WRITER OF THE WEEK Chaim Potok was a writer, editor, teacher, and army chaplain. His best-known novels include My Name is Asher Lev and The Chosen, both exploring the intersection of Hasidic Judaism and secular culture.
HOLIDAY The library will be closed next Monday the 19th in honor of Presidents Day. We will be open the rest of the week as usual.
VALENTINES Children can come make Valentines for family and friends this Tuesday the 13th at 3:30 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Barbara Tuchman, born January 30th, was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author of popular histories. She was also the creator of “Tuchman’s Law,” which states that “The fact of being reported multiplies the apparent extent of any deplorable development by five to tenfold,” or: because bad things are reported on most frequently, they generally appear to be more common than they actually are.
FEBRUARY PROGRAMS Our adult craft falls early next month, on Thursday the 8th at 2 PM. We’ll be making paper roses. Social Hour follows the next Wednesday, the 14th, also at 2 PM. The next day, Thursday the 15th, we’ll be holding a relaxing adult coloring circle at 2 PM, with all materials provided. Our drop-in computer help sessions will be on Tuesdays the 6th and 27th from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 3rd and 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Children’s programs begin on Tuesday the 13th, when we’ll have materials available for crafting handmade Valentines from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. Movie Night is on the 15th at 5:30 PM: come watch a film featuring small colorful horses. Finally, we have a very special family book club for February. Our featured book is Call of the Wild. The regular meeting is at 4:30 PM on Thursday the 22nd. Following that, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real-life Iditarod veteran and his dogs at 5 PM. You are very welcome to come meet the musher and the dogs even if you haven’t read the book – the event is open to all.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Born on January 7th, Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American anthropologist, folklorist, and novelist in the first half of the 20th century. The library has several of her works, both fiction and nonfiction, including her best known, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
SOCIAL HOUR Warm up at Social Hour this Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM. We’ll have coffee and treats – you bring the conversation.
CRAFT Join us for our adult crafting session this Thursday the 11th at 2 PM. Our project this month is a candleholder to light you through to Spring.
WORD OF THE WEEK Thaumatology: the study of miracles
DREIDEL Learn how to play Dreidel and earn chocolate coins today the 12th at 3:30 PM. This traditional game is fun and easy to learn (and you can take home a dreidel to keep.)
MEET THE GRINCH It’s here! Join us this Saturday the 16th for a Who-bilation from 2 – 3:30 PM. We’ll be reading Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday book, munching on snacks, doing crafts, and even meeting the Grinch in person. Stop in for big fun!
SOCIAL HOUR We’ll be serving seasonal cookies and coffee this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM. Stop in to chat with your neighbors (or just get in out of the cold.)
WORD OF THE WEEK Iceblink: A reflection in the clouds caused by light hitting a field of ice.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Read and discuss books with your children in our Family Book Club. This month we’ll be talking about Grace Lin’s Year of the Dog and learning to use chopsticks while trying some traditional Taiwanese foods. Join us this Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.
DECEMBER PROGRAMS Help the library make a gingerbread house next Thursday the 7th at 5 PM – we’ll provide the materials. The following Tuesday, on December 12th, come learn how to play Dreidel and earn some gelt (otherwise known as chocolate coins) at 3:30 PM. Our monthly movie night is that same week, on Thursday the 14th at 5:30 PM. That Saturday the 16th join us for a Who-bilation – with snacks, stories, and a visit from the Grinch himself, all starting at 2 PM. Finally, join our family book club on the 21st at 5 PM. We’ll be reading Amulet: The Stonekeeper. For adults, we have computer help on the 2nd, 5th, and 16th, as well as social hour on the 13th and a craft on the afternoon of the 14th. The library will be closed on the 25th and 26th and January 1st.
WORD OF THE WEEK Quidnunc: A person who always wants to know the latest news and gossip (particularly if it’s scandalous.)
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Join us this Thursday the 31st at 5 PM for the last family book club meeting of the summer. We’ll be discussing The Little Prince and making wooden airplanes. New families are always welcome.
SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS All next month we’ll be having a children’s coloring contest. Check our website or stop in for details. Drop-in computer help hours will be on the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM and the 5th and 26th from 6 PM – 7 PM. Social Hour will be on the 13th at 2 PM. On the 14th at 2 PM we’ll have a bracelet-making class for adults. Movie night (with an underwear-clad superhero) is the 21st at 5:30 PM, and Family Book Club meets on the 28th at 5 PM. There will be no Story Time on the 16th, 20th, or 23rd in September.
WORD OF THE WEEK Enchiridion: a small book meant to be carried around as a study guide or reference, often focused on philosophy, theology, law, poetry, or music
SOCIAL HOUR Join us for Social Hour this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM. We’ll have coffee and treats; you provide the conversation.
FIDGET SPINNERS Children ages 9 and up can learn to make their own fidget spinners this Thursday the 10th at 11 AM. Registration is required for this program, as we have a limited amount of supplies. Call the library or ask at the front desk to sign up.
ADULT CRAFT Come in at 2 PM on Thursday the 10th to make an easy sunny summer centerpiece.
WORD OF THE WEEK Balatron: a clown, jester, or just general buffoon (particularly a selfish one)
AUGUST EVENTS Join us for an all-ages family concert with Nan Hoffman next Monday the 7th at 11 AM. Children will have two opportunities to create toys at the library this month. Those 9 and up can make their own fidget spinner on Thursday the 10th at 11 AM, while those 8 and up can make slime on Thursday the 24th at 11 AM. Adults can come to a crafting class on Thursday the 10th at 2 PM. Social hour is at 2 PM on the 9th, and movie night, featuring a film about a bossy baby, will be on Thursday the 17th at 5:30. The final library/MOOD concert of the summer will be on Thursday the 24th at 6 PM. To round out the month, our family book club will be reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry and making a wooden plane on Thursday the 31st at 5 PM. New members are always welcome.
BOOK SALE Thank you to everyone who helped make the book sale a success, whether you were a member of the Friends of the Library, a volunteer who helped with the setup or takedown, or a purchaser of books. The proceeds raised will help the library do many things over the coming year. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the next book sale.