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Movie Day
[stock photo of movie popcorn] The Children's Department will be showing a recently-released PG-rated film. For grades K-6. Popcorn and punch will be served. Remember to bring your blanket and pillow. Sat, Sep 20th at 2pm.
Fall Festival
Stop in the children's room between 1 and 3 for some fall fun. We'll have fall crafts and activities and a special showing of a holiday movie. The movie starts at 1:30. For grades K-6. Sat, Oct 18th, 1-3pm.
I Spy
Show off your I Spy skills by solving our challenges and creating some of your very own. For grades K-2. Sat, Nov 1st, 2-3:30pm.
Robot Workshop
Join us for robot-themed activities and crafts. Design your own artbot to keep. For grades 3-6. There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. Call or stop by the Children's Room to sign up. Sat, Nov 15th, 2-4pm.
Discover Your Roots
Join us for a genealogy workshop with Peggy Lauritzen. This workshop is for beginners and those who are stumped with their research. Peggy will introduce some helpful internet and library resources and teach you how to handle those dead ends (or beginnings) in your family history research. This event is free, but registration is required. Call or stop by the main desk to sign up. Tue, Aug 26th, 6-8pm.
Photo Galleries Updated
We've started putting Summer Reading Program photos up in our photo gallery. Some of those programs look like fun. Check 'em out, and let us know what you think.
Fall Newsletter Available
[stock photo of a newspaper] Our Fall Newsletter is available now.
Movie Day
Watch a recently released superhero movie on our big screen. For ages 12 and up. This movie screening is free, but registration is required: call or stop by the library to reserve your seat. Sat, Sep 13th, 2-4:30pm.
Teen Read Week 2014
Submit reviews for any book you have read in 2014. All reviews received by the 18th will be eligible to win a drawing for one of three $10 gift cards. Mon, Oct 13th.
Blind Date with a Book
Not sure what to read next? Try something new: join us for Blind Date with a Book, where you'll meet a lot of new books, speed-dating style. Every participant will also get a free book to take home. Refreshments will be served. For ages 12-18. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Mon, Oct 13th, 4:30-5:30pm.
Zombie Prom
[stock photo of a person wearing zombie makeup] Dress up in your best walking-dead glamour and join us for dancing, crafts, games, and a costume contest, all with a zombie twist. For ages 12-18. Music will be provided by DJ Andy Finnegan. You must register by October 24th if you wish to participate in this event. Sat, Oct 25th, 7-10pm.
A Taste of India
Explore the cultures of India and enjoy some authentic cuisine with Jillian Mann. Call or stop by the main desk to sign up. Tue, Sep 9th at 6pm.
Learn about meteorites with Dan Everly, just in time for the Orionids meteor shower. Call or stop by the main desk to sign up. Tue, Oct 14th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Chakra and Tarot Reading Class
Vickey Milligan will tell you how to balance your Chakras for relaxation and use Tarot cards. (Chakras are the body's seven energy centers.) There will be numerous activities, including the use of a pendulum. She will also tell the meanings behind different Tarot readings. Tue, Sep 16th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Halloween Movie Marathon
[stock photo of an old-fashioned movie projector] Drop in any time on Halloween and catch part of our movie marathon. We will be showing holiday-themed movies in the Community Room all day, starting with cheesy ones and getting progressively scarier as day turns toward evening:
For teens and adults (ages 13 and up). Popcorn and holiday treats will be served.
Fri, Oct 31st, 10-6pm.
What is a Doggy Doing in My Library?
[photo of Griff, used with permission] Join us for a special story and meet Griff (certified therapy dog) and his handler Joyce. Stop by the library or call to sign up for this special program. Tue, Sep 23rd at 5pm.
Used Book Sale
All books will be sold on a donation basis. Thu, Sep 25th, 9-8pm, Fri, Sep 26th, 9-5pm, and Sat, Sep 27th, 9-Noon.
Preschool Story Time
Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am. This program is intended for preschool-aged children. You do not need to register for story times: you can just come. See the calendar for specific dates and topics.
Job Opening: Children's Library Assistant
See our job openings page for details about this opening. We will begin taking applications until October 25th.
National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo is the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in only 30 days. The library is offering quiet space, refreshments, and helpful resources for writers working towards this challenge. Get to know your fellow writers and start some brainstorming at our Get Prepped Party: local writer Rachel Mendell will share some tips on getting started on that novel and how to pace your word count. Refreshments will be served and each participant will receive a Getting Started Kit.
Then just keep writing. Write-in events will each start in the board room with a 15-minute Mini-Workshop and handouts. Participants can then stay in the board room for a quieter working space, or grab light refreshments and continue discussing the topic in the staff room. At each write-in you will get a ticket to enter into a grand prize drawing at the end of the month. You can also get more tickets by reaching word count goals.
You will be able to discuss your progress and share support with other writers throughout the NaNoWriMo process. Call the library or stop by the main desk to register for NaNoWriMo.
Front Entrance Closed
The front entrance of the library will be closed for for repairs. The library will remain open: use the parking lot entrance. Fri, Oct 24th.
Holiday Make-It/Take-It Crafts
Visit the children's room any time during regular library hours on these dates for a holiday craft to make and take home. There is no need to register: you can just stop by. Ask at the children's desk for more information.
