We will be CLOSED on Monday, January 16, 2017.
Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Stitch & Chat: Needle-Craft Group
We’re starting a tight-knit group for needle-crafters! Bring your knitting and crochet projects and share tips and tricks!
We’ll normally meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
In January, we’ll be meeting on the 9th & 23rd due to holiday closures.
10 AM – 12 PM: Library Reading Room
Mother Goose on the Loose
Too old for Books & Babies and too young for Preschool Storytime?
Mother Goose on the Loose is for you!
Join Sara every Wednesday at 12:30 PM for nursery rhymes, music, &
movement for children under 3 and their caregivers!
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
New Day & Time!
Join our favorite reading dog, Allie, on Thursday nights at 6:30 PM!
Reading aloud to a furry friend can improve confidence and it’s relaxing and fun.
Share some stories on January 5 & 19.
Here are our storytime themes for January.
January 3: Dealing with Dragons
January 9 & 10: Polar Bear Pals
January 17: Our World
January 23 & 24: Button Up
January 30 & 31: Shadow Play
Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime (all ages)
We also offer Books & Babies on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM for children up to 24 months!
Join us for our new Mother Goose on the Loose toddler program for children up to 3 years old on Wednesdays at 12:30 PM starting January 4!
Mystery Book Group
Saturday, January 7 at 10:30 AM – Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke- Library Reading Room
Summary from Goodreads: “When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion—and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah Swensen leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook.
The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife—all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah’s mother’s antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the décolletage of the new—and now late—Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.
With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand: half the town of Lake Eden—and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it’s up to Hannah to dig out all the clues—and make sure that this white Christmas doesn’t bring any more deadly tidings… ”
Community Book Group
Monday, January 9 at 11:15 AM – The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant- YMCA Community Center
Summary from Goodreads:”Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End of Boston, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine – a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.
Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her ‘How did you get to be the woman you are today?’ She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.”
Paranormal Book Group
Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 AM – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – Library Reading Room
Summary from Goodreads: “Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. “