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

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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March-May 2014

Download The Big Read 2014 booklet--
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Computer Training Catalog --
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January-June 2014

Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    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.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    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.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    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.
  • Chill Friday
    Library Center
    3:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    The school week is finally over! Start the weekend right by joining us in the teen area for video, board and card games. Feel free to bring your favorite game.
  • Craftapalooza
    Republic Branch Library
    3:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    Crafts, crafts and more crafts! We've got paper, string, tape, buttons and anything else you can think of. Come make something crafty at the Library!
  • Klondike Strike!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the meeting room for grades 3-5.
    Learn about rocks and minerals from a geologist with the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, then relive the Gold Rush days as we pan for gold, make poke bags to keep your treasures in, play rolling hoops and more. Materials will be provided. A Big Read event. Registration starts April 11; call 883-1974.
  • Animal Crackers Party
    Republic Branch Library
    4:30 pm for preschool-grade 1.
    Celebrate National Animal Crackers Day with animal games and crafts. Don't worry, we won't forget the animal crackers!
  • Teen Friday Nights
    Library Station
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • The Unbound Mic Sessions
    Park Central Branch Library
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for adults.
    Share your talents in our monthly open mic nights hosted by LemonDrop. Modern Epic will join us March 21 and May 16. Soloists, bring along your chord changes and they'll accompany you. Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Tiny Tots Stay & Play
    Library Center
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-12 months.
    Sing songs, read stories and stay and play in our special storytime for the youngest readers.
  • Tweets, Friend Requests & Hashtags: Parenting in the Digital Age
    Strafford Branch Library
    10:00 am for adults.
    Learn about the benefits and hidden dangers your children could be exposed to through texting, cyber-bullying and social networks during this educational seminar no parent should miss. The presentation will include information about popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of ComputerCop, a computer monitoring software purchased with confiscated drug money. Sponsored by the Greene County Sheriff's office and the Library.
  • Wild Storytime
    Library Station
    11:00 am in the Frisco room for preschool-grade 2.
    Do you like to roar with the dinosaurs? Are you a wild thing like Max? Lots of our favorite stories are all about being WILD, so let's read them together! With stories, songs and activities, it's going to be a wild time.
  • Dog Tales
    Willard Branch Library
    2:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Love dogs? Join us for a storytime all about dogs and puppies. We'll even have a special therapy dog from Kindred Spirits Pet Therapy. Its handler will tell us what therapy dogs do and how they get this important job. Kids and caregivers will have the opportunity to pet and read to the therapy dog. A Big Read event.
  • Make Your Own Dog Treats
    Park Central Branch Library
    2:00 pm for adults.
    Learn how to prepare delicious, nutritious treats for your dog from Becca Essenburg Kalch, Becca's Barkery, and take home some free samples for your four-legged friends. A Big Read event.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Silent Comedy Greats
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a silent comedy classic. Feel free to bring your own snack. Harold Lloyd's "Speedy," not rated, 1928.
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