All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood branch libraries will not have phone service Monday, May 29-Tuesday, May 30, due to maintenance. Please call (417) 865-1340 for assistance.

FAIR GROVE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Saturday, June 3, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - STEAM Wonder Teens
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades 6-12.
    Wonder Woman knows when conditions are right for flying her invisible jet through her knowledge of wind speed and measurements. Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math as you create your own wind tracker and other superhero accessories at this special weekend event. Springfield's own Wonder Woman will be here signing autographs and posing for selfies! Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens

    1:30 p.m. for adults.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Up in the Sky, Down in the Ground
    3:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 4-12.
    Animals make their homes in all kinds of unusual places. Join Dickerson Park Zoo staff to determine what makes a habitat, a home. We'll learn what all habitats have in common and how these homes are like our own. Animal friends will be on hand to help us explore different habitats from all over the world!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    4-6 p.m. for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    10 a.m.-noon for adults.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "African Cats," rated G.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Amazing Spider-Man Screening
    11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for age 13 and older.
    "With great power comes great responsibility." Spider Man made movie history with this great quote right out of a Stan Lee comic. Before you swing into a theater to catch the latest in the franchise, stop by and binge watch the series, rated PG-13, at the library. 11 a.m. "Spider-Man;" 1 p.m. "Spider-Man 2;" 3:15 p.m. "Spider-Man 3."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    10:30 a.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news personality. Maria Neider.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

    1:30 p.m. for adults.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Storytime: Build a Better World by Recycling
    11 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    We'll have stories and activities to teach our youngest readers the value of recycling and ways to limit waste.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Build a Better World by Recycling
    1-6 p.m. for grades K-4.
    There's so much junk and trash, what should we do with it all? Learn what can be recycled, how to sort it and where to take it, then we'll use recyclable items to build crazy structures and items that can be re-used. Bring your own clean recyclables from home or use ours.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    4-6 p.m. for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    10 a.m.-noon for adults.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Chimpanzee," rated G.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - National Lasagna Day
    11 a.m.-4 p.m. for infants-grade 4.
    Have you ever tried to make lasagna? It takes lots of skill to build! Join us for a special storytime at 11 a.m. followed by activities throughout the day as we celebrate Garfield's favorite food, build a giant casserole and have snacks.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Astronomy Abounds
    11 a.m. in the community 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 14; call 759-2637.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Making Forts with our Friends
    11 a.m.-4 p.m. for infants-grade 4.
    Let's have a "campout" at the library before school begins! We'll start the camping fun with a special storytime at 11 a.m. then build forts around our "campfire." Bring your stuffed animal along and let them sleep over at the library. Pick your friend up by noon the next day, August 3. Then join us for storytime the next week at 11 a.m. August 9 to see pictures of the hijinks your stuffed friends were up to when the library was closed.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Dog Days of Summer
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the community room for grades 2-12.
    Can dogs read? How do dogs help people and how do we help them? Find out with our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks, Springfield Missouri Dog Training Club and some special four-legged guests. You can also help our furry friends at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri by making a dog toy to donate, and make one for your pet, too! Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - "George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution" by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

    1:30 p.m. for adults.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.
  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Otaku Club
    4-6 p.m. for age 14-grade 12.
    Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Science Saturdays
    10 a.m.-noon for adults.
    Join us every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and its wonders. "Wings of Life," rated G.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • Fair Grove Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    11 a.m. in the community 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.

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