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.

STRAFFORD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • Strafford Branch Library - "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery" by Robert Kolker

    6 p.m. for adults.
    Our spring series will focus on true crimes involving missing people and will explore the answered and unanswered questions unique to missing person cases. Sip coffee and discuss the book along with podcasts or documentaries related to each title.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

  • Strafford 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Beautiful World: Murals and Mosaics
    noon for preschool-grade 5.
    Work by yourself on a mosaic or with others on a mural as we explore the ways artists touch our community through their work. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • Strafford Branch Library - Build Better Code
    4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    Code is the foundation of our digital world, and the world always needs bigger and better code. Learn some basic Python commands and syntax with our live-action coding game. Build courses, battle other players, seek treasure and learn to build better code as you go.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • Strafford 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O’Connor

    6 p.m. for adults.
    Our summer book discussion series will focus on classic short stories that are sure to leave a lasting impression on the reader due to the challenging content explored in each story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • Strafford 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.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Strafford 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - What Does It Matter?
    3:30 p.m. in the community room for preschool-grade 6.
    Water, steam, ice: all are the same substance, but each represents a different state. Explore fun experiments with solids, liquids and gasses during this hands-on program presented by the Discovery Center of Springfield. Registration starts June 13; call 736-9233.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • Strafford 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Branches and Burrows, Seas and Trees!
    3:30 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!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Super World
    4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    Celebrate this summer's new "Wonder Woman" and "Spider-Man" movies by making hero crafts and practicing your super skills by playing games with your friends. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Strafford 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Better World: Construction Challenge
    noon for preschool-grade 5.
    Small, large, solitary and collective challenges will be provided to test your architectural abilities.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    6 p.m. for adults.
    Our summer book discussion series will focus on classic short stories that are sure to leave a lasting impression on the reader due to the challenging content explored in each story.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • Strafford 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.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  • Strafford 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.
  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Safer World: Teddy Bear Safety Challenge
    11 a.m. for preschool-grade 5.
    Bring your favorite stuffed sidekick to this special storytime as a community helper from the Strafford Police Department tells us about ways to keep yourself and your teddy safe.
  • Strafford Branch Library - "The Body" by Stephen King

    6 p.m. for adults.
    Our summer book discussion series will focus on classic short stories that are sure to leave a lasting impression on the reader due to the challenging content explored in each story.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • Strafford 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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Strafford 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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Strafford Branch Library - Build a Calmer World
    3:30 p.m. for grades 4-12.
    The school year is starting, and that can mean more stress. Learn about school success strategies, library resources and stress-coping methods, then build an emoji stress ball or create a soothing glitter galaxy jar. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • Strafford 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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Strafford 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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