LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • 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!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 3; call 882-0714.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Wes Moore. In conjunction with Missouri State University’s Common Reader Program. An MSU faculty member will lead the discussion.
  • Library Center - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (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 Rebecca Skloot. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, September 4, 2015

  • 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: Paintings in the Chinese Style by Shirley Yiping Zhang. At 6 p.m. Shirley will give a brief introduction to Chinese art and demonstrate Chinese painting techniques.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

  • 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. September craft: Bezel pendants using broken crayons and jewelry findings.
    Registration starts August 22; 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! "Field of Dreams," rated PG.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - "People of the Book" (Book Discussion)
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Geraldine Brooks.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "King of Devil's Island," not rated; in Norwegian with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - "A Proper Pursuit" (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. "A Proper Pursuit" by Lynn Austin.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Show-Me Military Records. State Archivist John Dougan will explore unique records documenting military service and life after service for Missouri soldiers by using records from the state Adjutant General's Office. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
  • Library Center - "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Karen Abbott.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "Silas Marner" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By George Eliot.
  • 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, September 10, 2015

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Secret Keeper" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Kate Morton.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "1984" (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. "1984" by George Orwell
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 3; call 882-0714.

Friday, September 11, 2015

  • - "Me Before You" (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. "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • 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. Disneynature's "Crimson Wing: The Mystery of the Flamingo," rated G.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "A Fifty-year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France" (The Bookies)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Miranda Richmond Mouillot
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Aya: Life in Yop City" (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. "Aya: Life in Yop City" by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie.
  • Library Station - Heirloom Seed Festival
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate a successful growing season at the Library's first annual Heirloom Seed Festival! Join us in the lower parking lot for live music, refreshments, seed swapping and fun for all ages. Bring your heirloom seeds to swap with others, and let your veggies shine as they compete for blue ribbons in four categories: tasiest, prettiest, biggest and weirdest. Stick around for a screening of the documentary "Seed Swap," not rated, at 5 p.m. in the Frisco Room.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Paint Chip Bookmarks
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Make a unique bookmark using paint chips. Materials will be provided.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Joni Lemons
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Enjoy a variety of covers from 16-year-old Joni Lemons, an accomplished guitar player and singer. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Library Station - "Seed Swap" Documentary Screening
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Join us after the Heirloom Seed Festival for a special viewing of "Seed Swap," not rated, a documentary the diverse Ozarkers who maintain the traiditions of saving and trading seeds. The film presents a wide range of open-pollinated, heirloom seeds of the Ozarks, and teaches the steps necessary to establish a community seed bank and host seed swaps.
  • - "Between the World and Me" (Twentysomethings Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for ages 20-29.
    Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Moneyball," rated PG-13.
  • Library Center - GeezerFest
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Patio for all ages.
    Enjoy an evening of classic rock ‘n' roll from the 60s and 70s with Geezer, featuring Richard Struckhoff, Mark Ellman, Mark Pasquale, Duane Lewis, Rusty Swift, Jana Henderson and David Sharon. Bring a lawn chair and join us on the patio (or in the auditorium in case of bad weather). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series: Fun with Lou LeBrun
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Les Grande Dames will present an exciting program of accordion solos, duets, quartets and surprise guests performing hymns, comedy and a short trip to Slovenia. You won't want to miss the special arrangement of "Beer Barrel Polka" or The Gentle Squeeze performing "The William Tell Overture." Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Erik Larson.
  • 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!
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3-D
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Excited about 3-D printing but unsure where to begin? In this three-part series, you'll get a chance to design a 3-D model, convert it to a printable format and print it with the Library’s own Makerbot Replicator 2. The fee for using the 3-D printer is 10 cents per minute; most small projects take less than 45 minutes to print. Register once starting Monday, August 17, for the entire series.
    Registration starts August 17; call 862-0135.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Bone Clocks" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By David Mitchell.
  • Library Center - "The Painted Veil" (Books You Always Meant to Read)
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By W. Somerset Maugham.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: A Hike to Remember with Savannah Waszczuk
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    As a new hiker, 417 Magazine Home Editor Savannah Waszczuk traveled to Colorado to climb Longs Peak, the mountain that towers over all others as the highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park. Learn about her adventure, including camping in a boulder field, hiking across deadly narrow ledges and even surviving a pop-up hailstorm while descending the 14,259-foot summit.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Life and Death of Sophie Stark" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Anna North.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

  • - "Fahrenheit 451" (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. "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.
  • Library Center - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 3; call 882-0714.
  • Library Station - The Many Works of Brenda Bradshaw
    7:00 pm to 8:45 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    Author Brenda "B.K." Bradshaw, a former elementary and middle-school teacher, was inspired by her daughters to create books for young people that feature resilient female characters in leading roles. She’ll talk about "Crystal Brave: Earthquake at the Taum Sauk," and "Crystal Brave: Treasures of the Current," read from her work, and share her experiences as an author, publisher and entrepreneur. A Q&A and book signing will follow her talk.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • 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.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Jewelry with Gina
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for grade 5 and older.
    Veteran jewelry maker Gina Taylor will show you how to make a simple bracelet or earrings with glass and semi-precious beads. Everyone will make something to take home; materials will be provided.
  • 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. "Houseboat," not rated, 1958.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Natural," rated PG.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

