With a parent or guardian’s permission, kids can call or stop by the children’s desk at these branches any time during business hours September-November to hear a great joke. A new joke will be provided each day. Kids are also invited to share one of their own!
Facilitated by Correne Craig. The class chooses their book, which is read aloud during class time, with open discussion. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion at any time! No purchase necessary to participate.
Enjoy a time of stretching, breathing, aligning, and relaxing. Facilitated by Kathy Duncan and Lee Chappell.
For grades 6-12, Midtown Carnegie Branch upstairs meeting room. Explore your skills, interests, values and the world of work to help you make informed education, career and life decisions, and develop your knowledge of personal finance. Presented by Rebecca Saunders from Junior Achievement and Patricia Deck from Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
For grades 4-8. Bring your own bricks or use ours and create with other master builders.
Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com
- Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
- Requires no special equipment.
- Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
- Beginners are welcome!
Neighborhood Watch is a great way for citizens to build a relationship with our Crime Prevention Officers and get more involved in crime fighting efforts. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). This program is helpful in giving citizens the tools needed to fight crime in their neighborhoods and keep their homes secure. With 23 official watch groups now formed, the program continues to grow within the City of Springfield. If you’re interested in participating in the training, visit Springfieldmo.gov/SPD.