LIBRARY CENTER PROGRAMS

Monday, July 31, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Astronomy Abounds
    3 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 3-6.
    Explore our solar system and the relationship to our planet as we investigate the shadows and movements of the planets with Discovery Center of Springfield staff. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 17; call 616-0526.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. 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 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 Center - Teen Tuesday
    6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
    All teens are welcome to come and chat about your favorite books and movies and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events that you want to attend.
  • Library Center - Build a Magical World
    6:30 p.m. in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic presents a new show featuring magic tricks that represent the great architectural structures from around the world: the Great Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China and much more. With the help of the Magician's Handbook, the audience will guide Tommy Terrific through a worldwide, magical adventure where these great structures are explored in fun and interesting ways. Along the way, the kids will be inspired to discover how they can "Build a Magical World" at their library.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. 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 - Edge Mobile Class: Microsoft Office Basics
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Learn the basics of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Use Word to write, edit, and format documents. Learn how to use Excel spreadsheets to organize data and perform calculations. Create and customize a PowerPoint slideshow. Use OneNote to create searchable, digital notebooks with text, pictures, and screen captures. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 1; call 883-5341.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    10:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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
    1-3 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Registration starts July 1; call 882-0714.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • Library Center - Intergalactic Spray Paint Art
    7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for adults.
    Artist Taylor Hopkins demonstrates how to make space-themed art using spray paint. Work together to create a giant picture of outer space to be displayed in the library. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 20; call 883-5341.

Friday, August 4, 2017

  • Library Center - Daniel Tiger: Build a Better World in Your Neighborhood
    7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for preschool-grade 2.
    Learn about your neighborhood and how you can take care of it with Daniel Tiger-themed crafts and activities. Materials will be provided.

Monday, August 7, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Book Babies Storytime
    9:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-12 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 - Genealogy Workshop
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. "Census 101." Ozarks Genealogical Society members will discuss census records for beginners and an in-depth review for veteran research on how to use census records, including reading between the lines and tips for verifying information.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. 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 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    9:30 a.m. 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 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Library Center - Racing to Read Storytime
    11:15 a.m. 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 - "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande

    1 p.m. in the meeting room A for adults.
  • Library Center - Labor Leader: Congressman Reuben Wood and the Springfield Labor Movement
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    During the early 20th century, Congressman Reuben Wood became a vital but now largely forgotten figure in Springfield’s vibrant labor movement. Dr. Stephen L. McIntyre, professor of history at Missouri State University, will discuss Wood’s fight to secure legislation affecting workers’ compensation and their right to unionize, his vocal support of FDR’s New Deal and his integral role in shaping the City of Springfield.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • Library Center - "Crazy Love" by Leslie Morgan Steiner. Volunteer activity at Harmony House, 3404 E. Ridgeview St., 10a.m.-noon, Saturday, August 12

    6 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Interested in becoming more engaged in your community? Discuss an enlightening memoir, then improve your community and enrich lives by participating in a group volunteer project related to the book’s topic. Each discussion and activity pairing is limited to 10 participants. Registration starts August 1; call 883-5341.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • Library Center - Racing to Read Playtime
    10 a.m.-noon in the Story Hour 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, where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home as well as enjoy some of our special toys.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Library Center - Sunday Concert Series
    2 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Patrick Mureithi, a Kenyan documentary filmmaker and singer-songwriter living in Springfield, will show excerpts from his two films, "ICYIZERE: hope" and "Kenya: Until Hope is Found," play songs from his album, "This I Believe," and share the stories behind his songs.

Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Library Center - Bring your favorite Civil War book Bring your favorite Civil War book

    7 p.m. in the meeting room B for adults.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Library Center - "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

    7 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    A classics book discussion.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Understanding Facebook
    10 a.m.-noon in the Harrison Room for adults.
    Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline, and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 1; call 883-5341.
  • Library Center - Genealogy Workshop
    10 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society. "Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Library and Museum." Wilson's Creek National Battlefield staff members Jeff Patrick and Alan Chilton will talk about helping patrons identify artifacts and the care of the library and museum collections housed at the Battlefield.
  • Library Center - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the Harrison Room for adults.
    You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Registration starts July 1; call 882-0714.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Library Center - Ozarks Travelogue
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Bring a snack and learn about fun, interesting day and weekend trips in the Ozarks. Hiking the Buffalo River Trail: Savannah Waszczuk, senior editor for 417 Magazine, will share a backpacking hike along the Buffalo River Trail end to end, plus tips for planning your own northwest Arkansas hiking adventure.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Library Center - 3rd Annual LibraryCon
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. for all ages.
    Geek out with fellow fans and cosplayers! The day will include a Geeky Storytime, Draw-alongs with illustrators, fandom meet-ups, a Comic Illustrators and Authors Panel, Self-publishing Panel, Tabletop Gaming Demo room, Getting Started in Cosplay and more. Family-friendly cosplay is welcome. Watch the website, thelibrary.org/librarycon, for a complete schedule of events and special guests that you won't want to miss!
  • Library Center - Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Neil Simon Classics
    2-4 p.m. in the auditorium for all ages.
    Enjoy a Saturday matinee with a classic film. "The Odd Couple," rated G, 1968.

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