Movie Day
The children's department will be showing a feature-length family film about dolphins. Popcorn and punch will be served. Registration is required for this event: call or stop by the library to sign up. This movie day is for kids in grades K-6. Remember to bring your blanket and pillow. Sat, Jan 17th at 2pm.
Polar Bears and Penguins (K-2)
Join us for stories and crafts featuring our favorite winter animals. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Sat, Feb 7th, 2-3:30pm.
Chocolate Mug Cakes for Kids (Grades 3-6)
We will be making mug cakes and other goodies. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up. Sat, Feb 21st, 2-4pm.
Gingerbread House Contest
Start your holiday season with a bit of edible art and let your imagination go wild. We are pleased to announce the return of our ever-popular gingerbread house contest. Entries should be brought to the library during the week of December 1st. You may use any edible ingredient to construct your gingerbread house. Judges will award first and second place prizes for each of the following categories:
Additionally, a grand prize for Best in Show will be determined by popular vote, so you will want to get your house submitted as early in the week as possible to get as many Best in Show votes as you can.
Submitted creations will be placed on display at the library during the week of Dec. 1 - 6. Patrons will be encouraged to visit the library and vote for their favorite house. Judging will take place on the morning of Dec. 6th, prior to the Holiday Open House. Contestants do not need to be present to win.
Entry forms are available at the library's main desk.
Christmas Open House
Get jazzed for the holidays at the library. Sat, Dec 6th.
12 Days of Christmas Raffle
An impressive array of gift baskets and more are up for grabs. Tickets go on sale on November 25th and will be available at the library's main desk: one dollar buys one ticket for the prize drawing of your choice; five dollars buys six tickets, or you can get a single ticket for one dollar. Come to the library lobby to see the raffle items on display. The drawings will be held on December 18th at 1pm. Organized by the Friends of the Library.
Winter Newsletter
Check out the latest edition of our Between the Stacks newsletter.
Blood Drive
[red cross logo] The library will host a Blood Drive in the community room. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information. Mon, Nov 24th.
Bingo for Books
Play for your chance to win free copies of books by popular authors. Tue, Dec 16th at 6pm.
Movie Night
Come watch a recent movie about a group of space criminals on our big screen. Ages 12 and up. Registration is required. Tue, Dec 9th at 6pm.
Short Parody Film Festival
Any teen or group of teens can make a three-to-five-minute parody film, and we will watch and judge them together on Saturday, January 24th. You may parody a music video, book, movie, TV show, or something else. Completed films should be appropriate for teen viewing (no nudity or profanity) and must be submitted by Friday, January 16th. Contact Heather for submission details. If you don't want to make a film but would like to view the submissions, you are also welcome to attend. Registration is required, so sign up now.
Ugly Sweater Contest
Put on your ugliest Christmas sweater and come to the library by 3:30pm on Monday, December 22nd to enter the contest. We will take a photo of your sweater (not your face) and do a raffle in between the two holiday movie showings. The photos will also be posted on Facebook, where library patrons will vote for a second winner.
Christmas Movie Showings
Come to the library on Monday, December 22nd and see two holiday movies on our big screen. A film based on a Dr. Seuss book will show at 3pm, and a film about a tall short person will show at 4pm. Refreshments will be served.
Book Chat
Looking for something new to read? Join us the last Friday of the month. We'll discuss bestsellers, books we're currently reading, and books that are new at the library. We also serve coffee and baked treats. 10am the last Friday of each month.
Board of Trustees
The board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.
Spring Chess Club
[ray-traced image of a chess board on a stone table] With the help of our chess master Mark Papenhausen and other club members, players can learn new strategies, face new opponents, and compete for the top rungs in our ongoing ladder tournament. New members in grades 4-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You don't need to register for this: it's OK to just show up.
Join us Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, and Wednesdays at 10:30am for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun. Spring storytimes in 2014 are planned from January 13th through April 16th, plus April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
Winter Games Club
The chess club has become a games club. We will still have chess available, but we also now invite others to join in and play other board games and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. New members in grades 4-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for the games club: you can just show up. Thu, Jan 15th, 6:30-8:15pm, Thu, Feb 19th, 6:30-8:15pm, and Thu, Mar 19th, 6:30-8:15pm.
Chess Club
Join us for a casual game, or enter our continuing ladder tournament and see how many opponents you can knock down a rung. You do not need to register for the chess club: you can just show up.
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Note that we are switching to Tuesdays starting in January. Teens in grades 7-12 do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
Teen Board Meeting
Our Teen Board will meet each month at 5:30pm on the third Thursday of the month. Thu, Jan 15th at 5:30pm, Thu, Feb 19th at 5:30pm, and Thu, Mar 19th at 5:30pm.
[closed] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Movie Day
Watch an animated feature film on our screen. Sat, Jan 31st at 2pm.
Anime Club Thursdays
[manga-style drawing of a boy] Join us the second Thursday of each month to watch anime, discuss manga and graphic novels, learn about Japanese culture, and more. For teens in grades 7-12. Cosplay is optional. New members are always welcome. There is no need to register: you can just show up.
Book Discussion
Contact Cyndi for more details and to find out what the Book of the Month will be.
Board of Trustees
The library board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.