Library is closed

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winterBoth the Main Library and the South Side Branch are closed today because the roads are still iffy.

No materials are due. Bookmobile service will hopefully resume tomorrow!

the library is closed today

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snowman colorStay warm and safe today. Due to the weather, no materials are due. Borrow eBooks and eMagazines online. And of course you can access our eResources.

Disney Celebration

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dreamstime_xs_58669480Engaging stories, fun games, magical art activities tonight at the Main Library! All ages.

No registration. Brrrrr…. park in the garage beneath the Library!

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Create something artistic with your child

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paint tubeLearn with your child by working together on exciting art projects. As part of PBS 39’s early childhood educational initiative that combines science, technology, engineering, art and math activities to engage young children, the Create with Me art-based program will be held at  Library for children ages 2 to 8 with an adult. The Saturday classes begin January 16 at the South Side Branch at noon and will be held alternate months at the Main Library on February 20, April 16 and June 18. Additional classes at the Branch are scheduled for  March 19 and May 21. The free classes are part of the public radio station’s Full STEAM Ahead program to expose children to the arts and provide educational resources through community partnerships. Come to one or all!

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Computer instruction- small class size

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computerstationBecome more comfortable with technology at free classes held at the South Side Branch with small class, bilingual instruction for computer novices on Saturday, January 9 at 1 pm. Basic computer skills and an introduction to Windows will be taught.

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Encouraging future engineers…

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girlblocks2Playing is learning! Bring your preschooler to a Block Party on Friday, January  8. While they play, your child will learn to think in three dimensions, balance weight, and use supports for their structures.

Did you know that building with LEGO and DUPLO blocks triggers engineering and math skills, develops spatial reasoning and teaches fractions and division? Come to a Building Bonanza for children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult, on Saturday, January 9.


Would you benefit from therapeutic yoga?

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yogaman Therapeutic yoga classes will be offered on Saturdays beginning January 2 at 11:00AM. Gentle movement will be blended with psychotherapeutic teaching to relieve physical symptoms of grief, anxiety, depression and stress. Windy Littner Thomson M. Ed., Licensed Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher will lead the sessions. The 90 minute classes will also be offered on January 16 and 23. Prior experience is not needed. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register here

Main Library Delayed Opening — 12/29

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Due to construction on the new Children’s Center, the Main Library will not open until noon on December 29. The South Side Branch is open, as well as the book drops at Main.