Library Events

Library Closed for P
Monday, Feb. 15
Maker Play: Robot Sh
Tuesday, Feb. 16,3:15

Now that we can make the Cubelet bot bigger and better, it’s time for a rematch between Cubelet Bot and the Snap Circuit-Powered Walking Bug. Take a turn controlling these bots, and see if you can’t make the little improvement that wins the day!

Knitting
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Youth Writer’s
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:15-5:00
Do you want to be a writer or a novelist? Join writer's group to meet up with other kids in middle and high school who are serious about their creative writing.  We share our writing, play games, eat snacks, and WRITE! (Grades 7 through 12)
Wednesday Night Book
Wednesday, Feb. 17,7:00
We will be discussing the book Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene ofCannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.
Adult Coloring
Thursday, Feb. 18,6:30-8:00

Join us for Adult Coloring.  We'll supply the coloring pages, crayons, markers and more in a relaxing atmosphere.   

Home School Book Gro
Friday, Feb. 19,10:30
We will be discussing the book The Underneath by Kathi Appelt.  Copies of the book are availalbe for loan from the library.

Appelt’s impressive novel (her first) entails animals in crisis—a topic of enduring popularity. But the author, whose path from picture books to fantasy is discussed in the Story behind the Story, breathes new life into the sentient-animals premise, introducing strong currents of magic realism into a tale as rich and complex as “the gumbo-like waters of the bayous.” Chained and starved by cruel trapper Gar Face, lonely hound Ranger finds companions in a stray cat and her two kittens. When Mother Cat falls victim to Gar Face’s abuse, the surviving animals, especially sensitive kitten Puck, struggle to keep their makeshift family together. The animals’ caring, generous bonds juxtapose with the smothering love of an ancient shape-shifter in a moving parallel story. Joining Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting as a rare example of youth fantasy with strong American underpinnings, Appelt’s novel folds in specific traditions of the Caddo peoples of east Texas, and casts the bayous as a kind of enchanted forest laden with spirits and benign, organic presences. Some readers may struggle with Appelt’s repeated phrases and poetic fragments, and wish the connections and conflicts in the story came to a faster boil. But most children will be pulled forward by the vulnerable pets’ survival adventure and by Small’s occasional, down-to-earth drawings, created with fluid lines that are a perfect match for the book’s saturated setting and Appelt’s ebbing, flowing lyricism.
1,000 Books before K
Saturday, Feb. 20,10:00 - 1:30

Miss Mo the Children’s librarian will be on hand for a brief story time to kick off the day at 10:30. Sign up your infant, toddler or preschooler  for our “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading reward program, grab a coloring page, and choose from specially selected books to read aloud with your family while you’re here!

Books on Tap
Tuesday, Feb. 23,6:30
We will be discussing the book 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

By the end of World War II, Silvana is a ghost of the wife Janusz once had. She and their 7-year-old son Aurek travel from Poland to England to reunite their family--a family that has been separated for 6 years. That's where 22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson's stunning debut novel, begins. As the past unfolds from multiple points of view, it becomes clear that despite their determination to make a fresh start, the hidden secrets of the past threaten to destroy Silvana and Janusz's dreams of becoming a family once again. The irreversible events that passed during their years of separation still linger, including the horrors of war, Janusz's betrayal by a love affair with another woman, and the devastating secret that Silvana will do anything to conceal. Hodgkinson's poetic voice is impossible to forget, and the shocking and hopeful ending of her remarkable historical novel will leave readers reeling--and satisfied.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Junior Writer’
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1:00 - 3:00
This Writer’s Group is a fun club for elementary aged students who are into writing and playing games to do with words, writing, and creativity. Bring your stories and poems to share, and get ready to have fun! 
Poetry Night
Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:00
Come share some of your favorite poetry, or just listen to others!
Maker Play: Makey-Ma
Friday, Feb. 26,1:00-5:00
It's School Vacation! Drop in between 1:00 and 5:00 to play around with the Makey Makeys. Play the Banana Piana, or make your own game controller out of tin foil. 
Bingo for Books!
Monday, Feb. 29, 3:15
Join us at the library for a few rounds of Bingo and win some books!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 2, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 2, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Bingo for Books!
Monday, Mar. 7, 3:15
Join us at the library for a few rounds of Bingo and win some books!
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