Season's greetings, Cannon County, may you all have a happy and joyous new year! Remember the Library will be closed on New Year's Eve (December 31, 2014) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2015). Both libraries will be open on Friday, January 2, 2015 with regular hours.
As the old year draws to a close and the holiday season leaves us filled with warm memories of family and friends, near and far, your days may no longer seem merry and bright, but the Library can help you fill these cold winter days with books for reading, DVDs for watching, and activities for all ages. So, when there is a chill in the air, and "Jack Frost is nipping at your nose", bundle up and head to the Library for some winter fun. In fact events for every member of the family are planned for the library during the New Year. So be sure to put these events on your calendar, because you don't want to miss out on the fun and excitement.
Story times will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, at Adams Memorial Library and Wednesday, January 7, at Auburntown branch with Winter Fun. This is for 2 to 5 year olds.
NEW Adams Memorial Library Family Story--January, 10 at 11 a.m. This event is for families with children 2-8 years old. Come and enjoy a family hour at the library.
Crafter-noons will begin January 17, for ages 6--11 years old. This will be a monthly "make & take" craft event. Sign up at the library. Space is limited.
Battle of the Books: Adams Memorial Library will host a "Battle of the Books", for grades 3 through 5, in March. So stop in, sign-up, pick up a book list and start reading. Sign up by February 1st. Stop by the circulation desk for more information on these or watch this space for more details.
The library has many exciting new opportunities and events for Teens in 2015, so check us out.
Join the Teen Advisory Board and advise the library on what's important to you.
Become a Teen Tech Volunteer and show off your expertise, or;
Become a Teen Homework Helper or Reading Buddy and help first through fifth graders with homework and reading.
Need help studying for the ACT or SAT, then sign-up for a workshop on Saturday, January 10.
Keep your eyes open for more information on the coming Teen Writers' Group and the introduction of a new role-playing game by Robert J. Schwalb.
We haven't forgotten the adults in our community, either. Check out all the opportunities coming your way...and be sure to sign-up. Space is limited.
Technology Classes: Wednesday, January 7, a three part class on MS Word Essentials I, begins at 10:00 a.m. & Thursday, January 8, there are two computer classes just for you. At 10:00 a.m. Internet Essentials and at 1:00 p.m. Building a Resume.
Book Clubs: The Winter Book Club also begins on January 8 at 1 p.m. and continues through March.
Lively Discussions: Café Conversations begins on January 12 with the topic of Gratitude and continues through March with a different topic each month.
Coming later in the month are crafting events, two writing events and a chess challenge. And all this is just for the beginning of January.
Finally, don't forget the teen and adult Winter Reading Program that begins January 2 for those 6th grade and older. Read 5 books for a chance to win a prize. For more information on this and anything else going on at the library stop by the circulation desk and get the most current information and sign up. It's going to be an exciting and active year at the library, so join the fun!