  • Brentwood Branch Library - ReNew Brentwood Block Party
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    We’re celebrating the next phase of the capital campaign to renovate the Brentwood Branch with a family block party. The Library has moved closer to the $2.5 million goal, and now it’s time to let all of our library patrons help us finish the campaign. We’ll kick it off with free food, children’s activities and live music. For details call 883-1974.

Monday, September 21, 2015

  • Library Station - A Videographer's Tale: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Frisco room for all ages.
    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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Kafka on the Shore" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Haruki Murakami.
  • 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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    9:30 am in the auditorium for adults.
    Magna Carta. In honor of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the national traveling exhibit's visit to Missouri State University, Pat Haas will talk about her trip to England and the National Society of Magna Charta Dames and Barons, of which she is a member. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • Library Station - "I Shall Be Near to You" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "I Shall Be Near to You" by Erin Lindsay McCabe.
  • 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 - An Introduction to Contract Bridge
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the story hour room for adults.
    Members of the Bridge Center will teach an introductory course over four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Register once for entire series.
    Registration starts August 3; call 882-0714.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • Library Center - Maker Meetup and Discussion
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Stacy and Heath Rust from DreamIT MakeIT will lead a discussion on maker topics and issues, and demonstrate some maker projects.
  • 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! "Million Dollar Arm," rated PG.

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Library Center - "Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee" (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Michael Korda.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: A Trip to Antarctica
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the world's most southern active volcano. Dr. Kevin Mickus, geology professor at Missouri State University, will discuss his recent trip to Mount Erebus and the research he conducted there.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • Republic Branch Library - "Orphan Train" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Christina Baker Kline.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • - "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.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • - "Franny and Zooey" (Twentysomethings Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for ages 20-29.
    Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Shoemaker's Wife" (Book Discussion)
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Adriana Trigiani.
  • 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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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 - 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

  • - "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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

  • 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.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "Julia's Chocolates" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Cathy Lamb.
  • 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!
  • 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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 - 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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

  • 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.

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    7:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Ozarks Genealogical Society member Janice Nusbaum will share search techniques and websites that can assist in locating deceased ancestors and their kin. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

  • 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!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

  • Library Center - "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" (Book Discussion)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Jonathan Safran Foer.
  • Library Center - Researching Native American Genealogy
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in meeting room B for adults.
    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Library staff member Renee Glass will show you where to look and what to look for in various records and tribes.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - A Videographer's Tale: Big Shots of the Ozarks
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Enjoy a composite of Ed Fillmer’s most popular Ozark Life Stories video reports about local movers and shakers filmed during his 17 years at KYTV. Ed is Journalist in Residence for the History Museum on the Square in cooperation with KYTV.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Etta and Otto and Russell and James" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for adults.
    By Emma Hooper.
  • Library Center - "The Martian" (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 Andy Weir. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • 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: Colored Pencil Drawings by Linda Brunner. 6-8 p.m. Take part in the Zine-Jam and make your own zine! Materials will be provided.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • Republic Branch Library - A Videographer's Tale: Strangely Named Towns of the Ozarks
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    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.
  • Library Center - Thanksgiving Primer with Chef H.J. Schumer
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Join Chef H.J. Schumer, dietary manager and chef at Lakewood Assisted Living, for the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner primer. Chef H.J. will share proven recipes and cooking techniques, from how to brine the perfect turkey to delicious, creative sides and unforgettable desserts. Whether you're responsible for the entire meal or just bringing a side dish, you'll learn tips for a holiday meal to remember.
    Registration starts October 26; call 882-0714.
  • 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. November craft: Arm knit a scarf. If bringing your own yarn, bring super chunky weight.
    Registration starts October 24; call 865-1340.
  • Park Central Branch Library - Jewelry with Gina
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grade 5 and older.
    Veteran jewelry maker Gina Taylor will teach you how to make a bracelet from watercolor paper and brass wire. Everyone will make something to take home; materials will be provided.
  • 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! "Dragonheart," rated PG-13.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series: Red Bridge Bluegrass
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a high-energy show from Red Bridge Bluegrass, a tradition-based bluegrass band that includes four lead vocalists, harmonies, strong instrumentals and a variety of songs. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • 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.
  • Willard Branch Library - "The Thirteenth Tale" (Book Discussion)
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for adults.
    By Diane Setterfield.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Foreign Film Night
    6:30 pm to 7:45 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    "Traitors," not rated; in Arabic, French and English with English subtitles.
  • Library Station - "Secrets of Sloane House" (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. "Secrets of Sloane House" by Shelley Gray.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Paris Architect" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Charles Belfoure.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (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. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" by James Baldwin.
  • Library Station - Exploring Native American Flutes with Jerry Fretwell
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Frisco room for adults.
    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Native American flute maker Jerry Fretwell will discuss the cultural history behind Native American flutes and perform a few songs. A selection of his flutes will be on display.

