Social Hour

3/12/19

SCAVENGER HUNT  Children can help us track down a misbehaving leprechaun this Saturday the 16th at 1 PM.  We’ll have games and green eats for the lucky detectives.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  In honor of the approaching Spring we’ll be making a floral craft this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.

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1/8/19

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee, cookies and conversation this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  Get started on a paper-rose bouquet for yourself or someone else this Thursday the 10th at 2 PM.

 

JANUARY EVENTS  Welcome to the new year!  In addition to the events happening this week, check out our calendar for this month.  Movie Night is on Thursday the 17th at 5:30 PM – we’ll be watching a new film about a Yeti on a quest to find the mythical “human being.”  On Thursday the 24th at 4 PM children ages 7 and over can make a bookmark topped with pompoms.  Family Book Club is on the 31st at 5 PM.  We’ll be discussing A Wrinkle in Time and making our own model tesseracts.  New families are always welcome.  If you have computer questions, bring them in for one-on-one help on Saturday the 19th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM.  The library will be closed on Monday the 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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12/11/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  This week’s featured writer is Emily Dickinson, better known in the last years of her life for being a recluse than for being a poet but today regarded among America’s best literary artists.

 

MEET THE GRINCH  It’s a Whobilation!  Bring your children in to tour Whoville and have their picture taken with the Grinch this Saturday the 15th at 1 PM.  We’ll have treats and a special storytime for all.

 

FISHBOWL ORNAMENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make an ornament with their very own (fake) finny friend inside.  Stop by this Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM to find out how.

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11/13/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian of Igbo descent, is often known as the father of African literature.  His most widely-read work is his first novel, Things Fall Apart.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for treats, coffee, and conversation this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.

 

COLORING CIRCLE  Enjoy coloring and good company?  Stop in this Thursday the 15th from 2 – 3 PM.  You can bring your own coloring project or start in on one of ours.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Ready for an incredible evening?  Join us this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM for a film about a superpowered family.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

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10/9/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Although he began his career writing humor, R. L. Stine is best known for his horror stories for children and teens, including the various and very successful Fear Street and Goosebumps series.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee, cookies, and conversation this Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  We’ll be making candleholders out of wineglasses this Thursday the 11th at 2 PM.  You can make it spooky or seasonal; the Friends of the Library provide the materials, and the choice of result is yours.

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9/11/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Stephen Jay Gould wrote numerous books and magazine articles with the intention of making science comprehensible to the public – mainly on biology, with a particular focus in evolution.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee and conversation this Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM.

 

CROCHETING  Learn the basics of the Tunisian afghan stitch and come away with a small completed project this Thursday the 13th at 2 PM.  Yarn and a number of hooks will be provided.

 

SCRATCH PROGRAMMING  Children ages 7 – 12 can learn about computer programming and create their own game this Thursday the 13th at 4 PM.

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7/10/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Oliver Sacks was a neurologist whose narrative-based books exploring various aspects of medicine, particularly the workings of the brain, won popular and academic acclaim.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for cookies, coffee, and conversation this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  This month we’ll be making decorative stamped cocktail napkins.  All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends, so just bring yourself and a friend this Thursday the 12th at 2 PM.

 

BOOK SALE  Mark your calendar – the next Friends of the Library book sale starts next Thursday the 19th at 5 PM and will go through Seaway Festival until Friday the 27th.

 

KIDS’ FESTIVAL  Next Sunday the 22nd the Friends will be partnering with the Remington Museum to bring you three hours of family fun.

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6/12/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928.  His most popular works include Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for special coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  This month we’re making roses out of old book pages to tide you over until the real flowers bloom.  All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so stop in this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.

 

TEEN CRAFT  Teens can create and string colorful paper beads at the library this Thursday at 4 PM.

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5/29/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor.  Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

TEEN CRAFT  This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.

 

JUNE EVENTS  We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM.  The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM.  Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 PM.

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