As some of you may have noticed, we've officially launched
our library discussion forum
On the forum, we can all share our thoughts about issues related
to the library. The rest of the website is pretty one-way: we
put it up, and you read it. The forum is different in that it
allows you to answer. All you need to sign onto the forum and share
your thoughts is the number printed on the back of your library card
(under the barcode).
Teen Anime/Manga Club
Are you interested in Japanese animation and graphic novels?
Would you like to know more about Japanese culture?
On January 18th at 6:30pm
we will be having an
organizational meeting for grades 7-12 to start a club for fans
of anime and manga. Registration is required.
Winter Computer Classes
Are you uncomfortable with your computer? Does it sit and
collect dust because you don't know what to do with it? Maybe you
could benefit from a class or two, to get you started.
- Intro to the Internet, January 30th, 6:00-8:30pm
- Windows Basics, February 15th, 6:00-8:30pm
- Intro to Word Processing, March 19th, 6:00-8:30pm
These classes are just $2 each. Sign up at the main desk.
Teen Chess Nights
Teens in grades 6-12, come play chess with us, 6:30pm on
these Thursday nights:
December 14th and 21st
January 11th and 25th
February 8th and 22nd
March 8th, 22nd, and 29th
Tournament March 31st circa 11am
April 12th and 26th
May 10th and 17th
Children's Snow Party
There will be a party for grades 3-6 on Saturday, January 27th, 2-4pm
The party is free, but it is limited to 20 children, so sign up now in the Children's Room.
Teen Fleece Craft Night
Teens, try your hand at making something warm and cozy out of
fleece. Little sewing skill needed, supplies provided.
February 1st, 6:30-8:15 pm
Food for Fines
The library will be holding a Food for Fines drive from February 5th
2007. We will be accepting canned goods and non-perishable food items, and in
an equitable exchange we will take that amount off the overdue fines on your
account. If you have fines, you can help out your community and take care of
your fines at the same time. All food items that we receive will be donated
to the local food bank.
Be creative when photographing family and friends!
We all take photos of people, from newborn babies to grandparents to celebrations.
A few composition guidelines and helpful tips will help you capture lifestyle
images that are natural and show how people feel, not just how they look with
frozen or cheesy smiles. Come prepared for class with a working knowlege of
your camera (digital or film), a notebook, and any specific questions or
concerns that you have.
February 7th, 6-8pm. Registration required.
Teen Chinese New Year
Teens will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Pig, learn
about the Chinese Zodiac, and explore the customs, crafts,
food and superstitions. Registration required.
February 16th, 7-10 pm
Saturday Movies at the Library
These matinees are free and open to the public. Join us in the Community
Room at 1pm on the following Saturdays:
- February 24th, 1-3pm — Zoom, starring Tim Allen
- April 7th, 1-3pm — Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller
- May 5th, 1-3pm; — to be announced
Book Discussion Group
You won't want to miss being a part of these lively book
discussions. The group meets on the first Thursday of the
month at the Off Center café at 6:30. So why don't you
stop by, have some coffee and discuss a great book!
- March 1st — These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
- April 5th — The Good Journey by Micaela Gilchrist
- May 3rd — My Invented Country by Isabel Allende
There is also an informal book chat on the
Friday each month at 10am in the Community Room. Newcomers are welcome.
New Library Cards
They've arrived! Starting March 1st
, you can trade
in your old library card for a new set. You get a wallet card
a matching keychain tag. If you have trouble
remembering your library card, but you can manage to remember
your keys, this is for you.
We'll even update your old card to a new set for free.
Bring your old card with you, or a photo ID.
Chewing Gum Junk Shop
Sandy Hansen from Women's History Alive brings us a wacky audience-participation
program with hula dancing, sign language, songs, magic, and silliness about
twentieth century American women.
March 5th, 6pm
Teen DDR Tournament
Teens, come play this hot dancing game on our big screen!
. Registration required.
Teens, go beyond fabric paints and tie dye to make cool summer
fashions out of t-shirts. Little or no sewing skills will be
needed. Registration is required.
May 3rd, 6:30-8:15 pm
This program covers such things as which offices to contact for various records,
internet research (including Ancestry Library Edition), and researching house
histories. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to learn and for
experienced genealogists to share knowledge and information. We will be
having fun and eating together, too!