Friday, November 13, 2015

  • - "The Maid's Version" (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 Maid's Version" by Daniel Woodrell.
  • Library Center - Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe will provide a dazzling presentation of authentic dances from Mexico, Central and South America. This program is provided in partnership with the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and is funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • 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. Disneynature's "Monkey Kingdom," rated G.
  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Thirteenth Tale" (The Bookies)
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for ages 20-40.
    By Diane Setterfield.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Wake Up, Percy Gloom!" (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. "Wake Up, Percy Gloom!" by Cathy Malkasian.
  • Brentwood Branch Library - Saturday Sounds: Lija Fonner
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the meeting room for all ages.
    Enjoy sweet and soulful music by local singer/songwriter, Lija Fonner. She has appeared on "The Mystery Hour" television program and ArtsFest on Walnut Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • - "The Road" (Twentysomethings Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm for ages 20-29.
    Discuss meaningful issues in contemporary literature, both fiction and nonfiction, every second Saturday of the month at Eurasia Cafe, 445 E. Commercial St. "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," rated PG-13.

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Library Center - "Cesar Chavez" Screening
    6:00 pm in the auditorium for age 13 and older.
    Witness the struggle and determination of civil rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez during a free screening of the 2014 biopic "Cesar Chavez," rated PG-13, starring Michael Pena. This program is provided in partnership with the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and is funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • Ash Grove Branch Library - "The Race for Paris" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for adults.
    By Meg Waite Clayton.
  • 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!
  • Library Center - Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Watch "Episode 1: Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)" from the landmark PBS documentary series "Latino Americans," rated TV-PG+V+L. After the screening, Dr. John Chuchiak, professor of Colonial Latin American History at Missouri State University, will lead a discussion about the impact of colonization. Funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
  • Republic Branch Library - "The Life We Bury" (Evening Book Discussion)
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for adults.
    By Allen Eskens.
  • Library Center - "The House of Mirth" (Books You Always Meant to Read)
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harrison room for adults.
    By Edith Wharton.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Brentwood Branch Library - Brown Bag Travelogue: The Alaska Highway
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Rick and Faith East traveled from Springfield to the Arctic Circle and back, a trip of 12,000 miles in 42 days. Experience the Alaska Highway through their windshield.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "God Help the Child" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm for adults.
    By Toni Morrison.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - "The Round House" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Louise Erdrich.
  • 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, November 19, 2015

  • - "Kabul Beauty School" (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. "Kabul Beauty School" by Deborah Rodriguez.
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - Storytelling with John Hernandez
    6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
    Join John Hernandez, member of the Apache Nation and professional storyteller, for an evening of Native American songs, stories and drumming in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - 3rd Annual Mini "Doctor Who" Con
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all ages.
    Celebrate your favorite regenerating time traveler, the Doctor, with trivia and costume contests for adults and kids, "Doctor Who"-themed snacks and games, and discuss the show with other Whovians.
  • 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. "Sabrina," not rated, 1954.
  • 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! "Maleficent," rated PG.

Monday, November 23, 2015

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

  • Brentwood Branch Library - "Euphoria" (Book Discussion)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    By Lily King.
  • 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    6:00 pm for adults.
    Learn quilling and papercraft basics. Materials will be provided.

Friday, November 27, 2015

  • Park Central Branch Library - DIY Book Safe Craft
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grade 10 and older.
    Make a safe from an old book to protect your important keepsakes. Materials will be provided.
    Registration starts November 2; call 831-1342.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

  • Park Central Branch Library - Weekend Walk-In Theater
    6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for age 13 and older.
    Join us every Saturday night for a fun film, popcorn included! "Pete's Dragon," rated G.

Monday, November 30, 2015

  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library - National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Could you write a novel in one month? Each November, nearly 400,000 writers worldwide accept the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop by anytime with your laptop or writing materials and join local writers for weekly quiet writing sessions. Coffee and reference help provided. We’ll keep track of participants’ word counts throughout the month, and honor the victors (and the not-so-victorious) at the November 30 session. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
  • Library Center - "Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America" (Civil War Book Discussion Group)
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in meeting room A for adults.
    By Andrew Ferguson.
  • Library Center - Armchair University Science Series: Sherlock Holmes and Flavia de Luce: Comparing the Science
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.
    Dr. Tammy Jahnke, dean of Missouri State University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences, and Dr. James O’Brien, author of "The Scientific Sherlock Holmes," will discuss the science used by popular literary characters Sherlock Holmes and Flavia de Luce to crack their cases.
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