Tail wagging is a thing at the library!

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puppy readerImprove your reading skills and get a boost of confidence by reading to a patient and gentle dog who loves listening to stories. Bring a book or choose one from our collection at the Main Library on Saturday, January 28 from 11 am to noon. No registration. Remember you can park in the garage!

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Isn’t Dory adorable?!

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dreamstime_xs_11195398See Dory on the big screen with her own Disney Pixar movie at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, January 24 at 6pm. Free and open to the public! Bring the family. We’ll supply the drinks and snacks.

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Traveling to Japan or curious about the culture?

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japanesewoodcut2Join us for a “journey” across Japan, learning useful phrases and fascinating cultural tidbits at the Main Library as we explore the sights and sounds of this amazing country on Wednesday evenings JANUARY 18, 24, FEBRUARY 1, 15, 22 . Learn the vocabulary used in navigating Japanese transportation, restaurants, lodgings, events, attractions, and more.

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Aloha to Hawaiian Beach Party!

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dreamstime_xs_19532080Escape the Cold with an Hawaiian Beach Party

We are turning the tables on winter with an Hawaiian Beach Party at Family Fun Night tonight at 6:30 pm. The Main Library will be the site of tropical beach stories and games for preschool through grade 5 children. Island art activities, too, will help you escape the cold at the one hour event.

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4 Steps to a Better You in 2017!

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iStock_000002862590MediumUse positive psychology to stick to your new year resolutions. Design a personalized plan to help you become more engaged, energized and successful each day. Anna Gaitanos, M.Ed., Life Coach and Professional Counselor, will introduce you to a 4-step strategy to help you increase your resilience to stress and improve your well-being for 2017 at the South Side Branch on Wednesday, January 11.

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You can learn Spanish!

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hispanic friendsRefresh your basic Spanish skills in a 4 week class at  the South Side Branch on Thursdays, January 5-26 from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. This conversation group is open to the public, whether you took Part 1 in the Fall or just want to expand your grammar and vocabulary. The class is free, but registration is required! Register today!

What to do with the kids next week…

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dreamstime_xs_17589470Discover interesting projects at the  Main Library’s Maker Space Days on Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. Drop in anytime to create and build. Friday will feature 3D printer demonstrations. Open to the public. No registration.

Start your Christmas vacation here…

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dreamstime_xs_25584729What’s better than watching a Christmas cult classic at home? Being served hot chocolate and popcorn while watching Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Main Library on Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 pm. Teens and tweens only!

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