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.

REPUBLIC BRANCH PROGRAMS

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.
  • Republic Branch Library - KY3 for Kids Storybreak
    10 a.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Hear your favorite stories read by a KY3 news personality. Emily Wood.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 p.m. in the community room 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.

Friday, June 2, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts May 1; call 732-7284.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community 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. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts May 1; call 732-7284.

Monday, June 5, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Build A Better Story
    2 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Oh My Gosh Josh has been entertaining audiences for years with his personal blend of magic, juggling, comedy, circus skills and, of course, silly storytelling. This year you get to shape the direction of the zany story by picking the props, costumes, locations and plotline for this hilarious, choose-your-own adventure show not to be missed!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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, June 10, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - DIY Birdfeeders
    1-3 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Stop by and make a fun birdfeeder at this make-and-take event. Create a quick one with fruit and skewers or stay awhile and construct one out of popsicle sticks. Materials and birdseed will be provided.

Monday, June 12, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Branches and Burrows, Seas and Trees!
    2 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Animals find homes in all sorts of places. Dickerson Park Zoo staff will help us determine what makes a habitat, a home. We'll learn what all habitats have in common and even discover how these homes are like our own. Animal friends will be on hand to help us explore different habitats from all over the world!
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Pajama Storytime
    7 p.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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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, June 16, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learning Windows 10
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View, Virtual Desktop, and Cortana. Explore the Start menu and Settings menu, and use File Explorer to manage, move, and rename files and folders. Use tiles to launch apps and to access other programs on the computer. Learn to use the Edge browser to surf the Internet. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts May 1; call 732-7284.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community 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. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts May 1; call 732-7284.

Monday, June 19, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Juggling Jeff Comedy Show
    2 p.m. in the community room for grades K -5.
    This family-friendly show is full of explosive energy, audience interaction, improvisation, silly stunts and utter ridiculousness! Jeff Koziatek is an award-winning performer who has appeared in over 3,000 shows across the country. Come have an outstandingly awesome time with Jeff!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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, June 23, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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, June 24, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Build-It Saturday
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    Love to build? See what you can construct at the Library using your imagination and LEGO bricks, blocks and other building materials.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 p.m. in the community room 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.

Friday, July 7, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Microsoft Office Basics
    10 a.m.-noon in the community 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 June 1; call 732-7284.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community 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 June 1; call 732-7284.

Monday, July 10, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - The Building Blocks of Magic
    2 p.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    It sounds crazy, but Marty Hahne, the Reading Magician, will introduce you to magic with shovels, blocks, hard hats, bulldozers and LEGO bricks. Discover a house that gets magically painted at this show featuring Casey, Marty’s magical bunny!
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Pajama Storytime
    7 p.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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Stories with Your Legislators
    10 a.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Your state legislators will read your favorite stories at a storytime near you! Sen. Jay Wasson.
  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - "The Last Pilot" by Benjamin Johncock

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.

Friday, July 14, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Cowbell in Concert
    2 p.m. in the community room for preschool-grade 5.
    Local musicians Katie Carter and Hannah Sheehan will present a twistin' and twirlin' concert the whole family can enjoy together.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Quilling and Paper Crafting for Beginners
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn quilling and paper crafting basics. Materials will be provided.

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Understanding Facebook
    10 a.m.-noon in the community 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 June 1; call 732-7284.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community 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 June 1; call 732-7284.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Build-It Saturday
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    Love to build? See what you can construct at the Library using your imagination and LEGO bricks, blocks and other building materials.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Reading Pals
    4:30 p.m. in the community room 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.

Friday, August 4, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Email for Beginners
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn how to register for and use free Web-based email services and how to compose, read, reply to, save, forward and include an attachment in email. Prerequisites: Internet Basics and experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 1; call 732-7284.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community 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 732-7284.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley

    1:30 p.m. in the community room for adults.

Friday, August 11, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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 12, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Andy & Judy in Concert: New England Singer/Songwriters
    10 a.m. in the community room for all ages.
    New England natives Andy and Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009 and tour the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Great Lakes regions featuring original songs and popular folk covers. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Pajama Storytime
    7 p.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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - DIY Tissue Holder
    6 p.m. in the community room for adults.
    Learn machine sewing basics from library staff and make a fabric tissue holder. Bring a machine if you have one or use one of ours. Materials, pattern and guidance will be provided.

Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
    10 a.m.-noon in the community room for adults.
    Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer. Prerequisites: Computer Skills I or experience using keyboard and mouse. Registration starts July 1; call 732-7284.
  • Republic Branch Library - Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
    1-3 p.m. in the community 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 732-7284.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Family Board Game Night
    6-8 p.m. in the community room for all ages.
    Celebrate the beginning of the school year with an evening of board game fun for the whole family. Board games and snacks will be provided.

Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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

  • Republic Branch Library - Build-It Saturday
    11 a.m. in the community room for grades K-8.
    Love to build? See what you can construct at the Library using your imagination and LEGO bricks, blocks and other building materials.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - After-School Movie
    3-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
    Relax after school with "Freaky Friday," rated PG, 2003, on the big screen. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • Republic Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 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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