starts October 13; call 837-5011.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 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.
  • 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, October 28, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    The Making of Union True: The Daughters of Union Veterans Honor Their Ancestors. Ozarks Genealogical Society member Fran Black, DUV Mary Whitney Phelps Tent No. 22, will talk about the DUV chapter's newly published second volume of biographies of Union Civil War soldiers. The new volume includes 80 updated biographies from the first volume and 75 biographies including one about a Union female courier. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Republic Branch Library - Monster Mash Storytime
    10:00 am for Infants-age 6.
    Dress up, trick-or-treat and enjoy a monster of a storytime as we celebrate Halloween.
  • 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Halloween Bash
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm for infants-age 9.
    Get ready for trick-or-treating with treats, crafts and surprises throughout the day. Wear your costume for a special Halloween Racing to Read Storytime at 11 a.m.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Internet Basics
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your homepage and add a website to your favorites.
    Registration starts October 14; 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - X-Treme Teens
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 5-12.
    Thriller Chiller Ball. Have a ghoulishly good time as you experience an unearthly evening of unspeakable fun, menacing music and eerie ingestibles.
  • Willard Branch Library - Truman Nominee Book Club (Book Discussion)
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for grades 6-8.
    "SYLO" by D.J. MacHale.
  • Willard Branch Library - Gateway Nominee Book Club (Book Discussion)
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for grades 9-12.
    "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell.
  • Library Center - Haunted Springfield
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Library Center Local History Associate John Rutherford will share eerie tales about local buildings with haunted pasts.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 2-5.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room.
  • 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 - 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 October 15; call 837-5011.
  • 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 - Take a Bite Out of Pi!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Tired of the same old computer programs and games? Learn how to code and create your own game, or take charge of Scratch the Cat and use him to create your own story or program. Experiment with these ideas and more using Raspberry Pi computers on Thursdays in the Teen Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Job Seekers Workshop
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Looking for a job? Get advice from a Missouri Career Center representative every Thursday in October. Job Fair Readiness.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    4:00 pm for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    4:00 pm to 7:15 pm for adults.
    Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. Topics include basic computer skills, Windows, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, QuickBooks, Web design, Microsoft Office, Apple products, MAC OS and more. We also offer Computer-Instructed Keyboarding to help you gain new typing skills or improve the skills you already have.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Paranormal Investigating with One True Paranormal
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever encountered a ghost? The investigators from One True Paranormal willl talk about some of their creepier cases local haunts, the methods they use and the most compelling evidence they've found to date.

Friday, October 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - Little Monster Mash Storytime
    9:30 am to 10:30 am for infants-age 6.
    Dress up, bring your treat pail and join us for not-so-spooky stories, activities and a candy hunt in the library!
  • 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 - Halloween Storytime & Parade
    10:00 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    It's our annual Halloween Storytime! Wear your costume to the library for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the library.
  • 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 - Whoop, Holler and Howl
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for Infants-age 6.
    Wear your costumes to storytime and celebrate Halloween with stories, music and crafts.
  • 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.
  • Library Center - Halloween Storytime & Parade
    11:15 am in the auditorium for all ages.
    It's our annual Halloween Storytime! Wear your costume to the library for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the library.
  • Library Station - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Edge Community Technology Center - Introduction to 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. If you have a device, bring it fully charged along with your password information so you can follow along.
    Registration starts October 16; call 837-5011.
  • Library Center - "Scooby-Doo" Mystery Program
    5:30 pm in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
    "Scooby-Doo, where are you?" Show off your super sleuthing skills and help us solve a mystery at the library! Then, curl up and watch episodes of "Scooby-Doo," rated TY-G and Y7, enjoy some Scooby snacks and play a live-action board game.
  • 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 - Halloween Interactive Storytelling
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for grades K-6.
    Enjoy some not-so-scary stories and have some laughs during this interactive reading of "The Widow's Broom" by Chris van Allsburg and "Sleeping Ugly" by Jane Yolen.

Saturday, October 31, 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.
  • 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! Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," rated PG-13.
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